Divisional Accountant, Assistant Accounts Officer and Assistant Audit Officer Recruitment Rules, 2020: Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance

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Divisional Accountant, Assistant Accounts Officer and Assistant Audit Officer Recruitment Rules, 2020: Indian Audit and Accounts Department, Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(Department of Expenditure)
New Delhi, the 17th November, 2020

G.S.R. 178.—In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and in supersession of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department (Divisional Accountant) Recruitment Rules, 2017, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President, after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the post of Divisional Accountant in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, namely:-

1. Short title and commencement.— (1) These rules may be called the Indian Audit and Accounts Department (Divisional Accountant) Recruitment Rules, 2020.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Number of posts, classification and level in the pay matrix.— The number of posts, its classification and level in the pay matrix attached thereto shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the Schedule annexed to these rules.

3. Method of recruitment, age-limit and qualifications etc.—The method of recruitment, age-limit, qualifications and other matters relating to the said post shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule.

4. Disqualifications.— No person,-

(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living, or

(b) who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said posts:

Provided that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

5. Power to relax.—Where the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, he may, by order, and for reasons to be recorded in writing and in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

6. Saving.—Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations, relaxation of age-limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Ex-servicemen and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Government of India from time to time in this regard.

SCHEDULE

Name of post Number of post Classification Level in the pay matrix Whether Selection post or non- selection post Age-limit for direct recruits
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
Divisional Accountant 1660* (2020)

*subject to variation depending on requirement of workload.

Note: State-wise number of post is as under:

Arunachal Pradesh 38
Bihar 198
Chhattisgarh 53
Gujarat 47
Haryana 70
Himachal Pradesh 44
Jharkhand 97
Madhya Pradesh 106
Maharashtra 150
Manipur 27
Odissa 117
Punjab 77
Union Territory Chandigarh 6
Rajasthan 120
Tamilnadu 51
Tripura 18
Uttarakhand 58
Uttar Pradesh 255
West Bengal 128
Total 1660
General Central Services, Group ‘B’, Non-Gazetted, Ministerial Level-6

(Rs. 35400-

112400)

Not applicable Not exceeding 30 years.

(Relaxable for Government servants up to five years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Government.)

Note:- The crucial date for determining the age- limit shall be as advertised by the Staff Selection Commission.

 

Educational and other qualifications required for direct recruits Whether age and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits will apply in the case of promotees Period of

probation, if any

Method of recruitment. Whether by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation or absorption and percentage of the vacancies to be filled by various methods
(7) (8) (9) (10)
(i) Bachelor’s degree from a

recognised University.

(ii) Language proficiency for the language specified, and at the level as prescribed and to be tested, for the State in which the vacancies exist and recruitment is to take place, in the office of State Accountants General. Note: – Qualifications are relaxable at

the discretion of the Staff Selection Commission for reasons to be recorded in writing, in case of candidates otherwise well qualified.

Not applicable Two years By direct recruitment.

Note 1: In the State of West Bengal, ten percent of the vacancies shall be filled up by promotion of Divisional Accountants Grade Examination passed Senior Accounts Clerk as per the pay matrix of Government of West Bengal.

Note 2: Vacancies caused by the incumbent being away on transfer on deputation or long illness or study leave or under other circumstances for a duration of one year or more may be filled up on transfer on deputation from –

(i) Divisional Accountants in level-6 (Rs 35400-112400) in the pay matrix of other Accounts and Entitlement Offices of Indian Audit and Accounts Department; or

(ii) Senior Accountants in level-6 (Rs 35400-112400) in the pay matrix (belonging to the Accounts and Entitlement Office in whose jurisdiction the vacancies have arisen) who have passed the Departmental Examination for Accountants and having two years experience in Works section; or

(iii) Accountants in level-5 (Rs. 29200-92300) in the pay matrix with six years regular service (belonging to the Accounts and Entitlement office in whose jurisdiction the vacancies have arisen) who have passed the Departmental Examination for Accountants and having two years experience in Works section; or

(iv) State Public Work Clerks in level-5 (Rs. 29200-92300) in the pay matrix with six years regular service and two years experience in Public Works Accounts.

