Computerization of Remittance into Banks & Electricity Bill in AFRES: A single window system has been introduced for the cheques and instruments received from outsiders and sent to Cash office for remittance into bank. It is now possible to keep a track of sundry earnings and bills recoverable accrued and realized.
Data for electricity bills raised by Sr. DEE (G) against outsiders eg. Tea stalls, Vendors, Institutes etc. is directly ported from the server of electrical department to AFRES. Now, the posting of debits for Misc. Advance (Electrical) is automatic. Manual entry is not required.
Direct Cash Pickup: Cash pickup is being done by AXIS bank on zero cost basis at all the stations of Mumbai Division.
e-payments (NECS): 75% of the employees of Mumbai Division are paid salary through NECS/Bank (100% for Gazetted officers and 110 other Bill Units and 92% for running staff). 90% PF withdrawals and loans and advances are paid through NECS.
NEFT: Settlement payments and contractor/vendor payments are made through NEFT. There are no outstation cheques.
e-filing of TDS returns: TDS returns for contractors/vendors/employees are being directly filed by Accounts office online, using digital signatures. PAN has been made mandatory for the payment of Contractor/vendor bills, PF and other advances.
SMS based updates and inquiry system: SMS/Auto updates and inquiry system has been introduced for the status of contractors/vendors bills, PF applications, settlement cases and PF balances. The status of bills is also available on the Division website.
Automatic Recovery of PF and Loans and Advances: The recovery starts automatically from the next salary after the withdrawal application is passed in Accounts Office. Manual entry of recovery details in pay sheet is not required.
Alerts for monitoring expenditure with respect to BG and Annual ceiling limits: Automatic alerts are available while passing of Bills in AFRES, which indicate the latest expenditure position with respect to BG and also with respect to the annual ceiling limits of the purchasing officer.