THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: An online receipt accounting system for financial transactions came into effect on Friday.
The new system, e-treasury.kerala.gov.in, enables the remitters to make online payment using net banking facility of designated banks. The remitters no longer need to visit treasury to get their chalans verified by the officer. All electronic remittances will be carried out through an e-chalan generated from e-treasury. The agency banks shall designate one nodal branch to carry out all electronic transactions through e-treasury. The interactions between electronic treasury and nodal branch of agency banks shall be done at fixed intervals through a predefined messaging format.
The remitter can access e-treasury portal and furnish the required details to generate e-chalan with a unique Government Reference Number (GRN). Thereafter, payment can be made using net-banking facility of the designated bank. On completing the payment procedure, another unique reference number- Bank Reference Number (BRN) - will be generated. The payment confirmation will then be passed to treasury portal which will generate an e-acknowledgment to the remitter with both GRN & BRN.
The information to be keyed in for generating e-chalan will be minimised in such a way that basic data of repeated remitters of uniform nature, will be pre-stored in treasury portal so as to avoid repeated entry every time. All other details may be either pre-fetched or selectable. Upon selecting the purpose and department, the head of account shall be automatically populated in the treasury portal.
The existing procedure for accepting government receipts of Commercial Taxes, Motor Vehicles, State Excise Departments will continue as such till the same is integrated to the e-treasury system.
However, those departments having no e-payment system at present shall operationalise and integrate their e-payment system to e-treasury portal immediately, says a circular issued by Finance Department.