Note 3: The period of deputation including the period of deputation in another ex- cadre post held immediately preceding his appointment in the same or some other organisation or Department of the Central Government shall ordinarily not to exceed three years. The maximum age for appointment by deputation shall not be exceeding fifty six years, as on the closing date of receipt of applications.

In case of recruitment by promotion or deputation / absorption grades, from which promotion or deputation / absorption to be made If a Departmental Promotion Committee exists what is its composition Circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission is to be consulted in making recruitment
(11) (12) (13)
Not Applicable Departmental Confirmation Committee (for considering confirmation) consisting of :-

1. Senior Deputy Accountant General or Director –Chairperson;

2. Deputy Accountant General or Deputy Director –Member; and

3. Senior Accounts Officer or Senior Audit Officer -Member. Departmental Promotion Committee (for considering promotion of Senior Accounts Clerk in the State of West Bengal) consisting of:-

1. Senior Deputy Accountant General –Chairperson;

2. Deputy Accountant General –Member; and

3. Senior Accounts Officer -Member.

Consultation with Union Public Service Commission is not necessary.

[F. No. A-12018/04/2013-EG (Vol-II)]
NIRMALA DEV, Dy. Secy (EG)

New Delhi, the 17th November, 2020

G.S.R. 179.— In exercise of the powers conferred by clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and in supersession of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department (Assistant Accounts Officer and Assistant Audit Officer) Recruitment Rules, 2016, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President, after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the posts of Assistant Accounts Officer and Assistant Audit Officer, in the field offices of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department namely:

1. Short title and commencement.— (1) These rules may be called the Indian Audit and Accounts Department (Assistant Accounts Officer and Assistant Audit Officer) Recruitment Rules, 2020.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. Application.— These rules shall be applicable to the post specified in column (1) of the Schedule annexed to these rules.

3. Number of posts, classification and level in the pay matrix.— The number of posts, its classification and level in the pay matrix attached thereto shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the aforesaid Schedule.

4. Method of recruitment, age-limit and qualifications etc.— The method of recruitment, age-limit, qualifications and other matters relating to the said posts shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the said Schedule.

5. Disqualifications.— No person,-

(a) who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living, or

(b) who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, shall be eligible for appointment to the said posts:

Provided that the Comptroller and Auditor General of India may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.

6. Power to relax.— Where the Comptroller and Auditor General of India is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient so to do, he may, by order, and for reasons to be recorded in writing and in consultation with the Union Public Service Commission, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons.

7. Saving.— Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations, relaxation of age-limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes, Ex- servicemen and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Government of India from time to time in this regard as applicable to persons employed in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

SCHEDULE

Name of post Number of post Classification Level in the pay matrix Whether Selection post or non- selection post Age-limit for direct recruits
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
1.Assistant Accounts Officer 2347*(2020)/*subject to variation depending on workload

Note: State-wise number of post is as under:

Andhra Pradesh 72
Arunachal Pradesh 12
Assam 79
Bihar 91
Chhattisgarh 56
Gujarat 100
Haryana 74
Himachal Pradesh 56
Jammu & Kashmir 66
Jharkhand 52
Karnataka 130
Kerala 229
Madhya Pradesh 169
Maharashtra 178
Manipur 19
Meghalaya 25
Mizoram 12
Nagaland 15
Odissa 133
Punjab 84
Rajasthan 75
Sikkim 8
Tamilnadu 162
Telangana 72
Tripura 24
Uttarakhand 35
Uttar Pradesh 188
West Bengal 131
Total 2347
General Central Services, Group ‘B’, Gazetted, Non- Ministerial Level-8

(Rs. 47600-

151100)

Note:-

Level-9 of

the pay

matrix on completion of four

years of regular service.

Selection post Not exceeding 30 years.

Note 1:-

Relaxable for Government servants up to five years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Government.

Note 2:- The crucial date for determining the age-limit shall be as advertised by the Staff Selection Commission.

