Probationers of Indian Defence Accounts service call on President

Probationers of Indian Defence Accounts service call on President 
A group of probationers of Indian Defence Accounts Service (2014 and 2015 batches) called on the President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee today (November 10, 2015) at Rashtrapati Bhavan. 

Speaking on the occasion, the President extended heartiest congratulations to all the young officers for having cleared the civil services exam which is recognized as one of the toughest competitive examinations. He welcomed the young probationers to Government service and assured them that there will be no dearth of challenges and opportunities in their long career ahead. He stated that the canvas, scope and breadth of exposure and responsibility that a career in Government offers, and that too at a relatively young age, is an experience and opportunity unlike any other. He stated that he was sure that the 24 week professional training at the National Institute of Financial Management, followed by another 28 week stint at their service academy which they undergo will acquaint them with the intricacies and nuances of the Department.

The President said that the Service that they are joining is the core of the Defence Accounts Department. Established several years ago, this Department was until 1951 known as the Military Accounts Department. The Department renders finance related services and is mandated with the task of ensuring financial propriety and accountability in the Ministry of Defence. It handles the payment & accounting functions, pension management, internal audit, budget management and the financial advice function for the Armed Forces and the allied establishments i.e. the Ordnance Factories, Coast Guard and Boarder Roads. He stated that the Department has the crucial responsibility of guaranteeing financial propriety, probity and integrity in all transactions. The increase in defence outlays requires that all of them remain abreast of the latest techniques in financial management and deliver sound financial advice in a timely and efficient manner. 


President’s Diwali greetings 
The President of India, Shri Pranab Mukherjee has sent his greetings to fellow countrymen on the eve of Diwali.

In his message, the President has said, “On the joyous occasion of Diwali, I convey warm greetings and good wishes to all my fellow countrymen in India and around the world.

Diwali represents the victory of light over darkness and good over evil. May the festival serve as a catalyst for greater unity within our country. Let us on this occasion join forces, share happiness, help the needy and engage in collective efforts to lead our nation to greater and greater glory.

May the festival bring joy and prosperity to all sections of our people across the length and breadth of the country. I urge all Indians to celebrate Diwali in a pollution free manner”. 

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