Updated: Jan 18
The Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IAAS) is a Group A service of the civil services of the Indian government. The IAAS is a central government service under the Comptroller and Auditor General of India and is free of oversight from any administrative authority. The major responsibility of the IAAS is to audit the accounts of the Union and State governments and public sector organizations and manage the funds for State governments. IA&AS is responsible for auditing the accounts of the Union and State governments and public sector entities and keeping the accounts of State governments. Its mission is somewhat similar to the US GAO and National Audit Office (United Kingdom) (United Kingdom). Once recruited to the IA&AS, the directly recruited officials are taught principally at the National Academy of Audit and Accounts, Shimla, Himachal Pradesh, India.
Responsibility of an IAAS Officer
The duty of IA&AS officers is extremely venerable and requires a great degree of responsibility and regard on the officer's part. It is also critical for an officer to be physically and psychologically fit and healthy in order to deal with the pressures of the job without becoming overwhelmed. These are the functions and obligations that an IA&AS officer is delegated to carry out: The Indian Audit and Accounts Service (IA&AS) is in charge of auditing the accounts of the Union and state governments as well as public sector entities—keeping track of the financial records of state governments. Its role is similar to that of the US Government Accountability Office and the National Audit Office (United Kingdom). IAAS officers are overseen by a constitutional body (the CAG), which ensures that they are protected from inappropriate political meddling. During the course of their auditing responsibilities, IAAS officials have the chance to interact with representatives from every department of the government. This occurs as a result of the fact that they audit and monitor the performance of all departments and organizations. The diverse nature of the work has made the service both refreshing and difficult at the same time.