Constitution of Monitoring Committees – Model Accounting System MAS and PRIA Soft

Government of India have requested all States to constitute Monitoring Committees at State Level to resolve issues related to Model Accounting System for Panchayats [MAS] and PRIA Soft and the Model Accounting System is mandatory for the States to become eligible for receiving Performance Grants of the 13th Finance Commission grants for Local Bodies. The Minister of Panchayat Raj has already launched PRIA Soft that captures details of receipts and expenditure based on vouchers and generates cash books, reports, registers and MIS etc. In order to adopt PRIA Soft, the Minister of Panchayat Raj plans to bring out a Panchayat Accounts Manual and a Trainning Manual on Model Accounting System /PRIA Soft and also requested the States to constitute Model Accounting System Committees at the Central and State Government Levels to ensure expeditious implementation of Model Accounting System /PRIA Soft, to resolve queries of the implementing Entities/Authorities and other related matters like composition of Central Model Accounting System Committee [CMC]. The Minister of Panchayat Raj has also suggested a list of officers who are to be included in the Committee. The Commissioner, Panchayat Raj & Rural Employment, vide ref.2nd read above has requested the Government to issue orders for constitution of the State Model Accounting System Committee [SMC] as suggested by the Government of India.

Accordingly, the Government, after due consideration of the matter, hereby constitute the “State Model Accounting System Committee [SMC]” with the following officers:

a)Prl.Secretary/ Secretary PR Dept ..   Chairman b)Accountant General in charge

Local bodies                             ..                             Member

c)Representative of Finance Dept.  Member

d)Director of Local Fund Audit      ..    Member

e)Controller, State Accounts  ..  Member

f)State Informatics Officer, NIC      ..Member

g)Representative of UD Department ..  Member

h)Experts co – opted by SMC    ..   Member

i)State e-panchayat  consultant    ..   Member

j)State Nodal Officer of MAS/PRIA Soft..  Member

G.O.Ms.No.  38  Dated.02-02-2013 Read the following:

1. From the Jt.Secry, MOPR, GOI Lr.No. 19011/54/2011-P&J, dt. 26.08.2011,

2. From the Commissioner, P.R.&R.E., Lr.No.2346/CPR&RE/AC- II[1]/2012, dt.27.12.12.

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