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Residential telephones for government officials



Hi friends! What are the eligibility criteria - like level of post, pay scale, etc. - for a government employee to get an officially provided residential landline telephone connection?


I think there are some limits on the usage as well - like maximum bill amount etc. Can you please give me some details?


Thank you!

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This will vary form office to office, the post held, the rules and regulations of service.

Why don't you file a RTI application with that particular office about which you want to know the details ?

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Thank you Mr. Karira.


The particular office in question has not followed any rules, as it has admitted in its reply to an RTI application. I would like to know whether there are any rules in this regard, in order to make that department comply with them.


The Ministry of Finance had prescribed some rules, as described in the attached O.M., to be followed in providing mobile phones to government employees. I would like to know if there are similar rules in the case of landline telephones.

Mobile Phones Facility for Govt. Employees, Ministry of Finance O.M..pdf

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File a RTI Application with that particular office asking for a certified copy of the Rules for granting residential telephones to officers/staff.

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