Govt seeks monthly reports on delay in bill processing
Jammu, Dec 4:Emphasizing for devising an effective mechanism to track the timeline of bills
from preparation to presentation in treasuries, Financial Commissioner Finance,
Dr. Arun Kumar Mehta, Wednesday directed the Treasury Officers to submit
monthly reports regarding any undue delay in bill processing by the concerned
Mehta was speaking in a meeting convened to review the
functioning of Treasuries across J&K which was attended by Director General
Accounts &Treasuries, M.Y Pandit; Director A&T Jammu, Iftikhar Ahmad
Chauhan and all the Treasury Officers of Jammu division. Director A&T
Kashmir, Azad Wani and Treasury Officers of Kashmir division participated in
the meeting through video conferencing.
Mehta complimented the officers for clearing the genuine
bills within 24 hours and asked them to continue working with the same people friendly
He emphasised on maintaining financial discipline and
underscored the need for inculcating it in daily business to make the process
smooth and people-oriented.
The Financial Commissioner asked the officers to ensure that
all the long pending audit paras raised by the Accountant General’s office
should be replied within a month’s time.
The FC, while taking stock of issues and concerns of the
employees, directed the concerned officers to conduct the DPC of sub-ordinate
staff within a fortnight.
Mehta directed for creating 10 model treasury offices in
J&K which would be equipped with all requisite facilities so that they
could be replicated in other similar offices.
He stressed on creating clean and hygienic ambience besides
improving the aesthetics in all the treasury offices across J&K as this
creates a positive environment to work in.
Earlier, Director A&T informed the meeting that J&K
is having 121 treasuries including 28 district treasuries, sub-treasuries and
mufassil treasuries. Enumerating the audit paras treasury wise, he informed
that 417 audit paras are pending in Kashmir and 197 in Jammu division. He said
that replying of audit paras is a continuous process and treasury officers have
been directed to clear the backlog of these audit paras within a month’s time.
He further informed that besides clearing the bills
presented by the 6,309 DDOs, treasuries also aids in releasing pension in
favour of 1,85,911 retired employees. He apprised the meeting that monthly
remittances in favour of 1,12,904 New Pension System (NPS) employees have been
uploaded for the month of October, 2019 amounting Rs 76.99 crore.