Purnea District is one of the thirty-seven districts of Bihar state, India. The town of Purnea is the administrative headquarters of this district. Purnea district is a part of Purnea Division. The district extends from the Ganges river northwards to the frontier of Nepal.
IT in the District
National Informatics Centre , District Unit Purnea (Bihar) , introduced information Technology (IT) in the district in the year 1997-98 and since then it is spreading day by day leading to the evolution of Rural Informatics in the district .It is worth mentioning that induction of IT in Rural Development and its subsequent evolution have not been easy task, owing to the unstructured nature of RD Domain, slow pace of development reforms, low IT literacy and usual reluctance to adopt IT. Nevertheless IT in the district has reached a stage today where IT finds a significant place not only in terms of expanse and magnitude of its application but also in terms of technological advancement.
Computerisation of Treasury Purnea
In the year 1998, the computerisation of Treasury Purnea took place as a part of first step towards introduction of IT culture in the district with many folds activities & views. The projects have been dedicated to the working people of Purnea district who now met their all financial clearance & queries from a single window of Treasury. The Online Treasury activities have given pace to complicated works of Treasury not only in transactions of bills but also its accountings have been significantly improved and is now less risky.
Computerisation of Transport Department
To tackle various chronic problems of District Provident Fund Office, Purnea, NIC Purnea has taken the project of computerisation of GPF accounts on priority basis. Since this district keeps records of GPF accounts for three districts namely Purnea , Kishanganj & Araria , database of Employee Master consisting around 35,000 records have been created with additional manpower and efforts . Since Govt. of Bihar has circulated instructions to clear GPF accounts of individual from the year 2001-2002 onwards on the basis of Treasury Schedule, NIC Purnea have finished entries of said period for Purnea district in the record time and report consisting individual contribution to GPF has been generated and handed over to DPFO for official use. Now this deduction slip is being used by the administration for any type of payment to individual and thus bans the wrong payment and tempered entries. Since the district has also advantage to run fully computerised Treasury Accounts System, efforts are on to link GPF accounts with Treasury billing system to get Optimum outputs. To incorporate this, training to GPF and Treasury employees of Purnea district has already been organised in the office of NIC, Purnea. Terminals are also installed in the Treasury Computer Centre to get GPF inputs from Treasury Software.click here for map