Top officials sensitised on audit guidelines and e-GPF
Dimapur, August 1 (EMN): Assistant Head of Department (AHoD) and Head of Department were sensitised on New Audit Guidelines and e-GPF and called for strict implementation in their respective department.
The Principal Accountant General (A&E) made this presentation during the regular meeting of the AHODs and HODs on July 31 held in the Secretariat conference hall, Kohima, chaired by the Chief Secretary, Pankaj Kumar.
Making a presentation on New Audit Guidelines, the Principal Accountant General has called for strict implementation as there have been major changes in the guidelines. The Principal Accountant General (A&E) also informed about the online GPF Information System, which he said will be made available through a link in the office website of the Principal Accountant General (A&E). The subscribers, he informed, can view information such as ledger balances, deposits, debits etc., directly from the internet using valid user ID and password.Informing on the need for submission of registration forms for all the subscribers, consolidated department-wise to the Principal Accountant General (A&E), the Finance Department has requested all departments to submit the registration form of every subscriber to the Principal Accountant General (A&E) at the earliest.
Important Instructions on e-procurement and e-tendering given by the State Finance Department were also discussed. On e-tendering, the Finance Department has instructed that bills more than Rs 1 crore for contract and Rs 20 lakhs for supply should be done through e-tendering as per the Government Policy.
In connection to the funding requirement for girl child presented by the State Resource Centre for Women, Chief Secretary, Pankaj Kumar, informed that a portion of the Chief Secretary’s Welfare Fund has been contributed for utilisation in recent time. He also proposed for contribution towards the State Resource Centre for Women to which the house unanimously resolved to release Rs 10 lakh for the same.
Commissioner & Secretary, Khrienuo Metha, while presenting an outline about the Chief Secretary’s Welfare Scheme, informed that the scheme has a balance of Rs 1,04,19,697.
Gender Expert of UNW and Nagaland State Consultant, Sanghami Mitra, made a power point presentation on ‘Gender Responsive Budgeting’ and requested all the departments to make their respective policies and schemes gender sensitive.
OSD Planning, Kevileno Angami informed that 15 departments have nominated Gender Nodal Officers. She requested nine other departments to nominate their Nodal Officers at the earliest.
The meeting discussed the need to sensitise on tobacco control and promote awareness campaign. It was decided that measures should be taken in Nagaland for tobacco related diseases considering that the State is the 3rd most vulnerable to its related diseases and the highest ranked state.
The Commissioner of Taxes also made a presentation on GST. There was also a presentation by NCS Probationers (2015 batch) on governance issues observed during their district attachment. The meeting also reviewed the last meeting minutes.