Integrated Financial Management System – Telephone

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 9055-F(Y) Dated, 30th December, 2013


Integrated Financial Management System (IFMS) is going to be introduced in the state from the Financial Year 2014-2015, i.e., beginning 01.04.2014. It is an IT-enabled system to integrate and record all the Government financial transactions, online-monitoring, generation of MIS reports etc., including treasury computerisation and integration of treasury function with Drawing and Disbursing officers (DDO), Banks, and AGWB. Since IFMS in its initial stage of implementation will start from budgetary distribution (e-Bantan) and on-line generation of salary bills, all the Department-wise and DDO-wise allotments are expected to be done through the IFMS online system. All the DDO’s already have computers and printers by virtue of FD memo. no. 1829-F(Y) dt. 01.03.12 read with no. 4111-F(Y) dt. 17.05.12. Financial power has been delegated to the departmental secretary and other various levels of officers to incur expenditure related to, inter alia, installation of broad band connection in the existing landline telephones, vide FD notification no. 5320-F(Y) dt. 22.6.12. The availability of internet facility down to the level of each and every DDO is critical to implementation of IFMS.

Keeping this in view, the State Government has been considering for some time past to undertake a special drive to make available a land-line telephone with broad-band internet connection to the DDO’s who may not have such telephone line and internet connection in their office.

Therefore, the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to delegate to the Additional Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary/ Secretary of each Administrative Department the financial power of sanctioning one landline telephone for the DDO’s who have no direct landline telephone connection in their office. Broad band internet connections in the telephone lines may be sanctioned by the authorities under financial power already delegated vide FD notification no. 5320-F(Y) dt. 22.6.12. Orders sanctioning landline telephone connections by the Administrative Departments in exercise of the power delegated in this order should include the following sentence at the end of the order-

“This sanction for installation of landline telephone connection is accorded in exercise of the financial power delegated vide FD memo. no. 9055-F(Y) dt. 30th December, 2013.”

Total telephone and Broad band charge should not exceed Rs. 2,000/- per month for each DDO’s landline telephone with Broad band internet facility. In case the monthly charge exceeds Rs. 2,000/- per month for any DDO, approval should be taken of the departmental secretary of the Administrative Department.

Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 9055-F dated 30.09.2013, Source

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