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History of the Office

This office came into being on 1st January 1968 after the division of Audit and Accounts functions of office of A.G Bengal.  At that time it was named as A.G. (Central) and started functioning from the Old Currency Building (1, BBD Bag).  In 1969 to accommodate its staff, the office shifted some sections to the 7th Floor of Poddar Court (18, Rabindra Sarani, Kolkata -700001).  In March 1971, Regional Audit Office was opened at Port Blair entrusting it with the work of audit and accounting of the transaction of the Central Government in ANI. In 1974 the office was renamed as Office of the Director of Audit (Central) Kolkata. The office saw an up gradation which was brought in another name change. It was renamed in March 1990 again as the Office of the Principal Director of Audit, Central, Kolkata. In 1998 Old Currency Building was declared as heritage building compelling this office to shift its entire workforce to the 8th and 9th floor of the Poddar Court Building.  The office changed its location from Poddar court to GI Press Building at 8, Kiran Shankar Roy Road, Kolkata -700001. This office has several Resident Audit Offices in Farakka, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Customs House, Kolkata, CPT Building, G.I. Press, 1, Temple Street, Kol-12 and MSD at 9, Clyde Row, Kol-22. Since 1968, a number of senior officers of IAAD have served this office as Director General/Principal Director/Director. The list is as follows:

 

Heads of Office

Sl. No.

Name of the Officials

Period

1.       

SC Bannerjee

1968-71

2.       

MN Patnaik

1971-72

3.       

MM Mehta

1972-74

4.       

K. Lalit

1974-75

5.       

CJ Malkani

1975

6.       

K. Lalit

1975-77

7.       

UD Acharya

1977-78

8.       

SR Mukherjee

1978-80

9.       

SM Maitra

1980-81

10.   

AK Deb

1981-82

11.   

SM Maitra

1982-83

12.   

Ms. RK Kutty

1983-84

13.   

JS Mathur

1984-85

14.   

B Sengupta

1985

15.   

JS Mathur

1985-88

16.   

HP Das

1988

17.   

Ms. M. Chatterjee

1990-93

18.   

KG Mahalingam

1993-96

19.   

Samar Ray

1993-96

20.   

DC Sahoo

1996

21.   

Ms. Bharti Prasad

1996-99

22.   

SP Singh

1999

23.   

Ms. Mala Sinha

1999-02

24.   

AN Chatterjee

2002-03

25.   

Shantanu Basu

2003-04

26.   

G.Bhattacharjee

2004-08

27.   

Sri P. Basumatari

2009

28.   

Sri L.V.Sudhir Kumar

2009-13

29.   

Ms. Aditi Roychowdhury (Director General)

2013 - 16 ( till 20.06.2016 A/N )

30.   

Shri Praveen Kumar Singh (Director General)

20.06.2016 (A/N) - till date

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