The Chief Minister of the State who holds the Finance portfolio heads the Department of Finance. The Principal Secretary is the administrative head, and is responsible for managing the finances of the State of Karnataka. The Department of Treasuries is one of the line departments of the Finance Department and is responsible for managing the accounts of the Government. The treasuries are responsible for accepting remittances made to the government and making payments on behalf of the Government.
The Department of Treasuries is headed by a Director under whom there are two joint directors, one deployed at the head office and the other taking care of State Huzur Treasury (SHT). There are 8 deputy directors below the Joint Director level, but directly reporting to the director. Two out of these 8 deputy directors are placed at head quarters and the rest of the 6 are responsible for various geographical zones of the department. Below the level of the deputy directors there are 33 district treasury officers and 4 assistant directors. All these officers report to the Director of Treasuries.
Below the level of the District Treasury Officers there are Sub Treasury Officers and Asst. Treasury Officers who report to the District Treasury Officers.
||Director of treasuries
||District Treasury Officer
||Asst. / Sub Treasury Officer
||First Division Assistant
||Second Division Assistant
RTI - Right to Information
An Act to provide for setting out the practical regime of right to information to citizens to secure access to information under the control of public authprities, in order to promote transparency and accountability in the working of every public authority.
Section 4 of the act defines obligations of public authorities. The following links are published by Department of Treasuries as part of its obligations under the said Section of the Act.
Section RTI 4(1) - A - Publication of office records.
Section RTI 4(1) - B - Publication of particulars of organization.
Khajane II - An Integrated Financial Management System
Khajane II Vision: Facilitate the State’s development through efficient, effective and transparent management of its public finances, and strengthen accountability of the stakeholders.
Mission: Provide an integrated electronic platform to all stakeholders, to carry out their financial transactions and to share data in a seamless manner, for their decision making, accounting and auditing of public finance;
Making payments to and from the government convenient to the public;
Enhance transparency in management of public finances.
Envisaged Benefits from Khajane II:
Generation of daily accounts of the State, prepared with a high degree of accuracy and generation of accurate monthly accounts within 2-3 days of month end;
Generation of daily cash position of the State including payments and receipts that are in the Pipeline;
Online system for release of funds;
ECS payments for a substantial number (over 90%) of payments;
Online visibility of Personal Deposit (PD) accounts, to PD account holders and facilitating direct payment from PD accounts;
Online tax and non-tax payment facility and bank payment option for citizens;
Centralized pensioners database;
Eliminating redundancy in data entry for a large proportion of transactions through:
Online bill submission by DDOs;
Integration with HRMS;
Incorporation of e-Scrolls from Agency Banks;
Releases to be electronically incorporated directly through inputs from Finance Department or Line Departments;
Changes to the budget (Re-appropriations, Additionalities, Supplementaries) to be electronically incorporated in Khajane II system.
Reconciliation between Agency Banks with the treasury and Treasury with the Accountant General.
Real-time information regarding receipts, fund releases, scheme wise expenditure details to both finance and stakeholder departments;
Comprehensive Management Information System reports and Decision Support Systems;
The proposed system plans to implement the following Business Process Re-engineering –
Online bill generation & submission.
Implementation of workflow for driving approval process.
Issue of online Government Orders.
Use of digital signatures for signing documents.
Web based submission of challans.
Use of electronic funds transfer for making payments.
Adherence to IT security best practices.