Landline/ Broadband Telephone Bills through IFMS

Finance, , , , ,

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 3891-F(Y) Dated: 25/07/2016


All Electricity bills of WBSEDCL, NTESCL, CESC Ltd. are now being paid by the DDOs through online e-Pradan/ e-Billing module of IFMS having a system based integration with respective service providers vide Finance Department Memorandum No. 912-F(Y) dated 17.02.2016 & Memorandum No. 2475-F(Y) dated 06.05.2016 respectively.

Presently payment of all Landline/ Broadband telephone bills of BSNL (Calcutta Telecom District) & BSNL (West Bengal Telecom Circle) are out of the purview of online payment i,e, e-Pradan and hence so far being paid by cheque vide Memorandum No. 4725-F(Y) dated 18.06.2015.

Now, after careful consideration of all aspects, the State Government has decided to introduce online payment facility for Landline/ Broadband telephone bills raised by the BSNL (Calcutta Telecom District) only from the IFMS Portal. Necessary system integration of IFMS with the service provider i.e. BSNL (Calcutta Telecom District) has been completed for payment of Landline/ Broadband telephone bills. Payment against Demand Note (New Connection) will not be covered and may be paid by cheque until further order.

In order to make online payment of Landline/ Broadband telephone bills to the service provider, each DDO is required to create Service Provider Master in IFMS separately for each Landline/ Broadband telephone connections of BSNL (Calcutta Telecom District) for which bills are drawn. The bill will be drawn from e-billing module by selecting service provider as BSNL CTD. The DDOs are not required to create any beneficiary Account/ details in IFMS for this purpose. The beneficiary name (BSNL CALCUTTA TELECOM DISTRICT) will be available in non-editable mode at the time of bill preparation.

Payment Acknowledgement can be downloaded from the portal of the respective service provider after T+2 days of successful credit (For BSNL CALCUTTA TELECOM DISTRICT ). Receipt will also be available in e-billing of IFMS after T+2 days.

This online payment facility of telephone/broadband bills will not apply in case of payment out of LF, PL, PD account at present. Such payments will continue to be guided by the existing order vide Memorandum No. 8060-F(Y) dated 26/11/2015 until further order.

Telephone bills raised by any service provider other than BSNL (Calcutta Telecom District) are not covered at present and payment to those service providers, if any, will continue in cheque as usual.

In order to avail all types of rebate(s) including additional rebate for online payment, the telephone/broadband bills must be submitted to the Treasury/ PAO by the DDOs sufficiently in advance. Treasury/ PAO shall ensure payment mandate in time.

This order will come with immediate effect. However, payment through this procedure shall become mandatory from 01.09.2016.

User Manual is available in IFMS Portal (www.wbifms.gov.in).

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

No. 3891-F dated 25.07.2016, Source