Jaitley launches GPF, EPPO modules

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NEW DELHI: Minister of Finance and Corporate Affairs, Government of India, Arun Jaitley on Thursday inaugurated the centralised GP Fund Module of PFMS for all the central government employees and ePPO module of PFMS for complete end–to–end electronic processing of pension cases.
The centralised GPF module meets a long standing demand of the central government employees for a mapping of GPF accounts with the unique employee ID thereby facilitating online application for GPF advances and withdrawals with online access to the employee’s current GPF balances.
The module will streamline GPF accounting and transfer of balances. The ePPO meanwhile includes the integration of the BHAVISHYA application of the Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare and the PARAS application of CPAO with PFMS for seamless processing of Pension cases thereby eliminating delays and errors involved in manual processing.
Arun Jaitley said that there was a certain amount of sanctity which must remain attached to the government accounting system.
He said that the government’s word on its own accounting system “must never be questioned”, he was speaking at the the 42nd Civil Accounts Day held here.
The finance minister said that while there were government departments that could function with a fairly high amount of accuracy, the Civil Accounts Department was one that could not afford to err because a small error could lay huge foot prints.
He further said, “The accounts need to be error free since the government informs the nation on the state of public finances.”
Jaitley said sanctity of work was important and involves high level of efficiency which adds to the integrity of the government. He said, “The accounting system should never come under questioning.”
The sanctity and credibility of the accounting system and the organisation has been maintained over the years, he added.