The Centre has awarded Bihar's National Informatics Centre (NIC) with a national award for e-governance for developing the e-khazana software for computerising the budget, treasuries and provident funds in the state.
Talking to reporters here, state Science and Technology Minister Anil Kumar and NIC's senior Technology Director Saurabh Gupta said the Union Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances Department selected the centre for the award for "excellence in government process re-engineering" that was given to its officials at a national conference in Bhopal on February two.
Kumar said the e-khazana software was coming in handy to check anarchy in the state finance department that had led to misappropriation of accounts and improper fund management.
The delay in submission of detailed monthly accounts to the AG was an extremely serious problem that has a number of consequences with serious impact on the overall planning of the government, he said.
He said the state government would fully cooperate with the NIC and allocate funds for computerisation in other sectors.