KOHIMA, May 22: State Chief Minister, T.R Zeliang today the 22nd May 2015 inaugurated the Pilot Phase of Treasury Computerization at the Central Treasury, Kohima. Speaking on the occasion the Chief Minister said that the flagging off of the project signals the beginning of a computerized and online environment for the financial activities of the State. He said that once the computerization of the State’s Treasuries is completed there will be immediate clarity, accuracy and transparency. A much prized benefit will be the huge advantage that will come in the areas of monitoring of expenditure and generation of reports and key data that will help enhance the quality of financial administration of the State Government, the Chief Minister said. He also added that it would improve the quality of compilation of the State’s accounts by the Accountant General.

The Chief Minister said that migrating to a fully online system of transaction and payments which is an initiative being spearheaded by the Reserve Bank of India should be appreciated form a bigger and more important perspective and background. Eventually, our goal is of a cashless and paperless environment and the ultimate goals are speed, accuracy, convenience and reduced interface between the departments and the public, the Chief Minister added.

The Chief Minister appreciated the NIC team of Manipur, officers of the Finance department, the Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts and WIPRO Consultancy Services for their efforts and further urged them to keep up the pace and work hard to fully put the new system in place.

Principal Secretary, Temjen Toy in his speech said that the project has been funded under the Mission Mode project of Treasury Computerization (MMP-TC) under the umbrella of the National e-Governance Plan (NeGP) of the Government of India. The agreement with the Project Consultants Ms. WIPRO was signed on 29th March 2012, and the first meeting of the project took place on 14th May 2012. He said that the Government of India has so far released an amount of Rs. 189 Lakhs for the project.

Temjen Toy commended the officers of Budget Branch and the Directorate of Treasuries involved in the codification of budget heads. He also appreciated the contribution of the Project Consultants Ms. WIPRO for bringing in their expertise from their earlier experience in projects executed in other States.

Welcome speech was given by OSD (General), Finance Department, V. Kezo, Director, Treasuries & Accounts, K. Tiayanger Tzudir pronounced vote of thanks. The programme was chaired by Principal Director, Z. Mesen. (DIPR)

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