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Department of Expenditure Ministry of Finance takes various initiatives to promote use of mobile banking/e-banking technology for cashless transactions and e-payments in Central Government Ministries/Departments; Redresses 4475 out of 4508 grievances successfully under CPGRAMS;

News and Press Release - Dated:- 4-1-2017 - Takes various steps during the Current Financial Year 2016-17 to simplify and strengthen the Public Financial Management System (PFMS); Focuses on the development of 2nd version of the Generic Internal Audit Manual in association with the Institute of the Internal Auditors (IIA) India w.e.f. November, 2016; Has started Implementation of e-Office in a Mission Mode Project among others. Year End Review - 2016 Department of Expenditure Following are the m .....

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g an efficient fund flow system as well as a Payment cum Accounting network. PFMS provides various stakeholders with a real time, reliable and meaningful Management Information System and an effective Decision Support System (DSS), as part of the Digital India initiative of GoI. The biggest strength of PFMS is its integration with the banking network in the country. As a result, PFMS has the unique capability to push online payments to almost any beneficiary/vendor having account in any bank acr .....

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r to abide by the directions to implement Just-in-Time releases and monitor the end usage of funds, an action plan for universal roll-out of PFMS for Central Government schemes has been approved which inter alia includes mandatory registration of all Implementing Agencies on PFMS and mandatory use of Expenditure Advance and Transfer(EAT)module of PFMSW by all IAs. Achievements under PFMS: PFMS has been fully implemented at the Central Government level for all Plan and Non Plan Scheme releases fr .....

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ents have been made for 26.52 crore transactions amounting ₹ 33417.36 crores for 37 schemes (till 30th November 2016 in 2016-17). Total State DBT payments have been made for 2.88 crore transaction amounting ₹ 4363.28 crores for 27 schemes (till 30th November 2016 in 2016-17). Total UT DBT payments have been made for 2.98 crore transaction amounting ₹ 52.10 crores for 30 schemes (till 30th November 2016 in 2016-17). Pan-India roll out of MNREGS payments for Bank Account holders .....

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2016 and this is a great step towards Hon ble PM s Digital India Initiative. It facilitates online receipt of Non Tax Receipts for GoI Departments/Ministries. 24,277 credits have been received for ₹ 77565.53 crores upto 30.11.2016. One stop Government e -Market place (GeM) which facilitates online procurement of common use Goods and Services required by various Govt. Departments/organizations/PSUs is integrated with PFMS for facilitating the e-payment of bills received online through GeM .....

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ssociated with the internal audit functions but also facilitates the entire process by providing audit process, templates and guidelines. The work of development of 2nd version of the Generic Internal Audit Manual in association with the Institute of the Internal Auditors (IIA) India has also been commenced in November, 2016. The revised Generic Internal Audit Manual will be developed as per International Professional Practices Framework (IPPF). The revised version will also include recommendati .....

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ng approach. Risk Based Audit in selected Ministries is being conducted on pilot basis. The organization is also focusing on the use of Computer Assisted Audit Tools for more transparency and accountability. Electronic Risk Assessment Software (e RAS), a diagnostic tool for internal audit has been developed in collaboration with NIC. This diagnostic tool [e RAS] is not only helpful to the audit in planning, sampling and conducting the audit efficiently but it is also helpful to the management / .....

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mance reports of the different Ministries/Departments are analyzed and summarized by the Internal Audit Division for the purposes of brevity and ease of presentation. The outcome of Internal Audit through recoveries effected in pursuance to the observations of the Internal Audit is also included to reflect the impact of Internal Audit. The Annual Review for the year 2015-16 of Internal Audit conducted by the field units of the organization in the Civil Ministries/Departments have been submitted .....

