Consequent upon departmentalisation of Postal Accounts from 1
April1976, the need for bringing out a comprehensive manual to serve as a guide forPostal Accounting work has been keenly felt.The Postal Accounts Manual since brought out contains the detailedprinciples and instructions, mainly of a procedural nature, regarding upkeep andsubmission of many accounts returns and checks to be exercised on varioustransactions of the Department of Posts. It provides the guidelines to the CirclePostal Accounts Offices in carrying out their day-to-day functions.This manual consists of two volumes dealing with the following items of work: -Volume I – General, Postal Accounts, Funds, Pension and InternalchecksVolume II – Agency FunctionsThis is the first edition of the Postal Accounts Manual Volume I in dig-let form and it supersedes the corresponding provisions laid down in P&TAccounts Manual Volume I and Volume II and Postal Accounts Manual Vol. I(Provisional & Cyclostyled issue). The checks prescribed in the P&T AuditManual Volume I to the extent they are applicable to the Postal transactionshave also been incorporated in this volume.Errors and omissions, if any, may be brought to the notice of theDirector General Postal Services (CMR cell). Amendments to this Manual willbe issued by the Director General Postal Services (CMR Cell) to whom allsuggestions for additions and alterations should be addressed with the PostalAccounts Wing of the Directorate.New Delhi I.M.G.KHANSecretary
Department of Posts Director General, Postal Services.