Enhancement of Funeral Charges (Obsequies charges) from Rs.10,000/- to Rs.15,000/-



GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
ABSTRACT
SERVICES WELFARE – Welfare of Government Employees – Sanction of
expenditure on Funeral Charges (Obsequies charges) of deceased Government
Employees – Enhancement of Funeral Charges (Obsequies charges) from
Rs.10,000/- to Rs.15,000/- – Orders – Issued.

GENERAL ADMINISTRATION (SERVICES WELFARE) DEPARTMENT
G.O.MS.No. 91 Dated: 13-04-2016


Read the following:-
1. G.O.Ms.No.1669, G.A. (Ser.F) Department, Dt.15-9-1965.
2. G.O.Ms.No.1052, G.A. (Ser.F) Department, Dt.5-8-1966.
3. G.O.Ms.No.304, G.A. (Ser.F) Department, Dt.27-4-1974.
4. G.O.Ms.No.104, G.A. (AR & T.II) Department, Dt.3-2-1978.
5. G.O.Ms.No.914, G.A. (S.W.) Department, Dt.27-12-1979.
6. Govt.Memo.No.312/SW/81-1, G.A. (SW) Deptt., Dt.23-3-1981.
7. Govt.Memo.No.448/SW/81-3, G.A. (SW) Deptt., Dt.25-7-1981.
8. G.O.Ms.No.510, G.A. (SW) Deptt., Dt.14-11-1985.
9. G.O.Ms.No.548, G.A. (Ser.Wel) Deptt, Dt.7-12-1998.
10.G.O.Ms.No.90, G.A. (Ser.Wel.) Deptt., Dt.9-3-2000.
11.G.O.Ms.No.569, G.A. (Ser.Wel.I) Deptt., Dt.6-8-2007.
12.G.O.Ms.No.192, G.A. (Ser.Wel.I) Deptt., Dt.23-04-2010.
13.D.O.Lr.No.25766/.. (.....), dt.11.12.2015
received from the Deputy Secretary to Government, Finance Department.

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O R D E R:
         In the orders read above as amended from time to time, the Government
have introduced a scheme under Welfare Measures to Government Employees
according to which an amount of Rs.10,000/- is being sanctioned in terms of
G.O.12th read above to the nearest relative of Government Employees or the
person lawfully in possession of the body of the deceased Government Employees
to meet the expenses on obsequies ceremony.

2. In the D.O letter 13th read above, the Finance Department has requested
this Department to take necessary action for enhancement of Funeral Charges to
the deceased Government Employees as per the 10th Pay Revision Commission
recommendation on the matter. The 10th P.R.C., has recommended to increase
the amount to Rs.20,000/-.

3. The Government after careful examination, hereby enhance the Funeral
Charges (Obsequies Charges) from Rs.10,000/- to Rs.15,000/- (Rupees Fifteen
thousand only) to all categories of Government Employees including All India
Service Officers payable to the person indicated in para (1) above and
accordingly the following amendment is issued to the Annexure to
G.O.Ms.No.1669, G.A. (Ser.F) Department, Dt.15-9-1965 as amended in the
G.Os. read above.

                                 AMENDMENT

The existing Rule 3 under “sanction of expenditure” shall be substituted as under:
“3. the amount that may be sanctioned by the Head of Office for the
purpose shall not be more than Rupees fifteen thousand only”

4. For the existing para-3 in G.O.Ms.No.548, G.A.(Ser.Wel) Department,
Dt.7-12-1998 the following para shall be substituted:-

“The item of expenditure on obsequies charges shall be debited to subdetailed
Head of Account “310-Grants-in-aid”, “312-Other Grant-in-aid” under
respective Major, Minor and Sub-Head of Account of the Department concerned
and exempted from the Treasury Control and Quarterly Control orders. All
Departments of Secretariat and Heads of Departments are requested to obtain
supplementary grant for such expenditure incurred at the appropriate time during
the same Financial Year.”

5. This order issues with the concurrence of the Finance (HR.VI-MSPA-A&L)
Department vide their U.O.No.25029/2/2016-SO (HR VI & MSPA-A&L), dated
24.2.2016.

6. This order is also available on Internet and can be accessed at
www.ap.gov.in/goir.
(BY ORDER AND IN THE NAME OF THE GOVERNOR OF ANDHRA PRADESH)
DR.B.KISHORE,
SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT (SERVICES)
To
All the Departments of Secretariat.
All the Heads of Departments.
The Accountant General, A.P., Hyderabad.
The Director of Treasuries & Accounts, A.P., Hyderabad
The Registrar, A.P.High Court, Hyderabad.
The Pay and Accounts Officer, A.P., Hyderabad.
All the District Collectors.
All the District Treasury Officers.
The Dy. P.A.O., A.P. Secretariat, Hyderabad.
Copy to:
The Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, New Delhi.
The Finance (HR.VI-MSPA-A&L) Department.
P.S.to Secretary to Govt. (Ser.)
P.A.to Deputy Secretary to Govt. (SU).
SF/SCs.
// FORWARDED :: BY ORDER //
SECTION OFFICER

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