AG office to serve both states

AG office to serve both states
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AG Office To Serve Both States. With the bifurcation of the state according to Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, and the creation of a new state of Telangana from June 2, the existing offices of principal accountant general (general and social sector audit) and accountant general (economic and revenue sector audit), will serve both the successor states- Seemandhra and Telangana.

With the bifurcation of the state according to Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Act, 2014, and the creation of a new state of Telangana from June 2, the existing offices of principal accountant general (general and social sector audit) and accountant general (economic and revenue sector audit), will serve both the successor states- Seemandhra and Telangana.

“The office will re-designated as offices of principal accountant general (general and social sector audit)- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and accountant general (economic and revenue sector audit), Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, respectively, with effect from the appointed date,” informed Anitha Balakrishna, senior deputy accountant general (administration) on Tuesday.

The office of the PAG (A&E) is responsible for various duties such as the secondary compilation of accounts rendered by various accounts rendering units of the state government (viz., treasuries and pay and accounts officers); inspection of district treasuries; reconciliation of the figures of the state’s cash balance communicated by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI); communication of the interest liability of the state government on loans, deposits, and funds; monitoring the impact of government (both centre and other states) transactions on the state government finances; monthly, quarterly and annual review of receipts and expenditure of the state government; finalisation of the annual finance and appropriation accounts of the state government for submission to the state legislature; post-facto review of the budget presented to the state legislature for its compliance with prescribed accounting classifications.

In addition, the PAG (A&E) also performs the entitlement functions on behalf of the state government such as maintaining the general provident fund accounts of various constitutional functionaries like judiciary and state government employees. This work involves the monthly accounting of the debits and credits; reconciliation of balances; preparation of annual accounts statements and authorisation of final balances on death or retirement of the subscriber; maintaining the accounts of long term advances (house building, motor car, and computer advances) drawn by AIS officers and other employees of the state government; verification and authorisation of pensionary benefits (pension, commutation of pension and gratuity) of the state government employees and AIS officers (excepting those who opt to draw it from the central pension authority) of the state government.

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