The computerisation of the entire treasury offices in Punjab ensuring all government payments online proved a grand success with Punjab becoming the first successful state in the country to disburse more than Rs 7,281 crore to more than 14 lakh beneficiaries in first quarter by online system.
Announcing this here on Tuesday, deputy commissioner Arshdeep Singh Thind said crediting online payments was successfully running in the state. "Through this recently implemented system of online payments to various departments, authorities besides salaries of government officials/employees, Moga district has credited Rs 101.98 crore in a short span of three months," he said.
Thind said the Integrated Financial Management System had been monitoring the system of online payments from its inception on April 1 and Punjab had become the country's first state to start this programme. He said all government payments from April 1 were being deposited directly into the bank accounts of departments and authorities concerned. He said that in Moga district, 33,634 people had directly benefited from this scheme.
The deputy commissioner said that in Moga treasury the total amount disbursed is Rs 70.17 crore and the number of beneficiaries is 22,345. "In Baghapurana treasury, the total amount disbursed is Rs 12.63 crore and the number of beneficiaries is 4,728. In Dharamkot, Rs 10.25 crore was disbursed to 3,662 beneficiaries. Similarly, in Nihal Singh Wala, the total amount disbursed is Rs 8.92 crore and the number of beneficiaries is 2,899," the DC added.
He said the e-payment system was implemented in all government offices whose transactions were done through treasury offices. Thind said that from July 1, Punjab had set a new milestone by starting the entire work online, which would prove a major step to ensure paperless administration in releasing funds to various departments in the entire state. "No physical files would be required to be submitted now," the DC added.