CGA OM: Furnishing adequate payment information by DDOs to claimant after PAO process the payment through PFMS – reg.
F.No. 3(2)(2)/R&P Rules/Payment details/2019/362
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
O/o Controller General of Accounts
Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,
GPO Complex, E-Block, INA, New Delhi-110023
Dated, the 30th Oct, 2019.
Subject: Furnishing adequate payment information by DDOs to claimant after PAO process the payment through PFMS-reg.
As per the extant practice in preparation of sanction for making payment through PFMS, Programme Division (PD) authorised signatories of Ministries/Departments in PFMS require to fill up payment information in the mandatory text fields of “Payee Remarks” column (limited to 25 characters) in the sanction format. The complete text becomes part of SMS being triggered to the payee from PFMS about the payment once the instructions for e-payment are being processed to bank for direct credit into bank account of the beneficiary. UTR No. and ‘Payee Remarks’ are also available in ‘Know Your Payment Status’ which can be seen by the payee who gets payment through PFMS without login into PFMS.
2. At times, the details of payment in the field (Remarks column) are not being filled up properly by the PD authorised signatories in PFMS. In case of payments against multiple invoices and deduction of TDS etc., the claimant finds difficulties in reconciliation with the payment credited into bank account. It is, therefore, desired that PD authorised signatories fill up the most relevant fields (use short codes for the type of payment like Sal, Med, TA, DA, Arr, etc. followed by invoice number and date, if any) in the “Payee Remarks” column while generating sanctions for payment so that claimant gets adequate information in the SMS from PFMS. In case of payment against multiple
invoices and deductions of TDS etc., the DDO shall invariably inform the claimant about the particulars. The implementation may be reviewed by them from time to time.
3. In view of above, all the Pr.CCAs/CCAs/CAs in the Ministries/Departments are requested to issue necessary instructions to all concerned m the Ministries/ Departments so that the claimants invariably receive the adequate information about the payment against their claims.
This issues with the approval of Addl. CGA (A&FR).
Jomt Controller General of Accounts
Pr. CCAs/CCASs/CAs of Ministries/ Departments
SrAO(ITD), O/o CGA, New Delhi for uploading on website.
Source: CGA (Click here to view/downlaod the PDF)