April 12, 2015
RBI lauds Bengal for being the first Indian State to start full e-Treasury
West Bengal government got a pat in the back on the economic front from the Reserve Bank of India (RBI). The deputy governor of the apex bank, Harun R Khan, has lauded the state government for becoming the first state to integrate its treasuries with the core business solution (CBS) of RBI, called e-Kuber for making e-payments.
It may be noted that chief minister Mamata Banerjee had recently dubbed it as a first in India in her Facebook page. “Henceforth, all employees, pensioners, beneficiaries of government schemes, recipients of scholarships, suppliers to the government, contractors, and service providers will receive their payments directly in their bank accounts electronically from the 88 treasuries spread across the state using massive IT network.
A dedicated team of about 7,000 officers are engaged to ensure that the project runs smoothly. An SMS alert automatically goes to the recipient the moment treasury clears the bill and instructs RBI for payment,” she had said.
State finance minister Amit Mitra said once again West Bengal has taken the number one position among states in the e-governance domain. “It has already received the highest award from the Centre on e-taxation this year. West Bengal has become the first state to take the advantage of e-Kuber,” he added.