[To be published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part II, section 3, sub-section (i)]
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
(DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE)
CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS
New Delhi, the 6
th
November, 2006
NOTIFICATION
G.S.R. 694 (E).- In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the
Constitution, and in supersession of the Indian Civil Accounts Service (Group ‘A’) Recruitment
Rules, 1977, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the
President hereby makes the following rules regulating the recruitment to the Indian Civil
Accounts Service Group ‘A’, namely:
1. Short title and commencement. -
(1) These rules may be called the Indian Civil Accounts Service (Group ‘A’) Recruitment
Rules, 2006.
(2) They shall come into force from the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. Definitions. -
In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, -
(a) “appointed day” means the date on which these rules come into force;
(b) “the Commission” means the Union Public Service Commission;
(c) “the Controlling Authority” means the Government of India in the Ministry of
Finance (Department of Expenditure);
(d) “the Departmental Promotion Committee” means a Committee constituted to
consider promotions and confirmations in any grade of the Service specified in
rule 3 and the composition of such Committee shall be as specified in Schedule
III;
(e) “the examination” means the Civil Services Examination held by the Commission
for recruitment to Central Services Group ‘A’;
(f) “the Government” means the Central Government;

(g) “Grade” means a grade specified in rule 3;
(h) “OBC” means other backward classes having the same meaning and applicability
as laid down in Department of Personnel & Training O.M. No. 36012/22/93-Estt.
(SCT) dated 8
th
September, 1993 as amended from time to time;
(i) “Scheduled Castes” and “Scheduled Tribes” shall respectively have the same
meanings as in clauses (24) and (25) of article 366 of the Constitution;
(j) “Service” means the Indian Civil Accounts Service (Group ‘A’).
3. Constitution of the Service. -
(1) The Service shall consist of the following grades, namely:
(i) Junior Time Scale Rs.8000-275-13500
(ii) Senior Time Scale Rs.10000-325-15200
(iii) Junior Administrative Grade Rs.12000-375-16500
(iv) Selection Grade (Non-functional) in Junior Administrative Grade
Rs.14300-400-18300
(v) Senior Administrative Grade Rs.18400-500-22400
(vi) Higher Administrative Grade
(a) Principal Chief Controller of Accounts Rs.22400-525-24500
(b) Additional Controller General of Accounts Rs.24050-650-26000
(c) Controller General of Accounts Rs.26000/- (fixed).
(2) The Service shall consist of the following persons, namely:-
(i) all existing officers holding duty posts on regular basis in the Indian Civil Accounts
Service (Group ‘A’) in their respective grades on the appointed day;
(ii) persons appointed to the Service in accordance with the provisions of these rules.
(3) The regular continuous service of the officers referred to in clause (i) of sub-rule (2) before
the commencement of these rules shall be counted for the purpose of probation, qualifying
service for promotion, confirmation and pension in the Service.
(4) The cadre of Service shall be controlled by the Controlling Authority.
4. Grades and strength of the Service. -
(1) The grades and authorised strength of various grades of the duty posts of the Service on
the appointed day shall be as specified in the Schedule I.
(2) After the appointed day, the authorised strength of the duty posts of various grades of the
Service shall be such as may, from time to time, be determined by the Government.

(3) The authority competent to make an appointment to a grade may make temporary or
permanent additions to that grade, as it may deem necessary from time to time subject to
any general or special order that may be issued by the President.
5. Method of Recruitment. –
(1) After the appointed day, the recruitment to the Service shall be made by the following
methods, namely:
(a) by examination held in accordance with the provisions contained in Schedule II of
these rules;
(b) by promotion in accordance with the provisions contained in Schedule II of these
rules;
(c) by deputation in accordance with the provisions contained in sub-rule (4) of rule
6.
(2) All recruitment to the Junior Time Scale of the Service shall be as under, namely:-
(a) 66.67% of the total duty posts at Junior Time Scale shall be filled up by
examination in terms of clause (a) of sub-rule (1).
(b) 33.33% of the total duty posts in the Service shall be filled up by promotion in
terms of clause (b) of the sub-rule (1) of rule 5.
(3) The Government may with the prior approval of the Commission recruit candidates to
the Service by the methods referred to in clauses (a) and (b) of sub-rule (1) and when
recruitment is made under these clauses, the number of persons so recruited shall be
counted against the percentage of duty posts to be filled under the respective method.
6. Appointment to the Service. –
(1) All appointments to the Service shall be made by the Government.
(2) Initial appointment of the persons recruited to the Service under clause (a) and (b) of sub-
rule (1) of rule 5 shall be in the Junior Time Scale of the Service.
(3) The appointment to the Service shall be subject to the orders regarding special
representation in the Service for the specific classes or categories of persons issued by the
Government from time to time.
(4) In the event of non availability of eligible officers by direct recruitment or by promotion,
the Government may appoint on deputation to a post, borne on the cadre of the Service,
officers in the approved grades from other Departments of Central Government or in

