Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO) / Presenting Officers (PO) not limited to Rs. 5000
Grant of Honorarium to Inquiry Officers (IO) / Presenting Officers (PO) for conducting inquiry in departmental proceedings would be outside the purview of the general delegation under FR 46 B – Such Honorarium is not limited to Rs. 5000
2. It has been brought to the notice of this Department that the condition mentioned in para 2.1 of the said OM, was in conflict with the provisions of FR 46 B which limits the maximum amount payable as honorarium to an individual in a financial year to Rs. 5,000/- creating confusion whether the same was within the delegated powers of the Ministry.