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Schedule- IV

Schedule containing the Financial Powers of the Head of RMS Division

 

Note-1: For the purpose of this schedule, the term Head of RMS Division includes Head of a RMS Division of Group A   and Group B. The Head of RMS Division will exercise these financial powers as per operational requirements in respect of offices/establishments under their administrative control. 

Note-2: the financial powers contained in this schedule are subject to the limitations and restrictions laid down in the Delegation of Financial Powers Rules 1978, regarding the financial powers of the authorities subordinate to the President and they can be exercised only in respect of the officers and the establishment  under the control of the Director General (Posts). 

Note-3: The powers mentioned herein shall be exercised subject to the condition that expenditure involved shall be met from the funds placed at his disposal by competent authority. 

Note-4: No work requiring sanction of higher authorities may be sanctioned by the officer in parts as two or more distinct works. 

Note-5: These powers shall not be delegated further nor any person shall be authorized to exercise these powers. 

Note-6: Financial Powers contained in this schedule shall be exercised keeping in view the conditions and limitations contained in the Delegation of Financial Powers. General Financial Rules, Financial Hand Book Volume-I, Fundamental Rules & Supplementary Rules, Departmental Code Books, Manuals and instructions /guidelines issued by the Ministry of Finance from time to time. 

Note-7: All conditions/ instructions as contained in column-4 of the schedule shall be complied with while exercising financial powers so delegated. 


Schedule- IV

Schedule of Financial Powers of Head of RMS Division
 

Sl. No.

Item of Expenditure

Extent of Financial Powers Delegated

Rules, orders, authority

1

2

3

4

 

ADDITIONS TO PAY

   
 

(a)   (a)  Overtime allowance: (for all eligible categories)

As per monthly ceiling prescribed by the concerned Circle/Regional Head for the divisions under them

Subject to OTA Rules and also general orders issued by the department from time to time.

 

(b)   (b)  May sanction house rent allowance to holders of permanent and temporary posts provided that:-

I)The allowance is at the rates sanctioned by Government, and

(c)   Ii)The holders of the posts are entitled to rent free accommodation and no rent free accommodation is available at the place

Ad indicated in column (2)

DGP&T No. 18/11/58-CI dated 28-11-58

2

CONTINGENT EXPENDITURE (NON-RECURRING)

   
 

(a)   May sanction non-recurring contingent expenditure powers for which are not provided for specifically.

Up to Rs 5,000/- in each case.

Schedule-V read with Rule 13(2) of DFPRs

 

(b)   Embedding of cash / mail chest, purchase of technical books / maps, painting of Letter boxes, Sign boards, notice boards etc.

Up to Rs 5,000/- in each case

Schedule-V read with Rule 13(2) of DFPRs

 

(c)    Purchase of equipments and consumables connected with computers and other equipments

Up to Rs 5000/-in each case

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

 

(d)   May purchase furniture and fittings for offices, including Tiffin rooms, rest rooms, holiday homes, inspection rooms / quarters etc.

Per annum per office:-

HSG MBCs/TMOs/Divisional Offices-Up to Rs 50,000/-

LSG MBCs/TMOs-Up to Rs 25,000/-

PSO-Up to Rs 15,000/-

HRO/SRO-Up to Rs 10,000/-

Office of ASRM/IRM and Mail/Record Office under Time Scale Officials-Up to Rs 7,000/-

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs. The power delegated is subject to overall annual ceiling of Rs Two Lakh only for the Divisional as a whole and also after framing of necessary norms on the subject by Directorate

3.

CONTINGENT EXPENDITURE

(RECURRING)

   
 

(a)   May sanction all rates and taxes legally assessed on buildings and vehicles in their charge

Full Powers

Annexure to Schedule VB of DFPRs

 

(b)   Water, electricity and Gas charges

Full Powers

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

 

  (c)  Renting of buildings for office use

Without FRAC:-

Ai & A city-Up to Rs 5,000/- per month

Bi & B2 city UP to Rs 4000/-per month

Other cities-Up to Rs 3.000/- per month

Rule-13(2) and Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

This is subject to hiring of building as per SOA. Prevailing market rate of rent being paid by Govt. / Semi-Govt. organizations for similar type of accommodation and Govt. approved rate of rent for the locality. A quarterly report on all such hiring cases should be sent to
PMGs with a copy to the DAP. These case should also be seen at the time of inspection

 

(d)Fixed Stationary charges and fixed contingent allowance

Full Powers in accordance within the scale / norms fixed by the department from time to time

Rule 341of Postal Manual Vol-II

 

(e)   Replacing, repairing cleaning, oiling, shifting, purchase of spare parts for repairing, for electrical/light fittings , fans ,air and water coolers, type writer, instruments, minor equipment & apparatus, including electric stencil cutters (duplicating machines) telephone instruments, photo copiers fax machines franking machines etc

Up to Rs Up to Rs 2,000/-

In each case.

