Maximum Limit for Hired Inspection Vehicles under WRIDD

Coupled with increase in cost of Fuel and Lubricants, Water Resources Investigation & Development Department has been contemplating for some time past to review the existing order imposing a ceiling limit for per month per vehicle.

Government of West Bengal
Water Resources Investigation & Development Department
Establishment (Cell-II) Branch
Khadya Bhavan, Block-‘A’ (Top Floor) Kolkata-700 087

No. 953-WI-22011(17)/1/2018-SECTION(WRIDD) Date:- 26.05.2022

ORDER

The Water Resources Investigation & Development Department implements various Minor Irrigation Schemes under different Programmes like RIDF, Jalatirtha, Core Sector, RKVY, MGNREGA etc. through its cadre of Engineers. The work is supervised by senior Engineers and various officers of the Department. Site inspections covering different on-going schemes as well as carrying out maintenance works of State owned & operated Minor Irrigation schemes etc. is also regularly undertaken. In view of the close impact on Agriculture, the vehicles sanctioned for use by the Department are used very frequently throughout the areas under respective jurisdictions. This involves travelling in remote and interior areas of villages. Coupled with increase in cost of Fuel and Lubricants, this Department has been contemplating for some time past to review the existing order imposing a ceiling limit for per month per vehicle as follows:-

Sl. No.Vehicles used by the OfficerMaximum limit for each hired vehicle per month (Rs.)In case of excess expenditure than the maximum limit for three times in a calendar year, approval has to be obtained fromIn case of excess expenditure than the maximum limit for more than three times in a calendar year, approval has to be obtained from
01Joint Secretaries40,000Principal SecretaryPrincipal Secretary
02Chief Engineer, Superintending Engineer40,000Engineer-in-ChiefPrincipal Secretary
03Executive Engineer35,000Chief EngineerEngineer-in-Chief
04Assistant Engineer30,000Superintending EngineerEngineer-in-Chief

After careful consideration of the mater, the Governor has been pleased to accord sanction to the enhancement of expenditure limit for the 241 nos. of hired vehicles with concurrence of the Finance Department’s U.O. No. 0550, Group T, dt. 05.10.2015, in the following manner:-

Sl. No.Vehicles used by the OfficerMaximum limit for each hired vehicle per month (Rs.)In case of excess expenditure than the maximum limit for three times in a calendar year, approval has to be obtained fromIn case of excess expenditure than the maximum limit for more than three times in a calendar year, approval has to be obtained from
01Joint Secretaries45,000Principal SecretaryPrincipal Secretary
02Chief Engineer, Superintending Engineer45,000Engineer-in-ChiefPrincipal Secretary
03Executive Engineer40,000Chief EngineerEngineer-in-Chief
04Assistant Engineer35,000Superintending EngineerEngineer-in-Chief

This Order will have effect from the date of issue.

Sd/- Principal Secretary
to the Government of West Bengal

No. 953-WI dated 26.05.2022

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