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Consequent upon departmentalisation in 1976, the government of India decided to have a separate Group 'A' service for accounting at the middle and senior levels in the finance, accounts and Internal audit organisations of the ministries/department. The initial intake into the ICAS was by deputing and transferring the personnel from Indian Audit and Accounts Department. Since 1977, the regular intake to the service has been made through Union Public Service Commission through the comibined Indian Civil Services Examination, through which recruitment to all the other prime services of the country are recruited
The officers of the ICAS perform important function of rendering management accounting information in the Ministries relating to collections of receipts and expenditure control, preparation of budget estimates relating to receipts as well as expenditure. The vast expertise available in the ICAS has been utilised by the government at the various levels of decision making. The expertise of ICAS officers has also been utilised by International Monitory Fund in a number of countries for advising on various treasury and accounting functions.
The cadre strength of ICAS stands at 208 posts.