The computerization of entire treasury offices in Punjab ensuring all Government Payments online proved a grand success with Punjab becoming first successful state in the country to disburse more than Rs. 12574 crore to more than 26 lakh beneficiaries in first six months by online system.
Disclosing this here today Parminder Singh Dhindsa, Finance Minister, Punjab said that crediting online payments was successfully running in the whole state. He said that through this system of e-payments to various departments, authorities besides salaries of government officials/employees, Punjab has credited Rs. 12574 crore 92 lacs and 39702 in just six months. He said that Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) has been monitoring the system of online payments from its inception on 1st April, 2013 and Punjab has become the country's first state to start this programme. He said that all government payments from 1st April, 2013 were being deposited directly in the bank accounts of concerned departments and authorities. He said 26 lakh 85359 people were directly benefitted with this scheme.The Finance Minister further said that E-Payment system was implemented in all Government Offices/Departments, whose transactions were done through treasury offices. He said that 21 Treasury Offices in the state has implemented the E-payment system while besides these offices all 71 sub treasuries were running this system in the state.