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Chapter I INTRODUCTORY

1. Who is empowered to make the Government Accounting Rules

(a)

CGA

(b)

CAG

(c)

President

(d)

Parliament

2. The President is empowered to make Government Accounting Rules on the advice of the

Comptroller and Auditor General under the provision given in Constitution in Article

(a)

149

(b)

151

(c)

150

(d)

152

3. GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTING RULES 1990" and will come into force with effect from

(a) 1st April, 1989 (a) (c) 1st April, 1993 (d) 1st April, 1990 1st April,
(a)
1st April, 1989
(a)
(c)
1st April, 1993
(d)
1st April, 1990
1st April, 1994
4. Accountant General', means the Head of an Office of Accounts subordinate to the
(a)
President
(b)
(c)
CAG
(d)
Parliament
All of the above
5. Chief Accounting Authority', means
(a)
Secretary of the Ministry/Department
(b)
(c)
Chief Controller of Account
(d)
Principal Account Officer
Financial Advisor
6. CAG is appointed under Article
(a)
146 of the Constitution of India.
(b)
(c)
149 of the Constitution of India.
(d)
148 of the Constitution of India
150 of the Constitution of India
7. CGA is located in Ministry of Finance in the Department of
(a)
Expenditure
(b)
(c)
Budget
(d)
Economic Affairs
Public Debt and Loan
8. Who on the behalf of the President of India is responsible for prescribing the form of accounts
of the Union and States, and to frame, or revise, rules and Manuals issued in terms of Article 150
(a)
CAG on the advice of CGA
(b)
(c)
CGA on the advice of Parliament
(d)
CGA on the advice of CAG
CAG on the advice of Parliament
9. Consolidated Fund” means the Consolidated Fund of India referred to in Article
(a)
266 (1) of the Constitution
(b)
(c)
267 (1) of the Constitution
(d)
266 (2) of the Constitution
267 (2) of the Constitution
10. “Contingency Fund” means the Contingency Fund of India established under the Contingency
Fund of India Act, 1950, in terms of Article
(a)
266 (1) of the Constitution
(b)
(c) 267 (1) of the Constitution
(d)
266 (2) of the Constitution
267 (2) of the Constitution

11. Consolidated Fund' of a Union Territory Government, referred to in

(a)

Section 47 of the Union Territories Act, 1963

(b)

Section 47 or the Union Territories Act, 1964

(c)

Section 48 or the Union Territories Act, 1963

(d)

Section 48 or the Union Territories Act, 1964

12. Contingency Fund' of a Union Territory Government, referred to in

11.

(a)

Section 47 of the Union Territories Act, 1963

(b)

Section 47 or the Union Territories Act, 1964

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(c)

Section 48 or the Union Territories Act, 1963

(d) Section 48 or the Union Territories Act, 1964

13. “Public Account” means the Public Account of India referred to in Article

(a)

266 (2) of the Constitution

(b)

266 (3) of the Constitution

(c)

286 (2) of the Constitution

(b)

268 (3) of the Constitution

14. Article of Indian Constitution according to which the form in which the accounts of the Union

and of the states shall be kept is to be prescribed by the President on the advice of the CAG?

(a)

148

(b)

149

(c)

150

(d)

151

15. Who is responsible for prescribing the form of accounts of the Union and States, and to frame,

or revise, rules and manuals relating thereto on behalf of the President of India on the advice of the

Comptroller and Auditor General of India?

(a) Accountant General (b) CCA (c) CAA (d) CGA (a) CGA (b) CAG (c) Public
(a)
Accountant General
(b)
CCA
(c)
CAA
(d)
CGA
(a)
CGA
(b)
CAG
(c)
Public Accounts Committee
(d)
President
(a)
CGA
(b)
CAG
(c)
Accountant General of the State concerned
(d)
President
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(a)
President
(b)
CGA
(c)
CAG
(d)
Finance Minister
(a)
Parliament on the advice of CAG
(b)
(c)
CAG on the advice of CGA
(d)

16. The annual accounts of Central Government and Union Territory Governments are certified by

17. The annual accounts of State Governments are certified by

18. The reports of the CAG on annual accounts of the Government shall be submitted to

The President The President and the Governor of a State The President and the Governor of a State or the Administrator of a UT having a Legislative Assembly as the case may be Public Accounts Committee

19. Who shall cause the reports of the CAG on annual accounts of the Government to be laid before

the Houses of Parliament, Legislatures of the States and of Union Territories respectively?

20.

rules, and in particular, instructions for opening new heads of accounts or modification of the existing ones or instructions relating to the content and manner of maintenance of accounts, will be issued by

Subsidiary instructions that would be necessary for carrying into effect the provisions of these

Parliament on the advice of CGA CGA on the advice of CAG

21. The Ministry of Railways, Controller General of Defence Accounts, Director General, Posts and

Secretary Department of Telecommunications and Chairman Telecommunication Commission have

been delegated functions of the Central Government under Article 150 of the Constitution in so far as such functions relate to the opening of sub-heads and detailed heads of Accounts under various major and minor heads of Accounts pertaining to their departments w.e.f

(a)

1976-77

(b)

1979-80

(c)

1982-83

(d)

1984-85

22. State whether true or false

The Ministry of Railways, Controller General of Defence Accounts, Director General, Posts and Secretary Department of Telecommunications and Chairman Telecommunication Commission shall functions related to the opening of sub-heads and detailed heads of Accounts under various major and minor in consultation with CAG.

(a) True

Answer

(b)

False

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Q. No. Answer Rule/Remarks 1. C Preamble 2. C Preamble 3. B 1 4. C
Q. No.
Answer
Rule/Remarks
1.
C
Preamble
2.
C
Preamble
3.
B
1
4.
C
2
(a)
5.
A
2
(c)
6.
B
2
(e)
7.
A
2
(f)
8.
B
2
(f)
9.
A
2
(g)
10.
C
2
(h)
11.
A
2
(g)
12.
D
2
(h) Section 48 Act 1963
13.
A
2
(k)
14.
C
Note below 3
15.
D
Note below 3
16.
B
4
17.
C
4
18.
A
4
19.
A
4
20.
D
5
(D)
21.
C
Note below 3
22.
B
False. Railway- ADAI (Railway), Defence- (DADS), Post- Director of Audit (Post)

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Chapter 2 - GENERAL OUTLINES OF THE SYSTEM OF ACCOUNTS

1. In respect of each Ministry and Department, each office or branch of the Reserve Bank or bank

handling transactions of the Ministries, Departments of the Central Government shall maintain

(a)

separate accounts for all the Ministries/Department

(b)

consolidated accounts for all the Ministries/Department

(c)

Consolidated accounts for all Civil Ministries and Departments and separate for Defence and Railways

(d)

Consolidated accounts for all Civil Ministries and Departments including Railways and separate for Defence only

