West Bengal makes hay with e-governance

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Kolkata: West Bengal becomes the first State in the country to make all payments mandatorily by the State Treasuries through online system under e-governance platform,claims West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday. Infact, Mamata said that she was happy to make such a comment in her social networking site wall.

She further added, all employees, pensioners, beneficiaries of Government schemes, recipients of scholarships, suppliers to the Government, contractors, service providers will receive payments directly in their bank accounts electronically from 88 Treasuries spread across the State using massive IT network. A dedicated team of about 7000 officers are engaged to ensure that the project runs smoothly.

SMS alert automatically goes to the recipient the moment the Treasury clears the bill and instructs RBI for payment through the e-Kuber portal. West Bengal is again the first State to use this portal for this purpose, added the Chief Minister.

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