Central Civil Accounts Service (Accountant Group C post) Recruitment Rules, 2021

MINISTRY OF FINANCE 

(Department of Expenditure) (CONTROLLER GENERAL OF ACCOUNTS) NOTIFICATION 

New Delhi the, 21st February, 2022 

G.S.R. 147(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 of the Constitution and in supersession of the Central Civil Accounts Service (Accountant and Senior Accountant Group ‘C’ posts) Recruitment Rules, 2010 in so far as they relate to the post of Accountant at serial number 1 of the schedule thereto, except as respects things done or omitted to be done before such supersession, the President hereby makes the following rules regulating the method of recruitment to the posts of Accountant of the Central Civil Accounts Service, namely:- 

  1. Short title and Commencement.-(1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Accounts Service (Accountant Group ‘C’ post) Recruitment Rules, 2021. 

(2)        They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. 

  1. Definitions.- In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires,- 
  1. “Appointing authority” shall have the same meaning as assigned to in the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965; 
  1. “Cadre” means the cadre of Accountant (Each Ministry shall have its own separate and independent cadres of Accountant comprising total number of posts as specified in the Annexure to these rules); 
  1. “Government” means the Government of India; 
  1. “Commission” means the Staff Selection Commission or any other recruiting agency for the cadres covered by these rules, which the Government may constitute; 
  1. “Controller General of Accounts” means the Controller General of Accounts in the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and includes Additional Controller General of Accounts or Joint 

Controller General of Accounts or Deputy Controller General of Accounts or Assistant Controller General of Accounts authorised by the Controller General of Accounts to exercise powers under these rules; 

  1. “Ministry” means a Ministry in the Government of India and includes Departments of the Ministry or an Office specified in the Annexure to these rules; 
  1. “Schedule” means Schedule annexed to these rules; 
  1. “Service” means the Central Civil Accounts Service (Group ‘C’); 

9.“Organised Accounts Services” include the Accounts Services in the Departments of Audit and Accounts, Defence Accounts, Railway Accounts, Post and Telegraph Accounts and Telecom Accounts in the Government.

  1. Number of posts, classification and level in the pay matrix.-The number of posts, its classification and level in the pay matrix attached thereto shall be as specified in columns (2) to (4) of the Schedule annexed to these rules. 
  1. Method of recruitment, age-limit, educational qualifications, etc.- The method of recruitment, age-limit, educational qualifications and other matters relating thereto shall be as specified in columns (5) to (13) of the Schedule annexed to these rules. 
  1. Regulation of promotion. – (1) Promotion in the cadre of Accountant shall be regulated by the Controller General of Accounts as prescribed under these rules. 
  1. (a) Where promotion is based on seniority-cum-fitness, each Ministry shall hold a Departmental Promotion Committee meeting each year to consider all eligible candidates with minimum qualifying service in the feeder grade as per column (11) of Schedule and prepare a select list of the candidates found fit for promotion in order of their seniority and forward the same to the Controller General of Accounts. 
  1. From the select lists referred to in clause (a), the Controller General of Accounts shall prepare a combined select list of candidates as under: 
  1. the combined select list shall be prepared by merging names from the select lists of the Ministries in order of seniority; 
  1. the number of candidates to be included in the combined select list shall depend on the total number of vacancies available in respective cadres in the Ministries on a date specified by the Controller General of Accounts; 
  1. the inter-se-seniority of the candidates from different Ministries in the combined select list shall be determined on the basis of length of service rendered by them in the feeder grade and in terms of general principles for determining seniority in this regard as laid down by the Government from time to time. 
  1. The Controller General of Accounts shall allocate candidates to the Ministries from the combined select list. 
  1. (a) Where promotion is based on departmental competitive examination, each Ministry shall, in accordance with the directive of the Controller General of Accounts, forward to it a list of candidates considered fit to appear in the departmental competitive examination. 
  1. The Controller General of Accounts shall conduct the department competitive examination from time to time and prepare a select list of candidates in order of their merit in the examination. 
  1. The number of candidates in the select list shall be restricted to the total number of vacancies available under the departmental competitive examination quota otherwise ordered by the Controller General of Accounts. 
  1. The Controller General of Accounts shall allocate candidates from the select list to the Ministries. 
  1. Transfer. (1) The Accountant shall be liable to serve in any part of India. 

