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Soma Roy Burman elected as the 24th Controller General of Accounts

Soma Roy Burman elected as the 24th Controller General of Accounts

Smt. Soma Roy Burman is a 1986 batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer who took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts. In her 33-year long career, she has held cadre positions at different levels in Ministries such as Home Affairs, Information & Broadcasting, Industry, Finance, Human Resource Development and Shipping, Road Transport & Highways. 

Key Points:

  • She has headed the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) as the Chief Controller (Pension) and the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF), New Delhi, as Director.
  • Ms Burman has served as the Additional Controller General of Accounts in the office of CGA, handling the critical areas of accounting rules, policy and reforms, financial reporting, data analytics, cash and budget management.

 About Controller General of Accounts (CGA): 

Controller General of Accounts (CGA), in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, is the Principal Accounting Adviser to Government of India and is responsible for establishing and maintaining a technically sound Management Accounting System. The Office of CGA prepares a monthly and annual analysis of expenditures, revenues, borrowings and various fiscal indicators for the Union Government. The Annual Appropriation Accounts (Civil) and Union Finance Accounts are submitted to the Parliament under Article 150 of the Constitution. Along with these documents, an M.I.S Report titled ‘Accounts at a Glance’ is prepared and circulated to Hon’ble Members of Parliament.

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