 

Educational and other qualifications required for direct recruits Whether age and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits will apply in the case of promotees Period of probation, if any Method of recruitment. Whether by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation / absorption and percentage of the vacancies to be filled by various methods
(7) (8) (9) (10)
Essential Qualification:

(i) Bachelor’s Degree in any discipline from a recognised University or Institute.

(ii)Language proficiency for the language specified, and at the level as prescribed and to be tested, for the State in which the vacancies exist and recruitment is to take place, in the office of State Accountants General.

Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant or

Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.

Age: Not applicable.

Educational Qualification:

Not Applicable.

 

 

2 years for direct recruits By promotion failing which by deputation or absorption failing both by direct recruitment.

Note 1:- The direct recruits shall be selected on the basis of an entrance examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.

Note 2:- During the period of probation, direct recruits shall have to qualify the “Subordinate Accounts Service Examination” for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Accounts Officer.

 

In case of recruitment by promotion or deputation /absorption grades, from which promotion or deputation / absorption to be made

If a Departmental Promotion Committee exists, what is its composition Circumstances in which Union Public Service Commission is to be consulted in making recruitment
(11) (12) (13)
Promotion :

Departmental candidates who have passed the Subordinate Accounts Service Examination conducted by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India or any authority specified by him.

Deputation or absorption: Officers under the Cadre Controlling Authority in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department or in any Organised Accounts Cadre under the Government of India:

(i) holding analogous posts of Assistant Accounts Officer or Assistant Audit Officer in Level-8 in pay matrix (Rs 47600- 151100); or

(ii) who, has passed the Subordinate Accounts Service or

Subordinate Audit Service Examination under other Cadre Controlling Authority in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department or an equivalent examination in any Organised Accounts Cadre under the Government of India.

Note 1:- The departmental officers in the feeder category who are in the direct line of promotion shall not be eligible for consideration for appointment on deputation or absorption. Similarly, deputationists shall not be eligible for consideration for appointment by promotion.

Note 2:- Period of deputation including period of deputation in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in the same or some other Organisation or Department of the Central Government shall ordinarily not to exceed three years. The maximum age limit for appointment by deputation shall not be exceeding fifty six years as on the closing date of receipt of applications.

Group ‘B’ Departmental Promotion Committee (for considering promotion) consisting of :-

(1) Cadre Controlling Officer of the concerned State;

(2) Senior most officer, other than Cadre Controlling Officer, in the concerned State;

(3) Next senior most officer, other than Cadre Controlling Officer in the concerned State.

Note: The senior most amongst them shall be the Chairperson, provided that where such officers are not available in the State due to vacancy or non-availability of posts or long absence, of individual officer, officer from outside the State may be nominated by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Group ‘B’ Departmental Confirmation Committee (for considering confirmation of direct recruits) consisting of :-

(1) Cadre Controlling Officer of the concerned State;

(2) Senior most officer, other than Cadre Controlling Officer, in the concerned State;

(3) Next senior most officer, other than Cadre Controlling Officer, in the concerned State.

Note: The senior most amongst them shall be the Chairperson, provided that where such officers are not available in the State due to vacancy or non-availability of posts or long absence of individual officer, officer from outside the State may be nominated by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Consultation with Union Public Service Commission not necessary.

 

(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6)
2. Assistant Audit Officer 9589* (2020) subject to variation depending on workload

Note: Branch-wise number of post is as under:

State Civil Audit Office:

Andhra Pradesh 182
Arunachal Pradesh 37
Assam 148

 

Bihar 250
Chhattisgarh 191
Delhi 604

 

Goa 37
Gujarat 290
Haryana 157
Himachal Pradesh 130
Jammu & Kashmir 179
Jharkhand 186
Karnataka 325
Kerala 258
Madhya Pradesh 346
Maharashtra 405
Manipur 37
Meghalaya 32
Mizoram 27
Nagaland 34
Odissa 240
Punjab 250
Rajasthan 314
Sikkim 21
Tamilnadu 430
Telangana 294
Tripura 47
Uttarakhand 101
Uttar Pradesh 395
West Bengal 541
Commercial Audit Offices 1566
Railway Audit Offices 636
Defence Audit Offices 392
P&T Audit Offices 436
Overseas Audit Offices 15
Regional Training Institute / Regional Training Centre / International Centre for Information System & Audit

