The Financial Management Information System Cell (FMIS)
The Financial Management Information System Cell (FMIS) has recently been established in the RSU for monitoring and evaluation of the financial transactions in the education sector. It has been tasked to keep track of expenditures and outcomes. Furthermore, the FMIS Cell has to provide technical assistance to district governments on various financial matters of joint interest to both levels of government that would facilitate the implementation of the reform program.
The introduction of New Accounting Model (NAM), under Project to Improve Financial Reporting and Auditing (PIFRA) by the Auditor General of Pakistan, has necessitated the need of capacity building of the officers and staff of education department at district level. The FMIS Cell has attempted to provide necessary trainings at district level in the field of financial management, budgeting and accounts keeping at district level. And for the first time education sector budgets of all districts have been compiled by FMIS Cell.
Increased effectiveness, transparency and accountability of public expenditure especially in education sector are the top priorities of the government. The district governments established in 2001 has, although, shown remarkable progress in different fields of governance but it was felt that Departmental Accounts Committees (DAC) are not fully functional in some districts and there exists a stock of unattended Advanced Audit Paras involving millions of rupees against various district education formations. The FMIS Cell has kept a record of total advance audit paras and advised district education establishment to revitalized the DACs in their respective district and settle/reduce the pending audit paras.
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