The office, originally known as Office of the Accountant General, Punjab, was set up at Shimla after the partition of the country in 1947. On re-organization of the States from 1st November, 1956 the office of the Comptroller, PEPSU, was also merged with the composite office. On further re-organization of the States with effect from 1st November, 1966 the office was named as the Office of the Accountant General, Haryana and came into existence during the year 1967 on trifurcation of office of Accountant General Punjab, Shimla. The office shifted to Chandigarh in January 1969. After restructuring of Indian Audit and Accounts Department from 1st March, 1984, the erstwhile office of the Accountant General Haryana was bifurcated into distinct offices Accountant General (Audit), Haryana & Accountant General (A&E), Haryana with separate cadres for respectively dealing with (a) audit work and (b) accounting and entitlement work. The office is presently headed by the Accountant General. 

          CAG Office vide their orders dated 19.03.2012 decided to open a new office of the Director General of Audit (Central) at Chandigarh to audit receipts and expenditure of all Central Govt. Units (including Autonomous Bodies) located in the States of Punjab, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and the U.T. of Chandigarh.  This office is also responsible for audit of the accounts of the U.T.Chandigarh.

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