2. Each office or branch of the Reserve Bank shall render an account of the transactions together

with all the supporting challans, paid cheques to

(a) (b) (c) (d) Ministry of Finance Chief Accounting Authority of the concerned Ministry/Department The
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
Ministry of Finance
Chief Accounting Authority of the concerned Ministry/Department
The Pay and Accounts Officer of the concerned Ministry/Department
All of the above
3.
Responsible for keeping a complete account, of receipt and payments (including inter-
Governmental adjustments and adjustments inter se of Defence, Railways and Posts—other than
Telecommunications) on account of the Central Government is
(a)
(c)
(d)
Central Accounts Section, RBI Mumbai (b) Central Accounts Section, RBI
Nagpur
Government Accounts Department, SBI, Delhi
Government Accounts Department, RBI, Delhi
4.
State whether true or false
The transactions of Railways, Posts, Telecommunications and Defence Department arising at
offices and branches of the RBI and SBI, acting as agent of the BRI shall be distinguished from other
Central transactions in the initial accounts and classified separately for each Railways, each circle of
Posts, each Accounts Officer of Telecommunication, and each Controller of Defence Accounts
respectively.
(a)
True
(b)
False
5.
A statement of the closing balance of the Central Government shall be sent each month by the
Central Accounts Section of the Reserve Bank to the
(a)
Finance Minister
(b)
CAG
(c)
CGA
(d)
Chief Controller of Accounts of concerned Ministries/Department
6.
Pick the incorrect one
(a)
(b)
The Central Accounts Section of Reserve Bank shall maintain individual accounts of
various Central Government Ministries, Departments and of Union Territory
Administrations having separated accounts offices
The Central Accounts Section of Reserve Bank shall send a daily statement to their
Principal Accounts Offices
(c)
The statement shall be submitted with such supporting details as may be prescribed
by the Reserve Bank in consultation with the CGA
(d)
In respect of Union Territory Administrations dealt with by Accountants General and of
all Union Territory Governments with Legislature, the statement will be submitted to the
concerned Accountants General with break-up of balances/transactions relating to
Central Government and relating to relevant Union Territory Administrations) and
Accounts Offices of Union Territory Governments
7.
State whether true or false

The operations of each State shall be confined to the offices and branches of the Reserve Bank of India and of the bank which have been designated as falling within the area of that particular

State.

(a) True

(b)

False

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8.

The receipt and payment of moneys on behalf of a State outside its jurisdiction shall ordinarily

be arranged through the

(a)

Accountant General of the State in which the transactions take place

(b)

RBI, Central Accounts Section Nagpur

(c)

Ministry of Finance

(d)

CGA

9. The Governments of State which have not so far entered into agreement with the Reserve Bank

of India for the conduct of their general banking business by the Reserve Bank?

(a)

Jammu and Kashmir

(b)

Jammu & Kashmir & Sikkim

(c)

Jammu and Kashmir and Goa

(d)

Jammu and Kashmir and TN

10. Transactions on account of discharge value of, and periodical interest on securities of State

Governments, as well as receipts on account of subscriptions against market loans floated by State Governments are taken by the officers of the Reserve Bank of India directly against the cash balance of the State Government concerned with the Central Accounts Section of the Reserve Bank of India, Nagpur w.e.f

(a) 1972 (b) 1974 (c) 1976 (d) 1978 (a) RBI, Central Accounts Section Nagpur (b)
(a)
1972
(b)
1974
(c)
1976
(d)
1978
(a)
RBI, Central Accounts Section Nagpur
(b)
RBI, Central Accounts Section Mumbai
(c)
Government Accounts Department, Delhi
(d)
Government Accounts Department, Mumbai
(a)
Finance Department
(b)
(c)
CGA
(d)
Accountant General
CAG
(a)
Consolidated Fund, Contingency Fund and the Public Account of India.
(b)
separated from audit and continue to be compiled by the CAG
(c)
(d)
but by book transfer

11.

between different State Governments and (ii) such transactions between the Central and State

The agency that act as a general clearing house for the adjustment of (i) all transactions

Governments as may be specified by the Central Government is

12.

payments which one of these Governments has to make to another shall be advised to Central Accounts Section by the

All adjustments to be made between the accounts of different State Governments as well as all

13. Pick the incorrect one

Cash balances held in the treasuries of the Central Government form part of the

Such treasuries exist in those Union Territories whose accounts have not been

Transactions on behalf of State Governments arising in these treasuries shall be

classified in the treasury accounts under the head ''8658 - Suspense Accounts - Suspense Accounts (Civil) Accounts with Accountant General and

Such transaction shall not be settled in cash by exchange of cheques/demand drafts

14. State whether true or false At present the settlement of the transactions by exchange of cheques/demand drafts is resorted

to in cases where the transactions taking place in a Union Territory accredited to an Accountant General are adjustable against the cash balances of a State, whose accounts are maintained by another Accountant General. These transactions are initially taken in the Central Section of accounts under the head '8685 Suspense Accounts Cash Settlement Suspense Account'.

(a) True

(b)

False

15. The treasury Rules of each State Government issued under Article

(a)

281

(b)

282

(c)

283

(d)

284

16. Pick the incorrect one

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(a) All receipts and payments in a State Treasury on behalf of other State Governments

and the Central Government shall be taken in the first instance against the cash balance of the State concerned.

(b) On the basis of monthly treasury account or otherwise the Accountant General, in the

case of transactions pertaining to the other State Governments, shall make the requisite

adjustments through the Central Accounts Section of the Reserve Bank against the balances of the other State Governments concerned.

(c) The settlement of transactions between the State Government of Jammu & Kashmir

and Sikkim and other States the Centre / is effected by the respective bank of J&K and Sikkim and RBI Mumbai.

(d) In the case of transactions of the Central Government, including Railways / Postal /

Defence Departments these should be accounted for under the head 'PAO Suspense -

' below the Major head '8658

Transactions adjustable by PAO Ministry / Department of

17. In support of receipt and payment of Government transactions at the bank, receipt and payment

scrolls supported respectively by challans and paid cheques shall be sent by the bank to
scrolls supported respectively by challans and paid cheques shall be sent by the bank to the Accounts
Officer of the Ministry or Department concerned on
(a)
daily basis
(b)
weekly basis
(c)
fortnightly basis
(d)
monthly basis
18.
Payment of interest, repayment of principal on discharge of Central Government Securities and
pensions including pensions to freedom-fighters taking place at State treasuries shall be accounted for
under
(a)
Suspense Head 8658
(b)
Misc. Government Service 8680
(c)
Civil Advances 8550
(d)
Pension and Other Retirement Benefit 2071
19.
In respect of payments pertaining to Central Government Securities arising at State Treasuries
the debit will be borne by
(a)
PAO, Department of Economic Affairs, New Delhi
(b)
PAO, Department of Expenditure, New Delhi
(c)
PAO, Department of Government Securities, New Delhi
(d)
PAO, Ministry of Home Affair, New Delhi
20.
In respect of Central (Civil) Pensions including High Court Judges and Freedom Fighters arising
at State Treasuries the debits will be raised against the
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
PAO of concerned department of State Government
PAO of concerned department of Central Government
PAO of concerned department of State or Central Government as the case may be
PAO in the Central Pension Accounting Office.
21. Who prepares Classified Abstract showing the monthly receipts and payments pertaining to the
Ministry, Department or Union Territory Administration under his payment control
(a)
Accredited bank
(b)
(c)
Head of the Department
(d)
Accounts/PAO concerned
Principal Accounts Officer

22. In respect of Central transactions taking place at Central treasuries in Union Territories whose

accounts are at present maintained by State Accountants General, each State Accountants General

shall send a monthly account showing the receipts and payments under major, minor, sub and detailed heads of account to

(a)

CAG

(b)

CGA

(c)

CCA of the concerned Min/Dep

(d)

Central Treasury

23. Pick the incorrect one

(a) From the compiled accounts received from (a) Principal Accounts Offices of

Ministries/Departments (b) Accountants General, and (c) separated accounts organisations of Union Territory Governments/Administrations, the Controller General of Accounts shall prepare a Consolidated Account of the Central (Civil) including Post, Telecommunication and Railways

transactions as a whole.

(b) The cash balance of the Central Government in the books of the Controller General of

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Accounts, at the close of each month will be reconciled with the statements of closing cash balance received from the Central Accounts Section of the Reserve Bank.

(c) Consolidation of accounts of Defence Department as a whole is arranged by the

Controller General of Defence Accounts from the accounts submitted by various Controllers of

Defence Accounts functioning under him.

(d) A copy of the monthly account (Civil) shall be submitted to the Central Government in

the Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) by the Controller General of Accounts.

24. State whether true or false Postal Board, Tele communication Board. Railway Board and Controller General of Defence

Accounts will submit the Consolidated monthly accounts of their respective departments separately to the Central Government.

