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Indian Government to Launch e-payments scheme
Central Government employees might start receiving SMS’s soon from the government that salary has been credited in bank account. Even retired employees will not have to go to bank to enquire about their pension as they could also be alerted by SMS from the Government.
One of the biggest beneficiaries of the new payment mechanism could be the contractors. Since there will not be any human interface involved in the system, there will be no scope for giving bribery to get payments.
The Government e-Payment Gateway (GePG) would result in the elimination of physical cheque processing system and traditional issues associated with it, which would ensure major cost savings for the department by greatly enhancing the overall payment processing efficiency; Online reverse file (payment scroll) giving MIS on unique e-Authorization ID for all e-payment fund transfers; Online auto-reconciliation to facilitate major savings in time and efforts and speed up the compilation of accounting processes; and Ensuring a secure single point data capture of transaction data thereby eliminating duplication of work and data inconsistency.