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e 2651.09 6. Irregular Purchase 115.39 7. Cases of non-adjustment of Advances 424.47 8. Blocking of Govt. money 6185.98 9. Non-accountal of costly stores/Govt. money 44.18 10. Any other items of Special nature 21021.74 Total 85392.20 The committee constituted by the organization to examine the draft Gender Audit Guidelines as circulated by the Ministry of Women & Child Development so as to recommend the framework / roadmap for the conduct of Gender Audit of Schemes of the Government of India .....

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tudy Team have been submitted to Ministry of Finance. A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Office of Controller General of Accounts and Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA)-India. The MOU is made at New Delhi on the 14th day of September, 2016. The MoU is an expression of convergence between the Office of CGA and IIA-India to establish cooperative processes within their areas of competence on the following:- a) Sharing information and best practices, including those relate .....

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in the field of professional education and training with the aim to have qualified internal auditors in civil ministries of Government of India.; e) Developing proposals on making improvements to internal audit activities in Government institutions and organizations, including the process of encouraging internal auditors to attain recognized professional qualifications; f) Exchanging experience in the field of audit methodology, including application of the international standards for the profe .....

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ial drive for the clearance of the 1.18 lakh outstanding internal audit paras. The organization has put in place a monthly monitoring system for clearance of these outstanding internal audit paras. The Ministry of Finance has been requested to consider issuing an Advisory to all civil ministries/departments to include settlement of Internal Audit Paras as a Part of the mandate of the Standing Audit Committees (SACs) constituted by Ministries/Departments to strengthen the effective of Internal Au .....

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t are as under: 1. Bhavishya Portal: - This Department along with the attached/subordinate offices have started the processing of pension cases though the Bhavishya Portal. 2. PGRAMS: The Centralized Public Grievances Redressal and Monitoring System (CPGRAMS) has been effectively implemented in this Department and a total number of 4475 out of 4508 grievances have been successfully redressed/disposed off so far. Further, Department of Expenditure has been selected for issue of Certificate of Rec .....

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n 28.11.2016 on us of Mobile banking/ E-Banking for the staff/officials of the Ministry of Finance in which representatives of SBI, PNB and RBI gave presentations regarding use of mobile banking/e-banking technology for cashless transactions. The said workshop was attended by the Minister of Finance along with the officers /staff of all the Departments of Ministry of Finance. 5. Implementation of e-Office This Department has started the implementation of e-Office, a Mission Mode Project in a pha .....

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the officials, now all Ministries/Departments are on board the APMS portal. In view of this, it has now been decided to dispense with the requirement of submission of hard copies of ATNs to the Lok Sabha Secretariat (PAC Branch). Another centralized computerized online monitoring system to check the status of the preparation and submission of the Explanatory Notes at every stage by various Ministries/ Departments has been developed & operationalized in consultation with the Office of Comptro .....

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Chief Adviser Cost out of which 52 reports were completed during the year 2016 (up to 30th Nov.2016). The studies completed during the year varied widely in nature and may be broadly categorized under the following heads: (i) System Study Fixation of Common Hourly Rates and Overhead percentages in respect of Government of India Presses at Mysore Temple Street, Kolkata, Minto Road-Delhi, Nilokheri, Aligarh, Koratty-Kerala , Rashtrapati Bhawan, Chandigarh and Nasik for various years. Fixation of .....

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Note Press (CNP) at Nashik to RBI during the year 2011-12 & 2012-13. Fixation of fair price of Notes supplied by BNP, Dewas and supplied to RBI during the year 2011-12 & 2012-13. Fixation of fair Price of Opium Procurement for the year 2016-17 Fixation of Fair Price of Bed durries supplied by WDO during Year 2010-11. Fixation of Fair Price of Barrack Blankets supplied by WDO during Year 2010-11 Fixation of Fair Price of Coins supplied by India Govt. Mints at NOIDA, Kolkata, Hyderabad &a .....