(a) True

(b)

False

25. Each State or Central treasury, which renders accounts to a State Accountant General will

submit a

(a) (b) (c) (d) (a) (b) (c) (d) (a) 8782 (b) 8680 (c) 8670 (d)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(a)
8782
(b)
8680
(c)
8670
(d)
8675
(a)
the State Government
(b)
(c)
both
(d)
the Central Government
None

Single set of accounts consisting all the transactions double set of accounts, one for transactions of the State Government and the other for transactions of the Central Government. triple set of accounts, one for transactions of the State Government concerned, second for transactions of other State Governments and third for transactions of Central Government quadruplicate set of accounts, one for transactions of the State Government concerned, second for transactions of other State Governments and third for transactions of Central Government and fourth for transactions of Local Bodies.

26.

close of each month will then be reconciled with the balances shown in the

The cash balance of the State Government in the books of the Accountants General at the

Cash Accounts rendered by Treasury Officers the statements of closing balance received from the Central Accounts Section of the Reserve Bank. Both None

27.

the head

Reconciliation of figures of cash balances by the Accountant General of the State is made in

28.

General concerned to

A copy of the monthly account of each State Government, will be submitted by the Accountant

29.

Territory Administrations, relevant portion relating to a Union Territory Government, and of Central Government Civil pensions will be rendered by the Accountant General to the

A copy of the monthly account of transactions finally adjusted in their books in respect of Union

(a)

CCA concerned

(b)

CAG

(c)

CGA

(d)

Finance Minister

30. Transactions appearing in the books of an Accounts Officer in a Ministry /Department of the

Central Government (including Railway, Defence, Posts and Telecommunications) which are adjustable in the books of an Accounts Officer of another Ministry/Department shall be

(a)

book transfer for adjustment and settlement

(b)

adjusted by cheque or bank draft

(c)

adjustment by Central Accounts Section, RBI, Nagpur

(d)

No adjustment is required.

31. The undermentioned transactions between Central Civil on the one hand and Defence

Department, Posts, Telecommunications and Railway Department on the other hand, will however,

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continue to be settled through the Central Accounts Section of the Reserve Bank of India, Nagpur except

(a) Settlement of payments against supplies arranged by the DGS&D in the Department

of Supply (the Ministry of Commerce) on behalf of Railway, Defence and Posts.

(b) Debts on account of supplies transactions arising in the books of the Chief Accounts Officer, High Commission of India, London and Indian Embassy, Washington with the Defence, Railways and Posts which appear, initially, in the books of the Principal Accounts Officer, Ministry of External Affairs. (c) Dividend payable in lieu of tax on Railway Passenger Fares, by Railways to Central Revenues.

(d)

Pension to the staff of Railways, Defence and Post.

32. Transactions initially taken against the balance of a State which are eventually

(a)

adjustable against the balance of another State shall be passed on to the AG of the latter State and the monetary settlement between the two states in respect of such transactions effected by the Accountant General of the former State through the Central Accounts Section of the Reserve Bank.

(b) (c) through the Central Accounts Section of the Reserve Bank of India, Nagpur. (d)
(b)
(c)
through the Central Accounts Section of the Reserve Bank of India, Nagpur.
(d)
(a) True
(b)
False
(a)
The AG concerned
(b)
(c)
CAG
(d)
(a)
AG concerned
(b)
CAG
(c)
Governor
(d)
President

Central transaction initially taken against the balance of a State which are adjustable

in the books of Accounts Officers of the Ministries/Departments of the Central Government shall

be passed on by the Accountant General to the latter and settled by Central Accounts Section of the Reserve Bank of India, Nagpur.

Repayment of Central loans and payment of interest thereon by the State

Governments, excepting the Government of Jammu and Kashmir and Sikkim, are settled

Transactions of the Central and State Government handled in other countries by the

Indian Embassies/Missions shall be incorporated in the cash account rendered by them monthly to the Controller General of Accounts.

33. State whether true or false

The monthly accounts of the Central Ministries/Departments and of the State Governments will include not only the receipts and disbursements arising directly in the accounts of their Accounts Officers but also receipts and expenditure in other countries.

34.

Union Territory Governments with Legislature are prepared by

Annual Accounts (including Appropriation Accounts) in respect of State Governments, and

State Government/UT Administration Ministry of Finance

35.

Union Territory Governments with Legislature are approved by

Annual Accounts (including Appropriation Accounts) in respect of State Governments, and

36.

Union Territory Governments with Legislature are prepared in accordance with the provision of

Annual Accounts (including Appropriation Accounts) in respect of State Governments and

(a)

Article 150 (2)

(b)

Article 150 (3)

(c)

Article 151 (3)

(d)

Article 151 (2)

37. Appropriation Accounts of Central Ministries (other than Ministry of Railways) and of Central

Civil Departments shall be prepared by the

(a)

respective Ministry/Department

(b)

CGA

(c)

CAG

(d)

Central Accounts Office RBI

38. Appropriation Accounts of Central Ministries (other than Ministry of Railways) and of Central

Civil Departments shall be prepared under the guidance of

(a)

respective Ministry/Department

(b)

CGA

(c)

CAG

(d)

Central Accounts Office RBI

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39. Appropriation Accounts of Central Ministries (other than Ministry of Railways) and of Central

Civil Departments shall be signed by

(a)

CGA

(b)

CAG

(c)

Chief Accounting Authority

(d)

Chief Controller of Accounts

40. Union Government Appropriation Accounts (Civil) required to be submitted to Parliament, shall

be prepared by the

(a)

Finance Minister

(b)

CGA

(c)

CAG

(d)

respective Ministry/Department

41. Appropriation Accounts pertaining to Departments of Posts, Telecommunications, Railways

and Defence shall be prepared and signed by the

(a)

(c)

(d)

CAG

Finance Minister Secretaries to the Department of Posts, Department of Telecommunications, Financial Commissioner, Railway Board and Secretary (Defence Finance) respectively.

(b)

CGA

42. (a) CAG (b) (c) CGA (d) Finance Minister All of the above 43. Who
42.
(a)
CAG
(b)
(c)
CGA
(d)
Finance Minister
All of the above
43. Who certifies the Annual accounts of Government?
(a)
CAG
(b)
(c)
CGA
(d)
Finance Minister
All of the above
the CAG to the President in accordance with the provisions of
(b)
(c)
(c)
(d)
45.
Government residential buildings are required to be prepared by
(a)
Departmental authorities
(b)
(c)
Principal Account Office concerned
(d)
Civil Account Offices.
CAG/AG
46.

Annual accounts of the Government of India as a whole (Posts, Telecommunications, Defence,

Railways, Union Territory Administration and transactions under Public Account of India, Accounts of

Union Territory Governments with Legislatures showing under the respective heads the annual receipts and disbursement for the purpose of the Union, shall be prepared by the

44. The certified annual accounts and the Reports relating to the accounts shall be submitted by

Section 10 of the CAG's (DPC) Act, 1971 and clause (1) of Article 151 of the Constitution of India. Section 11 of the CAG's (DPC) Act, 1971 and clause (1) of Article 150 of the Constitution of India. Section 10 of the CAG's (DPC) Act, 1971 and clause (1) of Article 150 of the Constitution of India. Section 11 of the CAG's (DPC) Act, 1971 and clause (1) of Article 151 of the Constitution of India.

Pro forma accounts relating to Irrigation, Navigation, Embankment and Drainage Projects and

Pro forma accounts are also sometimes required to be prepared for transactions which do not

relate to commercial or quasi-commercial undertakings of Government. Pick the correct one

 

(a)

Construction of Government Building

(b)

Construction of Government library

(c)

Accounting of Contribution/Grant-in-aid

(d)

Accounting of Famine Relief

47.

The form in which any pro forma accounts are prepared in Accounts Offices will be determined

by the

 

(a)

Government concerned on the advice of the CAG

(b)

CAG on the advice of the Government concerned

(c)

Government concerned on the advice of the CGA

(d)

CGA on the advice of the Government concerned

48.

