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
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
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
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.