Accounts (Civil) and Union Finance Accounts are submitted to Parliament on the advice of
      Comptroller and Auditor General of India. Along with these documents, an M.I.S Report titled
      ‘Accounts at a Glance’ is prepared and circulated in Parliament. It further formulates policies
      relating to general principles, form and procedure of accounting for the central and state
      governments. It administers the process of payments, receipts and accounting in central civil
      ministries/ departments. Prepares, consolidates and submits the monthly and annual accounts of
      the central government through a robust financial reporting system aimed at effective
      implementation of the government fiscal policies. Through its internal audit units in the
      respective ministries/ departments, it is responsible for maintaining the requisite technical
      standards of Accounting in the departmentalized accounting offices and for monitoring of
      financial performance and effectiveness of various programmes, schemes and activities of the
      civil ministries.
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      Public Financial Management System
            The Public Financial Management System (PFMS) is a web-based online software
      application designed, developed, owned and implemented by the CGA with the aim to provide a
      sound public financial management system by establishing a comprehensive payment, receipt
      and accounting network. It has been aimed to achieve (i) “Just in Time” transfer of funds and (ii)
      complete tracking of realization of funds from its release to its credit into the bank account of
      intended beneficiaries. PFMS makes a direct and significant contribution to the Digital India
      initiative by enabling electronic payment and receipts for ministries/departments in Government
      of India. Integration with financial IT systems of various state governments is one key objective
      of PFMS which will facilitate complete tracking of funds transferred for scheme implementation
      and provide more holistic view of finances available for welfare programmes. To achieve these
      objectives the Treasury Systems of all the states, all the major banks of India and various
      external MIS Systems have been integrated with PFMS. All the Schemes of Gol and their
      implementing agencies have been registered on PFMS. It is playing a vital role in making Direct
      Benefit Transfer (DBT) to weaker section of the society.
      Non-Tax Receipt Portal
            The objective of the Non Tax Receipts Portal (NTRP), is to provide a one-stop window to
      citizens/corporates/institutions/other users for making online deposits of Non-Tax receipts
      (NTR) which are payable to the Government of India. This was inaugurated in 2016. The NTRP
      portal provides an end to end solution for the complete value chain of non-tax receipts, including
      online user interface, payment at the payment gateway aggregator, and accounting of the receipts
      by the government department/ministry. NTRP uses the modality of Payment Gateway
      Aggregator (PGA). It uses the back-end system of the robust Public Financial Management
      System where all data is housed and MIS reports are available on the PFMS portal for both
      accounting and monitoring purposes.
      Institute of Government Accounts & Finance
            The Institute of Government Accounts & Finance (INGAF) is the training arm of the
      Controller General of Accounts. It was set up in February, 1992 to train personnel in specific
      areas of accounting, administrative matters and financial management. In the years following its
      inception, the Institute has evolved to become an elite training centre in government accounting