Pick the incorrect one

 

(a) The accounts of Government are based, in the main, on the single entry system and

the double entry system will be applied only in regard to the maintenance of a set of technical accounts called the Journal, Ledger and Trial Balance Sheet.

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(b) The main purpose of the Journal and Ledger is to bring out by a scientific method, the

balances of accounts in regard to which Government acts as a banker, or remitter or borrower or lender.

(c) In the case of the Central Government, the various Departmental Officers shall prepare

Ledger and summary of balances in accordance with the procedure separately prescribed for the purpose by the Controller General of Accounts.

(d) State Accountants General will maintain separate Journal and Ledger for all

transactions of the State Government, from which the annual summary of Balances or Trial Balance Sheet is prepared by them.

ANSWER

Q. Answer Rule/Remarks No. 1. A 8 (2) 2. C 8 (2) 3. A 8
Q.
Answer
Rule/Remarks
No.
1.
A
8
(2)
2.
C
8
(2)
3.
A
8
(2)
4.
A
8
(3)
5.
C
Note below 8 (3)
6.
B
8
(3)
7.
A
9
8.
A
9
9.
B
Note below 9
10.
D
10
(w.e.f. 01 Feb 1978)
11.
A
11
12.
B
11
13.
D
12
14.
A
Note below 12
15.
C
13
16.
C
13
17.
A
14
(a)
18.
A
14
(b)
19.
A
Note 1 below 14 (b)
20.
D
Note 1 below 14 (b
21.
B
14
(d)
22.
B
14
(f)
23.
A
15
(e)
24.
A
14
(i)
25.
B
15
(d)
26.
C
15
(g)
27.
D
15
(g)
28.
A
15
(h)
29.
C
15
(h)
30.
B
16
(1)
31.
D
16
(1) (i) to (v)
32.
B
16
(2)
33.
A
16
(5)
34.
A
17
(1)
35.
B
17
(2)
36.
D
17
(2)
37.
A
17
(3)
38.
B
17
(3)
39.
C
17
(3)
40.
B
17
(3)
41.
D
17
(3)
42.
C
17
(4)
43.
A
17
(5)
44.
D
17
(5)
45.
B
18
46.
D
18
47.
A
18
48.
C
19. Various Accounts Officer and not Departmental Officer.

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CHAPTER 3: BASIC STRUCTURE OF THE FORM OF ACCOUNTS

1. Government accounts are maintained on cash basis. Such book adjustments exception to this

as may be authorised by any general or special orders issued by the

(a)

Central Government on the advice of the CAG

(b)

Central/State Government on the advice of CAG

(c)

Central Government on the advice of the CGA

(b)

Central/State Government on the advice of CGA

2. Government accounts shall be kept in

(a) 2 parts (b) 3 parts (c) 4 parts (d) 4 parts 3. Government accounts
(a)
2 parts
(b)
3 parts
(c)
4 parts
(d)
4 parts
3. Government accounts are kept in three parts. Pick the incorrect one
(a)
Consolidated Fund of India
(b)
(c)
Public Account
(d)
Contingency Fund of India
Emergency Fund of India
4. The transactions pertaining to Public Account in the case of Union Territory Governments this
account shall be booked in the
(a)
Consolidated Fund of UTs
(b)
Contingency Fund of UTs
(c)
Public Account of UTs
(d)
Public Account of Central Government
5.
Pick the correct ones
(i)
Consolidated Fund of India has two division namely Revenue & Capital
(ii)
(iii)
(iv)
Revenue Division is divided into two parts-Revenue Receipt and Revenue Expenditure
Capital Division is divided into three parts-Capital Receipt, Capital Expenditure and
Public Debts, Loans and Advances
Appropriation to Contingency Fund and inter-State settlement are dealt in Section
Public Debt, Loan and Advances under Public Account in Part III
(a)
i and ii
(b)
(c)
i, ii and iv
(d)
i, ii and iii
All of the above
6.
Transaction relating to debts (other than those included in Part I), Deposits, Advances,
Remittance and Suspense shall be recorded in
(a)
Consolidated Fund of India
(b)
(c)
Public Account
(d)
Contingency Fund of India
Budget
7. Consolidated Fund of India is divided into three sectors. Pick the incorrect one
(a)
General Service
(b)
Social Service
(c) Health & Medical Services
(d)
Economic Service

8. In which part of the Government Account, the Sector/Sub-Sector is not distinguished by letters of alphabet

(a)

Consolidated Fund of India

(b)

Contingency Fund of India

(c)

Public Account

(d)

All of the above

9. Pick the correct ones

(i)

Revenue Accounts (Receipt & Expenditure)

: 0020-3999

(ii)

Capital Account (Receipt & Expenditure)

: 4000-5999

(iii)

Public Debt, Loan & Advances

: 6000-7999

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(iv)

Public Accounts

: 8000-8999

(a)

i and ii

(b)

i, ii and iii

(c)

i, ii and iv

(d)

All of the above

10. Classification of structure of Government Accounts is made into how many tiers?

(a)

Four

(b)

Six

(c)

Thirteen

(d)

Fifteen

11. Match the following

(A ) Major Head/Sub-Major Head (i) Programme/Sub-Programme (B) Detailed Head (ii) Function/Sub-Function (C) Minor
(A )
Major Head/Sub-Major Head
(i)
Programme/Sub-Programme
(B)
Detailed Head
(ii)
Function/Sub-Function
(C)
Minor Head/Sub-Minor Head
(iii)
Notes
of
expenditure
on
scheme/Sub-Scheme
(D)
Object Head
(iv)
Sub-Scheme
(a)
A-I, B-ii, C-iii, D-iv
(b)
(c)
A-ii, B-iv, C-i, D-iii
(d)
A-ii, B-i, C-iv, D-iii
A-ii, B-iii, C-I, D-iv
12. Which denotes the object classification
(a)
Major Head
(b)
Minor Head
(c)
Sub-head
(d)
detailed Head
13.
State Governments have been entrusted with the functions of the Central Government under
Article 150 of the Constitution in so far as such functions relate to the opening of sub-heads and detailed
heads of accounts under the various Major and Minor heads of Accounts in the State concerned to
certain conditions in terms of
(a)
Article 256 (1)
(b)
257 (1)
(c)
Article 258 (1)
(d)
259 (1)
14.
State whether true or false
All sums shall be paid by the Central Government to the State Government concerned in
respect of any extra costs of administration incurred by the State in connection with the exercise of the
functions so entrusted.
(a)
True
(b)
False
15. The classification of transaction in Government Accounts shall have closer reference to
(a)
Function/Programme/Activity
(c)
Capital and Revenue
(b) Department/Ministry
(d) Charged and Voted

16. Expenditure on Grants-in-aid to local bodies or institutions for the purpose of creating assets

which will belong to these local bodies or institutions cannot ordinarily be classifiable as

(a)

Revenue Expenditure

(b)

Capital Expenditure

(c)

Contingent Expenditure

(d)

Misc. Expenditure

17. Pick the incorrect

(a) Expenditure of a capital nature to be classified in the Capital Section shall broadly be

defined as expenditure incurred with the object of either increasing concrete assets of a material and permanent character.

(b) Expenditure on a temporary asset or expenditure on Grants-in-aid to local bodies or

institutions shall be debited to a capital head of account.

(c) Expenditure of a Capital nature shall be distinguished from Revenue expenditure both

in the Budget Estimates and in Government Accounts.

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(d)

Capital expenditure is generally met from receipts of a capital, debt, deposit or banking

character as distinguished from ordinary revenue derived from taxes, duties, fees, fines and similar items of current income including extra-ordinary receipts.