consultation with the Commission from a State Government, Union Territory
Administration, Statutory bodies or Public Sector Undertakings and the period of
deputation shall not ordinarily exceed three years.
7. Probation. -
(1) Officers appointed to the Service either by selection through examination or by
promotion shall be on probation for a period of two years.
(2) During the period of probation, a probationer shall undergo such training as may be laid
down from time to time by the Government and pass such examinations as the
Government may consider necessary as a condition to satisfactory completion of the
probation.
(3) A candidate who is already in permanent government service and is selected for
appointment to the Service on the basis of the examination held by the Commission shall
be on probation and shall undergo such training as may be laid down from time to time
by the Government and pass such examinations as applicable to the probationers under
sub-rule (2).
(4) The period of probation prescribed in sub-rule (1) may be extended by Government if a
probationer has not qualified by passing the prescribed departmental examinations or if
the work or conduct or both of a probationer is unsatisfactory.
(5) If on expiry of the period of probation, referred to in sub-rule (1) or of any extension
thereof, as the case may be, the Government is of the opinion that the candidate is not fit
for permanent appointment or at any such time during such period of probation or
extension, it is satisfied that the candidate will not be fit for permanent appointment on
the expiration of the period of such probation or of extension, the Government may
discharge or revert a candidate to his substantive post or pass such orders as it may think
fit. .
8. Confirmation. -
On satisfactory completion of the period of probation or extension thereof, the Government
may confirm an officer to his appointment from the date of completion of the period of his
probation or extension thereof.
9. Substantive appointment in the Service. -
All substantive appointments of officers recruited to the Service through competitive
examination shall be made in the entry grade only, viz., Junior Time Scale of the Service.

10. Promotion. –
(1) The field of selection and eligibility criteria for promotions to various grades of the
Service shall be as specified in Schedule II.
(2) The promotion and confirmation to the posts specified under column (1) of the Schedule
III to these rules shall be made on the recommendations of the Departmental Promotion
Committee specified in column (2) of that Schedule.
11. Seniority. –
(1) The seniority of the members of the service in each grade shall be determined in
accordance with the general orders regulating seniority of Government servants issued by
the Government from time to time.
(2) Senior Accounts Officers on their promotion to Junior Time Scale of the Service will be
given 2 years’ weightage in seniority and placed en-bloc below the junior most direct
recruit of that year.
12. Liability for transfer. -
Officers of the service shall be liable for transfer anywhere in India.
13. 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 Service:
Provided that the Government may, if it is satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the
personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage and there are other
grounds for so doing, exempt any person from the operation of this rule.
14. Residuary matters. -
In regard to matters not specially covered by these rules or orders made or issued there
under or by special orders, the members of the Service shall be governed by the rules, regulations
and orders applicable to the Central Civil Services in general.

15. Power to issue certain orders. -
The Government may issue orders, not inconsistent with these rules, to provide for all
matters, for which provision is necessary or expedient for the purpose of giving effect to these
rules.
16. Power to Relax. -
Where the Government is of the opinion that it is necessary or expedient to do so, it may
by an order, for reasons to be recorded in writing and in consultation with the Commission, relax
any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons or posts.
17. Interpretation. -
If any question arises as to the interpretation of these rules, it shall be referred to the
Government who shall decide the same.
18.Saving. -
Nothing in these rules shall affect reservations and other concessions required to be
provided for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and other special categories of
persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Government from time to time in this regard.

