Special Secretary (Finance), Nagaland, V Kezo speaking at the workshop on the National Pension Scheme (NPS) in Kohima on September 11. (DIPR Photo)
Nagaland govt facing huge financial implications due to NPS defaulting departmens
Kohima, September 11 (MExN): Heads of Departments (HoDs) and Drawing and Disbursing Officers (DDOs) were today cautioned against negligence with regard to the National Pension Scheme (NPS).
Special Secretary (Finance), Government of Nagaland, V Kezo, while speaking at a workshop on the scheme in Kohima on September 11, informed that there are huge financial implications faced by the State Government caused by NPS defaulting departments.
According to a DIPR report, Kezo said that the NPS is not a complex matter and not beyond the understanding of the HoDs and DDOs. He however lamented at the refusal to acknowledge ones assigned duty.
Kezo stated that the unwillingness of the HoDs and DDOs to address the problem of NPS is not less than a fraud to the state government. He urged the HoDs and DDOs to have more sense of responsibility and collect treasury challans every month so as to keep the NPS up to date. He further cautioned the treasury officers not to be in hand and glove with the erring DTOs and HoDs.
The Special Secretary informed that the State Government alongwith the Finance Department, Treasuries and AG are in the process of capturing data a little better then they used to before. This, he informed, has resulted in the discovery of some abnormalities in data already.
Kezo also informed that show cause notices will be issued to the defaulting departments for negligence of the HoDs and DDOs resulting in the loss of government money due to penal interest.
He urged the officers to put extra effort in delegating responsibility to their subordinates and staff in matters like preparing correct bills and making sure NPS is uploaded on time. Such small measures will go a long way in improving the quality of accounting and smooth functioning of all the departments, he added.
Principal Director, Treasures and Accounts, RN Yanthan meanwhile termed it embarrassing to see Nagaland in the last position in performance charts and urged all the HoDs to be more responsible in the implementation of schemes in their respective department.
Power point presentation on implementation on NPS, status on NPS, Penal Interest, withdrawals and filling of forms was given by O. Imliwati and S. Chichamo Odyuo Treasuries and Accounts Kohima and Presentation on eNPS by PIMS Cell (P&AR).
The workshop was organized by the Directorate of Treasuries & Accounts.