Revision of monetary limits for investigation in fraud cases in DOP


DOP revised the monetary limits for different postal authorities for conducting investigations and handling the loss/fraud cases – Order No. 8-1/2019-Inv dated 23.09.2021

Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001
Dated 23.09.2021


All Heads of Circles
All Heads of Regions

Subject: Revision of the monetary limits for investigations in loss and fraud cases by different authorities in the Department of Posts.

The monetary limits for conducting investigations in the loss/fraud cases by different authorities were revised vide this Directorate letter No. 8-01/2019-Inv dated October 24,2019 During the various field visits and interactions with Circles, a need was being felt to consider further revision of the monetary limits in this respect.

2. It has, therefore, been decided to revise the monetary limits for different postal authorities for conducting investigations and handling the loss/fraud cases as under :-

S.No.Level of Investing OfficerPresent Monetary limit (In Rs)Revised Monetary Limit(in Rs)
1.Inspector Posts / ASPOsUp to Rs 100,000Up to 200,000
2. Divisional Head/Chief Postmaster/Deputy Director
of Mumbai/Kolkata GPO* Assistant Director or equivalent officer of HOs/GPOs in case of non availability of Chief Postmaster
> Rs 100,000 up to Rs 200,000> Rs 200,000 to 500,000
3.Assistant Director/APMG of Circle and Regional Offices> Rs 200,000 to Rs 500,000> Rs 500,000 to Rs 10,00,000
4.Director Postal Services and above> Rs 500,000> Rs 10,00,000

*Asstt. Director of HOs/GPOs may also conduct investigation, in case of non-availability of CPM/Dy. Director.

Note: These limits will be bases on ‘Principal Amount of Loss/Fraud Including Temporary Misappropriation’ Normal Interest and Penal Interest will not be part of amount involved for the purpose of deciding the investing authority.

3. Further, It has now been decided that only those loss and fraud cases shall henceforth be reported by the Circle to the Directorate, in which the amount involved is more than Rs. 10 Lakhs, Instead of the present threshold limit of Rs. 5 lakhs.

4. Rest of the instructions contained in this officer letter no 8-01/2019-Inv Dated October 24,2019 hold good.

This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority.

(Jagdeep Gupta)
Director (Vigilance)

Copy for information to:

  1. Sr PPS/PPS to Secretary (Posts)/Director General (Posts)
  2. Sr. PPS/PPS to Members, Postal Services Board/Addl. DG (Coord)
  3. AS & FA
  4. All Sr./DDG/CGM (Dy CGM(PLI)/CGM Parcel Directorate)
  5. Director RAKNPA, Ghaziabad
  6. General Manager(CEPT) for uploading on India Post Site.
  7. All GM (Finance)/DA(P)s.
  8. All Directors, PTCs

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