About Accountant General (AG) KeralaAccountants General's Office, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (C & AG) are subject to the part of the Indian Audit and Accounts Department. The Comptroller and Auditor General is a statutory authority appointed by the President of India. Comptroller and Auditor General of India's work primarily are taken from the provisions of Articles 149 to 150. Comptroller and Auditor General of India's service duties, rights and conditions (DP C) Act, 1971, Article 148 (3) and, Under 149 was passed by Parliament in 1971. Before the independence, Trovnkur South Indian ruled in most parts of Kerala and made headquarter in Thiruvananthapuram Kerala, while ruled in most of Cochin (Kochi) the native state of the modern Cochin, Thrissur, Pallkkad and Malappuram. In July 1949 both states was merged in Trovnkur – Kochi. Mr. P N Padmanabha Pillai, who was the Accountant General of Trovnkur state, also remained as the Cochin state controller and head of the integrated office. Also Mr. K Govind Menon took over as the senior deputy accountant general in department. On 26 January 1950 Trovnkur – Kochi become the Part B state and in 1950 has become a liability of financial integration with federal accounting and audit, Comptroller and Auditor General of India. The department changed the designation name to Controller’s office, Trovnkur and Cochin. At that time Mr. Govind Menon became the Controller Accountant General of the state. New state of Kerala was originated by the reorganization of the states in 1956 and by incorporating at that time presents Trovnkur – Kochchin, Malabar District and Casrkod taluk. In 1960 the office upgraded to the accountant general level and the last controller of Trovnkur – Cochin state Mr. Skwasudevn appointed as the first accountant general (AG) of Kerala state. In March 1982 the office as reorganized into two units, each of was headed by the accountant general who was designated as AG I and AG II. The head of the audit and accounting officer of the government of Kerala has been declared to Accountant General I and the responsibility to prepare the state government’s monthly accounts / appropriation accounts / financial accounts / audit report (civil) given. The AG II entrusted to the state audit receipts and commercial undertakings. In the March 1984 the AG Office was recognized into two different functional categories. Accountant General (AG Accounts and Entitlement) function assigned to the state’s accounting and entitlement and Accountant General (AG Audit) was made the in-charge of the Kerala state government offices and central government transactions audit. The Principal Accountant General (Accounts & Entitlement / PAG A&E) and Principal Accountant General (PAG Audit) both offices are having four branch offices in Kottayam, Ernakulam Thrissur and Koshikod. Principal Accountant General / PAG (Audit) Kerala Works: Ø Principal Accountant General (Audit), Kerala were handed over to the main audit the financial transactions of the Government of Kerala (receipts and expenses) of the audit. Ø Public companies, Corporation and Kerala State Electricity Board, Kerala Water Authority, Kerala State Road Transport Corporation and resident of Cochin Port Trust audit, including audit of departmental undertakings. Ø Scientific departments except the offices of the central government offices in Kerala audit of receipts and expenditure. Ø Union Territory of Lakshadweep Administration audit of financial transactions. Ø Sufficient financial support by the state or the central government of India, Comptroller and Auditor audited audit of autonomous bodies is subject to audit. Ø Public sector banks are undertaken by civil audit of pension payments. Ø Kerala Finance and Appropriation Accounts audit and certification. Ø Finance and Appropriation Accounts of the Union for inclusion in the Union Territory of Lakshadweep Administration audit of transactions related materials. Ø The World Bank and other external agencies funded by Principal Accountant certification schemes which are required to be audited. Ø TGS including supplementary audit of financial transactions under the Panchayati Raj Institutions. Ø Civil Ø Commercial Ø Revenue Receipts Ø Local self-governing institutions - Preparation of audit reports relating to the Kerala government. Ø Civil direct taxes (corporate tax, income tax, estate tax, gift tax, etc.) and Ø Indirect taxes (customs, excise, etc.) related to the federal government on the preparation of materials for inclusion in the audit reports. Ø Separate Audit Reports on the state of those entities in respect of which the Comptroller and Auditor General is the sole auditor. Ø During examination of audit reports and sector committees provide support to the Public Accounts Committee. Ø State Audit Report Ø The audit of transactions in the Consolidated Fund of the State is held by the Accountant General. Comptroller and Auditor General of India's audit findings are presented in the State Assembly. The report is submitted in the budget session and the previous year's audit findings underlying transactions occur. Ø Kerala's central and state government offices; state PSUs, Autonomous Bodies etc. for the audit and the Kerala State Comptroller and Auditor General of India, four offices are responsible for the preparation of audit reports. Ø They Reports - civil, revenue, commercial and local self-governing institutions. In addition, the central audit report as income tax, customs, central excise, Central Autonomous Bodies etc. This office contributes to the audit. Principal Accountant General (A&E) Kerala Office Works: Vouchers received from various state treasuries and schedules based on monthly accounts and public works division of expenditure and receipts, water irrigation, forest division and Kerala House, New Delhi, and the initial compilation of accounts from departmental offices. Ø Preparation of annual financial accounts and appropriation accounts of the state government. Ø Other accounting circles as the center of government