Hiring of Vehicles for Use at Govt. Office

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 1232-F(Y) Date: 09.02.2012

MEMORANDUM

Sub: Delegation of power to Heads of Departments to sanction retention of hiring of vehicles.

The undersigned is directed by the order of the Governor to say that the Governor is pleased to authorize the additional Chief Secretary / Principal Secretary / Secretary of a Department to sanction retention of hiring of vehicles of that Department and its sub-ordinate offices on existing terms and conditions subject to the condition that the vehicle was originally hired with the approval of Finance Department and also subject to the condition that continuance of hiring is required in the interest of public service.

2. The undersigned is further directed to state that the Governor is also pleased to authorize the Additional Chief Secretary / Principal Secretary / Secretary of a Department to allow hiring of a new vehicle (Non-AC) as replacement of an existing one provided the existing vehicle was hired with the approval of Finance Department.

3. In all cases retention of a hired vehicle has to be sanctioned for a period not exceeding one year at a time.

4. While issuing sanction orders for retention of hiring of vehicles and allowing hiring of a new vehicle as replacement of existing one in exercise of the powers delegated under this memorandum, the following sentence should be inserted in such orders “This order issues in exercise of the powers delegated under Finance Department Memo No. 1232-F(Y) dated 09.02.2012”

5. For fresh hiring of vehicles concurrence of Finance Department will be required.

6. This order shall take immediate effect.

Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal

No. 1232-F dated 09.02.2012