Budget and Accounts (BA)
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change is headed by Chief Controller of Accounts (CCA) and supported by Controller of Accounts, Principal Accounts Office, Internal Audit Wing and two Pay & Accounts Offices (at Delhi and Kolkata). There are 47 CDDOs and 16 NCDDOs under the Ministry. Six encadered posts in the Ministry are manned by AO/AAO from Central Civil Accounts Service.
The role of CCA is to advise and assist the Ministry on matters relating to Budget, Payments, Receipts, Accounts and Personal claims of the employees. The payment receipts and accounting system is administered through PAO’s and DDO’s. CCA is responsible for all payments, compilation and consolidation of Monthly and Annual receipts & expenditures of the Ministry to the CGA.
CCA supervises the preparation of Statement of Central Transactions, Appropriation Accounts, and Union Finance Accounts. The banking arrangement including liaison with Accredited Banker to the Ministry and arranging of cheque books to PAOs/DDOs is another responsibility of CCA. He also ensures speedy settlement of Pension and other retirement benefits, General Provident Fund and other personal claims of the employees working in the Ministry. CCA is also responsible for implementing the instructions of Ministry of Finance and Office of CGA. The Internal Audit Wing created in 2010 works under CCA and conducts Internal Audit of PAOs, DDOs, Autonomous Bodies and audit of Schemes of the Ministry.
The new initiatives includes implementation of Public Financial Management System (PFMS) in the PAOs; collection of Non-Taxes of the Ministry through Non-Tax Receipts Portal (NTRP) to eliminate delay and digitize all receipts;
introduction of an online Pension Sanction and Payment Tracking System called BHAVISHYA to facilitate the retiring employee to fill the forms online and the Administrative Authority to process the online claim and communicate to Pay and Accounts Offices for issuance of Pension Payment Order (PPO). Process of roll out of CDDO Module for enabling electronic. transfer of funds through PFMS and Employee Information System (EIS) among all the NCDDOs/CDDOs under the Ministry is in progress. Further, the roll out of Expenditure, Advance & Transfer (EAT) module for implementing agencies receiving Grants-in-aid under Central Sector Schemes/Centrally Sponsored Schemes from the Ministry is also being implemented.