About Office of the Principal Accountant General (A&E), West Bengal.

The Comptroller & Auditor General of India is a Constitutional Authority appointed by the President of India by warrant under his hand and seal. The functions of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India are derived mainly from the provisions of Article-149 to 151 of the Constitution of India. The C&AG's (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971, was passed by Parliament in 1971, under Articles 148(3) and 149 of the Constitution.

In accordance with Articles 149 and 150 of the Constitution of India read with Section 11 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (Duties, Powers & Conditions of Service) Act, 1971, CAG of India is responsible for compilation and preparation of the accounts of the Government of West Bengal. This function is discharged through the office of the Principal Accountant General (Accounts & Entitlements) West Bengal.

The functions of the Office of the Principal Accountant General (Accounts & Entitlements), West Bengal are as follows:

Compilation and consolidation of the State accounts which include compilation of the monthly Civil Accounts, preparation of Annual Accounts and preparation of Accounts at a Glance

Maintenance of General Provident Fund Accounts of State Government Employees(Other than Group-D) which comprises posting of credits and withdrawals in the individual ledger accounts of the subscriber. The office also issues annual GPF statements to the subscribers showing year-end balance at credit, posting of withdrawals and advances made by subscribers out of the Fund and adjustment of missing credits and debits. Further, calculation with authorization of annual interest in the accounts of individual subscribers and authorisation of final payment cases of the subscribers on retirement or in case of death is also undertaken.

Maintenance of GPF accounts of All India Service Officers. This office also performs the functions enumerated at point no 2 for All India Service Officers posted in West Bengal.

Verification of Pension claims and authorization of Pensionary Benefits relating to State Government Employees, State Judicial Officers including personnel of erstwhile West Bengal Higher Judicial Service, Hon'ble Judges of High Court in Kolkata, Teaching & non-teaching staff of Non-Government colleges and Day Students Home, Employees of State Aided Educational Institutions (Secondary and Primary who retired/died prior to 01.04.1981), Employees of DA getting schools (Secondary), Burma Ex-gratia allowance to the widows/dependants of Burma Army/Civilian pensioner, Members of West Bengal Public Service Commission, Freedom fighters, Ex-management staff of North Bengal medical college and Burdwan medical College who opted for University Rules, issue of Verification of Service Report/Certificate in respect of voluntary retirement case.