/International Centre for Environment Audit & Sustanable Development

/National Academy of Audit and Accounts

56
Grand Total 9589
General Central Services, Group ‘B’, Gazetted, Non-Ministerial. Level-8

(Rs. 47600-

151100)

Note:- Level-9 of the pay

matrix on completion of four years of regular service.

Selection post Not exceeding 30 years.

Note 1:-

Relaxable for Government Servants up to five years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued

by the Central

Government.

Note 2:- The

crucial date for

determining the age-limit shall

be as advertised

by the Staff

Selection

Commission

 

(7) (8) (9) (10)
Essential Qualification:

(i) Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised University or Institute.

(ii) Language proficiency for the language specified, and at the level as prescribed and to be tested, for the State in which the vacancies exist and recruitment is to take place, in the office of State Accountants General.

Desirable Qualifications: Chartered Accountant or Cost Accountant or Company Secretary or Masters in Commerce or Masters in Business Studies or Masters in Business Administration (Finance) or Masters in Business Economics.

Age: Not applicable.

Educational Qualification: Not Applicable.

Two years for direct recruits. By promotion failing which by deputation or absorption failing both by direct recruitment.

Note 1:- The direct recruits shall be selected on the basis of an entrance examination conducted by the Staff Selection Commission.

Note 2:- During the period of probation, direct recruits shall have to qualify “Subordinate Audit Service Examination” in respective branches for confirmation and regular appointment as Assistant Audit Officer.

 

(11) (12) (13)
Promotion :

Departmental candidates who have passed the Subordinate Audit Service Examination conducted by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India or any authority specified by him.

Deputation or absorption: Officers under the Cadre Controlling Authority in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department or in any Organised Accounts Cadre under the Government of India:

(i) holding analogous posts of Assistant Audit Officer or Assistant Accounts Officer in Level-8 in pay matrix (Rs 47600- 151100); or

(ii) who, has passed the Subordinate Audit Service or

Subordinate Accounts Service Examination under other Cadre Controlling Authority in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department or an equivalent examination in any Organised Accounts Cadre under the Government of India.

Note 1:- The departmental officers in the feeder category who are in the direct line of promotion shall not be eligible for consideration for appointment on deputation or absorption. Similarly, deputationists shall not be eligible for consideration for appointment by promotion.

Note 2:- Period of deputation including period of deputation in another ex-cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in the same or some other Organisation or Department of the Central Government shall ordinarily not to exceed three years. The maximum age-limit for appointment by deputation shall not be exceeding fifty six years as on the closing date of receipt of applications.

Group ‘B’ Departmental Promotion Committee (for considering promotion) consisting of :-

(1) Cadre Controlling Officer of the concerned State;

(2) Senior most officer, other than Cadre Controlling Officer, in the concerned State;

(3) Next senior most officer, other than Cadre Controlling Officer, in the concerned State.

Note.- The senior most amongst them shall be the Chairperson, provided that where such officers are not available in the State due to vacancy or non-availability of posts or long absence, of individual officer, officer from outside the State may be nominated by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Group ‘B’ Departmental Confirmation Committee (for considering confirmation of direct recruits)consisting of :-

(1) Cadre Controlling Officer of the concerned State;

(2) Senior most officer, other than Cadre Controlling Officer in the concerned State;

(3) Next senior most officer, other than Cadre Controlling Officer, in the concerned State.

Note.- The senior most amongst them shall be the Chairperson, provided that where such officers are not available in the State due to vacancy or non-availability of posts or long absence of individual officer, officer from outside the State may be nominated by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

Consultation with Union Public Service Commission not necessary.

[F. No. A-12034/04/2018-EG (Vol. II)]
NIRMALA DEV, Dy. Secy. (EG)

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