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TourismBoat on Fishing Plays a Key Economy for the District even though Agriculture and Fishing are the Major ones. Shrines, Places of Hindu Faith, Mosques forms the Spritual Tourism for the district. Annual Festivals and functions marks glory of the Year. Heritages like Tarangam padi Fort, Poompuhar speaks of the rich civilization of this land.  

OneAgriculture Field of the major economies of the District, Agriculture contributes a higher share of Rice Production in the State. We have raised so many important agricultural crop in our District. Rice, Groundnut, Pulses, Gingelly, Sugarcane and Cotton.  

audit department

department profile
  1. Monitoring progress of Audit of Village Panchayat accounts by Dy.BDOs[Audit] and Local Fund  [Audit] Department.
  2. Follow up actions on Audit Reports relating to Village Panchayats, Panchayat Unions  and District Panchayat issued by Accountant General and Local Fund Audit Department.
  3. Monitoring all Panchayat Union Officials to prepare and submit Annual Accounts to Local Fund Audit Office within stipulated period .
  4. Settlement of audit objections in Village Panchayats which was raised  by Deputy Block Development Officers [Audit] 
  5. Convening Block Level/ District Level  Joint Sitting every month for settlement of audit objections raised  by Local Fund Audit department in Village Panchayats and Panchayat Unions
  6. Inspection of Ten Village Panchayats every month and follow up action regarding rectification of the defects noticed during inspection.
  7. Convening the District High Level Committee meeting bimonthly for settlement of long pending audit objections in Panchayat Unions
  8. Monitoring Progress of preparation of replies to Accountant General Audit paras  and sent to Accountant General by all the  three tiers of Panchayats.
  9. Convening the District  Level  Joint Sittings for settlement of the Audit Objections which are raised by the Accountant General for Block Panchayat and District Panchayats.
  10. Follow up action on report of Public Accounts Committee relating to Auditin all the three tiers of Panchayats.
  11. Surcharge Proceedings under  Tamil Nadu Panchayat Act 1994 against Village Panchayats Presidents
  12. Any other matter as may be assigned from time to time by the Government / Commissioner of Rural Development / District Collector.
Constitutional Provisions

In accordance with Articles 149 and 151 of the Constitution of India read with Section 11 of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India [Duties, Powers & Conditions of Service] Act, 1971, the Accountant General [Accounts & Entitlements] Tamil Nadu is responsible for compilation and preparation of the accounts of Government of Tamil Nadu.

functions
  1. Preparation of Monthly Civil Accounts and Annual Appropriation and Finance Accounts [Accounts Compilation]
  2. Maintenance of Provident Funds Accounts of Tamil Nadu State Government employees and of All India Service Officers of Tamil Nadu cadre. [GPF Maintenance]
  3. Authorisation of Salaries of self-drawing officers and AIS Officers except at Chennai and Madurai. [Gazetted Entitlement Functions]
  4. Processing and authorising of pensionary benefits of State Government employees, employees of aided non-Government Educational institutions, All India Service officers of Tamil Nadu cadre and judges retiring from the Madras High Court. [Pension Functions]
  5. Maintenance of accounts of long-term advances granted to State Government Employees
  6. Controlling the cadre of Divisional Accountants of State Public Works Department
  7. Inspection of Treasuries & Sub-Treasuries in the State
  8. Maintenance of Provident Fund Accounts, processing and authorising of pensionary benefits of staff of I.A. & A.D. of this office and other Audit Offices in Chennai
  9. Attending to certain residuary work of Central Government.

Pension Grievances

A Pension Enquiry Cell in the office of the Accountant General [A&E] Tamil Nadu redresses the grievances of the Tamil Nadu State Government Pensioners. It functions under the supervision of the Deputy Accountant General [Pension]. Pensioners may contact the above Cell in person to redress their grievances on all working days during 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM and 2.00 P.M. to 4.00 PM . Pensioners may contact reception to approach the Pension Enquiry Cell. In case of difficulty, you may write to:

Senior Accounts Officer [Pen. 30],
Office of the Accountant General [A&E],
361, Anna Salai, Teynampet,
Chennai - 600 018, Tamil Nadu
Interactive Voice Response System [IVRS]