18. Expenditure on a temporary asset or expenditure on Grants-in-aid to local bodies or institutions

shall be debited to a capital head of account when authorised specifically by the

(a)

President on the advice of CAG

(b)

Parliament on the advice of CAG

(c)

President on the advice of CGA

(b)

Parliament on the advice of CGA

19. The allocation between capital and revenue expenditure on a Capital Scheme for which

separate capital and revenue accounts are to be kept shall be determined in accordance with such general or special orders as may be prescribed by

(a) President on the advice of CGA (b) (c) President on the advice of CAG
(a)
President on the advice of CGA
(b)
(c)
President on the advice of CAG
(b)
Parliament on the advice of CAG
Parliament on the advice of CGA
20.
Pick the incorrect one
(a)
Capital account should bear all charges for the first construction and equipment of a
project as well as charges for intermediate maintenance of the work while not yet opened for
service.
(b)
Capital accounts would also bear charges for such further additions and improvements
as may be sanctioned under rules made by competent authority.
(c)
Revenue account should bear all subsequent charges for maintenance and all working
expense e.g. expenditure on the working and upkeep of the project and also on such renewals
and replacements and such additions, improvements or extensions as prescribed by
Government
(d)
In the case of works of renewal and replacement which partake both of a capital and
revenue nature, the capital should pay or provide a fund for the adequate replacement of all
wastage or depreciation of property originally provided out of capital grants.
21.
Pick the incorrect one
(a)
In the case of works of renewal and replacement which partake both of a capital and
revenue nature, the capital should pay or provide a fund for the cost of genuine improvements
(b)
Expenditure on account of reparation of damage caused by extraordinary calamities
such as flood, fire, earthquake, enemy action, should be charged to Capital account only.
(c)
Capital receipts in so far as they relate to expenditure previously debited to Capital
heads, accruing during the process of construction of a project, should be utilised in reduction
of capital expenditure.
(d)
Thereafter, treatment of capital receipt in the accounts will depend on circumstances,
but except under a special rule or order of Government, they should not be credited to the
revenue account of the department or undertaking.
22.
Net gain by exchange in respect of Government transactions in foreign currencies shall be
uniformly adjusted under the head
(a)
Functional Major Head
(b)
(c)
Misc. General Services 0075
(d)
Misc. General Services 0070
Civil Deposit 8443

23. Net loss by exchange in respect of Government transactions in foreign currencies shall be

uniformly adjusted under the head

(a)

Functional Major Head

(b)

Misc. General Services 0070

(c)

Misc. General Services 0075

(d)

Misc. General Services 4075

24. Receipts on charges pertaining to more than one head of account may be booked in the first

instance under

(a)

Civil Deposit

(b)

Misc. General Services 0070

(c)

Misc. General Services 0075

(d)

one of the heads concerned

25. State whether true or false

Receipts on charges pertaining to more than one head of account may be booked in the first instance under one of the heads concerned, but the portion creditable or debitable to the other head

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or heads involved should be transferred from the former head to the latter before the accounts of the month are closed.

(a) True

(b)

False

26. The charges for the supply of water from Irrigation canals are consolidated with the land

revenue demand, the recoveries at the consolidated rates are, in the first instance, credited to the head

(a)

0029 Land Revenue

(b)

0701 Major & Medium Irrigation

(c)

0702 Minor Irrigation

(d)

8443 Deposit

27. Charges for collection of Corporation Tax are accounted for under

(a)

Minus credit 0020

(b)

Debit 2020

(c)

Minus credit 0021

(b)

Debit 2021

28. Receipts and expenditure pertaining to Scheduled Areas in a State are mentioned in

(a) Article 245 (b) Article 246 (c) Article 247 (d) Article 244 29. State whether
(a) Article 245
(b)
Article 246
(c) Article 247
(d)
Article 244
29. State whether true or false
Receipts and expenditure pertaining to Scheduled Areas in a State shall be accounted for under
separate major and minor heads under which corresponding receipts and expenditure pertaining to
other areas of the State are accounted for, as the receipts and expenditure of the former kind have to
be shown in the accounts separately from the later.
(a) True
(b)
False
30.
Recoveries of overpayments whether made in cash or by deduction from payment vouchers
shall always be taken
(a)
Misc. Revenue if recovered in the same year before the accounts of the year are closed
(b)
(c)
(d)
as reduction of expenditure under the appropriate expenditure head concerned if
recovered in the same year before the accounts of the year are closed
Misc. Revenue irrespective of the year to which such recoveries relate.
as reduction of expenditure under the appropriate expenditure head concerned
irrespective of the year to which such recoveries relate.
31.
Amounts outstanding due to book-keeping errors under heads which close to balance shall be
written-off to
(a)
8680
(b)
2070
(c)
2075
(d)
8550
32.
Where the accounts have been departmentalized or separated from Audit, amounts
outstanding due to book-keeping errors under heads which close to balance shall be written-off with the
specific approval of
(a)
CAG
(b)
(c)
Principal Accounts Officer
(d)
CGA
Chief Accounting Authority
33.
Where the maintenance of accounts is responsibility of the CAG, amounts outstanding due to
book-keeping errors under heads which close to balance shall be written-off with the specific approval
of

(a)

CAG

(b)

CGA

(c)

Principal Accounts Officer

(d)

Chief Accounting Authority

34. In all cases where the compilation of account is CAG’s responsibility, where it is not possible to

establish that unreconciled balances/differences under heads of account which close to balance are either due to book-keeping errors or involve loss/ receipts, the balances/differences may be written-off to 8680 with approval of the

(a)

CAG after obtaining concurrence of the Government concerned

(b)

Government concerned after obtaining concurrence of the CAG

(c)

CAG after obtaining concurrence of the CGA

(d)

CGA after obtaining concurrence of the CAG

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35. In case where the accounts have been departmentalised or separated from Audit, where it is

not possible to establish that unreconciled balances/differences under heads of account which close to balance are either due to book-keeping errors or involve loss/ receipts, the balances/differences may be written-off to 8680 with the approval of the

(a)

CGA after obtaining concurrence of the CAG

(b)

CAG after obtaining concurrence of the CGA

(c)

CGA after concurrence of the Chief Accounting Authority concerned

(d)

Chief Accounting Authority concerned after concurrence of the CGA

36. Unreconciled balances or differences between the ledger balances and those of as per the

relevant subsidiary registers or Broad-sheets, under any detailed/sub-detailed heads of account relating to any Debt, Deposit, Suspense and Remittance heads in the State Accounts may be written-off by an Accountant General to the head 8680 when the amount

37.

(a) (b) (c) (d) not exceeding Rs. 100/- in each case in any financial year
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
not exceeding Rs. 100/- in each case in any financial year
not exceeding Rs. 500/- in each case in any financial year
not exceeding Rs. 1000/- in each case in any financial year
not exceeding Rs. 5000/- in each case in any financial year
The above measure of the AG shall be subject to the following except
(a)
(b)
the amounts of unreconciled balances or differences are continuing for a period of over
five years, in the year in which it is proposed to be written-off.
The Accountant General has satisfied himself that a dead end has been reached in
(c)
(d)
resolving the differences and
The concurrence of the State Government has been obtained for the write-off.
The prior permission of the CAG has been sought before initiating the write off

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ANSWER

Q. No. Answer Rule/Remarks 1. A 21 2. B 23. Consolidated, Contingency and Public Account
Q. No.
Answer
Rule/Remarks
1.
A
21
2.
B
23.
Consolidated, Contingency and Public Account
3.
D
23
4.
D
Note below 23
5.
B
23.
It is dealt in Consolidated Fund
6.
C
23
7.
C
24
8.
B
24
9.
C
25.
6001-7999
10.
B
11.
C
12.
D
26
(c)
13.
C
Note below 26 (d)
14.
B
Note1 (ii) below 26 (d)
15.
A
26
(b)
16.
B
Note below 30 (1)
17.
B
30
18.
A
Note below 30 (1)
19.
C
31
(1)
20.
D
31
(2) (a) to (c)
21.
B
31
(2) (c) to (e)
22.
C
32
23.
C
32
24.
D
33
25.
B
33.
Before the account of the year and not the month is closed.
26.
A
33
(1)
27.
B
33
(2)
28.
D
34
29.
B
34
30.
D
35
31.
A
38
32.
B
38.
Power may be delegated to appropriate Accounts authorities.
33.
A
38
34.
A
38
35.
C
38
36.
C
38
37.
D
38

