eFMS Fund – Exam time for DEOs/VLEs

The message of eFMS Fund release has reached all till now. So, it’s exam time for DEOs/VLEs of Gram Panchayats. Everyone should prepare for the worst to happen. This is a system which does not follow any rule. It’s a million dollar question whether you will be lucky enough to hit the bulls eye. If you are lucky enough and hit a few crores you are a hero, if you cannot you are zero. Hitting the FTO has become like examination for the DEOs/VLEs. In examination the good students can be sure of getting good scores, here is no such rule. Those with pipeline expenditure exceeding over crore is feeling the heat from yesterday.

First, look at the schedule below.


As of today (13-09-2016)  West Bengal has 97225 USK FTOs and 18875 Skilled/Semiskilled FTOs to be second signed. We can expect these figures to reach double by 16-09-2016.

Here is one interesting point. Among the three days above, two are holidays i.e. Saturday and Sunday. Second signing the FTOs is the duty of the Hon’ble Prodhan of the Gram Panchayat. He/She might have assigned this duty to someone like you, but the responsibility stays with him/her.

Keeping the FTO signing window open on holidays thus compel them to stay in the office on holidays.

This also means you will have no one near you if you face any problem for which you may need assistance from the higher level.

Now a days, confusion is being created by the top level authority. You all can remember a mail from the respected State Co-Ordinator, E-FMS on 05-09-2016, where he has given instruction for 2nd signing ONLY the STP FTOs NOT any other material FTOs. Isn’t it too confusing? I don’t know if there is any provision in the Secretary/Executive Login for generating the FTO for the STP so that, they are not messes with other materials. So, my sincere request to you sir, please let us know how to do that? No orders were ever given saying to generate STP FTOs separately.

Most of the GPs could not make payment for their STPs that day. Fund was given, fund was finished within seconds. Cause was simple, STP payment was made, BUT those FTOs contained large amount of materials.

Those GPs did not violate any order, they paid their STPs, but also violated the order, they paid for material.

This was just a sample of the level of misguide/confusion we receive from the top. After this round of FTOs, there will be more.

Then there will be instruction to successfully sign the FTOs. They are stupid enough to get the simple thing in place, those 1,16,100 FTOs (97225+18775) was successfully signed by us. That’s our destiny.

That is all for now. Soon I will publish a post discussing all the technical aspect of running that java applet.

Stay in touch. For any query do write into [email protected] .

Subhrapratim De is a Data Entry Operator (DEO/VLE) under MGNREGA Scheme. He is working at the ground level (Gram Panchayat) since 2008 in West Bengal. He has strong background knowledge of computer system, network and operating system. He has knowledge of programming and databases too. Lastly he is a part time blogger.

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