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Indian Post & Telecommunication Accounts and Finance Service (IP&TAFS)

The IP&TASFS was formed in the year of 1972 and the first batch was recruited in 1974. It is one of the Group a Central Civil Service of India. The cadre controlling authority for  IP&TASFS is Member Finance, Telecom Commission of India. The selected candidates' go through a number of training sessions in different institutes. Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration at Missouri: 4 month foundation course. National Institute of Financial Management at Faridabad: one year course in Financial Management. Advance Level Telecom Training Center at Ghaziabad: 10 month advanced training.
  • Cadre size: 225 posts (direct recruitment – 50%, promotion - 50%).

Functions of the Officers

  • Manned posts in the Departments of Telecom and Posts, the TRAI and a number of PSUs under the Communications Ministry, such as like TCH, ITT and VSNL.
  • Finance posts in the largest PSUs in the country, i.e., the BSNL and MTNL
  • Budgetary control, finance advice in the management of projects and internal audit.

Service Hierarchy

Grade

Pay scales

Designation in HQs / Office of Controller of Communication Accounts

Designation in field units of DOT

Designation in the Department of Posts

Junior time scale

8000-275-13500

Assistant chief accounts officer

Assistant chief accounts officer

Assistant chief accounts officer

Senior time scale

10000-325-15200

Assistant director general / deputy controller of communication accounts

Chief accounts officer

Asstt. Director general / chief accounts officer/deputy director of Accounts (P)

Junior administrative grade

12000-375-16500

Director /joint controller of communication accounts

Deputy general manager

Director / Director of accounts postal

Selection grade JAG (NFSG)

14300-400-18300

Director / joint controller of communication accounts

Deputy general manager

Director / Director of accounts postal

Senior administrative grade

18400-500-22400

Deputy director general / controller of communication accounts

General manager

Deputy director general

Higher administrative grade-II

22400-525-24000

Sr. deputy director general

Principal general manager

NA

Higher administrative grade-I

22400-600-26000

Advisor (Finance)

NA

NA