Service and Payroll Administrative Repository for Kerala (SPARK) is a web based G2E integrated solution for Service and Payroll Management. SPARK is an attempt to bring the payroll and finance related activities of Kerala State employees within a single application. The system has been developed with a view to cater to the Administration, Payroll and other Accounts activities of Government Establishments. Each employee is allotted with a unique Permanent Employee Number (PEN) through the system.

A centralized system that helps the departments to get details of any employee immediately, achieve highest level of transparency in dealing with the employees, more consistent application of rules etc. Being a well-integrated system, the changes made through one module reflect in all related areas of activity. In the payroll side, accurate and automatic payroll processing is facilitated. It also ensures that the rules and regulations are uniformly applied to all employees there by avoiding complaints and achieving better employee-employer relations.

Kerala State has 39 Government Departments, over 122 Field Departments and over 30000 offices spread across the nook and corner of the State. Personnel and Payroll Management System using SPARK-Service and Payroll Administrative Repository for Kerala is to be implemented in all the Government Offices across the state.

Main features of SPARK:

  • Government-to-employee (G2E) web based Personnel Administration and Accounts software for Government Establishments
  • Addresses all requirements in Service and Salary matters
  • Entire Service Book of each employee is digitised
  • Centralised database helps in quick decision making and applying rules and regulations uniformly to all employees
  • Salary Processing of NGOs
  • All reports in PDF format
  • Provision to generate Identity Cards
  • Interface for individual employees to view their salary, loan, leave, GPF, accounts and personnel details
  • Provision for filing Annual Property Returns for Government Employees and All India Service(AIS) officers
  • Processing of Self Drawing Officer's Salary (SDO's)
  • Increment Sanctioning
  • Leave salary and arrear bills preparation
  • Management of recoveries, advances, loans etc of employees
  • Online Transfer processing
  • LPC Generation
  • Transfer Management module
  • Income tax computation and generation of statutory forms etc
  • All kinds of statistical reports using queries
  • Comprehensive database of Government offices across the state
  • Inbuilt Notice Management Module
  • A centralized database of the government employees for the whole state
  • Unique Permanent Employee Number for all
  • Necessary Government Orders issued by Govt. of Kerala
  • All reports generated in PDF format
  • Offline data entry package for easy data entry
Benefits accrued
  • Easy and speedy pay bill preparation
  • Automatic generation of Employee Identity card
  • Employees who are unaware of what is happening on their claims submitted will be notified through automatic alerts from the system
  • Most of the salary, Income Tax and GPF related details are online. This will reduce the distance between head office and remote offices to a mouse click.
  • The administration will be benefited since 90% of the activities are carried out through the system
  • Results in transparency and smart administration
Future Plans
  • Electronic submission of bills to treasuries
  • Pension data base maintenance
  • Forecast the expenses on wages for planning
  • "What if analysis" on the expense on wages for different variations on allowances
  • Analysis on pensioners for the next 5-10 years
  • Fully automated bug reporting and tracking system.
  • Initialisation of base tables, bill details, cheque details
  • Updating budget allocation for each head of account
  • Importing salary related bills into accounting module
  • Generation of sanction orders, TDS and periodical reports
  • Online queries for monitoring expenses
  • TA Bills
  • Provident Fund Advances application processing
  • Online Leave Application
For more details log on - http://spark.gov.in/webspark/