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Centre relaxes gift policy for employees, hikes monetary limits

Officials under Group A and Group B cannot accept any gift without the nod of the government if the value exceeds Rs 5,000

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The Government of India has increased more than threefold the threshold of the monetary value of its employees can receive, officials said on Tuesday. Officials under Group A and Group B cannot accept any gift without the nod of the government if the value exceeds Rs 5,000. The limit was Rs 1,500. Similarly, Group C employees will be able to accept valued up to Rs 2,000 instead of Rs 500 without taking government approval. Government employees under Group A are senior officials. Those under Group B could be gazetted or non-gazetted.

First Published: Wed, October 23 2019. 01:37 IST
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