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CHAPTER 4 Criteria for recovery of charges for services rendered or articles supplied by Government Departments

1. For transactions on account of supplies made or services rendered by one Government to

another, no monetary claims will be resorted to when the claims of the amount do not exceed

(a)

Rs. 1000

(b)

Rs. 2000

(c)

Rs. 5000

(d)

Rs. 10000

2. For transactions on account of supplies made or services rendered by one Government to

another, no monetary claims will be resorted to for a claim amounting to a prescribed limit will not be applicable to the following except

claims relating to commercial departments/undertakings of a Government which are required to work to a financial result, for services rendered or supplies made to or by them. Between the State Governments inter se Between a State Government and Central Government Department (including Defence, Railways, Postal and Telecommunications Departments besides Civil). None of the above

(a)

(b) (c) (d) State whether true or false (a) True (b) False (a) Service and
(b)
(c)
(d)
State whether true or false
(a) True
(b)
False
(a)
Service and Commercial departments
(b)
(c)
Government and Non-Government departments
(d)
Central and State departments
(a)
(b)
(c)

3.

Services shall not be rendered without being paid for to any foreign Government or non- government body or institution or to a separate fund constituted as such. Any relief in respect of payment for services rendered or supplies made to any outside body or fund should ordinarily be given through remission of dues rather than by a grant-in-aid.

4.

divided into

For purposes of inter-departmental payments, the departments of a Government shall be

General and Specific departments

5.

supplies which fall within the class of duties for which the former Departments is constituted. Pick the

A service department shall not make charges against another department for services or

incorrect one amongst the following exceptions to this rule:

The Forest Department shall charge any other department for vegetable, animal or mineral products extracted from a forest area. No payment shall be made for convict labour in the case of works undertaken by the Public Works Department either for the work which are treated as Jail Works or other Government works. The cost of additional Police Guards supplied to an Irrigation or other project while under construction shall be debited to the project concerned and the Central Industrial

Security Force functioning under the Ministry of Home Affairs shall charge any other department for the cost of force provided, on such terms as may be settled in each case.

(d) The Film Division of the Government of India shall charge any other department for the cost of production of films and other services on such terms as may be settled in each case.

6. The Central Water Commission and the Central Electricity Authority shall charge commercial

departments in respect of advice tendered or services rendered except in the following eases except

(a)

Where the advice tendered is based on the data already collected by the Commission or the Authority as part of its normal functions.

(b)

Where the amount of recovery does not exceed Rs. 100/-provided that the work involved is not of a recurring nature.

(c)

Both

(d)

Neither

7. The cost of land acquired by a Civil Department on behalf of the Public Works Department shall

be debitable in the accounts of the

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(a)

Civil Department concerned

(b)

Public Work Department

(c)

both jointly

(d)

either as decided by the Government in each case

 

8. When land is taken up for two or more service departments conjointly, cost shall be wholly

debitable to the

(a)

All the departments equally

(b)

All the departments according to their share

(c)

Department for which the major portion of expenditure was incurred unless there are special orders to the contrary.

(d)

Public Works department

9. When a special officer is employed for the acquisition of land of any department, the

expenditure on pay, allowances etc. of the Special Officer and the establishment and any expenditure on contingencies is debitable to

(a) the department to which special officer belongs (b) that departments as part of the
(a)
the department to which special officer belongs
(b)
that departments as part of the cost of land.
(c)
that departments as work contingent expenditure
(d)
that departments as an office contingent expenditure
(a)
the department to which special officer belongs
(b)
that departments as part of the cost of land.
(c)
that departments as work contingent expenditure
(d)
that departments as an office contingent expenditure
(a)
(b)
(c)
Both
(d)
Neither
(a)
in respect of the work for which it has been constituted.
(b)

10.

charges incurred in connection with the acquisition of the land on establishment, contingencies etc. shall be borne by

When the land is taken by a Civil Officer, not specially employed for the work, only special

11. Pick the correct ones

The Defence Service shall not be required to pay rent for buildings of the Central Civil

Departments other than Commercial Departments and Undertakings, occupied by the Defence

Services for non-residential purposes, nor shall rent be charged for buildings of the Defence Services occupied for non-residential purposes by the Civil Departments of the Central Government other than commercial Departments or undertakings

The Defence Services also shall not be required to pay for the use of the Government

civil aerodromes and, or other incidental services rendered by the Civil Aviation Department to Indian Air Force Planes, nor shall the Civil Aviation Department be charged, as a reciprocal

arrangement, for the use of the aerodromes of the Indian Air Force by the Civil Aircrafts.

12. Pick the incorrect one

A branch of a service department performing duties supplementary to the main function

of the department and intended to render particular services on payment shall not levy charges

A branch of a department constituted for the subsidiary service of that department, but

employed to render similar service to another department, shall charge that other department e.g. workshops of a department, Dockyards.

(c) A regularly organised store branch of a department shall ordinarily charge any other

department for supplies made; but petty and casual supplies of stores may, if the supplying department consents, be made without payment.

(d) An Accounts Officer may permit interdepartmental adjustment in any case where such

an adjustment is considered necessary in the interest of economy or of departmental control of expenditure.

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ASNWER

Sl. Answer Rule/Remarks No 1. A 40 2. D 40 3. B 41. Shall be
Sl.
Answer
Rule/Remarks
No
1.
A
40
2.
D
40
3.
B
41.
Shall be given through Grants-in-aid rather than remission of revenue
4.
A
42
5.
B
43
6.
C
44 (a) & (b)
7.
B
Note 1 below 45. Debit to cost of work for which land is taken up
8.
C
Note 1 below 45
9.
B
Note 2 below 45
10.
C
Note 2 below 45
11.
C
Note 1 & 2 below 46
12.
D
47.
A government rather than Accounts Officer may permit.

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CHAPTER 5 Rules regarding classification of recoveries of Expenditure in Government Accounts

1. Recoveries of expenditure for services or supplies made to non-Government parties or other

Governments including local funds and Governments outside India shall, in all cases be classified as

(a)

Receipt

(b)

deposit

(c)

reduction of the expenditure

(d)

Misc. Income

2. When a Government undertakes a service merely as an agent of a private body, so that the

entire cost of the service is recovered from that body, the net cost to Government being nil, the recoveries may be taken as

(a) Receipt (b) deposit (c) reduction of the expenditure (d) Misc. Income 3. The recoveries
(a)
Receipt
(b)
deposit
(c)
reduction of the expenditure
(d)
Misc. Income
3.
The recoveries of expenditure between different departments of the same Government except
that such recoveries as are made by a commercial department shall be classified as
(a)
Revenue Receipt
(b)
Misc. Receipt
(c)
deduction from the gross expenditure
(d)
Misc. Deposit
4. The recoveries of expenditure made by a commercial department should be treated as
(a)
Revenue Receipt
(b)
Misc. Receipt
(c)
deduction from the gross expenditure
(d)
Misc. Deposit
5. Recoveries
of
fees
for
purchase,
Inspection
etc.,
effected
by
the
Central Purchase
Organisations of Government of India (e.g. DGS&D Army Purchase Organisations of the Ministry of
Defence) are treated as
(a)
Misc. Income
(b)
(c)
Receipts
(b)
Grant-in-aid
deduction from the gross expenditure
6.
State whether true or false
Recovery actually effected by a non-commercial department (other than the Central Purchase
Organisations of the Government of India) from another Department of the same Government,
irrespective of the year to which it relates, shall be adjusted in accounts in reduction of expenditure and
exhibited in the schedule of recovery to be attached to the Finance Accounts of the year in which the
recovery is effected.
(a)
True
(b)
False
7.
When a commercial department or a departmental commercial undertaking acts as an agent of
another department for the discharge of functions not germane to the essential purpose of the
department, the recoveries shall be taken as
(a)
reduction of expenditure
(b)
revenue receipt
(c)
misc. income
(d)
misc. deposit
8. Sale proceeds of materials, plant, etc. received from the old structure shall be taken as
(a)
Revenue receipt
(b)
(c)
reduction of gross expenditure
(d)
misc. receipt
Any of the above.

