The Indian Audit and Accounts Department (IA & AD) is one of the oldest department in the Government of India. The department was formed in 1860 with Shri Edmund Drummond as the first Auditor General of India on 16th November 1860. The Auditor General was given statutory recognition in 1919 and the status was further enhanced in 1935. In 1950 when Constitution came into force, the Auditor General was re designated as Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The CAG’s (Duties, Power and Conditions of sevice) Act which was enacted in 1971 defines the duties and power of CAG and derives its authority from ‘Article 149 to151’ of the Constitution.

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