The Rules for the Sanction of Expenditure on Obsequies or Transport of Deceased Government Employees, 1967
Published vide Notification No. Pen. 16/67, 21398/F, dated 8th June, 1967
(i) in the case of the Secretariat, the Secretary of the concerned Department in which the deceased officer was last working;
(ii) in the case of Heads of Department and offices in the District, the Head of the Department or office or in his absence the next officer in charge of the Department or office.
(iii) in any other case, the Pay Disbursing Officer.3. Sanction of expenditure. - Subject to the minimum and maximum specified in Rule 4, the Head of the office shall sanction such amount as he considers sufficient in each case of death of a Government employee while on duty or on leave sanctioned by the competent authority in connection with performance of obsequies or the transport charges of the body to the native or other place of the deceased Government employee, if the occasion so requires. Before sanctioning the amount, the Head of office shall obtain necessary particulars and satisfy himself about the quantum of amount to be sanctioned in each case : Provided that the sanctioning authority shall, in cases where the amount sanctioned is more than the minimum, record the reasons and circumstances necessitating the sanction of such amount. 4. Monetary limit. - The amount that may be sanctioned by the Head of Office for the purpose of Rule 3 shall be not less than Rs. 50 and more than Rs. 300 having due regard to the circumstances of each case. 5. Production of certificate etc. - The amount sanctioned under Rule 3 may be drawn on production of a death certificate to be given by the attending medical practitioner, if any, at the time of death of the Government employee and where there is no such doctor, a statement of circumstances and reasons resulting in the death of the Government employee shall be produced, duly authenticated by the Head of the office. 6. Payment of amount. - The amount sanctioned under these rules shall be paid to the nearest relative of the deceased Government employee or to the person lawfully in possession of the body of the deceased Government employee for purposes of performing obsequies, after obtaining due acknowledgement in this regard. 7. Incidence of expenditure. - The expenditure involved shall be not from the contingent provision of the Department or office concerned.