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Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries, Puducherry

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Importance DAT.Puducherry:

The name of the Pay Accounts Officer was changed to Director of Accounts and Treasuries in the Year 1982-83. The important functions and duties of the Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries is to control and custody of Government cash and preparation and submission of State accounts monthly and annually to His Excellency the Lt. Governor of Puducherry and the Central accounts monthly and annually to the Ministry of Finance. The Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries situated at Puducherry having branch offices at Villianur & Bahour in Puducherry Region and extended its hands with branch offices to the outlying regions at Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam.

DAT provides better schems for their government employees like General Provident Fund, New pension schemes, LIC, NIC and UTGESIS. Employees can opt their interest according to their interest. The Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries is headed by the DAT at Puducherry. The Director is assisted by 6 Deputy Directors, 1 Assistant Examiner (Local Fund), 1 Assistant Superintendent of Stamps, 3 Junior Accounts Officers, 1 Programmer and 1 Stores Superintendent in Puducherry, 1 Deputy Director each at Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam holding charges at branch offices in the corresponding regions. Respective Junior Accounts Officer is also working at Karaikal Branch Office.

The Director of this Directorate also acts as Examiner of Local funds in respect of Local Fund Audit and Superintendent of Stamps in respect of Central Stamp Depot. The Director of Accounts and Treasuries has also been entrusted by the Government of Puducherry with the Examination of Accounts of Local Funds and Municipalities. The Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries is a combined Treasury-cum-Pay and Accounts Office. To some extent, this Directorate perform functions of the Accountant-General also in as much as the accounts are compiled, fund account is maintained, pension payment is authorized and the Finance Accounts/Appropriation Accounts are prepared in accordance with Finance Department. DAT also conducts financial auditsĀ for Puducherry government forĀ processing of salary payments, pensions and other payments from the treasury department. Expenditure Reconciliation has to be done on monthly basis. In case of misclassification T.E. Proposal shall be submitted to the Office concerned in time.

For more information on DAT puducherry can access following link 24/7 and 365 days:

http://dat.puducherry.gov.in/

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