West Bengal is the first state in the country to make online payment mandatory for treasuries, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today said. "I am happy to share with all of you that West Bengal has become the first state in the country to make all payments mandatorily by the state treasuries through online system under the e-governance platform," Banerjee said.
She said henceforth, all employees, pensioners, beneficiaries of government schemes, recipients of scholarships, suppliers to the government, contractors, service providers would receive payments directly in their bank accounts from 88 treasuries spread across the state through the IT network.
A dedicated team of about 7,000 officers were engaged to ensure the project runs smoothly, she said. "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," Banerjee added.