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Item
Existing Powers
Revised Powers
1. Shifting of posts The Education Department of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction shifting of sanctioned posts of teachers from one institution to another according to necessity The Administrative Department of the secretariat may, without previous consultation of the Finance Department, sanction shifting of posts having the same duties and functions like the various grade of Clerks, Typists, Confidential Assistants etc. within the same unit of appointment.
2. Leave The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction study leave and special disability leave according to the rules in the matter, Cases where relaxation of rules is required or where there is any doubt regarding the applicability or interpretation of the rules should be sanctioned in consultation with the Finance Department "The Administrative Department of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction study leave, special disability leave, leave to take up other employment and leave without allowances to join the spouse according to the rules in the matter. Cases where relaxation of rules is required or where there is any doubt regarding the applicability or interpretation of the rules should be sanctioned in consultation with the Finance Department."
3. Deputation for Training The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction and cases of deputation of officers for training in respect of schemes the details of which have been sanctioned by the Finance Department before provision is included for the purpose in the Budget.

The Administrative Department may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction all cases of deputation of officers for training within India for a period not exceeding one month subject to the restrictions on economy measures imposed by Government from time to time and subject to the following conditions:-
(i) The deputation of Officers for training under any scheme approved by the Government in Consultation with the Finance Department
(ii) There is specific provision for the training in the budget.
(iii) The training is a professional one for the upgradation of the skills of the officers in the department.

4. Deputation to Foreign Service The Administrative Department of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction all cases of deputation to Foreign Service and extension of the period of foreign service subject to the following conditions:-
(a) the deputation allowance should be limited to 20% of the pay in the post held under Government;
(b) the deputation should be in accordance with the standard terms and conditions prescribed in the K. S.Rs;
(c) the extension of the period of deputation should be on the same terms and conditions as originally sanctioned.
The Administrative Department of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction all cases of deputation to Foreign Service and extension of the period of foreign service which are ordered in accordance with the standard terms of deputation in the KSR. However all cases involving variation in the terms or emoluments of deputation and relaxation of rules must be ordered only in consultation with Finance Department.
5. Permanent Advance The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction permanent advances limited to a maximum of Rs. 1,000/- in each case. The orders will be issued on recommendation of the Accountant General in conformity with Article 95 of the K.F.C., Volume I The existing delegation in para 12 may be recast as follows :- "12. The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction permanent advances limited to a maximum of Rs. 5,000/- in each case. The Orders will be issued on the Recommendation of Accountant General in conformity with Article 95 of the KFC,Volume I"
6. Reimbursement of Medical Expenses The Health and Labour Department of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the finance Department sanction the reimbursement of medical expenses to the insured employees covered by the E.S.I Scheme upto Rs. 500/- in each case The Labour and Rehabilitation Department of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction the reimbursement of medical expenses to the insured employees covered by the E.S.I Scheme upto Rs. 10,000/- in each case.
7. Hiring of Private Buildings The Departments of the Administrative Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction hiring of private building, without monetary limit, on production of the rent and non-availability certificate from the Public Works Departments. The Departments of the Administrative Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction hiring of private building, without monetary limit, on production of the rent and non-availability certificates from the Public Works Departments. The Administrative Departments may without prior consultation with the Finance Department, also sanction hiring of private
buildings without insisting on the
rent and non-availability
certificate from PWD subject to
an upper limit of Rs. 15,000/- p.m.
8. Disposal of unserviceable articles The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction the disposal of all unserviceable articles upto a limit of Rs. 20,000/- in each case without any annual limit subject to the provision in Articles 165-168 of the KFC, Volume I. The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction the disposal of all unserviceable articles upto a limit of Rs. 2 lakhs in each case without any annual limit subject to the provision in Articles 154-157 of the Kerala Financial Code Volume I
9. Expenditure on works The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department accord administrative sanction to any work provided that the estimate amount does not exceed Rs. 30 lakhs. (vide G.O (P) 667 2000/-fin Dated 22-03-2000) The Administrative Department of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department accord administrative sanction to any work provided that the estimate amount does not exceed Rs. 25 lakhs.
10. Maintenance Estimate of Water Supply & Drainage Schemes The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction maintenance estimates of water supply and sanitary installations upto Rs.12,000/-in each case provided that the maintenance cost of water supply and sanitary installation does not exceed 2% of the capital cost and subject to the usual conditions. The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction maintenance estimates of water supply and sanitary installations upto Rs.50,000/-( Rupees fifty thousand only) in each case provided that the maintenance cost of water supply and sanitary installation does not exceed 10% of the capital cost and subject to the usual conditions.
11. Annual maintenance of Government buildings The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without consultation with the Finance Department sanction Finance Department sanction maintenance estimates not exceeding Rs.20,000/- in each case provided the estimate does not exceed 2% of the capital of the building. The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without consultation with the Finance Department sanction maintenance estimates not exceeding Rs.1,00,000/- in each case provided the estimate does not exceed 10% of the capital cost of the building
12. Purchase of stores other than for works. The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction expenditure which does not exceed Rs. 2,00,000/-in respect of purchase of stores other than for works subject to budget provision being available and store rules being observed. The Administrative Departments of the Secretariat may without previous consultation with the Finance Department sanction expenditure which does not exceed Rs. 10 lakhs in respect of purchase of stores other than for works subject to budget provision being available and stores purchase rules being observed.
13. Addition Nil Satisfaction of decrees and other
Payments ordered by the courts.
Now the cases against Government are on the increase. Very often the decree and judgement is received without much time for its satisfaction. Therefore, the Administrative
Departments are empowered to
sanction payments on the orders of the courts without prior consultation with the Finance Department subject to the limit of Rs. 10 lakhs. pro vided that there is no scope for
appeal or revision or special leave petition.
 




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