SCHEDULE-I
[see rule 4(1)]
Authorised strength of the various grades in the Service:
Serial
Number
Grade
Post
Scale
Strength*
(i) Controller General of
Accounts
Rs.26000 (Fixed)
1
(ii) Additional Controller
General of Accounts
Rs.24050-650-
26000
2
1.
Higher Administrative
Grade
(iii) Principal Chief
Controller of Accounts
Rs.22400-525-
24500
3
2.
Senior Administrative
Grade
Joint Controller General
of Accounts/Chief
Controller of Accounts
Rs.18400-500-
22400
25
3.
Selection Grade (Non-
functional) in the
Junior Administrative
Grade (NFSG)
Rs.14300-400-
18300
4.
Junior Administrative
Grade
Deputy Controller General
of Accounts/Controller of
Accounts
Rs.12000-375-
16500
46
5.
Senior Time Scale
Assistant Controller
General of
Accounts/Deputy
Controller of Accounts
Rs.10000-325-
15200
60
6.
Junior Time Scale
Assistant Controller of
Accounts
Rs.8000-275-
13500
15
7.
Deputation Reserve
30
8.
Leave Reserve
10
9.
Training Reserve
6
10.
Probationary Reserve
10
Total
208
*Number of posts is variable depending on the workload.
Note: The number of posts in Selection Grade (Non-functional) in the Junior Administrative
Grade will be 30% of the senior duty posts as per Department of Personnel & Training’s O.M.
number 22/1/2000-CRD dated 06.06.2000 or as may be determined by the Government from
time to time.

SCHEDULE-II
[(see rule 5 (1) & (2) and rule 10 (1)]
The method of recruitment, field of selection and the minimum qualifying service in the next
lower grade for appointment of officers on promotion to duty posts included in the various
grades of Indian Civil Accounts Service (Group ‘A’)
S.
No.
Name of the Post/Grade/
Scale
Method of Recruitment
Field of Selection and the minimum
qualifying service for promotion.
(1)
(2)
(3)
(4)
1. Junior Time Scale
(Rs.8000-275-13500)
(i) 66.67% by direct
recruitment on the basis
of
Civil
Services
Examination.
(ii) Remaining 33.33%
by
promotion
in
consultation with Union
Public
Service
Commission by selection
basis.
Senior Accounts Officers, in Group
‘B’ of the Central Civil Accounts
Service with 5 years’ combined
regular service as Senior Accounts
Officer (Rs. 8000-13500) and Pay
& Accounts Officer (Rs. 7500-
12000) as on 1
st
January of the
year.
2. Senior Time Scale
(Rs.10000-325-15200)
Promotion on selection
basis.
Officers in the Junior Time Scale
(Rs.8000-275-13500) with 4 years
regular service in the grade.
3. Junior Administrative
Grade
(Rs.12000-375-16500)
Promotion on selection
basis.
Officers in the Senior Time Scale
(Rs.10000-325-15200) with 5 years
regular service in the grade or nine
years service in Group ‘A’.
4. Selection Grade (Non-
functional) in Junior
Administrative Grade
(NFSG)
(Rs.14300-400-18300)
Appointment
by
placement in the scale on
the basis of seniority
based on suitability.
Officers
in
the
Junior
Administrative Grade (Rs.12000-
375-16500) with 5 years regular
service in the grade, provided that
no member of the service shall be
eligible for appointment to the
selection grade until he has entered
14
th
year of service on the 1
st
of
January of the year calculated from
the year following the year of
examination on the basis of which
the member was recruited.

