The implementation of big projects of the Government, following a system of checklist for
ensuring prevention of malpractices, misconduct, etc, needs to be monitored. Improved and more pro- active approach in this direction could yield good results in reduction of unnecessary expenditure and
savings of scarce financial resources of the State.
To meet these challenges it is necessary to take initiatives and reforms in different sectors of
economy. Some of the important initiative taken by the State Government are given below:-
Koshvani – Transparency in Treasury System
The State Government has also introduced greater transparency in the working of Treasuries and thereby the working of Finance Department in the State. Any citizen can now log on to the site http://koshvani.up.nic.in and get all details of even daily expenditure and receipt of Government of Uttar Pradesh. Plan wise, scheme wise expenditure details are now available on this site and can be accessed by any citizen.
Further, Uttar Pradesh is the only State in the country where any retired Government servant drawing pension from Government Treasury can view full details about his pension, including cheque number, date on which cheque was issued and amount transferred in his Bank Account.
However, a large portion of funds that are being transferred from Government of India under various centrally sponsored schemes are flowing directly into Bank Accounts and outside the Treasury system. Hence, there is no way in which any senior officer at the State / Division / District level or any citizen can actually know where, when and how much funds are being used and how much is lying unutilized. Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare are some of the major Ministries in Government of India which are releasing hundreds of crore of rupees every year. This information is also required if focus is to shift from outlays and expenditure to ‘outcomes’.
Stamp and Registration Department
There are 347 Sub Registrar Offices across the entire State which is headed by Sub Registrars.
Office of the Sub Registrar is the place where all the registration work is done. This is the office, which has maximum interface with the common public and over 1.50 crore persons visit the Sub Registrar Office every year and nearly 23 lakh documents are registered every year. The various functions performed at Sub
Registrar Offices are as follows:-
Registration of Documents.
Valuation of immovable Properties.
Collection of Revenue, Stamp Duty, Transfer Duty and Registration Fee.
Preservation of Copies of Documents.
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