All treasuries & sub-treasuries on online mode, digitisation of pension records in the pipeline: Ajit

Imphal, 26th April, 2018(DIPR): All 18 (eighteen) Treasuries and Sub-Treasuries in Manipur are equipped with online mode giving easy and quick access. This will facilitate real time monitoring of expenditure. This was stated by Director of Treasuries & Accounts, Shri Ch. Ajit Singh while interacting with media persons as a part of the ongoing series of press conferences which are being held at DIPR Office complex at Moirangkhom in Imphal, highlighting developmental activities taken up by various departments in the state.

Shri Ajit Singh said, 11(eleven) District Treasuries and 7(seven) Sub-Treasuries which are fully functional in the state have also been converted to Banking Treasuries. He said, Government Payments including payment of salaries and personal entitlements to employees, vendor payments, payment of pension to pensioners/family pensioners have been done through treasuries and sub-treasuries. Receipts from various States’ own tax and non-tax resources including receipts from sale of stamps (Judicial & Non-Judicial) have also been done by the department. Regarding accounts, Shri Ajit Singh said, monthly civil accounts are compiled by the respective Treasury Offices and are furnished to the office of the Accountant General (AG), Manipur.

On digitization of Pension records, the Director said that request for proposal for selection of firm in connection with digitization of pension has been published on e-tender website. The finalization of selection of the firm for the same is in process. Admitting that infrastructures of some of the treasuries & sub-treasuries are poor, he said, construction of Thoubal Treasury and Kakching Sub-Treasury are in full swing and it will be completed within this year. On Public Financial Management System (PFMS) & Direct Benefit Transfer, he said, PFMS has been implemented in the state and StateProject Management Unit (SPMU) has been set up and opened at the Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts.  A total number of 2535 agencies under the State Government which are implementing CSS have been configured by the SPMU till date. He further stated that the total number of agencies in the state that have been registered on PFMS has reached almost 10,000 and all State Government Nodal departments have completed the registration process. 24,641 DBT transactions have been made through the PFMS platform till date.

Replying queries on updating photos of pensioners, Treasury Officer of Imphal West, K. Rinita Devi said, updating photos of each pensioner has been carried out twice in a year. She said, updating photos has also been carried out by sending officials to the households if the pensioner cannot come to the treasury. Deputy Director of the department, Ksh. Imokanta Singh said, National Pension System (NPS) was implemented mandatorily for all State Government regular employees joining services on or after 1st January, 2005. The total number of NPS subscribers as on 29th January, 2018 is 34,169. The implementation of NPS shall significantly reduce the burden on the State exchequer in future.

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