No. 1711/9/85-Estt. (Allowance)
Government of India/ Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pension/
Department of Personnel and Training)

Dated: the 23rd December, 1985

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Delegation of more powers to Ministries/ Departments in the field of honorarium.

The undersigned is directed to say that at present the powers delegated to the various authorities for sanctioning honorarium, under the provisions of FR 46 (b) are as under:

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Authority to which power is delegated

Extent of power delegated

1.

Ministries of the Govt. of India

Full power upto a maximum of Rs.1000/- in each case. In the case of recurring honorarium this limit applies to the total of the recurring payments made to an individual in a year.

2.

The C. & A.G.

Ditto

3.

All heads of Deptts.

Full power upto a maximum of Rs.500/- in each case. In the case of recurring honorarium, this limit applies to the total of the recurring payments made to an individual in a year.

2. the question of further delegation of powers to the Ministries/ Departments and Heads of Departments in the matter of sanctioning honorarium has been under consideration of this Department for some time and it has now been decided to delegate the powers further, as indicated below:

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Authority to which power is delegated

Extent of power delegated

1.

Ministries of the Govt. of India

Full power upto a maximum of Rs.5000/- in each case. In the case of recurring honorarium this limit applies to the total of the recurring payments made to an individual in a year.

2.

The C. & A.G.

Ditto

3.

All heads of Deptts.

Full power upto a maximum of Rs2,500/- (Rupees two thousand and five thousand only) in each case. In the case of recurring honorarium, this limit applies to the total of the recurring payments made to an individual in a year.

3. The above orders will take effect from the date of issue.

4. In so far as persons in the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments are concerned these orders issue in consultation with the office of the C. & A.G. of India.

5. Hindi version will follow.

Sd/-
(R. S. MEENA)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

To

All Ministries/ Departments of Govt. of India
No. 1711/9/85-Estt. (Allowance), dated. 23rd December, 1985

Copy also forwarded to:

1. C.& A.G. w.r.t. their D.O. No. 941-Audit- 1/143- DS, dt.13.12.85

2. M/ Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure w.r.t. their U.O.No.1526/E-11(B)/85, dated 5.12.. 1985

3. Fourth Pay Comission

Sd/-
(R. S. MEENA)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India