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

 

(f)     Repair of boats, bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, 3 wheelers, tricycles, handcarts

Up to

Rs 500/-in each case

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

 

(g)   Maintenance of gardens

Up top Rs 1,000/-per month in each case

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

 

(h)   Legal charges and obtaining copies of judgments

May incur an amount payable at the rate and scale fixed by the Govt. from time to time

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

 

(i)      Advertisement charges for calling tenders for mail contracts, buildings etc, and advertisements of products, services and initiatives of the Department

Up to Rs 5,000/- in each case through DAVP

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs. Advertisements to be released through DAVP only.

 

(j)      Hiring of accommodation for holding examinations and for other purposes e.g. holding customer meet etc.

Up to Rs 5,000/- in each case

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

 

(k)     Hiring of generators, water / air coolers, heaters, air conditioner, other equipment like franking machines etc.

Up to Rs 5,000/- in each case

The power should be utilized only after issue of norms / guidelines on the subject by Postal Directorate

 

(l)       Hot and cold weather charges

Up to Rs 5,000/- only in each case.

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

 

(m) Emergent purchase of articles of stock & stationery not ordinarily available in the stock

Up to Rs 50,000/- per annum after obtaining Non-Availability Certificate from PSD concerned.

Rule 13 (2) read with Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs.

4

Repairs of Buildings

   
 

(a)   May  sanction petty works –per annum per departmental building

Up to Rs 10000/-

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

 

(b)   May sanction annual or special repairs/maintenance expenses to Departmental buildings – per annum per building

Up to Rs 15,000/-

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

 

(c ) May sanction petty works / special repairs / maintenance expenses in rented building

Up to Rs 2,500/- only per rented building per annum in each case

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs and subject to the following conditions:-

(i)Such expenditure may be incurred only if the landlord refuses to meet the expenditure.

(ii)The expenditure should be deducted from the rent payable to landlord and other conditions stipulated in Rule 391 of FHB Vol. I should be fulfilled.

5.

(i)  May sanction expenditure on carriage of mails by modes other than rail and air transport

Up to Rs 1,000/- per month in each case

Rule 13 (2) of DFPRs

 

(ii)  May sanction temporary arrangements for conveyance of mails without calling tenders

Up to Rs 5,000/-in each case for a period of three months only

Rule 13 (2) of DFPRs

 

(iii)  May sanction payment for provision of escorts for carriage of cash

Full Powers in respect of escorts from State Police Force

Annexure to Schedule V of DFPRs

6

Write-Off

   
 

(i)          May write off value of spoiled / damaged Postage / recruitment fee stamps

Up to Rs 1000/- in each case, not exceeding Rs 50,000/-per annum

OM No. 6-14/87-Fin. Co-ord dated 26-3-2001

 

(ii)       May write off articles of dead stock, used up equipment

In all cases where original price of stock was not more than Rs 1,000/- subject to an overall limit of Rs 50,000/- per annum

OM No. 6-14/87-Fin. Co-ord dated 26-3-2001

7.

Refunds

   
 

(i)         Refund of postage on articles which have been maliciously sent unpaid for the purpose of annoying the addressee

Full Powers

OM No. 6-14/87-Fin. Co-ord dated 26-3-2001

 

(ii)       Refund of coins, currency notes unused loose postage stamps, unused postcards, empty unused embossed envelopes or stamp booklets found in the letter boxes or at post office counters and credited in the account of the office

Full Powers

OM No. 6-14/87-Fin. Co-ord dated 26-3-2001

 

(iii)      Refund of amounts over paid by or short paid to a member of the public and found excess in the accounts of an office

Full powers

OM No. 6-14/87-Fin. Co-ord dated 26-3-2001

 

(iv)     Refund of earnest money received from renderers with their tenders in respect of contracts

Full Powers in respect of tenders within the competency of divisional head

OM No. 6-14/87-Fin. Co-ord dated 26-3-2001

 

(v)       Refund of air surcharge or the difference between the air mail fee-cum postage, in case of surcharged air mail articles which are subjected to delay beyond the time ordinarily taken for the delivery there of consequent on such articles being sent by the surface route due to fault of service

Full  Powers

OM No. 6-14/87-Fin. Co-ord dated 26-3-2001

8

Miscellaneous

   
 

(a)   Printing of rate charges, mailers, brochures and other material required for publicizing the products services and initiatives of the Department – and distribution to post offices marketing executives and customers

Up to Rs 10,000/- per annum for all activities taken together

Rule 13(2) OF DFPRs

 

(b)   Holding of customer meets: preparation folders hiring/transport of equipment / staff, tea/coffee/other soft drinks & snacks, and other activities necessary for conducting customer meets

Up to Rs 5,000/- for each meet with a ceiling of Rs 1,000/- on hiring, Rs 100/- per head on tea, snacks etc. and Rs 50/- per head on stationery and ancillaries

Rule 13 (2) OF DFPRs

 

(c ) May provide to members of 

       staff undertaking any activity that

        facilitates marketing of

        products/services or

        initiatives of the Department.

Per annum per person:-

(i)Visiting Cards-Up to Rs 500/-

(ii)Reimbursement of cell phone charges –UP to Rs 4,000/-

A Maximum of ten persons in a Class I division and six persons in Class-II division

Rule 13 (2) OF DFPRs

Authority: Department of Posts Integrated Finance Wing No. 6-1/2008-FC (Posts) dated 06 February 09


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