Pay & Account Office Info
Initially, the Pay and Accounts office was formed at Ahmedabad under the control of State Government on 1st MAY, 1960 to deal with the payments to Gazetted Officers, payments on account of Establishment and other contingent charges pertaining to (1) Secretariat Department (2) Governor’s Establishment (3) Legislature and (4) State Level Heads Of the Departments Located at Ahmedabad.
After shifting of Secretariat and other state level offices to new capital city of Gandhinagar, the work of Pay and Accounts pertaining to Secretariat Departments and other state level offices, shifted to Gandhinagar, has been entrusted to newly formed Pay and Accounts Office, Gandhinagar from May, 1970.
Pay and Accounts Office is responsible for making the payments and also for the maintenance of accounts of the transactions pertaining to above four groups of offices of the State Government. The payments are made after conducting cent-percent checks on the same lines and to the same extent as would be conducted by an audit office, where pre-audit is conducted by such check, it is considered to have been applied as a departmental measure. In other words, though the audit is the same as was done by the Accountant General, it is not a statutory audit. The Accounts of all such payments including transactions recorded at Resident Commissioner, New Delhi and Laison Officer, Mumbai are compiled and the compiled Accounts are rendered to the Accountant General (A & E), Gujarat.
Consistent with distinctive functions of this office it is divided into several branches.
Service Record Branch
It deals with maintenance of service record of Officers of the All India Service working under state and all Officers working on the post of state level Heads of the Department located at Ahmedabad and Gandhinagar, issue of salary slips, reports on the entitlement of leave etc.
I R L A Branch
It deals with Payment of salaries and allowances of Hon. Governor, Hon. Speaker, Hon. Ministers and Hon. M.L.As. and personal claims of these authorities through IRLA.
Gazetted Audit Branch
It deals with pay and allowances etc.of Gazetted officers working under the above four groups of offices.
Departmental Audit Branch
It deals with pay and allowances etc. of non-gazetted establishment, contingencies and payments authorised by the Accountant General, Gujarat. This branch also deals with payments and maintenance of accounts of CNF and its adjustment.
State Accounts Branch
It deals with compilation of accounts of the state transactions and submission of compiled accounts to the Accountant General, Gujarat, Rajkot & Ahmedabad.
Cash and Cheque Branch
It deals with the receipts and payments (by cheque) of bills.
Establishment, Control and Record Branch
It deals with establishment matters of this office, co-ordination of various sections, orders issued by Government, Accountant General etc.
The Pay and Accounts Office is headed by the Pay and Accounts Officer who is in the rank of Dy. Director. He is assisted byeHH Accounts Officer Cl-I, Accounts Officers Cl-II, Superintendents and sub-Auditors etc.