Madhya Pradesh government makes 99 per cent e-payment
BHOPAL: As many as 99 per cent government payments are
being made electronically in Madhya Pradesh, which is pioneer in the use of
information technology in governance and public services delivery. Side by side
e-payment, Madhya Pradesh has also made considerable progress in
e-transactions. The Central Government has placed Madhya Pradesh next only to
Gujarat in Electronic Aggregation and Analyser Layer (e-TAAL) portal launched to
assess e-transactions in the country.
So far, 5.90 crore electronic transactions have been
made through e-transaction system launched in the state in year 2009. Database
of about 5 lakh employees is being maintained in Madhya Pradesh. All payments
to government servants in the state are being made electronically apart from 75
lakh vendors including contractors, suppliers and non-government persons. So
far, 13.75 lakh cheques have been paid electronically, which is 99 per cent of
total payments. Through them, payment of Rs 40,000 crore has been made.
All four banks associated with government treasuries –
State Bank of India, Union Bank, Central Bank and Allahabad Bank are making
e-payments. All treasuries and sub-treasuries are also making e-payments.
Madhya Pradesh has been conferred SKOCH Award for outstanding e-payment works.
Every sort of problem has ended and work has become
easier with introduction of e-payment facility. Earlier, drawing and disbursing
officers used to obtain cheques from treasury officer and send the same with
attached lists to banks on basis of which payment was made. Now, e-payment is
made in concerning bank account and information about it is given through SMS.
Popularity of cyber treasury in Madhya Pradesh has
increased rapidly. In year 2007, when it was launched, only Rs 16 crore was
deposited through 24,477 transactions. Now the number of transactions has gone
up to 25,77,903 in year 2013-14 through which an amount of Rs 14,233 crore was
Online real time deposit facility has been provided in
the state. With this the challan number of cyber treasury is made instantly available
to those depositing government tax or fee online. They are not required to wait
for two days for confirmation. The depositor can have a print of treasury
challan number and challan sitting at home. The print out can be submitted as
challan to concerning departmental officer immediately. Besides, the depositor
gets the prescribed service within no time. The most important feature of this
facility is that cyber treasury has been linked to common e-challan. Following
this public facilitation centres like MPOnline kiosk can be linked to cyber
treasury. The depositor may deposit the amount at any kiosk