Govt officers entitled to mobile, laptop costing up to Rs 1.3 lakh; can retain after 4 years

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NEW DELHI: Central authorities officers will likely be entitled to cellular, laptop computer or related gadgets costing as much as Rs 1.3 lakh, which will be retained by them for private use after 4 years.

The finance ministry’s Expenditure Division, in an workplace memorandum, listed out tips for the issuance of cellular, laptop computer, pill, phablet, pocket book, notepad, ultra-book, net-book or gadgets of comparable classes to eligible officers for official work.
As per the rules, all central authorities officers of the rank of deputy secretary and above will likely be entitled to such digital gadgets.

Within the case of Part Officers and Beneath Secretaries, 50% of the sanctioned energy will be issued such gadgets.
Relating to the price of the machine, the workplace memorandum mentioned it could possibly be Rs 1 lakh plus taxes. Nonetheless, for gadgets with a Make-in-India part of greater than 40%, the worth ceiling will likely be Rs 1.30 lakh plus taxes.
“No new machine could also be sanctioned to an officer who has already been allotted a tool, in a ministry/division, as much as 4 years besides in case of restore, which is asserted as ‘past economical repairs’,” the memorandum mentioned.
It additional mentioned put up completion of 4 years of utilization, the officer shall retain the machine.
“Involved Ministry/Division shall make sure that the information within the machine is totally worn out (knowledge sanitised) earlier than the machine is handed over to the officer for retention,” the memorandum mentioned.
The memorandum dated July 21, 2023, supersedes the sooner one, which was issued on March 27, 2020, as per which the price of such gadgets was capped at Rs 80,000 and there was no provision for retention of gadgets for private use.

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