IEP Chandigarh, December 14
In order to strengthen the financial management of the state, Punjab Finance, Planning, Excise and Taxation Minister Advocate Harpal Singh Cheema on Wednesday inaugurated the IT modules ‘Audit Management System (AMS), Pension Management Module, and e-Voucher System prepared by the Finance Department with the help of the National Informatics Center (NIC). On this occasion, Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema said that these IT modules would help in streamlining financial monitoring to ensure proper utilization of the budget while monitoring receipts and expenditures of the Punjab government. He said that A.M.S. would bring transparency, accuracy, and speed in the work of audits besides fixing responsibility and accountability for settling financial matters according to rules due to regular monitoring of audits. Giving information regarding the Pension Management Module, the Finance Minister said that the module would prove to be beneficial for the pensioners as its implementation would bring simplicity to the process besides increasing the speed in the disposal of pension cases. He said that this module would be implemented in a phased manner throughout the state. Cheema further added that the e-Voucher system would prove to be another milestone toward adopting the paperless mode of functioning in government work. He said that this eco-friendly decision would reduce expenditure and ease the work of record maintenance. He said that this module would also be implemented in a phased manner throughout the state. Finance Minister Harpal Singh Cheema said that all these IT modules have been implemented only after thorough testing. Appreciating the officials of the Finance Department and NIC who played an important role in developing these IT modules, Cheema urged them to bring more initiatives in this direction. He said that the Punjab government under the leadership of Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann is committed to bringing transparency and speed in government work to ensure the welfare of the people of the state. Special Secretary (Expenditure) Mohammad Tayab and Additional Director (Treasury and Accounts) Simarjit Kaur were also present on this occasion.
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