The office of the Principal Accountant General (A&E)-I, Madhya Pradesh, Gwalior in its present form was established in May 1985. The main office is at Gwalior with a Branch Office at Bhopal headed by Deputy Accountant General.

The Office of the Principal Accountant General (A&E) – I, Madhya Pradesh, which is a part of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, functions under the Comptroller & Auditor General of India. This Office compiles and prepares the Accounts of the State Government of Madhya Pradesh under article 149 of the Constitution of India read with Sections 10 and 11 of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (Duties, Powers & Conditions of Service) Act 1971.

Major functions of the office:

  • Compilation of Monthly Accounts of expenditure and receipts of the State Government on the basis of monthly accounts received from treasuries, Public Works, Rural Engineering Service, and Forest divisions and their rendition to the State Government.
  • Preparation of Annual Finance Accounts and Appropriation Accounts of the State Government.
  • Inspection/Audit of treasuries including sub-treasuries.
  • Gazetted Entitlement work in respect of Hon’ble Governor, Ministers, Members of Legislative Assembly, Members of Commissions appointed by the State Government, High Court Judges, Chairmen and Members of the State Public Service Commission and Tribunals etc.
  • Maintenance of General Provident Fund and Contributory Provident Fund accounts of the State Government employees working in Public Works, Water Resources, Public Health Engineering departments and the M.P. Secretariat.
  • Cadre management of Group 'B', 'C' & 'D' officers/staff working in the offices of the Accountants General (A&E)-I & II, Madhya Pradesh & Accountant General, Chhattisgarh.
  • Cadre Management of Sr. Divisional Accounts Officers, Divisional Accounts Officers Grades I & II and     Divisional Accountants in Madhya Pradesh.
  • Supervision of the Pay and Accounts Office for the Offices of Indian Audit & Accounts Department. in Madhya  Pradesh and rendering Monthly Accounts thereof to the Principal Pay & Accounts Officer, Office of the Accountant General (Audit), Delhi.