Indian Defence Accounts Service
|Controlling Authority||Ministry of Defence|
|Legal personality||Governmental: Government service|
|General nature||Defence Finance,Accounts and Audit|
|Financial Adviser,Defence Services||Current:Smt. Madhulika P. Sukul|
|CGDA||Current: Mr.Prashant Narain Sukul|
|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 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.
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
IDAS (Direct) = 260 IDAS (Promoted) = 100
- "Indian Defence Accounts Service". Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- "CGDA - Controller General of Defence Accounts". Retrieved 18 September 2016.
- "Indian Defence Accounts Service (IDAS) - UPSC Guide". Retrieved 18 September 2016.