CHANDIGARH, MARCH 15
All treasury offices in Haryana will soon be developed as Cyber Treasuries, their entire system would be made online and treasury offices will be made paperless so as to further enhance their efficiency and facilitate the people.
This was stated by Principal Secretary Finance Mr. Sanjeev Kaushal after inaugurating the first ‘model treasury’ of Haryana here today.
Mr. Kaushal said that Haryana is the first state in the country where electronic payment system has been implemented in treasury operation. He said that in future, the online budget system would be improved in coordination with all the departments in the state.
He said that it would be the endeavour of Haryana Finance Department to make the Treasuries not only paperless, but also presenceless as efforts would be made to facilitate the people in getting their work done while being at home and no one need to visit them for various works. While describing it as a big challenge, he hoped that it would be achieved within a year. Online system would also help in taking precise and correct decisions while preparing policies and there would be least chance of committing mistakes. He said after being online, undoubtedly the working of the department would be in back-end but the work load of the department would increase and the efficiency too would enhance.
He said that the model treasury inaugurated today is air-conditioned and is equipped with public-friendly facilities, where separate pension counter has been set up for retired employees and other counters to accept bills of different departments. Apart from this, the officers in the treasury have separate counters. He said that with a view to enhance the accountability of the officials, CCTV cameras have been installed.
Those present on this occasion included Director Finance Department Mr. Harinder Kumar, Joint Director Mr. S.K. Sharma and other officers of Haryana Treasury.