Monday, June 30, 2014

NO. 142/15/2010-AVD.1
Department of Personnel & Training


Subject: Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (1O)lResenting Off~cers (PO).
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number dated 31.7.2012 laying down the rates of honorarium payable to Inquiry OfficerIPresenting Officer for holding departmental proceedings.

2. It has been brought to the notice of this Department that the condition mentioned in para 2.1 of the said OM, was in conflict with the provisions of FR 46 B which limits the maximum amount payable as honorarium to an individual in a financial year to Rs. 5,0001- creating confusion whether the same was within the
delegated powers of the Ministry.

3. The matter has been considered and it is clarified that the honorarium payable to IOIPresenting Officer for conducting inquiry in departmental proceedings would be outside the purview of the general delegation under FR 46 B. 4. This issues with the concurrence of Department of Expenditure vide their I.D. No. 141412009-E.II(B) dated 16.5.2014. Under Secretary to the Government of India

(G. Srinivasan)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

No.997012/2014-Estt (Pay)
Department of Personnel & Training
(Establishment (Pay) Division)
Dated the 26th June, 2014


            It is brought to notice that any amendment of Fundamental Rules / Service Rules is required to be made sith the approval of President under powers vested by Article 309 of the Constitution. It is clarified that FR 22(l)(a)(l) continues to exist.

2. Similarly, the Rule 2(2)(vii) of CCS (RP) Rules, 2008 has not been deleted as in the case of FR 22(l)(a)(l) above.

3. Hence, the mode of pay fixation as provided for in FR 22(l)(a)(l) continues to apply in respect of cases in the pre-revised scales. Also, the Rule 2(2)(vii) of CCS (RP) Rules 2008 read with OM No.3/13/2008-Estt (Pay-II) dated 11th,November, 2008, continues to apply in cases of pay fixation of reemployed persons.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Pay)

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