Information Technology has become a strategic resource to Government Accounting with the support of National Informatics Centre (NIC) which is the nodal agency for providing software support to computerize several functions in various Ministries & Departments of the Government of India. The Office of the Controller General of Accounts has been taking NIC's support since 1978 for adapting Information Technology to support Government accounting functions. Several applications have been developed in the last two decades for computerization of accounting processes at various levels of accounting units of Government of India, viz. Pay and Accounts Offices, Principal Accounts Office (CCAs/CAs), Controller General of Accounts.
Accounts Informatics Division, NIC has been actively working for the computerisation in the office of the CGA and the various Accounting Units located at various Ministries/Departments. Several applications have been developed and implemented during the last fifteen years.