Vision & Mission

    The State Audit Department are mainly to conduct the audit of the accounts of all the Local Bodies, issue of Audit Reports, issue of Surcharge Certificates on clear cases of losses, misappropriations etc. and settlement of audit objections where suitable replies are furnished rectifying the defects pointed out in the Audit Reports. The process of audit of the accounts is nothing but investigation on financial irregularities committed by the Local bodies /Institutions and the Audit Report is nothing but a judgment. Hence the State Audit Department can be considered to be the watch dog on the financial transactions of Local Bodies/Institutions.

Functions Of the Department
  • Placing a consolidated State Audit and Review Report in the State Legislature as required under State Audit Act 1989.
  • Besides the auditorial functions of the above Local bodies/Institutions, the following are the non-auditorial functions of the department.
  • Authorisation/Certification of Pensionary benefits and issue of Pension Payment Orders and Gratuity Payment Orders to the Non-Teaching staff of Panchayat Raj Bodies and employees of Municipalities, Zilla Grandhalaya Samastha, Universities and Certain temples.
  • Authorisation of Pensionary benefits and issue of Pension Payment Orders and Gratuity Payment Orders to Head Constables, Police Constables, Excise Constables, Forest Guards and Other Class-IV employees belonging to the Government service.
  • Authorisation of Pensionary benefits and issue of Pension Payment Orders and Gratuity Payment Orders in respect of Teaching staff (Except B.Ed Assistants) in some Districts
  • Authorization of Gratuity to Village Officers and Village Servants
  • Authorization of Financial Assistance to the widows of deceased teachers who died prior to 31.3.1974 while in service
  • Authorization of claims relating to the employees of Local bodies under the Andhra Pradesh State Employees Group Insurance Scheme and also under Family Benefit Fund Scheme.
  • Pre - Check of pay fixations under Revised Pay Scales from time to time and check of the amounts of arrears due to the teaching and non-teaching staff of all Aided Schools and Colleges including those under Private Management.
  • Pre Check of pay fixation statements in the Revised U G C Scales of 1986 and also under the Career Advancement Scheme and check of amount of arrears due to teaching staff of Private Aided Degree Colleges.
  • Pre - Check of correctness of the pay fixations of teaching and non-teaching staff working in Andhra Pradesh Social Welfare residential educational Institutions Society.
  • Issue of Utilisation Certificates after countersigning them in respect of the grants released to Local Bodies by the State and Central Governments and its Agencies.