9. State whether true or false Receipts and recoveries on capital Accounts insofar as they represent recoveries of

expenditure previously debited to a Capital Major head shall be taken in reduction of expenditure under the major head concerned except where under the rules of allocation applicable to a particular department such receipts have to be taken to revenue.

(a) True

(b)

False

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ANSWER

Sl

Answer

Rule/Remarks

No.

1.

A

53

2.

C

Exception to 53

3.

C

54

4.

A

54

5.

C

Exception to 54

6.

B

Note 1 below 54. Attached to Appropriation account and not to Finance Account

7.

A

Note 2 below 54

8.

C

55

9.

A

56

Account 7. A Note 2 below 54 8. C 55 9. A 56 Prepared by Deepak

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CHAPTER 6 Rules relating to classification of losses in Government Accounts

1.

Pick the incorrect one

(a) If a claim be relinquished, the value of the claim shall not be recorded on the

expenditure side of accounts as a specific loss.

(b) If money due to Government has actually reached a Government servant and is then

embezzled, stolen or lost, even though it may not have reached a treasury or bank and entered

into the Consolidated Fund or the Public Account, it should be entered in the accounts as a

receipt into the Consolidated Fund or the Public Account, as the case may be, and then shown on the expenditure side by record under a separate appropriate head of account as a loss.

(c) The term "Government Servant" used in sub-rule (2) of this rule includes persons, who,

is borne on a regular Government establishment, are duly authorised to receive money on behalf of Government.

(d) Losses or deficiencies of such assets shall (a) (c) (d) (a) (b) (c) as
(d)
Losses or deficiencies of such assets shall
(a)
(c)
(d)
(a)
(b)
(c)
as concerned accounts head.
(c) Any of the above
State whether true or false
(a) True
(b)
False
(a)
deduction from the head under which the loss is recorded
(b)
an item of receipt
(c)
an item of deposit
(d)
an item of appropriation

Where losses of Public money are wholly or partially met by non-payment of salary or

pension and the Accounts Department authorisedly applies the unpaid amount to meet public claim, the resultant balance of the claim alone shall be treated as a loss, the amount due being debited to the relevant head of account as if it had been drawn and used by the Government servant concerned in paying the Public claim.

2.

be recorded under separate head (b) not be recorded under separate head be determined by the Accounts officer to record the loss/deficiency under separate head or not be determined by the Head of Department to record the loss/deficiency under separate head or not

3.

accounts,

If any loss/deficiency categories are recorded under a Suspense head in the Government

losses or deficiencies relating thereto shall be written off the Suspense heads only.

losses or deficiencies relating shall be written off in the concerned account head only losses or deficiencies relating thereto shall be written off the Suspense heads as well

4.

The acceptance of counterfeit coin or notes shall not be regarded as a loss of cash.

5.

be shown as

Any recovery made in the course of the year in which the losses are brought to account shall

6. Any recovery made after the accounts of the year are closed shall be shown as

(a)

deduction from the head under which the loss is recorded

(b)

an item of receipt

(c)

an item of deposit

(d)

an item of appropriation

7. State whether true or false

Where losses are an inevitable feature of the working of a particular department, the major head of account under which the expenditure of that department is classified shall contain separate descriptive heads under which such losses shall be recorded.

(a)

True

(b)

False

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Answer

Q.

Answer

Rule/Remarks

No

1.

C

Note 1 below 58 (2). Whether borne on regular establishment or not but authorised to receive money on the behalf of the Government

2.

B

59

3.

C

59

4.

B

Note 1 below 60

5.

A

Note 2 below 60

6.

B

Note 2 below 60

7.

A

62

5. A Note 2 below 60 6. B Note 2 below 60 7. A 62 Prepared

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CHAPTER 7 Miscellaneous Rules

1. The incidence of pay, leave salaries, pension etc. charges of Government servants as well as

of certain other charges and receipts between different Governments are normally governed by arrangements made by

(a)

Parliament

(b)

Ministry of Finance

(c)

Central Government

(d)

mutual agreements between different Governments

2. No agreements, between two Governments governing incidence of charges and receipts shall

be executed or modified without the concurrence of the

(a)

(c)

Central Government

all the Governments concerned central Government and all the Government concerned

(b)

Parliament

(d) (a) President on the advice of the CAG (b) President on the advice of
(d)
(a)
President on the advice of the CAG
(b)
President on the advice of the CGA
(c)
Central Government on the advice of the CAG
(d)
Central Government on the advice of the CGA
(a)
Head of department in consultation with the Accounts Officer concerned.
(b)
Head of department in consultation with the CCA concerned
(c)
Government in consultation with the Accounts Officer concerned
(d)
Min/Dep in consultation with the Accounts Officer concerned
(a) True
(b)
False
(a)
Public Work
(b)
(c)
both a & b
(d)
Forest
None of the above
(a)
State Government in consultation with the AG
(b)
State Government in consultation with the CAG
(c)
Central Government in consultation with the AG

3.

accounts returns to be rendered by them to the Accounts Offices shall be such as may be prescribed by the

The manner in which the initial and subsidiary accounts shall be kept by the treasuries and the

4. Modification of standard form according to local requirements is done by

5. State whether true or false

In respect of such modification of standard or model forms to suit the local requirements of Governments or of changes in the accounts returns to be rendered by the Treasuries, the Accountant General will consult the Controller General of Accounts.

6. Which of the following departments submit their compiled accounts to the Accounts Offices?

7. Modification of standard or model to suit the local requirements in case of departments of State

Governments which render compiled accounts to Accounts Officer may be prescribed by

(d) Central Government in consultation with the CAG

8. Modification of standard or model to suit the local requirements in case of departments of

Central Governments which render compiled accounts to Accounts Officer may be prescribed by

(a)

CGA in consultation with CAG

(b)

Ministry/Department concerned with CGA

(c)

Ministry/Department concerned with CAG

(d)

Ministry/Department concerned Principal Accounts Officer

9. Changes in detail of accounts returns, where the compilation is the responsibility of the AG,

may be prescribed by

(a)

AG in consultation with the CAG

(b)

CAG in consultation with the AG

(c)

Central Government in consultation with the CAG

(d)

Central Government in consultation with the CAG

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10.