(2)       The Controller General of Accounts may, if satisfied that it is necessary or expedient in public interest so to do, by order, and for reasons to be recorded in writing, transfer an Accountant from one Ministry to the other in the same grade. 

  1. Disqualification.- No person, 
  1. who has entered into or contracted a marriage with a person having a spouse living; or 
  1. who, having a spouse living, has entered into or contracted a marriage with any person, 

shall be eligible for appointment to the said post: 

Provided that the Central Government may, if satisfied that such marriage is permissible under the personal law applicable to such person and the other party to the marriage, and that there are other grounds for so doing, exempt any person from operation of this rule. 

  1. Power to relax.- Where the Central Government is of the opinion that it is expedient so to do, it may, by order, for reasons to be recorded in writing, relax any of the provisions of these rules with respect to any class or category of persons. 
  1. Savings.- Nothing in these rules shall affect reservation, relaxation of age-limit and other concessions required to be provided for the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, the Other Backward Classes, ex-Servicemen and other special categories of persons in accordance with the orders issued by the Government from time to time in this regard.

SCHEDULE 

Name of post. Number of post. Classification. Level in the pay matrix. Whether Selection post or Non- Selection post. Age-limit for direct recruits. 
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) 
Accountant 1147* (2021) *Subject to variation dependent on work load General Central Service, Group ‘C’ Non-Gazetted, Ministerial Level-5 (Rs. 29200-92300/-) Non-selection Between Eighteen and Twenty Seven years (Relaxable for Government Servants’ up to Forty years in accordance with the instructions or orders issued by the Central Government). 
     Note:- The crucial date for determining the age-limit shall be as advertised by the Staff Selection Commission 
Educational and other qualifications required for direct recruits Whether age and educational qualifications prescribed for direct recruits will apply in the case of promotees Period of Probation, if any 
(7) (8) (9) 
Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised University or Institute No Two years in case of direct recruits. Note 1:- the period of probation, may, if the appointing authority deems fit, be extended in any case, but the total period of extension of probation shall not, save where it is necessary by reason of any departmental or legal proceedings pending against the official, exceed one year. 
  Note 2:- Direct recruits have to pass Departmental Confirmatory Examination conducted by the Controller General of Accounts as per terms and conditions specified and within a period of three years. 
  Note 3:- In case they fail to pass the examination referred to in Note 2 above, they will be given the opportunity to accept lower post of Lower Division Clerk and if they decline the said offer, they shall be liable for discharge from service, shall not be entitled to draw any increment in the Grade until they qualify the said test and on their passing the said test, their pay shall be re-fixed as if their increments had not been withheld, but no arrears of pay shall be allowed for the period the increments had been withheld 
Method of recruitment, whether by direct recruitment or by promotion or by deputation or by absorption and percentage of vacancies to be filled by various methods In case of recruitment by promotion or deputation or absorption, grade from which promotion or deputation or absorption to be made 
(10) (11) 
70% by direct recruitment through Staff Selection Commission failing which by deputation; 25% by promotion on seniority basis; 5% by promotion on the basis of Limited Departmental Competitive Examination. Deputation: From amongst persons of appropriate grade form other organised accounts services of Central Government and similar services of state government subject to terms and conditions laid down by the Central Government from time to time in this regard and possessing the following experience and qualification as on 1st of January in the year of consideration: (a) Experience: (i) Level-5; or equivalent level in the pay matrix or (ii) Level-4 with not less than five years service in the level; or equivalent level in the pay matrix or (iii) Level-2 with not less than nine years service in the level; or 
 equivalent in the pay matrix; or (iv) Combined service of nine years in the parent cadre in the level in the pay matrix or equivalent pay matrix (ii) and (iii) above. Educational Qualification: As prescribed for direct recruits in Column (7). Upper age limit: Fifty years (relaxable at the discretion of the cadre controlling authority in exceptional cases); Note 1:- The departmental officers in the feeder category who are in the direct line of promotion shall not be eligible for consideration for appointment on deputation. Similarly, the deputationist shall not be eligible for consideration for appointment by promotion. Note 2:- Period of deputation including the period of deputation in another ex- cadre post held immediately preceding this appointment in the same or some other organisation or department of the Central government shall ordinarily not exceed three years. Note 3:- The Maximum age-limit for appointment by deputation shall be not exceeding fifty years as on the closing date of receipt of applications. Promotion: (a) In the manner specified in item (ii) of column 10 shall be made from Lower Division Clerks belonging to the service with not less than five years of regular service as on 1st January of each year. (b) in the manner specified in item (iii) column (10) shall be made from Lower Division Clerks belonging to the service with three years of regular service in the grade and who qualify in the departmental competitive examination conducted by the Controller General of Accounts, as per procedure laid down under sub-rule (3) of rule 5. Note 1: ‘Promotees to the grade of Accountant shall not draw any increment in the Grade until they qualify the Departmental Confirmatory Examination conducted by the Controller General of Accounts as per terms and conditions specified and on their passing the said test, their pay shall be re-fixed as if their increments had not been withheld under this proviso, but no arrears of pay shall be allowed for the period the increments had been withheld’. Note 2: 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 probation period for promotion to the next higher grade along with juniors who have already completed such qualifying or eligibility service. 
If a Departmental promotion committee exists what is its composition Circumstances   in    which    Union    Public    Service Commission is to be considered in making recruitment 
(12) (13) 
Composition of Group ‘C’ Departmental Committee (for considering promotion or confirmation) consisting of: Controller of Accounts or Deputy Controller General of Accounts – Chairman*; Deputy Controller of Accounts – Member**; and Senior Accounts Officer or Pay and Accounts Officer – Member. * Deputy Controller General of Accounts will be the Chairman, if there is no Controller of Accounts in the Ministry where Departmental Promotion or Confirmation Committee takes place. ** The Deputy Controller of Accounts may be substituted by the Assistant Controller of Accounts or Senior Accounts Officer or Pay and Accounts Officer, as the case may be, if the Deputy Controller of Accounts is not available Not Applicable 

