Government of Tamil Nadu
FINANCE [Allowances] DEPARTMENT
G.O.Ms.No.291, Dated 8th July 2020.
(Saarvari, Aani-24, Thiruvalluvar Aandu 2051)
HONORARIUM – Honorarium granted to Government officials/ employees, who have been nominated by virtue of their official capacity – Withdrawn – Orders – Issued.
In terms of the provisions of the Tamil Nadu Fundamental Rules 46(b), Government may grant or permit a Government servant to receive an honorarium as remuneration for work performed which is occasional or intermittent in character and either so laborious or of such special merit as to justify a special reward. Except when special reasons which should be recorded in writing exist for a departure from this provision, sanction to the grant or acceptance of an honorarium should not be given unless the work has been undertaken with the prior consent of Government and its amount has been settled in advance. However, the Government have nominated its serving employees as Chairperson, Members, etc. to the Committees / Boards / Panels / Commissions, etc. by virtue of their official capacity and also granted a honorarium for holding such nominated posts which is not in consonance with the provisions of Fundamental Rules. The sitting fees payable to Non-official Directors / Non-Official Members on the Boards of State Public Sector Undertaking / Statutory Boards are also not paid to the serving Government Officers / Employees nominated to such committees / Boards / Panels etc. In view of the FR 46(b) and in view of the financial crisis arising out of Covid-19, honorarium should not be paid to serving Government Employees nominated to various Committees / Boards / Panels / Commissions, etc.
2. Accordingly, the Government direct that honorarium should not be paid to serving Government Employees nominated to various Committees / Boards / Panels / Commissions. Honorarium already granted to Government officials/ employees, who have been nominated by virtue of their official capacity as Chairperson or Members, etc. to Committees / Boards / Panels / Commissions, etc. by the Government, is being withdrawn. The payment of honorarium already made need not be recovered wherever it was paid under a valid Government order.
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(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)
ADDITIONAL CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT