Before 1971, the training of IDAS Probationers was conducted under the aegis of erstwhile CDA (Southern Command) Pune. With the 1971 batch the training shifted to erstwhile CDA (Western Command).
A dedicated training institute- National Institute of Management Accounts (NIMA) was set up at Meerut in July, 1978 for training the probationers of Indian Defense Accounts Services (IDAS) and Indian Civil Accounts Services (ICAS). NIMA, Meerut was also interested with the responsibility of conducting courses for middle and senior level officers of IDAS ad ICAS. NIMA was conducting courses for other sister Civil Services, Accounts Officers and Section Officers of the department.
While the ICAS moved out of NIMA after the training received by the 1983 batch of officers, Indian Defense Estates Service (IDES) began the training of their probationers at NIMA, from the 1984 batch. The practice continued till 1992 batch.
Starting with the 1993 training batch, the training of IDAS probationers shifted to the Regional Training Center (RTC), Pune under erstwhile Controller of Defense Accounts (o). While training of IDAS probationers from 1993 training batch onwards shifted from Meerut to RTC, Pune for the departmental training; CDA(Training) itself shifted from Meerut to Pune in 2004 and was rechristened as National Institute of Defense Finance Management (NIFM) and then renamed as National Academy of Defense Financial Management (NADFM).
The Regional Traininig Center (RTC), Pune started functioning from 3rd April 1991. Initially it was functioning in one of the rooms of PCDA (O). In February, 1996 RTC, Pune moved to a new building. RTC, Pune imparts orientation/Refresher Training as well as Computer training to Group ‘B’ officers and staff of Defense Accounts Department of the Western Region.
The Defence Accounts Department is committed to render efficient, correct and prompt accounting, payment and financial services leading to customer satisfaction. It is also committed to render efficient audit services to ensure public accountability.
We strive to achieve excellence and professionalism in accounting and financial services and in performing audit functions.