Indian Defence Accounts Service

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Indian Defence Accounts Service
Service Overview
Country India
Controlling AuthorityMinistry of Defence
Legal personalityGovernmental: Government service
General natureDefence Finance,Accounts and Audit
Service Chief
Financial Adviser,Defence ServicesCurrent:Smt. Madhulika P. Sukul
CGDACurrent: Mr.Prashant Narain Sukul
Head of the Civil Services
Current Cabinet SecretaryPradeep Kumar Sinha

The Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) (Hindi: भारतीय रक्षा लेखा सेवा ) is a service, established to provide Defence financial advice,accounts and audit services . IDAS officers are group "A" Defence civilian officers under the Ministry of Defence. They are primarily recruited from the Civil services examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) every year.The Defense Accounts Department has a history of more than two hundred years old. IDAS is one of the Group A Central Civil Services of India. The cadre controlling authority is the Ministry of Defense. The selected candidates' training grounds are at, Bangalore, Kolkata, Lucknow, Meerut, and Pune.[1]

The Defence Accounts Department is mandated to provide financial advice,accounts and internal audit to the three Defence Services, DRDO, Border Road Organisation, Ordnance factories and other inter-services organisations. The concurrence of concerned financial advisor of IDAS cadre is needed before any expenditure is undertaken by a defence service.

The Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) is the Head of the Indian Defence Accounts Service and functions as internal Financial Adviser and Chief Accounts Officer to the three Services Chiefs[2][3]

Total Strength[edit]

IDAS (Direct) = 260 IDAS (Promoted) = 100

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Indian Defence Accounts Service". Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  2. ^ "CGDA - Controller General of Defence Accounts". Retrieved 18 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) - UPSC Guide". Retrieved 18 September 2016.