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Instruction regarding overpayment in r/o of TA/DA on account of Temporary Duty/Tour

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25% increase in TA DA rate was not for them who was opting/claiming old rate in 6th CPC: CGDA orders for recovery

CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/CTG/Vol-IV

Dated:07/09/2017

To

All PCsDA/CsDA/CFA (Fys)

Sub: Instruction regarding overpayment in r/o of TA/DA on account of Temporary Duty/Tour.

During the inspection of one of the controller office by the inspection team of HQrs Office it has come to the notice of inspection team that the Daily Allowance on Tour/Temporary Duty has been admitted and paid , in excess of rates i.e 25% over and above entitled rates when the official opted for old rate as prescribed in GoI, MF OM 10/2/98-IC & 19030/2/97-E.IV Dt.17/04/1998, resulting in Overpayment. In this Context attention is also drawn to this HQrs office letter No.AN/XIV/14162/6th CPC/Corr/Vol-XII dt 24.11.11 under which it was clarified that the enhancement of rates of various allowances by 25% when DA goes up by 50% is applicable to the rates mentioned in 6th CPC letter No:19030/3/2008-E.IV dt. 23.09.2008

2. Non Compliance of orders on the subject has been viewed with concern by the Competent Authority and has directed to review all the TA/DA claims on account of TD/Tour in respect of your as well as subordinate offices under your Organization. Any overpayments detected may be recovered immediately as per extant orders and corrective action for regulating such irregularities may also be taken.

3. Action taken report may be furnished to the HQrs by 09.10.2017

(Kavita Garg)
Sr. Dy. CGDA

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Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission – Dated 04.09.2017

7th CPC Travelling Allowance Rules – Clarification: Finance Ministry OM dated 04.09.2017

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F. No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

 New Delhi, dated the 04th September, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission.

Consequent upon the issuance of this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 13.07.2017 regarding implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC on Travelling Allowance (TA), various references are being received in this Department seeking clarifications regarding TA/Daily Allowance (DA) entitlements of Officers in Level 13A. Level 13A (pre-revised Grade Pay of Rs. 8900/-) has been included in the Pay Matrix vide Notification No. GSR 592(E) dated 15.06.2017.

2. The matter has been considered in this Department and with the approval of Competent Authority, it has been decided that TA/DA entitlements of Officers in Pay Level 13A (pre-revised Grade Pay of Rs. 8900/-) shall be equivalent to TA/DA entitlements of Officers in Pay Level 13 (pre-revised Grade Pay of Rs. 8700/-) as mentioned in this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 13.07.2017.

Hindi version is attached.

Sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

To,
All Ministries and Departments of the Govt. of India etc. as per standard distribution list.
Copy to: C&AG and U.P.S.C., etc. as per standard endorsement list.

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Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement

Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement

Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Railways/Rail Mantralaya
Railway Board

No.F(E)I/2015/AL-28/58

RBE No.24/17

New Delhi, dated 16.03.2017.

General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc,
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub: Grant of TA/DA to retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement.
Ref: CORE, Allahabad’s letter No. CORE/E/1/19/ENGAGEMENT/PART-1 dated 09.10.2015.

A clarification had been sought by CORE, Allahabad regarding admissibility of Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance to retired Railway servants re-engaged after retirement when they are sent on duty outside the station/headquarter for project / field works.

2. The matter has been considered by Board and it has been decided that the retired Railway servants, re-engaged after retirement; when they are sent on duty outside the station/headquarter, may be paid, in addition to their usual daily wages/remuneration, daily allowance at the rate of 60% of the applicable Daily Allowance rate (as indicated in Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14, dated 01/12/2008, as modified from time to time) corresponding to the pay drawn/post held by the retired Railway servant immediately prior to their retirement to meet out of pocket expenses. Such daily allowance will require the approval of SAG level officer.

3. Further, this will be subject to the other terms & condition as mentioned in chapter 16 of IREC Vol. II and will be regulated by the general/specific orders issued in this regard from time to time.