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Saheli manufactured by M/s HLL Life Care Ltd. (iii) Fixation of service charges for the services rendered by a Govt. Department/Agency on behalf of the other a) Vetting of claims under Market Intervention Scheme (MIS) for Procurement of C Grade Apples in Himachal Pradesh for the 2014 season. (iv) Determination of subsidy a) Vetting of claims of NAFED for Price Support Scheme(PSS) for Pulses ( Urad) Kharif 2011 b) Vetting of Cost incurred on Socio Economic and Caste Census 2011 project by BEL, E .....

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use Complex for the year 2014-15. (v) User Charges a) Review of User Charges of Central Board of Film Certification. b) Fee and user charges in respect of Indian Grain Storage Management and Research Institute (IGMRI), Hapur, (U.P). c) Review of User Charges of Indian Institute of Legal Metrology (IILM), Ranchi. d) Fee and User Charges in respect of National Institute of Siddha, Chennai. e) Revision of Storage Charges payable by FCI to CWC for the year 2013-14. f) Revision of special party rates .....

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nment Employees on 19th November 16. The Cabinet approved the proposal for implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC on pay, pension and related issues in the meeting held on 29.06.2016. Based on the decisions of the Government, the Resolution and the Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 have been issued on 25.07.2016. The arrears on account of implementation of 7th CPC recommendation have been paid in the year 2016-17. Fiscal Status of States: As recommended by Fourteenth Finance .....

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any given year to the States subject to the States maintaining the debt-GSDP ratio within 25% and interest payments-revenue receipts ratio within 10% in the previous year. However, the flexibility in availing the additional fiscal deficit will be available to State if there is no revenue deficit in the year in which borrowing limits are to be fixed and in the immediate preceding year. Additional Borrowings Limit of ₹ 10918 crore has been allowed to six states in 2016-17 on this account. Th .....

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owings by the States. Till now, the States were required to obtain quarterly consent from the Central Government for raising OMBs within their Net Borrowing Ceiling (NBC). The Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO): It was established w.e.f. 1st Jan, 1990 for Payment and Accounting of Central (Civil) Pensioners and Pension to Freedom Fighters etc. Achievements/ Initiatives The primary function of CPAO is to issue SSAs to the CPPCs of Banks in fresh and revision of pension cases. In 2015-16 hig .....

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f digitally signed e-Revision Authority from Central Pension Accounting Office (CPAO) which was started as pilot in 4 Banks i.e. SBI, CPPC, Chandni Chowk, PNB, Bank of Baroda and Canara Bank has now been rolled out in 23 banks resulting in saving of time and operational cost and improvement in efficiency. To make Digital India Mission of the Government successful, the pensioners have been made aware of the benefits of Aadhaar seeding in their accounts. Consequently, a considerable number of pens .....

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scrolls to CPAO to enable monitoring of the same. This year to avoid the hardship to pensioners in interacting with bank branches due to demonetization, the last date of submission of Life Certificate has been extended to 15th Jan 2017. As a step towards making pensioner better informed and empowered, facility of informing pensioner through SMS of receipt of fresh Pension Payment Order/Revision Cases from the PAO at CPAO and sending Pension Payment Order (Special Seal Authority) to banks for arr .....

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website, e-mail, letters or personal visit. The queries and grievances of pensioners are attended on highest priority by qualified personnel. In 2015-16; total 59,902 grievances received & settled whereas in 2016-17, till Nov, 2016 total 52,125 grievances have been received & settled. Link to Jeevan Pramaan Portal has been provided on CPAO website to enable pensioners to use facility of Digital Life Certificate. For retiring employees, a link has been established with Bhavishya Portal of .....

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their SSAs issued to the banks. This facility ensures digital presence and availability of records for pensioner. All Banks have confirmed payment of revision pension & arrears of Pension for 7th CPC for about 9.10 Lakhs pensioners. CPAO is also compiling the information separately based upon the e-scrolls received from banks. CPAO conducted internal audit of 30 units during 2015-16 which exceeded the previous three years total combined number of audits. The total 414 pending internal audit .....

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