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Accountants Service Division

All administrative affairs of Sri Lanka Accountants’ Service are handled by the Ministry of Public Administration and Management.

Sri Lanka Accountants’ Service, which has been established under the provisions of the Gazette Extra Ordinary of Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka No. 1670/33 dated 10th September 2010, one of the All Island Services.

With a view to ensure the accountability and responsibility maintaining the transparency of financial management at the maximum level, all the policies stipulated by the Cabinet of Ministers and Public Service Commission in relation to the Sri Lanka Accountants’ Service are implemented by Sri Lanka Accountants’ Service Division with the approval of the Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration and Management in order to create a competent professional with inherent initiatives.

Objective

To create a competent professional with inherent initiatives in order to ensure the accountability and responsibility maintaining the transparency of financial management at the maximum level

Background

According to the historical evidences, Sri Lanka Accountants’ Service has been established in 1946 according to the necessity for establishing accounting methods as the scope of the subject and activities relating to advance accounts have been increased during second world war. Then the service has reached the present situation facing various changes in its evolution.

Main functions of the Accountants’ Service Division

  1. Recruitment
  2. Confirmation of service
  3. Making transfers
  4. Forwarding the certificates to the Department of Examinations and Universities for verification of results.
  5. Conducting Efficiency Bar Examinations
  6. Making recommendations to the Public Service Commission with regard promotions.
  7. Making relevant recommendations to Public Service Commission with regard to act in a certain post.
  8. Granting approval for leave to be spent out of the Island
  9. Service extensions and sending on retirement
  10. Management of Seniority list
  11. Management of vacancy list
  12. Making recommendations to Public Service Commission and the Cabinet of Ministers with regard to policy decisions of Sri Lanka Accountants’ Service.
  13. Disciplinary matters

 

1. Recruitments

  • Identifying the vacancies based on the post and post
  • Obtaining the approval of the Department of Management Services
  • Publishing Gazette Notifications for recruitment of officers on open. Limited stream
  • Conducting examinations for selecting by the Department of Examinations
  • Verification of qualifications of applicants through interviews
  • Obtaining approval of the Public Service Commission

2. Confirmations of service

  • Two certified copies of the annual review report as per Appendix 05 of Procedural Rules
  • Two certified copies of certificate obtained at the induction training of S.L.Ac.S.
  • Certified copy of the medical certificate (Only for open and direct recruitments)
  • Recommendation of the relevant Secretary
  • Certified copies of the results sheets of Efficiency Bar Examinations
  • Certified copies of the documents to the effect that the officer has passed or exempted from the requirement of acquiring language proficiency.
  • General 278 Oath
  • General 160 Service Agreement
  • Letter of duty assumption

3. Making transfers

  • Implementing the annual transfer policy
  • Making transfers on exigency of service

4. Forwarding the certificates to the Department of Examinations and Universities for verification of results

  • Certified copies of the educational qualifications
  • Recommendation of the Head of the Department

5. Conducting Efficiency Bar Examinations

  • Conducting Efficiency Bar examination by the Department of Examinations
  • Issuing the results of Efficiency bar examinations

6 . Making recommendations to the Public Service Commission with regard promotions

  • The application correctly filled and the annexes relevant to the same
  • Recommendation of the Head of the Department and the relevant Secretary

7. Making relevant recommendations to Public Service Commission with regard to act in a certain post

  • The relevant format and the annex relevant to the same
  • Recommendations of the Head of the Department and the relevant Secretary

8. Granting approval for leave to be spent out of the Island

  • The Form General 126 duly filled (2 copies)
  • Recommendation of the Heads of the Department
  • Recommendation of the relevant Secretary

9. Retirement

  • Application duly filled
  • Letter of confirmation of service
  • Request of the relevant officer
  • Recommendations of the Heads of the Department and the relevant Secretary
  • Making recommendations to the Public Service Commission

10. Management of the seniority list

  • Special Grade, Grade I, Grade II, Grade III

11. Management of vacancy list

  • Special Grade, Grade I, Grade II, Grade III

12. Making recommendations to Public Service Commission and the Cabinet of Ministers with regard to policy decisions of Sri Lanka Accountants’ Service

13. Disciplinary matters

Coordination among the Department/Ministry, Disciplinary officers and Public Service Commission with regard to the disciplinary matters

 

Approved number of officers in Accountants’ Service at present and the number of officers engaged in service

Approved number of officers

Number of officers at present

Central government

Provincial Public Service

Special Grade - 37

Grade I          - 321

Grade II/III    - 971

Special Grade  - 31

Grade I           - 321

Grade II/III     - 971

Special Grade - 09

Grade I          - 80

Grade II/III    - 418

 

Service Minute and relevant circulars

Existing service minute

 

Contact Details

Mrs. R.K.G.D.K. Wijesinghe
Director
Tel : +94 11 2698672 (Extension– 280)
Fax : +94 11 2698672
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Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 August 2017 10:34  

Last Update: 15-11-2017.
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