Ceiling for briefcase and Handbag to officials of EPFO

The monetary ceiling/limit for providing briefcase/hand bag to the officers/officials of the EPFO has been revised as per DOPT circular

EPFO, HEAD OFFICE
MINISTRY OF LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT,
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
BHAVISHYA NIDHI BHAWAN,
14, BHIKAJI CAMA PLACE, NEW DELHI 110066

No. A-45012/5/2022-HRM VIII/14789

Date: 09 DEC 2022.

To,

All Addl, CPFC (HQ)/Director PDNASS/
ACC (Zones)/ACC (ASD)
All RPFCs/Office in-charge of Regional Offices.

Sub: Instructions for providing briefcase/ handbag to officers/ officials of EPFO – reg.
Madan/Sir,

In supersession of earlier order no. HRM-8/V/44/3/2001/Misc./7448 dated 28.08.2014 on the subject cited above, the monetary ceiling/limit for providing briefcase/hand bag to the officers/officials of the EPFO has been revised as per DOPT circular no. D-21013/4/2012-Ad.II dated 15.05.2012 subject to following conditions with immediate effect:

  • The officer/officials may be allowed to procure briefcase/bag of his/her choice from the market and reimbursement may be allowed later on subject to entitlement and submission of the bill in original.
  • One briefcase/bag may be provided to the officer after a lapse of three years from the date of purchase of earlier one without requiring the officer to deposit the old briefcase/bag.
  • The monetary ceiling of the briefcase of all category of officers/officials mentioned below may be allowed excluding VAT and other Taxes.

Ceiling for briefcase and Handbag to officials

Revised entitlement is as under:

Sl.No.Level of OfficersRevised Rates (in Rs.)
1Secretary/Special Secretary or equivalent10000/-
2Addl. Secretary or equivalent8000/-
3Joint Secretary or equivalent6500/-
4Director/Deputy Secretary or equivalent5000/-
5Under Secretary/Pr. Private Secretary or equivalent*4000/-
6Section Officers/Private Secretary or equivalent*4000/-
7Assistant/PA or equivalent#3500/-

*Includes RPFC-II/APFC/AD (OL)/DD (OL)/ AD = (Audit)//DD (Audit/AD (Vig.)/DD (Vig.)/AO/E.O/Programmer.

#Includes SS/ASO/PA/DPA/STO.

[This issues with the approval of CPFC]

Yours faithfully,

(Uma Mandal)

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