An Interactive Voice Response System has been commissioned recently for the benefit of all the Pensioners in the State of Tamil Nadu, which would enable them to obtain all relevant information regarding the status of their Pension proposals. Also, through this system, All India Service Officers and other GPF subscribers will be able to know the status of their Provident Fund Account in respect of the following

  1. Balance at Credit
  2. Details of the missing credits
  3. Details of debit transactions
  4. Status of the Final withdrawal application
  5. Previous closing balance
[IVRS] 044-2431 4477
GPF Subscribers Grievances

A Subscriber Grievance Cell in the Office of the Accountant General [A&E] Tamil Nadu caters to the needs of subscribers who can contact personally with their grievances/ difficulties which would be attended to on priority. Subscribers can also collect their GPF Annual Accounts Statement from the Subscriber Cell, in case of non-receipt of the same, from their respective departments. GPF subscribers may contact the above cell on all working days during 10.00 AM to 12.30 PM and 2.00 P.M. to 4.00 PM . Subscribers may contact reception to approach the Subscriber Grievance Cell. The GPF subscribers Grievance Cell functions under the supervision of the DAG [Funds] In case of any grievance you may write to:

Senior Accounts Officer,
Subscriber Grievance Cell,
Office of the Accountant General [A&E],
361, Anna Salai, Teynampet,
Chennai- 600 018 ,Tamil Nadu
Grievances

For redressal of grievances of general nature, you may write to:

Deputy Accountant General [Administration]
Office of the Accountant General [A&E],
361, Anna Salai, Teynampet
Chennai - 600 018, Tamil Nadu

Right to information
  1. PIO

    Public Information Officer may be addressed to obtain information as per the requirements under Section 4[1] of Right to Information Act 2005. 'Other enquiries pertaining to personal grievances in connection with an individuals GPF account or pensionery benefits should be addressed only to the respective Group Officers for which provision has already been available in the website. The PIO will not be responsible for the redressal of such grievances.'

  2. Receipt of Fee

    Under Rule 3 of Rights to Information [regulation of fee and cost] Rules 2005, a request for obtaining information under Section 6[1] of RTI Act, shall be accompanied by an application fee of Rs.10- by way of cash against proper receipt or by DD or bankers cheque [not a personal cheque] drawn in favour of Pay and Accounts Officer/IAD, Chennai or Indian Postal Order [IPO] drawn in favour of Pay and Accounts Officer/IAD, Chennai.

  3. For providing the information under sub-section [1] of section 7, the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by DD or bankers cheque payable to the AO of the public authority at the following rates:-

    1. Rs.2- for each page [in A-4 or A-3 size paper] created or copied.
    2. Actual charge or cost price of a copy in larger size paper.
    3. Actual cost or price for samples or models; and
    4. For inspection of records, no fee for the first hour; and a fee of rupees five for each subsequent hour [or fraction thereof].
  4. For providing the information under sub-section [5] of section 7 the fee shall be charged by way of cash against proper receipt or by DD or bankers cheque payable to the Accounts Officer of the public authority at the following rates:-

    1. for information provided in diskette or floppy Rs.50- per diskette or floppy and
    2. for information provided in printed form at the price fixed for such publication or Rs.2- per page or photocopy for extracts for the publication.

Application Fee and other Fees charged for providing the information under section 6[1] of RTI Act Sub section [1] and [5] of section 7 shall be in the form of cash or cheque / DD / Bankers Cheques. DD Bankers Cheques should be drawn in favour of Pay & Accounts Officer / IAD, Chennai.

Citizens Charter
Conscious of
our responsibility as scrutinizing and authorising authority
In Evidence
of our commitment to provide and maintain the highest quality of service
We Further Resolve
to suitably disseminate knowledge and information on the procedures and processes to all 'stake holders'.
We Resolve
  1. To authorize pensionary benefits and provident fund dues within two months of receipt of the cases complete in all respects
  2. To address the concerned authorities, in respect of deficiencies and defects within one month; and, to keep the beneficiaries informed of such action
  3. To acknowledge receipt of all complaint cases within one week
  4. To furnish final replies to complaints relating to retirement benefits within two months of their receipt
  5. To furnish final replies to correspondence relating to discrepancies in general provident fund accounts within three months of receipt
Recognizing
  1. the right of the pensioners
  2. to receive prompt settlement of their pensionary benefits and provident fund balance dues