M J Joseph has been appointed as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA) by Union Ministry of Finance. He will succeed Jawahar Thakur, who was recently appointed as OSD (Accounting Reforms) in the office of CGA.
Joseph is a 1979 batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) officer. Prior to this appointment he was Director General (DG) of the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS). He also had served in various administrative capacities in Union Government including Additional Secretary in Union Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Joint Secretary and Financial Advisor in the President Secretariat and Director in Defence Ministry. He also had worked with the International Monitory Fund (IMF) as a Public Financial Management Adviser in Tanzania.
Controller General of Accounts (CGA)
- CGA is the principal Accounts Adviser to the Union Government. He is responsible for maintaining and establishing a technically sound management accounting system.
- Every month he prepares a critical analysis of revenues, expenditures, borrowings and the deficit for Union Finance Minister.
- He also prepares annual Union Finance Accounts and Appropriation Accounts (Civil) for presentation to the Parliament.