New Delhi: A group of probationers of the Indian Defence Accounts Service on Tuesday called on President Pranab Mukherjee here.
Speaking on the occasion, the President extended congratulations to the 2014 and 2015 batch officers for having cleared the civil services examination which has been recognised as one of the toughest competitive examinations.
He welcomed the probationers to government service and assured them that there would be no dearth of challenges and opportunities in their career ahead.
The President said the service they were joining was the core of the Defence Accounts Department, which was until 1951 known as the Military Accounts Department.
The department renders finance related services and is mandated with the task of ensuring financial propriety and accountability in the defence ministry.
Mukherjee said the department has the crucial responsibility of guaranteeing financial propriety, probity and integrity in all transactions.