5. Senior Administrative
Grade
(Rs.18400-500-22400)
Promotion on selection
basis.
Officers
in
the
Junior
Administrative grade (Rs.12000-
375-16500) with 8 years regular
service in the grade including
service, if any, in the Selection
Grade (Non-functional) of the
Junior Administrative Grade
(Rs.14300-400-18300)
6. Principal
Chief
Controller of Accounts
(Rs.22400-525-24500)
Promotion on selection
basis.
Officers
of
the
Senior
Administrative Grade (Rs.18400-
500-22400) with 3 years of regular
service in the grade as on 1
st
January of the year.
7. Additional Controller
General of Accounts
(Rs.24050-650-26000)
Promotion on selection
basis.
Officers of the grade of Principal
Chief Controller of Accounts
(Rs.22400-525-24500).
8. Controller General of
Accounts
[Rs.26000/- (Fixed)]
Promotion on selection
basis.
Officers of the grade of Additional
Controller General of Accounts
having a minimum of 2 years
regular combined service in the
scale of pay of Rs.22400-24500 &
Rs.24050-26000.
Note I: For the purpose of promotions to Senior Time Scale (STS), Junior Administrative Grade
(JAG), Selection Grade (Non-functional) of the Junior Administrative Grade (NFSG) and Senior
Administrative Grade (SAG) the length of service shall be reckoned from the 1
st
of January
following the year of the examination through which the member was recruited.
Note II: In cases where juniors who have completed their qualifying or eligibility service are
being considered for promotion, their seniors would also be considered provided they are not
short of the requisite qualifying or eligibility service by more than half of such qualifying or
eligibility service or two years whichever is less and have successfully completed their probation
period for promotion to the next higher grade along with their juniors who have already
completed such qualifying or eligibility service.

SCHEDULE-III
[(see rule 10 (2)]
Group ‘A’ Departmental Promotion Committee for considering the cases of promotion or
confirmation in Group ‘A’ posts in the Indian Civil Accounts Service.
(1)
Post/confirmation
(2)
DPC
1. Confirmation of Direct
Recruits/Promotees
1. Additional Controller General of Accounts Chairman
2. Deputy Controller General of Accounts
Member
3. Controller of Accounts
Member
2. Promotion of Sr. Accounts
Officers (Group ‘B’) to
Junior Time Scale of
Indian Civil Accounts
Service
1.Chairman/Member, UPSC
Chairman
2. Additional Controller General of Accounts Member
3. Additional Secretary (Personnel)/
Member
Joint Secretary (Personnel),
Department of Expenditure
3. Promotion from Junior
Time Scale to Senior Time
Scale of Indian Civil
Accounts Service
1. Additional Controller General of Accounts Chairman
2. Additional Secretary (Personnel)/
Member
Joint Secretary (Personnel),
Department of Expenditure
3. Deputy Controller General of Accounts/
Member
Controller of Accounts
4. Promotion from Senior
Time Scale to Junior
Administrative Grade of
Indian Civil Accounts
Service
1. Chairman/Member, UPSC
Chairman
2. Additional Controller General of Accounts Member
3. Additional Secretary (Personnel)/
Member
Joint Secretary (Personnel),
Department of Expenditure
5. Appointment to the
Selection Grade (Non-
functional) of Junior
Administrative
Grade
(NFSG) of Indian Civil
Account Service
(Screening Committee)
1. Controller General of Accounts
Chairman
2. Addl. Controller General of Accounts
Member
3. Additional Secretary (Personnel)/
Member
Joint Secretary (Personnel),
Department of Expenditure
4.Joint Secretary (AT and Administration)
Member
M/o Personnel, Personnel Grievances
& Pensions
6. Promotion to the Senior
Administrative Grade of
Indian Civil Account
Service
1. Chairman/Member, UPSC
Chairman
2. Secretary (Expenditure)
Member
3. Controller General of Accounts
Member

7. Promotion to Principal
Chief Controller of
Accounts of Indian Civil
Accounts Service.
1. Chairman/Member, UPSC
Chairman
2. Secretary (Expenditure)
Member
3. Controller General of Accounts
Member
8. Promotion to Additional
Controller General of
Accounts
1. Chairman/Member, UPSC
Chairman
2. Secretary (Expenditure)
Member
3. Controller General of Accounts
Member
9. Promotion to Controller
General of Accounts
1. Chairman/Member, UPSC
Chairman
2. Finance Secretary
Member
3. Secretary (Expenditure)
Member
Note: The absence of a member, other than the Chairman or a Member of the Union Public
Service Commission, shall not invalidate the proceedings of the DPC, if more than half members
of the committee had attended the meeting.
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Controller General of Accounts
(Name & Designation of the Issuing authority)