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No. 24(5)/E.Coord/2012 Government of India Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure  New Delhi dated the 11th May, 2012 OFF

No. 24(5)/E.Coord/2012
Government of India Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure 
New Delhi dated the 11th May, 2012
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Internet facility through data card-reg.

References are being received from various Ministries/Depatments seeking clarification/relaxation for internet facility through Data Card. The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided to allow use of data card for internet purposes subject to the following conditions :-

(i) No Data-Card (Hardware etc) would be provided by the office and only reimbursement for data use, through data card, will be allowed on submission of bill.
(ii) The User has the libety to choose any operator/plan beneficial to them.
(iii) Re-imbursement would be allowed for one data card connection only.
(iv) There would be no separate ceiling for the internet through data card and the reimbursement will be allowed to the entitled officer according to the ceiling/guidelines/clarification laid down vide this Depatment’s OMs No. 7(14)/C&V/2006 dated November 14th, 2006, dated April 14th, 2007 and dated July 9th, 2007. As such, the maximum monthly reimbursable amount, towards charges on residential telephone/mobile phone/broadband/data card use (for internet purposes), to a category of a officer will be as under:-

Rank/Designation
Ceiling Amount
(in rupees)
Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent rank
2800
Additional
Secretary to the Government of India and equivalent rank
2500
Joint Secretary to the Govt. of India and equivalent
rank
2000
Director and Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
and
equivalent rank
1500
Below the rank of Deputy Secretary to the Government of
India        (restricted to 25% of
Group ‘A’ Officers below the rank of Deputy Secretary)
800

Source/Order: http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/telephone/Internet_Facility_DataCard.pdf

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