4. These orders shall take effect from 03/03/2017.

5. This orders will be subject to the other terms & condition as mentioned in chapter 16 of IREC Vol.II and will be regulated by the general/ specific orders issued in this regard from time to time

6. Hindi version is enclosed

7. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Sonali Chaturvedi)
Deputy Director Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board,

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TA/DA and Honorarium payable to Official and Non-official Members/experts: UGC

TA/DA and Honorarium payable to Official and Non-official Members/experts

UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION

BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR MARG

NEW DELHI – 110 002

No.F.21-1/2015 (FD-I/B)

16th March, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

TA/DA AND HONORARIUM PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON-OFFICIAL MEMBERS/EXPERTS

In supersession of UGC OM. No.21-1/20l5 (FD-l/B) dated 29th July, 2015, the Rules for TA/DA and Honorarium payable to the official and non-official members and experts will be as under:-

The categories. of Official and Non-Official Members are as follows:-

Serving (State/Central) Government servants, Semi Government/ Autonomous Bodies, Employees paid from the Consolidated Fund of indie or through Grants~in-aid are treated as Official Members.

All others including retired Government Servants and retired/ex-member of the University Grants Commission or Statutory Bodies viz. Universities, Institutions, Councils, Boards and Societies etc. are to be treated as Non-Official Members.

“Permanent Account Number (PAN) allotted by the Income Tax Authorities has to be indicated by the member/expert invariably while filling up the Bill”. Payment of TA/DA will be made through E-mode in the bank accounts of members mandatorily. Hence, Experts are required to attach a copy of a cancelled cheque leaf with their claims.

1. HONORARIUM

1. Rs.3,000/- per day for per meeting subject to maximum of Rs.5,000/- per day irrespective of number of meeting in a day.

2. Rs.5,000/- per day for inspection/visit of various committees to institutions/ Universities /organizations. Commission members would also be entitled for honorarium @ Rs.5,000/- per day on the date of Commission Meetings.

Note: Officials of Govt. of India who are nominated as Govt. representatives would not be entitled for honorarium as they attend the meeting in their official capacity as Govt. nominee/nominee of Secretary or on ex-officio basis.

2. TRAVELING ALLOWANCE

Outstation Member/experts:

(i) Travel by Air: The members (officials as well as non-official) will be entitled to travel by air as per entitlement in service or before retirement as the case may be. Non-entitled members will be entitled for journey by air, on specific prior approval of Chairman, UGC. The journey by Air is to be performed by Air India on the sectors where it ply. On other sectors, journey by private airlines will be allowed. Any deviation would require prior approval of competent authority. The members/experts entitled to travel by air may travel by helicopter in case place is not connected by air. However, hiring of charter helicopter, will not be permissible. The claim for air/helicopter journey is to be supported by original boarding cards.

 (ii) Travel by Train: The members/experts will be entitled to travel by all trains including Rajdhani Express/Shatabadi Express, by AC-2 Tier/Chair Car.

NOTE

(a) Train/Air tickets will be arranged by (the UGC, Travel Desk for UGC Meetings, if TA/DA is to be paid by the UGC.

(b) The cancellation charges shall also be reimbursable in case of cancellation or postponement of meeting by the UGC [For Sl. No. 2. (i) & (ii)]. The specific approval for the same would be” required for claiming such amount.

 (iii) The outstation members/experts for intercity travel from the place of residence/Office to the place of meeting and back or in between the places of residence and meeting place & back (located not more than 350 kms. each side) may travel by their own vehicle or by hired taxi (receipt to be produced). ln such case, road mileage @Rs.16/- per KM. for journey performed between A & A-1 Class cities and North Eastern Regions/Hilly Regions (both stations)and @Rs.12/-per KM. in other cities will be allowed on point to point basis. No night halting or driver allowance will be allowed. if the particular routes have toll plazas, the taxi/car claim will be admitted only if it is supported with the receipts of toll taxes or inter-state entry fee as the case may be. The toll taxes/entry tax etc.., will additionally be reimbursed in such cases.

If the distance is more than 350 kms (each side), either the road mileage will be restricted to 350 kms or to the fare of train as per train entitlement AC bus as available on that particular route (as per the option of member.)

 (iv) The local taxi fare at State Transport Authority (STA) rates applicable in the State from residence/office to Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stand and from Place of meeting to Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stand is payable. Where there are no rates notified by State Transport Authority, the Taxi or Own Car fare @Rs.14/- per km and AC Taxi Rs.16/- Per Km. (Rs.25/- for first km upon downing the meter) and Auto-Riksha @ Real-per km (Rs.25/- for first 2 km upon downing the meter) and thereafter Rs.8/- per km shall be reimbursable. The re-imbursement of pre-paid or post-«paid taxi fare (including toll taxes) on point to point basis will be allowed on actual basis on production of receipt. Taxi fare for full day will not be reimbursed.
 (v) The night charges @25% will additionally be allowed if starting the journey by road/ by own car or taxi between 11.00 pm. to 5.00 am.

