A two Day training program regarding Public Fund Management System (PMFS) was organized in the Department of Computer Engineering, Govt. Polytechnic Jammu on 17th and 18th October 2019 in collaboration with Ministry of Women and Child development, Govt. of India. Ms Manjari, Sr. Program Coordinator Child India Foundation, delivered an inauguration session about the introduction of Child India Foundation. She briefed that Child Line India Foundation is a nodal agency of “Ministry of Women and Child development, Govt. of India” for implementing Childline Projects all over India. In J&K, the foundation has 14 functional units working for the welfare of childrens.
Er. Arun Bangotra, Principal, Govt. Polytechnic Jammu on the inauguration of the workshop greeted the audience from Technical education department & Child Development Department by his welcome note. He emphasized the importance of such workshops as very crucial for all round development of society and making them aware of CHILDLINE India foundation which is Indias first 24-hour emergency outreach service for children in need of care and protection. He also focused that Globally, no other non-profit children helpline provides such outreach services. Its significance lies in immediate response to the children in distress followed by their long term rehabilitation.
Er. G M Bhat, Joint Director, Technical Education (ITI Section)also spoke on the occasion that PFMS is a platform for e-payment of subsidy under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) to both Aadhar based & Non- Aadhar based bank accounts through NPCI. Recently, PNB has implemented DBT payments through PFMS for the beneficiaries covered under the scheme.
On first day of the workshop, the resource persons Rahit Tickoo enlightened the audience about the PFMS portal registration and online transaction of Govt funds for NGO’s. In the second session, the practical implementation of following functional units is held i) EAT modules iii) Agency Registration iv) Vendor Creation v) Opening balance vi) Expenditure Advance and Transfer.
On second day of the workshop the resource person Mr. Viney Dhar enlighten the audience about DBT Module, Bulk Customization, Beneficiary Add, Initiate Payments, Print Payment Advice, Activate Bank Account Number for E- Payment and Upload Beneficiary Data.
All the Principals, ITI Superintendents, faculty, officials from Child India Foundation and students were present in the session. The session was very interesting and interactive. Officers, faculty, Students had enriching experience through the interaction of the speaker while getting updated with latest PFMS Schemes. The expert enlightened Audience with his valuable knowledge and experience.
In the end, Er. Zia ul Haq Kohli, Head of Department, Department of Computer Engineering & IT had stressed the audience that PFMS is a web based application and is an online management information and decision support system for the plan schemes of the government of India. The purpose of this system is to track and monitor fund disbursement and utilization under Plan Schemes on real time basis. On the conclusion of the workshop, Er. Aejaz Farooq , Faculty Computer Engineering Department also presented vote of thanks and mentioned the importance of such workshops as great enriching experience for public and NGO’s. HE also had conducted the proceedings of the training Program.