Increased Limits for Briefcase and Purse Reimbursements : DoE Circular 1.6.2024

DoE vide its Circular Dated 1.6.2024 has Increased Limits for Briefcase and Purse Reimbursements

F. No. 13016/1/2008-GAD
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

Noah Block, Central Secretariat
New Delhi 110001
Dated: 01st May, 2024


Subject:- Revision of monetary ceiling for reimbursement of Briefcase/Office Bag/Ladies Purse – reg.

As per the existing practice, reimbursement against purchase of briefcase/office bay/ladies purse is provided to the officials/officers of this Department once in three years from the date of issue of earlier one. The Competent Authority has revised the monetary ceiling for reimbursement of Briefcase/ Office Bag/ Ladies Purse.

2. The details indicating the previous and revised ceiling in respect of official/officers of Department of Expenditure is appended below:-

Increased Limits for Briefcase and Purse Reimbursements

S.NoLevel of officers/ officialsRates limit (in Rs.)Period
 Existing CeilingRevised Ceiling incl. of GST 
1.Secretary/ Special Secretary or equivalent (Level 17)1000012500Once in 3 years
2.Addl. Secretary or equivalent (Level 15-16)800010000-do-
3.Joint Secretary or equivalent (Level 14)65008125-do-
4.Director/ Dy. Secy./ Sr. PPS or equipment (Level-13)50006250-do-
5.Under Secretary/PPS or equivalent40005000-do-
6.Section Officer/PS or equivalent (Level 8-10)40005000-do-
7.Assistant Section Officer/PA or equivalent (Level 7)35004375-do-

3. Briefcase/ Office Bag/ Ladies Purse may be purchased by the officer/official himself/herself and the bill in original may be sent to General Administration Branch certifying that the Briefcase/ Office Bag/Ladies Purse has been purchased and the reimbursement for the same will be made subject to the revised ceiling as mentioned above with effect from 1st May, 2024.

4. This issues with the approval of AS&FA (Finance) vide diary no. 367066 dated 29 04.2024

(Pravin Kumar Pandey)
Under Secretary to the Government of India


All Officers/Sections of Department of Expenditure.

Source of this Circular : Third Party

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