Classification of the post of Senior Accounts Officer in Central Civil Accounts Service under Group “A” category: Clarification
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
Controller Gencral of Accounts
Mahatekha Niyantrak Bhawan
GPO Complex, INA
Sub: Classification of the post of Senior Accounts Officer in Central Civil Accounts Service under Group “A” category.
In pursuance to CGA’s OM no. A32014/1/2009/Misc/MFCGA(A)/Gr.B/343 dated 31.10.2019 on the above subject, references have been received from CCAs of Ministry/Departments regarding various issues as a consequence of the said OM. The same has been examined and it is clarified as under.
02. CGA being cadre controlling authority of officers under Central Civil Accounts Service (CCAS) has notified vide OM dated 31.10.19, the re-classified status of the post of Senior Accounts Officer under Group “A” in pursuance to Min of Finance, Department of Expenditure I.D.Note dated 25.10.19. As a result, all the Ministry/Departments have appropriately issued orders in respect of incumbent Senior Accounts Officers working on their strength as an authority to the various DDOs / Head of Offices respectively for making deduction on account of CGEGIS meant for Group “A” category officers and for regulation of various service related issues of the Senior Accounts Officers after being conferred Group “A” status.
03. Whereas, the Group “A” status to the post of Senior Accounts Officer derives from Department of Personnel & Training Order dated 9.4.09 (in which the posts residing in pay band Rs. 15600-39100+GP 5400 was classified as Group “A™) but the attendant benefits / corollaries viz. consultation with UPSC, change in disciplinary authority have been made applicable with effect from the aforesaid CGA’s OM dated 31.10.2019 as per the approval of Ministry of Finance. Also, the CGEGIS contribution in pursuance of the said CGA’s OM dated 31.102019 is applicable on the analogy of para 5.3 of the Central Government Employees Group Insurance Scheme, 1980.
04. Matter regarding promotion to the post of Senior Accounts Officer in the wake of the OM dated 31.10.2019 is under consideration with Department of Expenditure. Constitution of Review Committee to review suspension cases in respect of Senior Accounts Officers have been notified vide OM.No.C11021/196/2020/CGA/CVO/Susp.Rev/SrAQ/1540 dated 27.05.2020,
This issues with the approval of competent authority.
Sr. Accounts Officer
All PrCCAs/CCAs/CAs of Min/Deptt.
Jt. CGA(Admn),O/o CGA, Director(INGAF), CC(P)CPAO, AGD Prasar Bharti.