[F.No. NGE-13002/1/2020-NGE-CGA] 

NARINDER PAL SINGH, Asstt. Controller General of Accounts 

Sanctioned Strength of Accountant/Sr. Accountant (the post of Accountant and Senior Accountant are in ratio of 20:80) 

Ser. No. Ministry/Department Total No. of posts of Acctt/ Sr. Accountant No. of posts of Sr. Accountant No. of posts of Accountant 
Agriculture 163 130 33 
Central Board of Direct Taxes 773 618 155 
Central Board of Excise and Customs 624 499 125 
Central Pension Accounting Office 61 49 12 
Chemical & Fertilizers 26 21 
Civil Aviation & Tourism 61 49 12 
Coal 10 
Commerce and Textile 123 98 25 
Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution 111 89 22 
10 Controller General of Accounts 68 54 14 
11 DoNER 
12 Earth Sciences 51 41 10 
13 Electronic and Information Technology 41 33 
14 Environment and Forests 45 36 
15 External Affairs 94 75 19 
16 Finance 174 139 35 
17 Food Processing Industries 11 
18 Health and Family Welfare 218 174 44 
19 Home Affairs 1002 802 200 
20 Human Resource Development 112 90 22 
21 Industry 96 77 19 
22 Information and Broadcasting 266 213 53 
23 INGAF 
24 Labour and Employment 68 54 14 
25 Law, Justice & Company Affairs 58 46 12 
26 Mines 257 206 51 
27 New & Renewable Energy 
28 Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension 77 62 15 
29 Petroleum & Natural Gas 
30 Planning, Statistics and P.I. 54 43 11 
31 Power 38 30 
32 Public Financial Management System (PFMS) 
33 Rural Development 25 20 
34 Science & Technology 101 81 20 
35 Shipping, Road Transport and Highways 108 86 22 
36 Skill Development and Entrepreneurship 20 16 
37 Social Justice & Employment 
38 Steel 14 11 
39 Supply 159 127 32 
40 Urban Development 444 355 89 
41 Water Resources 145 116 29 
 Total 5736 4589 1147