Facility of Telephone at the Residence of Government Employees

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 8482-F, Dated: 01.09.2009


Sub: Facility of telephone (landline and/ or mobile connection and internet connection) at the residence of the entitled categories of Government Employees.

In continuation of this office Memorandum No. 7522-F, dated September 26, 2008, the undersigned is directed to state that with the revision of tariff rate and in view of economization of expenditure, the maximum amount reimbursable to a category of officers towards residential telephone bills will be regulated as given in the table below:

Sl. No.Rank/ DesignationCeiling Limit (Rs.)
01.Chief Secretary/ Additional Chief Secretary to the Government of West Bengal.No limit
02.Principal Secretary/ Secretary to the Government of West Bengal.1,500 p.m.
03.Officers in the rank of Special Secretary or equivalent, Chief Engineers.1,200 p.m.
04.Officers in the rank of Joint Secretary or equivalent.900 p.m.
05.Officers in the rank of Deputy Secretary or equivalent, OSD & Ex-officio Deputy Secretary, Joint Directors – all in pay scale No. 18 of the WBS (ROPA) Rules, 1998 or in pay Bank No. 4 with Grade Pay Rs. 7,600/- of WBS (ROPA) Rules, ’09400 p.m.

Reimbursement is possible upto two landline connections, where one landline is used for availing of broadband facility and one mobile phone (prepaid/ Post paid).

Other terms and Conditions fixed in office Memorandum No. 7522-F, dated Sept. 26, 2008 and subsequent orders on the subject shall remain unchanged.

The officers, whose call charges for official purposes including the monthly rentals exceed the revised maximum amount reimbursable (as per this office Memorandum), may submit the bills with certification regarding calls made for official purposes only upto the prerevised maximum amount reimbursable against the particular category (as per Memo No. 7522-F, dated September, 26, 2008) for the period of September and October, 2009 for post facto approval for reimbursement by Finance Department. While submitting the bills, list of call details may also kindly be furnished. This order may be considered for review, based on the number of such claims received by the Finance Department.

This order takes effect for bills related to the calls made on and from September, 1, 2009.

Sd/- C. M. Bachhawat
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
Finance Department

No. 8482-F dated 01.09.2009, Source

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