Changes in detail of accounts returns, where the compilation is the responsibility of the

Ministry/Department, may be prescribed by

(a) CGA in consultation with CCA (b) Ministry/Department concerned with CGA (c) CCA in consultation
(a)
CGA in consultation with CCA
(b)
Ministry/Department concerned with CGA
(c)
CCA in consultation with CGA
(d)
CGA in consultation with CAG
ANSWER
Q.
Answer
Rule/Remarks
No
1.
D
63
2.
A
63
3.
A
64
4.
C
64
5.
B
64. AG will consult CAG and not CGA
6.
C
65
7.
A
65
8.
D
65
9.
A
65
(a)
10.
C
65
(b)

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CHAPTER 8 Important General Orders Governing Classification

1. Where the duties of a Government servant extend to several activities, programmes, functions

etc. and it is not possible to classify ab initio his pay and allowances under the appropriate sub-heads,

the charges may be classified as

(a)

Suspense account (b) Misc. Head of Expenditure

(c)

part of any of the scheme or activity or organisation to which the work of the Government servant relates

(d)

part of the scheme or activity or organisation to which the major portion of the work of the Government servant relates

2. The transit pay and allowances of a Government servant proceeding to join another office

whether permanently or temporary or on deputation shall be borne by

(a) the office from which transferred (b) (c) both the offices jointly (d) (a) Ministry
(a)
the office from which transferred
(b)
(c)
both the offices jointly
(d)
(a)
Ministry which plans the transfer of the official
(b)
Ministry to which Government servant pertains
(c)
Missions and Offices abroad
(c)
all of the above
(a)
Onward journey
(b)
Return journey
(c)
Both onward & return journeys
(d)
None.
(a)
(b)
(c)
(d)
(a)
2202
(b)
4202
(c)
2059
(d)
4059

the office to which transferred either of the offices

3.

servant transferred to or from Missions and Offices abroad will be borne by the

The transit pay & allowances both in respect of the forward and return journeys of Government

4.

Indian Foreign Service (B) from abroad shall be debited to the Budget grant of the Ministry of External Affairs or the Ministry of Commerce and Industry where the official reports for duty in respect of

The transit pay and allowances of the officers belonging to Indian Foreign Service (A) and

5.

The travelling expenses of a Government servant should on whatever duty he may be

employed be debited under the same major/minor/subhead as his pay. However, in the following cases

the travelling expenses of a Government servant may be debited to a major/minor etc. head different from that to which his pay is debited except

in cases where a Government servant is required to travel on duty connected with an outside body or fund When Government considers it necessary to show separately the cost of a special service in connection with which the tour is undertaken When government in cases covered by general or special orders of the Government authorising a deviation from the general rule. When Government servant travels on Medical Treatment

6. A grant for the construction of a school should be debited to

7. Pick the correct one

(a) If the financial assistance given by the Central or State Government to a local body

does not take the form of a grant of cash, but of expenditure in the Public Works Department

equivalent to the whole or part of the cost of a work constructed by that department on behalf of the local body concerned, the contribution thus made should be debited as capital expenditure.

(b) Contribution paid by a local body or private party with the express object of meeting

the whole or a part of the cost of construction by the Public Works Department of a specific work which is eventually to be the property of Government should be credited as revenue receipt of the Government relevant to the function/Programme closely connected with the object for which the contribution is made.

(c)

Both

(d)

None

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8.

The Article of the Constitution which provides that Union or a State may make any grants for

any public purpose, notwithstanding that the purpose is not one with respect to which Parliament or the Legislature of the State, as the case may be, may make laws is

(a)

275

(b)

278

(c)

281

(d)

282

9. Moneys advanced for miscellaneous purposes under special authority and recoverable in cash

and sums overpaid in vouchers other than those for service payments should be adjusted under the head

(a)

8550

(b)

8680

(c)

8658

(d)

8443

10. Pay and Allowances in respect of an assignable period, paid before they are due shall be

debited to

(a) 8550 (b) 8658 (c) same head to which they are debitable had they been
(a) 8550
(b)
8658
(c)
same head to which they are debitable had they been paid after they were due
(d)
2070
11.
State whether true or false
Advance for law suits should be debited to the functional expenditure head concerned. Refunds
of amounts remaining unspent out of these advances should be dealt with as cash recoveries.
(a) True
(b)
False
12.
Items of receipts and payments which cannot at once be taken to a final head of receipt or
charge owing to lack of information as to their nature or for any other reasons, may be held temporarily
under the major head
(a)
8550
(b)
8443
(c)
8658
(d)
8680
13. A service receipt of which full particulars are not given shall be taken to the head
(a)
Suspense Account
(b)
Misc. Deposit
(c)
Civil Deposit
(d)
Other Receipt" under the revenue major head to which it appears to belong
14. Suspense Accounts is located under Sector
(a)
L
(b)
K
(c)
N
(d)
M
15. Pick out the incorrectly matched regarding crediting the head with the sale proceeds of the land
a When the cost of the land was originally debited to,
or remains at the debit of the Capital Account or
was originally met from the revenue account of
such Project or Undertaking.
The Capital or Revenue
account of the project, as the
case may be,
b If sold in the Public Works Department.
4059
c If sold in the Defence
"0076, 0077 & 0077-Defence
Services- Army, Navy and Air
Force" as the case may be.
d if sold by civil agency.
0075

16. When the cost was originally debited to a capital expenditure head outside the Revenue

Accounts, even though no regular Capital and Revenue Accounts are kept for the work covered by the Capital expenditure, the sale proceeds of the land will be accounted for in

(a)

The Capital expenditure head originally debited.

(b)

The revenue expenditure head

(c)

Half of the proceeds to the both the Capital & Revenue heads

(d)

Any of the above

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17.

In the case of land acquired by Government on payment for Companies, Railways, or of

Government land made over to such Railways by other Government Departments or Railways, where the cost was originally debited to '3001-Indian Railways etc. Subsidised CompaniesLand' the sale proceeds are creditable to

(a)

3001 (minus debit)

(b)

0075

(c)

1001

(d)

0070

18. Pick the correct one

(i) As a general rule, municipal rates and taxes on a non-residential building utilised for

functional purposes, such as for schools, colleges or hospitals, if paid by the relevant

departments dealing with those functions, should be adjusted in accounts as part of the sub- heads, minor heads concerned relating to the function, under the detailed head "Rent, Rates and Taxes".

(ii) Where, however, the whole or a part of the tax is paid by the Public Works Department

in administrative control of the building, the payments may be debited to the maintenance estimates of the buildings concerned, viz. "2059-Public Works-Maintenance and Repairs".

(iii) (iv) Government has decided to debit maintenance expenditure to the latter head. (a) i,
(iii)
(iv)
Government has decided to debit maintenance expenditure to the latter head.
(a)
i, ii and iii
(b)
(c)
i, iii and iv
(d)
ii, iii and iv
All of the above
(a)
payments are treated as part of the contingent expenditure of the department.
(b)
Defence Department should be debited to the Defence Service Estimates.
(c)
(d)
Services.

Taxes on non-residential buildings occupied by Departments other than the Defence

Department, if paid by a department nominated by Government in this behalf and not passed on to the occupying department, should be debited to "2070-Other Administrative Services- Other Expenditure".

Taxes on residential buildings, if payable by Government should be debited to the

maintenance estimates of the buildings under the head "2216HousingGovernment Residential BuildingsMaintenance and Repairs" or "2059-Public Works", in case the

19. Pick the incorrect one

In cases where the whole or any portion of the taxes which by local rule or by custom

are ordinarily leviable from the tenant, is paid by a department of the Government such

Taxes both on residential or non-residential buildings owned or occupied by the

All extra expenditure connected with Survey of India unit which would not have been

incurred but for field operation should be borne by the Defence Estimates, provided the Survey of India unit accompanies the expedition at the request of the Defence Department. Both

The cost of the pay, allowances, contingencies of other scientific parties and the

expenditure incurred on special transport arrangements should be borne by the Defence

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ANSWER

Q. Answer Rule/Remarks No 1. D 66 (1) 2. B 66 (2) 3. A Note
Q.
Answer
Rule/Remarks
No
1.
D
66
(1)
2.
B
66
(2)
3.
A
Note 2 below 66 (2)
4.
B
Note 2 below 66 (2)
5.
D
67
6.
A
68
(1), contribution/grant shall be treated as revenue expenditure
7.
B
Note 1 & 2 below 68 (1)
8.
D
68
(2)
9.
A
69
(1)
10.
C
69
(1)
11.
A
69
(4)
12.
C
70
13.
D
70
14.
A
70
15.
B
71
(Schedule 1)
16.
A
71
(schedule 1)
17.
C
Schedule 1 below 71
18.
D
72
19.
D
73

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