CM orders the construction of 14 new sub-treasuries in the state
By Express News Service | Published: 16th November 2012 12:21 PM |
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Thursday ordered the setting up of 14 new sub-treasuries, as part of the government’s plan to have at least one sub-treasury for each revenue circle. She ordered the creation of six staff posts to operate each of these 14 sub-treasuries, and also set in motion the process of building 14 new buildings for sub-treasuries that currently operate out of rented buildings.
Noting that treasuries and sub-treasuries were key to keeping track of revenue and expenditure, disbursement of salaries and pensions to government servants, distribution of stamp papers and the safe storage of valuables belonging to various government departments, a government statement said the reach of treasuries and sub-treasuries had fallen out of sync with the rate at which new government offices have been set up across the State.
According to Jayalalithaa’s order, 14 new sub-treasuries will be set up in 2012-13 in 13 districts, at Senthurai, Krishnarayapuram, Athur, Sozhinganallur. Kuttalam, Veppanthurai, Vazhapadi, Kengavalli, Pandalur, Manachanallur, Madathukulam, Thandarampattu, Kariyapatti and Iluppur.
She also ordered the creation of posts of one assistant treasury officer, one additional sub-treasury officer, two accountants, one junior assistant and one office assistant to man each of these 14 new sub-treasuries. This would cost the State exchequer Rs 3.3 crore a year and a one-time expenditure of Rs 84 lakh, the government release said.
Jayalalithaa ordered the construction of buildings to house the treasuries. This is the first phase to shift 54 of the 206 sub-treasuries that presently function in rented buildings. These 14 new buildings would house the sub-treasuries at Peraiyur, Melur, Tharangambadi, Thirucehngode, Pramathi, Gandharvakottai, Paramakudi, Manamadurai, Dharapuram, Oothukottai, Thiruttani, Ottapidaram, Dharapuram, Udumalpet and Nedamangalam.
Three district treasuries functioning out of rented spaces are also set to get their own buildings. In the first phase, the district treasury in Thoothukudi would get a new buildings of its own, to be built at a cost of Rs 1.38 crore.