In the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, the Reserve Bank of India, in collaboration with the Directorate General of Accounts and Treasuries, Finance Department conducted training workshops on e-Kuber payment system for all district treasury officers of Jammu and Kashmir. The two separate workshops were conducted in Jammu and Srinagar recently for treasury officers of the respective divisions.The purpose of workshops was to train Treasury Officers on e-Kuber payment system which is a RBI’s national level payment platform for government transactions
The e-kuber payment system was launched in J&K by former Finance Secretary Arun K. Mehta, on 18th February this year, making Jammu and Kashmir one of the first few States and UTs to go-live with e-payments on e-Kuber version 2. At present, nine major government treasuries in J&K are processing payments through e-Kuber constituting 44 per cent of all government payments.
With all District Treasuries expected to implement e-Kuber payments soon, it is considered as a major governance reform and an advancement of government payments system in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.