Principal Accountant General (Audit), Andhra Pradesh functions under the Comptroller & Auditor General of India (C&AG) who is the Head of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department. The C&AG is a Constitutional Authority appointed by the warrant of the President of India. Under Articles 148 to 151 of the Constitution of India, the C&AG has the power to frame rules and give directions in all matters pertaining to the audit of accounts for which he was responsible. The C&AG’s (Duties, Powers and Conditions of Service) Act, 1971 was passed by the Parliament in 1971.

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