New Delhi: 1986-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer Soma Roy Burman took charge as the new Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure in New Delhi today, appointed by the Government of India with effect from 1 December. Burman is the 24th Controller General of Accounts (CGA) and is the 7th woman to hold the position.
Burman holds an M.Phil in Mathematical Statistics from the University of Delhi. During her 33-year long career, she has held cadre positions at different levels in Ministries such as Home Affairs, Information & Broadcasting, Industry, Finance, Human Resource Development and Shipping, Road Transport & Highways.
She has headed the Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) as the Chief Controller (Pension) and the Institute of Government Accounts and Finance (INGAF), New Delhi, as Director.
Burman served as Deputy Secretary/Director in the Department of Economic Affairs (Budget Division) and as Joint Secretary and Financial Adviser, NATGRID, Ministry of Home Affairs while on Central deputation to the Government of India. She has also held charge as Director in the office of Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) of India on deputation.
Prior to assuming the charge of CGA, Burman served as Additional Controller General of Accounts in the office of the CGA, handling the areas of Accounting Rules, Policy and reforms, Financial Reporting, Data Analytics, Cash and Budget Management.
Burman has been actively involved in the formulation of wide ranging reforms in these areas for strengthening Public Financial Management in the Union Government, said the Ministry of Finance in a Press release.
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