are the inheritors of the Accountant General, North-Western Provinces
and Oudh, Agra. Mr.G.Lushington, the then Accountant General, shifted
the Office to Allahabad, in October 1862. Boats transported records as
there were no Railways those days. The office was known as that of the
Accountant General, United Provinces and Oudh. Consequent to some sort
of separation of Accounts, the Chief Accounts Officer of the provincial
Government took over the Accounting responsibility from 1st April, 1926,
and. the office was titled as that of ‘Director of Audit of the United
provinces.’ An Officer-in-Charge, Central pay and Accounts Office, was
also appointed for accounting the Central transactions in the United
Provinces. A separate cadre of Pay & Accounts Officers, under the
control of the Officer on Special Duty, Finance Department Government of
India was formed on the 24th January 1927.
This experiment failed within a short span of five years and the Office
of the Accountant General, United Provinces (U.P.) came into being on
the 1st November 1931. From the 30th January 1950, the abbreviation
“U.P” stood for Uttar Pradesh and not “United Provinces”.
The office was bifurcated into that of Accountant General-I and
Accountant General-II on the 1st November 1971, on the functional basis.
The next Re-organization took place on the 1st February, 1977, and the
office of the Accountant General-III was created taking the rapid
expansion in Revenue Audit and phenomenal growth in expenditure into
account and, as a sequel to that, Audit Report on Revenue Receipts is
being published separately from 1972-73 and the Audit Report
(Commercial) from 1973-74.
The offices of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department were restructured
into separate Audit and Accounts & Entitlement offices with effect from
1st March, 1984. The offices of the Accountant General (Audit)-I and
Accountant General (Audit)-II, thus, came into existence from that date.
The office of the Accountant General (Audit)-I was co-located with the
Accounts & Entitlement offices in the old premises. The Audit Offices
were shifted to “Satyanishtha Bhawan” in January 1996. The office of the
Accountant General (Audit)-I was upgraded to the office of the Principal
Accountant General (Audit)-I in August 2002 and was renamed as office of
the Principal Accountant General (Civil Audit) with effect from
September 2004. In terms of Headquarters’ Office Letter No.
109-SMU/PP/Restructuring/5-2011 regarding restructuring the office has
been renamed as Office of the Principal Accountant General (General and
Social Sector Audit), Uttar Pradesh w.e.f. 02.04.2012.
The office of the
Principal Accountant General (Civil Audit) is responsible for audit
of the offices of the Civil departments of the State government and
also the Central government offices located in the State. Audit of
the State government autonomous bodies and those of Central
government located in the State are also conducted by this office.
The office of the Accountant General (Audit)-II, UP, rechristened as
the office of Accountant General (Commercial and Receipt Audit) with
effect from September 2004, is headquartered at Lucknow and has a
branch office at Allahabad which is located in Satyanishtha Bhawan
alongwith the office of the Principal Accountant General (Civil
Audit of the State Government Undertakings, Companies and
Corporations including the Power Corporation, State Road Transport
Corporation, UP Housing Board etc. is entrusted to the office of the
Accountant General (Commercial and Receipt Audit). These audits are
controlled by their headquarters office at Lucknow. In addition to
these this office is also responsible for the audit of State and
Central Receipts. The Receipt Audit wings are located at Allahabad.
A separate office of Sr. Deputy Accountant General (Local Bodies
Audit & Accounts) under the administrative and technical control of
Principal Accountant General (Civil Audit) was created by
Headquarters in July 2004. A synopsis of activities of the office of
Sr. Deputy Accountant General (Local Bodies) is also included as
part of this report.
The Accounts and Entitlement responsibilities were distributed
between two offices known as Accountant General (A&E)-I and
Accountant General (A&E)-II. The former was headed by a Principal
Accountant General from September 1985 to August 2002.
The Accounts and Entitlement Offices are mainly housed in a
monumental building of grandeur, which was originally the abode of
the High Court of Judicature.
marvel, designed by Lord Peele in 1872, it is one of the four such
identical mansions, in a cluster. It is believed that subterranean
passages connect them. It is chronicled that the British faced stiff
resistance during the First War of Independence, at Allahabad in
1857, the rebellion being led by Maulvi Liaquat Ali, renowned and
venerated for his sanctity. He was supported by Zamindars of Chail.
Chail is the Tehsil now, land revenue records of which, mention our
grounds and premises in its jurisdiction. Oral history says that our
offices stand on the very battlefield, in which many Indians,
perished. We are conscious of the heritage that is artist’s sketch
of the monumental building by Shri D.J.Ghosh of our Department
adorns this report. Its grandeur, amidst its sylvan surroundings,
Accountant General, 20 S.N. Marg, Allahabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
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