[For Sl. No. 2. & (iv)]

Local Experts

Local Experts will be reimbursed taxi charges @ Rs.14/- per km. and for AC Taxi @ Rs.16/- per km. from residence/office, as per entitlement, to the place of meeting & back on point to point basis. Taxi for full day will not be allowed for reimbursement.

 3. DAILY ALLOWANCE: 

(i) Outstation Members/Experts:

 Following rates of Boarding & Lodging etc. as applicable to the Central Govt. Employee will be applicable to the Experts:-

S.No. Classification Rate per day of Boarding
(Rs.)
Rate per day of Lodging*
(Rs.)
1. Experts working/retired in GP. or AGP of Rs.10,000/- and above and also those in pay scale of HAG + and above 750/- 7,500/-
2. Experts in GP or AGP of Rs..7600/- and above but less than Rs.10,000/- 450/-  4,500/-
3. Experts in GP or AGP of Rs.5400/- but less than Rs.7600/- 300/-  2,250
4. Experts in GP or AGP less than Rs.5400/- 225/- 750/-

*1. Lodging charges are admissible subject to actual on production of receipt.

2. Boarding charges will be reimbursed on production of receipt/self certification.

 3. No lodging charges will be paid if self arrangement is made.

 

(ii) Local Members/Experts:


 No DA, is payable to Local Members/Experts.

4. UGC Officers/Officials will be covered under FR/SRs (TA) Rules.

5. This issues with the approval of CM Dy. No.51194 dated 9.3.2016.

(Dr. Jitendra Tripathi)

Joint Secretary (Finance)

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7th Pay Commission Recommended Sports Related Allowance

7th Pay Commission Recommended Sports Related Allowance

Allowances Covered

 

8.12.1 Alphabetical list of Allowances covered here is as under:

1. Out of Pocket Allowance

2. Refreshment Allowance

Out of Pocket Allowance

 

8.12.2 This allowance is paid to players and coaches of Indian Railways who participate in sports events abroad, in lieu of Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel, to take care of subsidiary expenses, at the rate of $35 per day. There is a demand to replace this allowance with Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.

Analysis and Recommendations

 

8.12.3 The demand has merit. Accordingly it is recommended that Out of Pocket Allowance should be abolished and players and coaches participating in sports events abroad should be paid Daily Allowance on Foreign Travel.

Refreshment Allowance

 

8.12.4 This allowance is paid to players, coaches, technical officials and Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB) observers during National and Indian Railways’ camps and Championships, to support additional food requirements, at a uniform rate of Rs.240 per day. There are demands for three fold raise in the amount of this allowance.

Analysis and Recommendations

 

8.12.5 While Refreshment allowance is understandable for players/coaches/technical officials, it is not justified for observers of Railway Sports Promotion Board (RSPB). Therefore, since the allowance is not indexed to DA, it is recommended that Refreshment Allowance should be increased by a factor of 2.25 to Rs.540 per day. The amount will rise further by 25 percent each time DA crosses 50 percent. However, the allowance will be paid only to players, coaches and technical officials.

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DA Over 100% – Admissible of supplementary claims for difference on arrears of TA/DA

DA Over 100% – Admissible of supplementary claims for difference on arrears of TA/DA

 

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)

RBE No. 108/2015

No.F(E)I/2015/AL-28/46

New Delhi, dated 21.09.2015

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

 

Sub: Payment of difference on arrears of TA/DA arising out of Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2011/AL-28/18 dt.29.4.14.

 

One of the Railways has sought clarification regarding a supplementary claim for difference of TA/DA arising out of enhancement of Dearness allowance upto 100% w.e.f. 1.1.14 after issue of Board’s letter No.F(E)/2011/AL/28/18 dt. 29.04.14.

 

2. The matter has been examined in Board’s office and it is clarified that where TA/DA has been paid at old rates supplementary claims for difference of TA/DA would be admissible in respect of official tours made on or after 01.01.14 consequent to increase in the rates of TA/DA by 25%, w.e.f. 01.01.2014.

 

3. This disposes of South Eastern Railway’s letter No.ENG/Bills/TA&DA/604 dated 25.08.2015.

 

4. Please acknowledge receipt.

 

5. Hindi version is enclosed.

(Sonali Chaturvedi)
Dy. Dir. Finance (Estt.)II
Railway Board.

Source : NFIR

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Admissibility of Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers: Railway Board Order

Admissibility of Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers: Railway Board Order

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
RAILWAY BOARD.

