FINANCE – AN ACTIVE PARTNER IN THE PROGRESS OF GUNTAKAL DIVISION
NAME OF THE OFFICER
|Sri.M Shanmukeswara Rao|
JULY-2021 Gross Salary of Officers and Employees
GTL - DIVISION - DETAILS OF BILLS PASSED
GTL - DIVISION - DETAILS OF BILLS PENDING
South Central Railway firmly believes in making rail journey convenient and comfortable. The Department of Accounts & Finance in Railways believes in making it affordable by ensuring that the money earned is spent efficiently by avoiding wasteful expenditure.
Guntakal (GTL) Division formed on October 10, 1956 as a part of Southern Railway was transferred to SCR on October 2, 1977.It forms a vital link on Mumbai-Chennai route by its geographical location on one of the sides of golden quadrilateral on Indian Railways serving as a link between North & South and East & West. The division is the abode of the world famous temple of Lord Sri Venkateswara at Tirupati besides other famous temples & holy places in the division at Guntakal, Mantralayam, Puttaparti etc. The area is endowed with large deposits of Iron Ore, Cement quality lime stone and barites. This division is spread over the states of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka & Tamilnadu.
Guntakal Division believes in commitment and responsibility and doesn’t rest in the glory of past achievements. We believe in surpassing the standards and attain new horizons of success. For doing this and to move ahead in the journey of time, we are prepared to learn at every turn.
The Accounts Department is a Service Department. It’s role is to facilitate the effective working of other departments by efficient book-keeping, arranging timely payments to staff, suppliers, contractors and others, internal check of financial transactions, scrutiny of financial proposals, tenders etc, protecting the sanctity of procedures, Budgeting & control of Revenue as well as Plan-head expenditure and coordinating with Audit & Executive departments in improving the system/contract management/ maintenance of basic records/ accounts as per rules and procedures.
The Accounts Department of Guntakal Division is headed by Sr.Divisional Finance Manager & 02 Asst. Divisional Financial Managers, 20 Senior Section Officers, 33 clerical staff and 11 Gr’D’ staff. The total strength including officers & staff is 66.
PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS IN CURRENT FINANCIAL YEAR 2021-22 (April-2021 to May-2021)
The actual expenditure to end of May, 2021 is Rs.212.95 Crs. as against the BP on SL of Rs.214.96 Crs., to end of May, 2021.
Under Demand no.16, the actual expenditure to end of May, 2021 is Rs.31.50Crs., as against the expenditure of Rs.64.79 Crs., during the corresponding period of last year. The expenditure is monitored with reference to the BG of Rs.294.43 Crores under all plan heads.
There is a clearance of 1 Pt-I AIRs & 2 Pt-I ANs during April’21 to May’21.
An amount of Rs.0.53 Crores has been achieved under savings during Internal Check from Apr’21 to May-21.
By launching special drive for drawing Completion Reports for all the works which are completed, 11 Completion Reports have been drawn during the period from Apr’21 to May-21, thereby regularizing the Excess over estimates to the tune of Rs.0.88 Crores.
Special focus on settling ONR cases (Death, VR & LARSGESS cases) has resulted in clearing 82 Normal Retirement cases in addition to clearing 15 ONR cases during the period from Apr’21 to May-21.
Out of total 15673 pension cases in this division, 7th CPC revision was initiated for 15569 cases till May-21 by Personnel branch. To the end of May-21, out of the 15569 cases received, 15460 were cleared and PPOs were generated. Issue of PPOs under ARPAN was started in the month of Feb’15. From August, 2016 onwards PPOs are being generated in IPAS.
⦁PF & NPS:
The Annual Reconciliation of PF balances for the year 2020-21 is completed and updating PF pass books of the employees is dispensed with due to implementation of RESS facility.
To end of May-21, 9505 employees have come under NPS. The EC & GC for the month of May-21 have been uploaded. An amount of Rs.499,81,75,409/- from Sept-08 to May-21 has been uploaded and confirmed by NSDL.
As per the Railway Board guidelines to streamline the procedure of payment of NPS family pension cases, NPS pension bills are being passed and arranging payment at unit level duly decentralizing the payment of NPS family pension. An amount of Rs.3,15,44,872/- for 118 pensioners for the period from April, 2020 to Nov, 2020 has been arranged by this unit.
0 Stock Sheets have been closed during the period from Apr’21 to May-21. The closing balance of stock sheets to the end of May-21 is 35 due to fresh accretions.
With an opening balance of Rs.457.55 lakhs in Apr-21, an amount of Rs.194.59 lakhs has been realized duly taking fresh accretion of Rs.837.49 lakhs in Bills Recoverable during 2021-22 up to May-21. The closing balance of bills to be recovered at the end of May-21 is Rs.11.01 Crores. An amount of Rs.86.85 Lakhs towards I&M charges, Rs.33.41 Lakhs towards Land License Fee, Rs.24.81 Lakhs towards cost of Staff Charges and Rs.457.61 Lakhs towards Sundry Earnings has been realized during the period from April, 21 to May, 21.
The reconciliation of Suspense ledgers is up to date. As on date, there are no BPP items under Scooter advance and no inefficient balances in this Division to end of April-21.
All the old items under RIB and Cheques & Bills have been cleared and the outstanding balances under RIB 6 items are more than 1 month old and under Cheques & Bills 13 items are less than 6 months old to end of May-21.
267 contractor bills and 941 suppliers’ bills have been passed during the period from Apr’21 to May’21.
I.The overall savings achieved is Rs.0.53 Crores from April’21 to May’21 through Internal Check.
II.Normal Retirement cases of 466 were settled in-time during the period from April, 20 to May, 21 in the absence of some staff due to COVID-19 pandemic.
III.Rs.1.78 Crores has been realized towards Bills Recoverable viz., Rs.86,84,576/- towards I & M Charges, Rs.33,41,063/- towards LLF, Rs.24,80,659/- towards Staff Charges and remaining balance towards Miscellaneous.
IV.Out of total 15673 pension cases in this division, 7th CPC revision was initiated for 15569 cases by May-2021 by Personnel branch. 15460 cases have been cleared and PPOs have been generated. The balance is targeted to be completed by 30.06.2021.
V.The task of verification of Service Registers of all the employees of Guntakal Division for the purpose of VII PC pay fixation has been started. A total of 24 SRs have been verified in this month. Out of total number of 13685 SRs received so far, 13662 are cleared and balance 23 SRs are under verification.
VI.Issue of PPOs under ARPAN was started in the month of Jan’15. So far PPOs of 2545 NR & 1091 ONR cases have been issued to end of July, 16. From August, 2016 onwards PPOs are being generated in IPAS. 48 NR & 14 ONR case have been settled during May,21.
Innovations & System improvements:
⦁An e-office system has been implemented in this office during the month of May, 2019 for active monitoring of receiving proposals, bills and other important correspondence through e-office by all the Sections of this office from all the executives and reply also managed to maintain through e-office only.
Sr.DFM’s Office has spear headed the implementation of e-office throughout the Division. IT Centre conducted user training sessions to train all the staff handling proper working.
Progress of commissioning of sanctioned e-office: Up to May, 2021, 1167 NIC user IDs & 1086 DSCs have been received and all officers have started using e-office. Almost 100% progress at staff level (SSO, OS, Accounts Assistants, Clerical staff etc.) has been achieved. Scanners distributed to every office. All correspondence and noting's are being created and forwarded in e-office only.