Pilot e-salary payment takes off smoothly

The system will be extended to all treasury offices in the near future

Published: 02nd August 2016 06:17 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2016 06:17 AM   |  A+A-

GUNTUR: The Pay Roll Package (PRP) system being implemented on an experimental basis in Sattenapalli Sub-Treasury Office in Guntur district was successful with the officials depositing the wages of the employees in banks without any hiccups on Monday.

Speaking to Express, District Treasury Deputy Director K Surendra Babu described the Pay Roll Package as a revolutionary change as it will not only save the valuable time of DDOs and will also save the usage of paper. He said the same will be extended to all the remaining treasury offices in the near future.

Though, most of the employees used to get their wages from 1 to 3 of every month, under the new initiative all the 3,600 odd employees under the Sattenapalli sub-treasury office got their salaries by 11 A.M on Monday.

As per the old practice, the Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) had been forced to sign at least 40 to 50 forms in case they had 10 employees under their purview as they have to go across the monthly wages, account numbers of employees deductions like GPF, loans, insurance, increments of the employees before submitting the salary bills to the treasury office. Later, the treasury offices used to submit the details to the banks.

“Now, there will be no need for the DDOs to personally visit the sub-treasury offices for submitting the bills as the government will soon provide digital key signature facility to the DDOs,” Babu said.

As the bank staff, too, will have to go through the details of each and every employee and also deposit the amount employee-wise, the process took much time. But now, as all the data of the employees is available with the treasury offices, there is no need for different forms and now the DDOs will only have to submit the attendance details of the employees. Sattenapalli sub-treasury officer YVR Chalam said that the role of banks will also be minimised in the new practice.

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