No. F(E)I/2009/AL-28/21

New Delhi, Dated 25 08.2015

The General Managers,
All Indian Railways/Production Units,
(As per Mailing List)

Sub: Admissibility of Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers.

It has been decided by the Board, after discussions with both the Federations, to modify the provisions regarding admissibility of Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers contained-in para 2 of Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2006/AL-28/15 dt. 12.03.2008. Accordingly, para 2 of the said letter, is partially modified to read as under:

    “2. As per the provisions contained in Supplementary Rule 186 and Government of India’s order (l) there under, read with Note 8 under Rule 26 of Staff Car Rules, Staff Car Drivers who perform a ‘local journey’ or journey on touring on the official vehicle in his charge, may draw travelling allowance under the ordinary rules as admissible to other Railway employees even if the journeys does not involve the absence of at least one night from his Headquarters. When they perform local journeys for distance exceeding 8 Kms. beyond prescribed hours of duty and such journeys involve absence of a night from head quarters, they are entitled to draw D.A. under ordinary rules admissible to other employees, for the period beyond duty hours, in addition to OTA. In case the journey does not/involve their absence of one night from their headquarters, they are entitled to draw D.A. for the period beyond duty hours subject to the condition that DA shall be payable for the period with reference to which D.A. has been drawn. In such cases, they have the option to draw either OTA or DA on any day on which such journeys have been undertaken.”

2. This would be applicable to all Drivers irrespective of the type of vehicle they drive.

3. These orders will take effect from the date of issue. Past cases, will, however, continue to be dealt with under provisions of letter No. F(E)l/2006/AL-28/15 dt. 12.03.08.

4. Hindi version is enclosed.

5 . Receipt of the letter may be acknowledged.

(Somali Chaturvedi)

Dy. Director Finance (Estt)
Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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TA DA and Honorarium Payable to Official and Non-Official Members/Experts: UGC

TA DA and Honorarium Payable to Official and Non-Official Members/Experts: UGC

UNIVERSITY GRANTS COMMISSION
BAHADUR SHAH ZAFAR MARG
NEW DELHI – 110 002

NO.F.21-1/2015(FD-I/B)

29 July, 2015
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

TA/DA AND HONORARIUM PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON-OFFICIAL MEMBERS/EXPERTS

 

In supersession of UGC OM. No.1-4/2009 (FD-I/B) dated May 14, 2009, the Rules for TA/DA and Honorarium payable to the Official and non-Official members and experts will be as under:-
The categories of Official and Non-Official Members are as follows:-
Serving (State/Central) Government servants, Semi Government/ Autonomous Bodies, Employees paid from the Consolidated Fund of India or through Grants-in-aid are treated as Official Members.
All others including retired Government Servants and retired/ex-member of the University Grants Commission or Statutory Bodies viz. Universities, Institutions, Councils, Boards and Societies etc. are tO be treated as Non-Official Members.
“Permanent Account Number (PAN) allotted by the lncOme Tax. Authorities has to be indicated by the member/expert invariably while filling up the Bill”. Payment of TA/DA will be made through E-mode in the bank accounts of members. Hence, Experts are required to attach a copy of a cancelled cheque leaf ,with their claims.

1. HONORARIUM

1. Rs.3,000/- per day for per meeting subject to maximum of Rs.5,000/- per day irrespective of number of meeting in a day.
2. Rs.5,000/- per day for inspection/visit of various committees to institutions/ Universities /organizations.

2. TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE

Outstation Members/Experts;
(i) Travel by Air: The members (Officials as well as non-official) will be entitled to travel by air if he/she was entitled before retirement. Journey by Economy Class will be allowed as an economy measure and will be regulated as per their entitlement, subject to air travel restricted to Economy class only except those who are/were in the apex scale or, equivalent prior to retirement. However, the members working or retired from Apex scale (Rs.80,000 (fixed), Rs.26,000/8000 (Pre-revised)or higher would be eligible for Business Class. As and when the above Economy Measure is relaxed. others may be allowed to travel by their entitled class to the extent of such relaxation. Non-entitled members will be entitled for journey by air, on specific prior approval of Chairman, UGC. The journey by Air India is to be performed for the sectors where it ply. in other sectors,.journey by private airlines will be allowed. The members/experts entitled to travel by air may travel by helicopter in case place is not connected by air. However, hiring of charter helicopter, will not be permissible. The claim for air journey is to be supported by boarding cards.
(ii) Travel by Train: The members/experts will be entitled to travel by all trains including Rajdhani Express/Shatabadi Express, by Ac-2 Tier/Chair Car.
NOTE
(a) Train/Air tickets will be arranged by the UGC Travel DESK for a UGC Meetings, if TA/DA is paid by the UGC.
(b) The cancellation charges shall also be reimbursable in case of cancellation or postponement of meeting by the UGC [For sl. No. 2. (i) & (ii)].  The specific approval for the same would be required for claiming such amount.
(iii) The outstation members/experts for intercity travel from the place of residence/Office to the place of meeting and back or in between the places of residence and meeting place & back (located not more than 350 kms each side) may travel by their own vehicle or by hired taxi (receipt to be produced). In such case, road mileage @ Rs.16/- per km for journey performed between A & A-1 Class cities and North Eastern Regions/Hilly Regions (both stations)and @Rs.12/-per km in other cities will be allowed on point to point basis. No night halting or driver allowance will be allowed. However, toll taxes/entry tax etc, if any, will be reimbursed on production of receipt.

