Consequent on De-facto transfer of the French Establishment to the Government of
India, a Pay Accounts Office at Puducherry was set up with effect from 1st November,
1954 under the administrative control of Chief Commissioner, French Establishment
of Puducherry. The nomenclature of the Pay Accounts Officer was changed as Director
of Accounts and Treasuries in the Year 1982-83. The main functions and duties of
the Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries is exchequer 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.
Office and Officers
The Directorate of Accounts and Treasuries is headed by the Director of Accounts
and Treasuries 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
outlying regions. One Junior Accounts Officer is also working at Karaikal Branch
Three Treasuries and Three Sub-Treasuries are functioning under this Directorate.
The Treasuries and Sub-Treasuries are engaged with the disbursement of Pension Payments,
Sale of Stamp Papers, Preparation of Treasury Accounts, Receipt and Payment reconciliations,