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History 

Consequent on restructuring of the Indian Audit & Accounts Department, the office of the Accountant General (Accounts & Entitlement)-II Maharashtra, Nagpur, came into its present form w.e.f. 1-3-1984.

This office is in possession of one of the finest examples of British architecture erected in the year 1899. This single storey building (East-West 8273 sq.ft) was used as ‘Treasury building’ in pre independence era. This building was to accommodate 5 gazetted officers, 5 Superintendents, 60 Clerks and 15 manials. 

When the Berar office and the Audit of Forest Accounts were transferred to the A.G. Office, an extension to this building, a double storey building (North-South 9461 sq ft), was constructed in the year 1905. This building was to accommodate one Gazetted Officer, 3 Superintendents, 46 Clerks and 14 manials.

After independence these buildings were allotted to C&AG of India to house its office of the Sr. Deputy Accountant General for C.P.& Berar Province. Since then these buildings are under the possession of Indian Audit &Accounts Department.

Building Image

Sr. DAG, the Head of the Office, was sitting in the room situated at the extreme west of the single storey building. Although there is no official record to prove but it is learnt from the retired officials that Sir C.V. Raman, Nobel Laureate, who was a member of the Federal Financial Services in his time, probably during the years 1909-1910 was sitting in the room just opposite to Sr. DAG’ room in this building.

These buildings are built in bricks and lime mortar and have very thick walls (probably 14 inches). Shahabad stone flooring and wooden staircase with wooden railings is still intact. Single storey building has verandah around it with sand stone flooring and wooden pillars. The rooms on the west side were the original record rooms, where metal racks were put for storage of records. Even the mezzanine floor area, built on wooden planks, is intact and in working condition. The false ceiling of the single storey building has decorative geometrical woodwork which is totally intact. High ceiling, skylights, arched cupboards and tiled roofing is the special feature of these buildings.