Around 2.1 million civil servants will soon be able to submit their salary payment and other allowances bill online, according to a government official.
The system, styled Integrated Budget and Accounting system (IBAS++)
, can reduce almost 15 days’ time that is needed for the old bill submission process, according to the same official, who sought anonymity since he was not authorized to speak to media.
The service is still in its beta stage, and the authorities only have made it available for staffs in the Finance Division.
The division issued a letter on Sunday that was signed by its Deputy Secretary Muhammad Saidul Islam, and sent to Controller and Auditor General of Bangladesh (CAG) office to begin this service.
According to the letter, Finance Division staff members and officials can submit their salary bill online through IBAS++.
On this system, the civil servants can apply for CAG approved pass, pension payment, house rent and other expenses.
Usually, civil servants submit their salary bill during the middle of any month, and the CAG office accepts those bills, another government official said.
Sometimes, the payment also gets delayed when the CAG office do not receive salary bills on time, he further said.
Acting Finance Secretary Mohammad Muslim Chowdhury said the civil servant pension payment system can avoid any kind of delay in payment.
"Our job was to ensure that the salary procedure for civil servants was brought under an online system," he pointed out.
Two years ago, the government started another online system for the fixation of salaries and pensions for civil servants and pensioners under the 8th Pay Scale.