Pay and Accounts Office, railways, post and telegraph, and other defense and government claims settlement with the states of Kerala. Ø Kerala government from various Central Ministries CSS, CPS, the state grants for the planning and accounting adjustments. Ø Submission of materials for civil audit report. Ø Accountant General departmental data with data monitor adjustment. Ø Ways and means advances and overdrafts accounting adjustments. Ø Monitoring and accounting of the repayment of loans obtained from the central government. Ø Planned preparation of registers. Ø State Government Employees, All India Service (Kerala Cadre) officers and judges of the Kerala High Court maintained the GPF accounts. Ø Gazetted officers of the state government, the All India Service (Kerala Cadre) officers, constitutional and legal authorities pay and other claims, the governor and the governor of the Secretariat staff, personal staff of ministers, assembly members, employees of the Legislature Secretariat, the Public Commissioner, the Ombudsman, state Public Service commission Chairman and members of the inquiry commission, chairman of the consumer disputes Redressal Forum and consumer disputes Redressal commission, and the pay and allowances of the authority. Ø State government, aided educational institutions and employees of the All India Service (Kerala Cadre) officers Resources and authority of the pension benefits. Ø And All India State Government Employees Service (Kerala Cadre) officials paid in advance as long House Building Advance, motor car advance and advance personal computer maintenance of accounts. Ø Local inspection of state treasuries. Ø The newly constituted authority and treasury offices and institutions authority to issue the annuity payments. How to Check GPF (General Provident Fun) Account Balance Online in Kerala & Download Annual Statement from Official WebsiteThe AG KER (Accountant General Karnataka) A&E has the responsibility to provide the details for general provident fund related information and balance details for the employees who are working under the state government or under the central government posted in the Kerala. The department of AG Kerala is having the official website in http://agker.cag.gov.in/ page where the employees can check time to time their gpf details or can download their annual statement. Every state government employees has provided the unique pin number through the treasury office or AG office. Through using this pin number the employees can get the access in their gpf account and can check the complete details regarding their funds. Every government employee must have to contribute in the provident fund account which he / she can get at the time of retirement in final withdrawal. In this amount the government has given the interest to the employees. As per the official departmental notification for the current fiscal, the government has maintained interest rates at 8.7 percent for the general provident fund and other related plans. The finance ministry has issued a notification in this regard. According to the notification central government staff, railways and defense forces staff will be able to get 8.7% of interest rate on their gpf amount. Accordingly, the interest rates are already applied from the last year April month. The government also has been kept the same 8.7 percent interest rates for the public provident fund (PPF) for this financial year. Although the government has raised interest rates for other small savings. Under which the senior citizens saving scheme interest rate increased from 9.2 percent to 9.3 percent, for Sukanya Samridhi Khata interest rates increased from 9.1 percent to 9.2 percent, while for the Kisan Vikas Patra the interest rates kept at the rates of 8.7 percent. Here I am going to let you know in below steps for checking your gpf account balance and to download the annual statement in the Kerala state. Check the below mentioned procedure and steps with the demo images. Ø STEP ONE: First you will have to visit in the official website of http://agker.cag.gov.in/ where in the home page you can get the option of GPF Annual Statements option. By selecting this option you can get new page section. Check the below given demo image for the first step on the home page of AG Kerala to get the annual gpf statement. Ø STEP TWO: Now this option will redirect you in new page section of http://pagkerfts.cag.gov.in/login.php?&task=GPF link. Here in this new page first you will have to select your treasury code from given pull down menu and after that have to enter the gpf account number in first section. Now in the second section enter your pin number and in the last fill the code given on the official website. In the last click to the submit button through which you can get your profile. See the below given demo page for this step. After reaching inside of your profile you can check the complete balance of your account. You also will get the option to download the annual statement of every financial year. Through this procedure you can check all the details, missing funds of your account of general provident fund etc. also you can submit your request for the final payment at the time of retirement. For more you can visit to the http://agker.cag.gov.in/images/ags/guidelines.pdf link page where you can check the complete guidelines which are provided by the accountants general of Kerala state under the Supreme Audit Institution of India. In case of any problem you can contact to the departmental person by making your call in 2525650 or 2330311 numbers after using the Kerala state STD code 0471. In case of more official person’s help you can visit to the official address of department in Senior Accounts Officer, ‘GPF Help Desk’ Office of the Accountant General (A&E), Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram – 695 039. Here we provided you complete procedure for checking your gpf balance online if you need more help from our team feel free to submit your query in below comment section and we’ll more than happy to assist you.