Sub: Recovery of wrongful / excess payments made to Government servants.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.18/26/2011-Estt (Pay-I) dated 6th February, 2014 wherein certain instructions have been issued to deal with the issue of recovery of wrongful / excess payments made to Government servants in view of the law declared by Courts, particularly, in the case of Chandi Prasad Uniyal And Ors. vs. State of Uttarakhand And Ors., 2012 AIR SCW 4742, (2012) 8 SCC 417. Para 3(iv) of the OM inter-alia provides that recovery should be made in all cases of overpayment barring few exceptions of extreme hardships……………….

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No.AIRF/24(C)                                                                    Dated: April 4, 2016

The Secretary(E),

Railway Board,

New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Recovery of wrongful/excess payment made to Government Servants

Ref.: DOP&T’s letter No.18/03/2015/Estt.(Pay-I)  dated 02.03.2016

Department of Personnel & Training(DoP&T) vide their O.M. No. 18/03/2015/ Estt.(Pay-I) dated 02.03.2016(photocopy enclosed) has advised to all the  Ministries/Departments of Government of India to deal with the issue of wrongful/excess payments made to government employees in accordance with the decision of the Hon’ble Supreme Court dated 18.12.2014.

Since above cited O.M. of the DOP&T’s is yet to be circulated by the Railway Board (Ministry of Railways), the Board are requested to take appropriate action   to get circulated aforementioned O.M. of the DoP&T without any further loss of time.