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Directorate of Treasuries
Directorate of Treasuries was set-up in 1965 with its head quarters at Lucknow for proper control and supervision of Treasuries. The Director of Treasuries has been declared Head of Department and he is assisted by one Additional Director, two Joint Directors, one Dy. Director and one O.S.D. in performing his duties. All these officers belong to U.P. Finance and Accounts Services. The Director has also been declared appointing authority of Assistant Accounts Officers, Assistant Treasury Officers, Sub Treasury Officers, Staff of Pay & Accounts Office New Delhi and Jawahar Bhawan Treasury Lucknow. He has also been empowered for the cadre management of these Officers. The functions of Directorate also include:
to advise the Finance Department to enhance the utility of Officers of U.P. Finance & Accounts Service in the departments, corporations and undertakings, and to improve Account rules and procedures.
to act as budget controlling officers for the treasuries, directorate of treasuries and offices of regional joint directors of treasuries.
to transfer, to send on deputation, to sanction house building advance, house repair advance, vehicle advance, earned leave up to sixty days, medical leave up to three months to group B officers of U.P. Finance & Accounts Service.
to sanction Medical reimbursement up to Rs. 10000/- to Officers of U.P. Finance & Accounts Service, Assistant Accounts Officers, Assistant Treasury Officers, Sub Treasury Officers, Staff of the Directorate, Staff of the Treasuries; to sanction leave encashment of all officers of U.P. Finance &Accounts Services; to forward group Insurance Claims of all Officers of U.P. Finance & Accounts Service and of the retired persons of the above categories;
to monitor the decentralisation of pension sanctioning work and the work of group insurance.
to monitor the syllabus for training of officers of U.P. Finance & Accounts Service, Assistant Accounts Officers, Sub-Treasury Officers, Assistant Treasury Officers and the Treasury staff.
to approve and maintain character roll entries of Group B officers of U.P. Finance & Accounts Service.
to sanction GPF advance, withdrawal, Ninety percent of GPF final payment, payment under deposit link Insurance scheme, of all officer of U.P. Finance & Accounts Service except that of other Directors. The Director Treasuries has been entrusted to check final payment of GPF of Director treasuries, Director Pension, Director Departmental Accounts, Director Panchayatiraj (Lekha), Director, Institute of Financial Management, Training & Research.
to add the services under C.S.R., of the officers of U.P. Finance & Accounts Service for the purpose of pension.
to issue no-objection certificate to officers of U.P. Finance & Accounts Service, to appear at examinations/interviews of UPSC, Public Service commission etc.
to monitor the work of Additional Directors of Treasuries, officers of the Treasuries and Assistant Accounts Officers.
to monitor the computerisation of treasuries, sub-treasuries and offices of the Additional Directors of Treasuries.
to co-ordinate work with A.G.U.P.
Divisional Additional Directors of Treasuries and Pension:
During the course of time, number of transactions handled by treasuries has increased many fold and it was necessary to ensure a proper control and supervision over their working and also to improve the quality of work. Therefore, offices of Additional Directors of Treasuries have been set-up at divisional level, the duties and responsibilities of which include the following:
to inspect treasuries in their divisions twice a year and to remove irregularities found in the inspections.
to ensure timely submission of Accounts to A.G. and monthly inputs to Vitiya Sankhikiya Nideshalya by the treasuries.
to transfer sub treasury officer, Assistant Account Officers and Chief Cashiers within division.
to sanction earn leave, leave encashment, medical leave and temporary advance from G.P.F. in the cases of Assistant Accounts Officers/Sub Treasury Officers wto inspect and monitor computerisation of treasuries and sub treasuries in the division.
vi) to ensure timely disposal of pending audit paras related to all departments/offices in the division.
to monitor matters of pay fixation, internal audit and other finance and Accounts related matters of all Government Offices in his division.
to ensure proper recording of payment voucher related to reimbursement claims from Government of India.
to ensure strict compliance of C.C.L./D.C.L.
to ensure timely submission of indents for stamps to right authorities by the treasuries
to ensure quick disposal of complaints.
to sanction pension, gratuity, commutation of pension to all group B and group C employees wef April 1, 2000.
to act as a Reviewing Officer in the case of Treasury Officers for writing character rolls.
Chief Treasury Officers are posted in most of the treasuries situated at Commissionery Headquarters, and the district treasuries have by and large been upgraded to Sr. Treasury Officer level. The Treasury Officer is Head of the Office and Drawing and Disbursing Officer of the Treasury and Sub-Treasuries under the Treasury. The immediate executive control of the treasury vests in the Treasury Officer. His duties chiefly consist of authorising payments of all kinds of bills as are supported by proper sanctions; disbursement of pensions of State Government pensioners as also Civil and Military Pensions of the Government of India; safe custody of stocks of stamps, opium and valuables in the treasury and maintenance of the initial accounts of all receipts and payments of Government money in the treasury and sub treasuries of the district for use by the Accountant General. The responsibility of budget control has also been entrusted upon the Treasury Officers by a Govt. Order dt June 6, 1994. The work related to the Group Insurance Scheme of Govt. employees has also been transferred to district treasuries. The Treasury Officer is also required to inspect the sub-treasuries in the district. He is responsible to the Government and the Accountant General for the validity of every claim passed by him for payment. For day-to-day administrative purposes, he works under the District Magistrate
A Treasury is divided into two Sections, a Cash Section under a chief Cashier and an Accounts Section under a Assistant Treasury Officer. The Chief Cashier is in-charge of Cash Section and is responsible for safe custody of cash, stamp and other valuables which are kept in Double Lock. One set of keys of Double Lock is kept by the Chief Cashier and the other set of the keys remains with the Treasury Officer/Sr. Treasury Officer/Chief Treasury Officer. In a Sub Treasury, one set of keys of Double Lock is kept by the Deputy Cashier and the other set of keys remains with the Sub Treasury Officer. The Chief Cashier is also in-charge of the Single Lock. The Accounts Section keeps the accounts of all Govt. receipts and payments and also the accounts of Personal Ledger Accounts, Govt. deposits and cash and credit limits.