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No ISD reimbursement for home phones of Govt officials: FinMin

New Delhi: No bureaucrat will be entitled to ISD facility on residential telephones from the government, though only secretary-level officers can have such facility on their office landline phones, Finance Ministry guidelines stated.
Issuing comprehensive guidelines for telephone facilities and reimbursement, the Department of Expenditure, under the Finance Ministry, said secretary-level officers will be entitled for reimbursement of one mobile handset costing not more than Rs 25,000 once during the tenure.
"ISD facility shall not be allowed on residential telephones," the guidelines said.
It further said monthly reimbursement for residential phone, mobile and broadband will be subject to a limit of Rs 4,200 per month for a secretary-level officer, Rs 3,000 for additional secretary, Rs 2,700 for joint secretary, Rs 2,250 for director and deputy secretary and Rs 1,200 for officers below the rank of deputy secretary.
"ISD facility is allowed on official telephones in respect of administrative secretaries only," the guidelines said, adding the ISD facility for other officials on office landlines can be granted by the administrative secretary in consultation with the concerned financial advisor.
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