Govt Servants’ Excess Payment Recovery – New Guidelines & Waiver 2023 Update

The Railway Board, under the Ministry of Railways, has issued a circular, RBE No. 93/2023 dated 24.07.2023, addressed to all Indian Railways and Production Units, regarding the waiver of recovery of excess payments made to Government servants. The circular refers to previous instructions/guidelines issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoP&T) on the recovery of wrongful/excess payments to Government Servants, which were adopted by the Railways.

Waiver of recovery of excess payment made to Government servants

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAILWAY BOARD

RBE No. 93/2023

No. 2022/F(E)IV/6/3

dated 24.07.2023

The General Manager
All Indian Railways and Production Units
(As per standard list)

Sub: Waiver of recovery of excess payment made to Government servants- General instructions for Ministries/Departments – reg.

Instructions/Guidelines on recovery of wrongful/excess payments made to Government Servants were issued by DoP&T vide their OMs No. 18/26/2011 -Estt(Pay-I) dated 06.02.2014 & No. 18/03/2015-Estt.(Pay-I) dated 02.03.2016 which were adopted/circulated on the Railways vide Board’s letter No. 2016/F(E)II/6/3 dated 22.06.2016. Further, DoP&T’s OM No. 18/03/2015-Estt (Pay-1) dated 03.10.2022 was also adopted/circulated vide Board’s letter No. 2022/F(E)IV/6/3 dated 17.11.2022.

  1. Now, Department’ of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance have issued certain instructions vide their OM No.. 09(20)/2023-E.II(A) dated 01.06.2023 on the above subject. These instructions shall apply mutatis-mutandis to Railway employees also. However, ‘Rule 17 of DFPR’ may be read as ‘Indian Railways Model SOP, 2018, as amended from time to time and any other rules/instructions/regulations applicable to Indian Railways”
  2. Please acknowledge receipt.

(G. Priya Sudarsani)
Director, Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board

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