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Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Employees to disclose source of funds before going abroad: Government

 By PTI | 30 Jun, 2015

NEW DELHI: Central  government employees going abroad need to disclose estimated expenditure and  source of funds prior to their visits, according to a draft policy formed by the  Centre.

Besides, they also need to give details of such trips taken by  them during the past four years.

According to the draft policy formed  by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), the employees may be denied  permission due to administrative exigencies and other factors.

The DoPT has also come out with a new  proforma for seeking permission for foreign visits. Employees need to give  details of period of travel, name of countries to be visited, purpose, estimated  expenditure (travel, boarding, lodging, visa, miscellaneous, etc) and sources of  funds.

They need to write in the proforma the details of foreign travel  undertaken in the past four years, name of countries visited and purpose, it  said.

"In case due to specific nature of work in a department, administrative exigencies or some adverse factors against the  government servant etc., it is not expedient to grant permission to the  government servant, such decision for refusal should not be taken below the  level of head of department.

"It may be ensured that the decisions are  conveyed to the government servants within 15 days of receipt of complete  application. Any lacunae in the application should be brought to the notice of  the government servant within one week of the receipt of the application," the draft policy reads.

As  per existing instructions, the permission to employees to go abroad may be  denied in the interest of security.

"While granting such permission,  many factors are required to be kept in view. For example, permission may be  denied in the interest of security. Individuals, facing investigation or inquiry  on serious charges, who may try to evade apprehension by police authorities or  facing the inquiry  may also not be permitted to leave the country.

"On the other hand, it  is also desirable that requests of government servants for such permission are  dealt with expeditiously," the instructions read.

The DoPT has written  to all ministries and departments seeking their view on the new format by July 10.

There are about 48 lakh central government employees.

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