About Job Profile of Divisional Accountant (DA) through SSC-CGL
Head of the accounting branch of any govt. offices is called as DIVISIONAL ACCOUNTANT.
Job Profile of DA:
Job profile of DA is like a financial adviser to engineers and executives . All they have to check the expenses occurred on particular project and check all the transactions. In short, we can also say that DA is like an internal auditor for the Engineers expenses and Contractors Estimations.
Basically, Divisional Accountant is Grade ‘C’ post which comes under the pay scale of 4200. No need of any physical fitness; only clear the SSC CGL exam as well as Interview. If you get your posting in different town with different language, you also have to pass Language test of that state. After getting this post, you have to work in State govt. offices like Irrigation deptt. , Rural engg. deptt. , Minor engg. deptt. ,PWD (Public Wealth Department) etc. but would count as Central Govt. employees. 65 % of these department offices where Divisional Accountant posting possible are in city while others are in rural areas.
As Divisional accountant is an only central govt. employee among all State Govt. employees in department; so enjoys great power as well as respect among colleagues. DA doesn’t need to report anyone to State govt. Employees; fully independent job. Job Profile of Divisional accountant is same like the Site Engineers. You have to work with Contractors and let them know their duties and responsibilities. You have to audit all their expenses for which they are asking for payment. Once you sign at voucher; only after that they can debit voucher from respected department. As you are in direct contact with the Contractors, there are more chances of under table income assuming that you know your duties and responsibilities with the Contractors. Once you get any state posting after clearing the SSC-CGL exam, no more chances of further relocation. You would leave that office only after the retirement. You can change your state/shift to another state only with the mutual transfer or by promoted to AAO gazette post (after clearing SAS exam).
Promotion Chart for Divisional Accountant
- First Promotion to Divisional Accounts officer Grade II ( Grade Pay 4600)
- Divisional Accounts officer Grade I ( Grade Pay 4800)
- Senior Divisional Accounts officer ( Grade Pay 5400 )
- DAO. This one is the top most post in the DA Cadre ( 10 to 11 years)
For every promotion, you have to spent at least three years on a particular post and pass the Departmental exam in every attempt. If you would be able to show your performance in exams, you could reach on highest post within 10 to 12 year.
Salary would be given form Grade C quota under 4200 Scale. Under table money depends upon you. Before taking bribe, Keep in mind this is not so easy. If anyone is giving 1 lac as under table income, They would also expect to 10 multiple cheat in project and for any problem in Project in Future, Only You would be accountable as you sign on every debit receipt.