Defence Accounts Department

Q.  Which of the following is/are true?

1) Defence Accounts Department is from 1858.
2) It was called as Military Accounts Department.

- Published on 03 Oct 16

a. Only 1
b. Only 2
c. Both 1 and 2
d. Neither 1 nor 2

ANSWER: Only 2
  • The Defence Accounts Department traces back its history to 1747 where the first Pay Master was appointed for paying the Garrison at Fort Williams, Kolkata.
  • The Department was re-designated as Defence Accounts Department from Military Accounts Department in 1951.
  • It is one of the oldest departments of India.

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