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The Secretary of the Ministry is the Chief Accounting Authority of the Ministry. As Chief Accounting Authority he performs his duties with the assistance of a Financial Adviser and Controller of Accounts.

The Accounting Organisation of the Ministry of Labour & Employment is headed by Controller of Accounts. He performs duties with the assistance of a Dy. Controller of Accounts, 7 Pay And Accounts Offices and a Principal Accounts Office. Out of 7 PAOs, 3 PAOs i.e. PAO, DGET-I; PAO, CLC and PAO, Main Secretariat are located in Delhi and 4 PAOs i.e. PAO, DGMS; PAO, DGET-II; PAO DGFASLI; and PAO, Labour Bureau are located at Dhanbad, Chennai, Mumbai & Chandigarh respectively.

These PAOs make payments on behalf of different divisions of the Ministry against the bill presented to them by non-cheque drawing DDOs after pre-check.
There is an Internal Audit Wing consisting of 2 Sr.A.Os supervised by Dy CA under the overall charge of Controller of Accounts.
Besides Accounts and Internal Audit Wing, the Budget division, IWSU and Cash Branch of the Ministry also report to the Controller of Accounts.