The Indian Civil Accounts Service(ICAS) is one of the Group Central Services in which the candidates are selected from the Civil Service Examination conducted by UPSC. The Indian Civil Accounts Organization plays a crucial part in providing the Indian government with financial management services. The organization handles government-wide accounting and financial reporting tasks as well as internal audits in civil ministries of the Union Government. It also supports the tax collection system.
ICAS is under the Department of Expenditure in the Union Ministry of Finance. Controller General of Accounts (CGA) in the Ministry of Finance heads the organization and is responsible for administering this system. In line with the rapidly evolving technological landscape and the rising ICT penetration in the nation, the organization has been at the forefront of utilizing information technology for the delivery of these services.
The goal is to provide reliable information that brings transparency to the use and reporting of public funds through an integrated government-wide financial information system. Accordingly, the focus has been on providing client-oriented, integrated applications that aim at achieving operational efficiency across streams of public financial management systems.