Department of Commerce



Contact Person:    Sahab Singh
                              Dy. Controller of Accounts
                              Room No. 528, 5th Floor,
                              Udyog Bhawan, Maulana Azad Road
                              New Delhi.

Phone No.:            23061775

E-mail address:


                The Chief Controller of Accounts is the head of the Departmentalized accounting organization. The payment and accounting functions are performed through ten Pay and Accounts Officers of which four are located in Delhi, two each in Mumbai, Kolkata and Chennai. All payments pertaining to the Department/Ministry are made through Pay & Accounts Offices. Drawing and Disbursing Officers present their claims/bills to the designated PAO who issue cheques after exercising the necessary scrutiny. 15 DDOs have been given cheque drawing powers. The Pay and Accounts Offices are the field units from where the accounting process initiate. The vouchers and the bank scrolls form the basis for compilation of accounts

                 The Principal Accounts Office (Pr.A.O) plays an important role in coordinating and controlling the activities of all PAOs. Pr.A.O is also responsible for consolidation of monthly accounts submitted by the PAOs, preparation of Appropriation Accounts, Statement of Central Transaction, material for Finance Accounts, etc. Besides looking into the budget and Information Technology related issues, PrAO also performs all administrative and coordinating functions of the accounting organization including rendering technical advice to the Regional Pay & Accounts Offices.


Statements of Receipt and Expenditure for Fin Year :
1. Statement of Receipts and Expenditure Monthly Fortnightly
2. Statement of Expenditure (Grant wise Major Head wise) Monthly Fortnightly
3. Statement of Receipts Monthly Fortnightly
4. Statement of Object Head wise expenditure Monthly Fortnightly
5. Statement of Expenditure as per Detailed Demands of Grants Monthly Fortnightly
6. Statement of Scheme Wise Plan & Non Plan Expenditure Monthly Fortnightly
7. Statement of Release to States/Union Territories under Centrally sponsored Schemes/State Plans Monthly
8. Statement of Transfers to PSUs, Autonomous Bodies etc. Monthly
9. Statement of State wise Advices/Sanctions for Release of Grants-in-Aid. Monthly