Indian Defence Accounts Service

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Indian Defence Accounts Service
Service Overview
Abbreviation I.D.A.S.
Formed 1954
Country  India
Controlling Authority Ministry of Defence
Legal personality Governmental: Government service
General nature Defence Audit
Service Chief
Secretary (Defence Finance) Current: Sunil Kumar Kohli
CGDA Current: Smt. Veena Prasad
Head of the Civil Services
Current Cabinet Secretary Pradeep Kumar Sinha

The Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) (Hindi: भारतीय रक्षा लेखा सेवा ) is a service established to audit defence accounts . IDAS officers are group "A" Defence civilian officers under the Ministry of Defence.The Defense Accounts Department has a history of more than two hundred years old. IDAS is one of the Group A Central Civil Service 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 serves the three Defence Services, DRDO, Border Road Organisation, Ordinance factories and other inter-services organisations. 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.