PFMS, DBT to ensure transparency, accountability in using public funds: Chief secy

JAMMU: To review the progress of implementation of the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) and Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) scheme, Chief Secretary, B B Vyas held a meeting with administrative secretaries, divisional commissioners and all deputy commissioner’s here on Tuesday, an official handout read.
Implementation of DBT with respect to all central sector and state sector schemes was discussed in the meeting. The state DBT portal had been registered and was active, the handout read.
According to the handout, Chief Secretary impressed upon the administrative secretaries and deputy commissioners to expedite the implementation of the PFMS and DBT scheme. He said, “PFMS & DBT will improve programme administration and management, and ensure transparency and accountability in the use of public funds.”
DCs were asked to monitor on weekly basis i.e., every Tuesday, the progress with regard to Aadhaar seeding, data validation of beneficiaries across all schemes and uploading of beneficiary data on the PFMS and state DBT portal besides sharing the details with the state DBT coordinator i.e., Director Budget in the Finance Department, the handout read.
Further, administrative secretaries were asked to nominate departmental nodal officers for PFMS/DBT implementation by today. For addressing capacity building requirements across all departments and at the district level, chief secretary asked the finance department to depute expert teams to both the divisions for 4 days starting from 28th November, 2017. These experts will train the nominated nodal officers and other officers at the district, and divisional levels with regard to various aspects of the PFMS/DBT implementation. One such expert team will also provide training at the Secretariat level, the handout added.