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3) OTIS as a Reform process: The state government is using OTIS as a reform process which will contribute to build up an “information society” in which the lives of citizens are empowered and enriched by access to information. The OTIS has helped the treasuries to provide timely information to the State Finance department, Administrative Departments, the Accountant General office, the employees of the state and the business communities of the state.

4) Other benefits include timely availability of receipt & payment information at all levels, generation of all types of reports required for AG and other reports, on-line verification of photos and signatures of Pensioners & DDO/Messengers, online budget monitoring for each DDO, online monitoring of actual v/s budget allocations, allocation of work among users based on heads. Reduction of in expenditure on Printing budget by redesigning the budget document. In first year it self we have been able to save 6,50,000 pages of the printed pages and about one month of budget preparation time.

9. Lessons learnt

· The users with low education level at the treasury/sub-treasury level had to be trained extensively on computers and the application software.

· Awareness about correct account heads among the government departments is low. So it is difficult to get DDO wise budget up to detail head and object level from the DDO’s.

· Bank staff also has difficulty in feeding data related to challans as sometimes the challan received from public were lacking full information.

10. Constraints/Challenges

· The basic characteristics of OTIS are two fold viz. financial & availability during office hours. Keeping financial part in view, security of data in terms of physical & application level need to be ensured. Continuous power & proper maintenance of hardware can ensure availability of system.

· Availability of Hardware & Software at bank-end and implementation of software, as designed by NIC, was to be ensured before actual implementation of the project.

11. Sustainability Factors

The project has been running well in all the treasuries and sub-treasuries of Haryana for the last two years. It is expected to do well in future because there is no dearth of resources with the department.
Latest technologies have been used in the development and implementation of this project.
It is capable of performing well even with increase of work and database size.
Availability of technical support of NIC on continuing basis.

12. Recommendations

The OTIS has a direct linkage with Banks dealing with Treasury work of the government. The office of Accountant General is also having a direct linkage with OTIS. While implementing OTIS, a very close coordination among various partners is necessary.
All the DDOs, dealing with payments & receipts bills with Treasuries, should also computerize their billing systems so that data entered at DDO office could be utilized directly without re-entering at Treasuries.
For some initial period, a person from Treasury need to be deputed at respective Bank branch or the concerned bank officials must be trained on various aspects of challan filling by customers, visiting the bank for depositing money in the Treasury using challan.

13. Looking Ahead

· A data center at Chandigarh will be created where all the online transactions will be stored. Each department and the Finance Department will be provided access to this database so that they are able to use it for MIS purposes.

· As the Finance Department has completed its budget preparation software, an interface will be developed to provide the budget provision data to the user departments online.

· All the DDOs, dealing with payments & receipts bills with Treasuries, should also computerize their billing systems so that data entered at DDO office could be utilized directly without re-entering at Treasuries

· AG office is already in the process of computerizing Voucher level entry, data level interfaces will be written to ensure that the data integration is possible and there is no need to reenter the data.

· An employee portal has been created where the data related to the employees will collate to cater to the various needs of the employees. This portal provides facilities like annual GPF Statement, latest GPF Status, information about missing Credits, missing debits, loan application status, status of final payment and pension cases. The voucher level data from Treasuries will be linked to this portal for providing on-line information on any time, anywhere basis.

Sr.No.
Description
Number
1
District Treasuries 21
2
Sub-Treasuries 80
3
Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts 01
4
State Bank of India Branches 43
5
State Bank of Patiala Branches 28
6
Punjab National Bank Branches 13
7
Syndicate Bank Branches
06
8
Central Bank of India Branches 05
9
Oriental Bank Of Commerce Branches 02
10
United Commercial Bank Branches 01
11
Direct RBI Branches 01
12
Non-Banking Treasuries 01
13
Office of Accountant General Haryana 01
14
Finance department Haryana 01
15
Reserve Bank of India 01
Total organizations/Locations 205
Table-1: Showing Number of Organizations directly involved in e-Finance-Net
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