Bhubaneswar: Odisha government has enhanced the refreshment expenditure limit from Rs.4000 per annum to Rs 12,000 after a gap of 18 years.

The last the refreshment was revised in 2003 and the expenditure limit was fixed at Rs4,000 per annum.

The State finance department has fixed the refreshment expenditure limit for chief secretary and additional chief secretary rank officers at Rs.1,000 per month. For principal secretary and secretary it is Rs 833 and for special secretary, additional secretary, director and collector, the expenditure limit is Rs 666.