05-December-2016 15:33 IST

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Government of India,

Ministry of Finance

Any Payment above Rs.5,000 to Suppliers, contractors, grantee/loanee institutions etc by Government Departments to be now made through e-Payment to attain the goal of complete digitization of Government payments

In order to attain the goal of complete digitization of Government payments, the Ministry of Finance, Government of India has again reviewed the existing limit of Rs. 10,000/-(Rs. Ten Thousand only) prescribed regarding e-payment to Suppliers etc. It has now been decided to lower this threshold limit from Rs. 10,000 to Rs. 5,000 (Rupees Five Thousand only).The last review in this regard was made only in August, 2016.

Accordingly, all the Ministries/Departments of the Government of India have been now directed by the Ministry of Finance to ensure with immediate effect that all payments above Rs. 5000/- (Rupees Five Thousand only) to suppliers, contractors, grantee/loanee institutions etc. are made by issue of payment advises only.

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Department of Expenditure

O/o Controller General of Accounts

Mahalekha Niyantrak Bhawan,

GPO Complex, E-Block, INA

New Delhi-110023

Date: 05-12-2016.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Payment to Suppliers etc. by Government Departments through e-Payment

A reference is invited to this office O.M. No. 1(1)/2011/TA/366 dated 1st August 2016 regarding payment to Suppliers etc. above Rs. 10,000/- by Government Departments through e-Payment.

2. In order to attain the goal of complete digitization of Government payments, the existing limit of Rs. 10,000/- prescribed in paragraph 2 of this office O.M. dated 1st August 2016 has been further reviewed. It has now been decided to lower the threshold limit to Rs. 5,000/-(Rupees five thousand only).

3. All Ministries/ Departments of the Government of India shall ensure with immediate effect that all payments above Rs. 5,000/- (Rupees five thousand only) to suppliers, contractors, grantee/loanee institutions etc. are made by issue of payment advices only.

This issues with the approval of the Finance Minister.

(Soma Roy Burman)

Joint Controller General of Accounts

 

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