Failure to register in PFMS will deprive dept of FC funds: Ronya

ITANAGAR, Jun 12: Panchayati Raj Director R Ronya said failure to register in the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) would deprive the panchayati raj department of the 14th and 15th finance commission funds.
He said this on the inaugural day of the panchayati raj department’s state level ‘refresher training of trainers for handholding support on Panchayat Enterprise Suite (PES) application and PFMS’ for select master trainers and DNOs (PFMS) from 22 districts of the state, which began on Tuesday at the civil secretariat here.
“The PFMS is a new concept, which is why the officers and officials working at the ground level, along with the gram panchayat members, need to be oriented on the application of PES and PFMS,” Ronya said.
He expressed dissatisfaction over some of the panchayat technical assistants (PTA), computer-cum-account assistants (CCAA) and computer assistants (CA) who are yet to upload GPDPs on the MoPRs portal (Plan Plus application).
The panchayati raj has of late made transaction of FFC and other funds to the gram panchayats through the PFMS only. Following this, the panchayati raj department took up with the panchayati raj ministry the matter of deploying officials as resource persons to impart training.
Subsequently, the ministry has deployed two officers, MoPR consultant Mayank Kharbanda and NIC New Delhi scientist Kamlesh Pratap Singh for the purpose. The resource persons will impart training on 11 applications of PES and PFMS till 16 June.
Panchayati Raj and RD Secretary Rinchin Tashi advised the PTAs, the CCAAs and the CAs to render satisfactory services, “so that the government may favourably consider their case for regularization of their contract services.”
He also warned of action against non-performing officials posted to some of the gram panchayats.
RE Deputy Director Nabam Rajesh read out the status of PFMS registration and the performance of each district in this regard. Administration Deputy Director AG Ligu also gave his inputs.
The programme is being coordinated by Rodo Bui, Assistant Director (e-Gov), State Panchayat Resource Centre.
Thirty PTAs, 16 CCAAs, six CAs, and 21 officials from the panchayati raj directorate attended the first day of the training.