Copy of Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions No. 142/20/2008- AVD I dated 25.7.2009

Subject: Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers/ Presenting Officers

The undersigned is directed to refer to this department's OM no 134/4/99-AVD I dated 29th June 2001 and 7th April 2003 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the rates of honorarium payable to the IO//PO in the case of departmental inquiries were last revised vide OM dated 29th June 2001 in the case of serving Government Servants functioning as part time IO/PO and vide OM dated 7th April 2003 in the case of retired Govt Servants functioning as IO.

2. The existing rates of honorarium as prescribed in the aforesaid OM was reviewed in consultation with the Ministry of Finance. As a result of review, it has been decided to revise the existing rates of the honorarium, payable, to 10/PO. The rates of honorarium as revised are indicated in the table below:-


Revised Rates ( per inquiry)

a) Inquiry Officer (Part time Serving Govt Servants)Rs. 3000/-Maximum

Rs 1500/- Minimum

b) Presenting Officer (Part time serving Govt. Servants)Rs 1500/- Maximum

Rs 750/- Minimum

c) Retired Government servantsRs 9750 (lumpsum) plus Rs 1500 for every additional Charged officer

3 The grant of revised rates of honorarium as above will be subject to the same conditions stipulated vide para 4 of this Department's OM No134/4/99-AVD-I dated 29th June 2001.

4, These orders will take effect from the date of issu~ and will also apply ro inquiries in progress.

5. This issues with the concurrence of Ministry of 'Finance, Department of Expenditure, vide their ID no 14(4)!2009-EII(B) 14,7.2009.