Anthony Lianzuala on 1 May 2017 took over as the Controller General of Accounts (CGA), Department of Expenditure, Union Ministry of Finance, in New Delhi. Lianzuala, a 1982-batch Indian Civil Accounts Service (ICAS) Officer, is the first person from the North-Eastern Region to hold the position. Lianzuala is a graduate from the Hindu College of Delhi University. He holds vast and rich experience in the government both at the Centre and the State levels.
He worked at higher positions in the Central Board of Direct Taxes(CBDT), Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Rural Development. He was the first Director of Training Institute in the Field of Public Financial Management and Accounting in the North-East named INGAF-NER, based in Aizawl, Mizoram. He is highly credited for his IT initiatives in the North-Eastern Region.
Anthony Lianzuala was instrumental in computerising the functions of the State Treasuries of Mizoram. He has also served in Mizoram as Secretary in various departments including Agricultural Marketing, Border Trade and Relief & Rehabilitation. The Controller General of Accounts is the Principal Advisor on accounting matters to the Union Government. He/She is responsible for establishing and managing a technically sound Management Accounting System. He/She is responsible for preparation and submission of the accounts of the Union Government. He/She is responsible for exchequer control and internal audits.