Telephone Facility at the Residence of Govt. Employees

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch

No. 8871-F(Y) Dated, Kolkata 31st October, 2012


Sub:- Facility of Telephone (Land Line and/ or Mobile connection and Internet connection) at Residence of the entitled categories of Government employees.

In partial modification of this Department’s Memorandum No. 8482-F, dated 01.09.2009 and in continuation to this Department’s Memorandum No. 7522-F, dated 26.09.2008, the undersigned is directed to state that the existing ceiling limit, regarding maximum amount reimbursable for telephone charges of residential land line telephone with the broad band facility thereof as well as for personal mobile phone in respect of the officers holding the posts of Principal Secretary/Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal, has been enhanced from Rs. 1500/- p.m. to Rs. 2000/- p.m. w.e.f. 01.10.2012.

2. In view of the revision of ceiling limit as stated in para 1 above, so in partial modification of memorandum no. 8482-F dt. 01.09.2009, 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
1.Chief Secretary/Additional Chief Secretary and Secretary to the Chief Minister of Government of West BengalNo limit
2.Principal Secretary /Secretary to the Government of West BengalRs. 2,000/- per month
3.Officers in the rank of Special Secretary or equivalent, Chief EngineersRs. 1,200/- per month
4.Officers in the rank of Joint Secretary or equivalent, Directors, Additional Chief EngineersRs. 900/- per month
5.Officers in the rank of Deputy Secretary or equivalent, O.S.D. & E.O. Deputy Secretary, Joint Directors-all in the Pay Scale No. 18 of the W.B.S. (R.O.P.A) Rules, 1998 or Pay Band No.4B with Grade Pay of Rs.7,600/- of W.B.S. (R.O.P.A) Rules, 2009Rs. 400/-per month

3. Re-imbursement is possible up to two land line connections, where one land ‘line is used for availing of Broad Band facility and one mobile phone (Pre-paid/Post-paid).

4. Other terms and conditions fixed in Office Memorandum No. 8482-F dated 01.09.2009, No. 7522-F, dated 26.09.2008 and subsequent orders on the subject shall remain unchanged.

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

No. 8871-F dated 31.10.2012