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Accountant General or Accountant-General is, or was, the name of a government post in several countries.
The Accountant-General was formerly an officer in the English Court of Chancery who received all moneys lodged in court, deposited them in a bank, and disbursed them. The office was abolished by the Chancery Funds Act of 1872, with the duties transferred to the Paymaster-General.
In India, the Accountant General is the head of audit team.
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