If the distance is more than 350 kms (each side), either the road mileage will be restricted to 350 kms or to the fare of train as per entitlement/air by economy class/AC bus as available on that particular route (as-per the option of member.)

(iv) The local taxi fare at State Transport Authority (STA) rates applicable in the State from residence/office to Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stand and from Place of meeting to Airport/Railway Station/Bus Stand is payable. Where there are no rates notified by State Transport Authority, the Taxi or Own Car fare @Rs.14/-per km and AC Taxi Rs.16/- Per Km. (Rs.25/- for first km upon downing the meter) and Auto-Riksha @ Rs.8/-per km (Rs.25l- for first 2 km upon downing the meter) and thereafter Rs.8/- per km shall be reimbursable. The re-imbursement of pre-paid or post-paid taxi fare (including toll taxes) on point to point basis will be allowed on actual basis on production of receipt. Taxi fare for full day will not be reimbursed.
(v) The night charges @25% will additionally be allowed if starting the journey by road/ by own car or taxi between 11.00 pm. to 5.00 am. [For Sl. No. 2. (iv)]
Local Experts
Local Experts will be reimbursed taxi charges @ Rs.14/- per km. and for “Ac ‘Iaxi @ Rs.16/- per km. from residence/office, as per entitlement, to the place of meeting & back on point to point basis. Taxi for full day will not be allowed for reimbursement.

3. DAILY ALLOWANCE:

(i) Outstation Member/experts:
Following rates of Boarding & Lodging etc. as applicable to the Central Govt- Employee will be applicable to the Experts:-

 

S. No. Classification
Rate per day of Boarding
(Rs.)
Rate per day of Lodging*
(Rs.)
1. Experts working/retired in GP or AGP of Rs.10,000/- and above and also those in pay scale of HAG + and above 750/- 7,500/-
2. Experts in GP or AGP of Rs.7600/- and above but less than Rs.10,000/- 450/- 4,500/-
3. Experts in GP or AGP of Rs.5400/- but less than Rs.7600/- 300/- 2,250
4. Experts in GP or AGP less than Rs.5400/- 225/- 750/-

 

*1. Lodging charges are admissible subject to actual on production of receipt.
2. Boarding charges will be reimbursed on production of receipt/self certification.
3. No lodging charges will be paid if self arrangement is made.
(ii) Local Members/Experts:
 
No DA. is payable to Local Members/Experts.
4. UGC Officers/Officials will be covered under FR/SRs (TA) Rules.
5. This issues with the approval of University Grants Commission in its 508th Meeting held on 27.07.2015.
(Dr. Jitendra Kr. Tripathi)
Joint Secretary (Finance)

Source: http://www.ugc.ac.in/pdfnews/1547480_TA-DA.pdf

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Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training

Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training etc: Finance Ministry OM dated 17-02-2015

No. 19030/3/2013-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 17th February, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training etc.

References have been received in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure seeking provision in the Rules/instructions regulating Travelling Allowance, in order to allow grant of Travelling Allowance to the Government servant with Disabilities in respect of an Attendant/Escort accompanying such a Government servant with Disabilities during travel while on tour/training, etc. At present there are no provisions in the Travelling Allowance rules which allows Government servants to claim Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort accompanying them on tour/ training, etc. where such Government servants require the assistance of an Attendant/Escort for travel.

 

2. The matter has been considered and it has now been decided to allow Travelling Allowance in respect of the Attendant/Escort, for accompanying a Government servant with Disabilities during travel while on tour/training, etc., to be claimed by the Government servant with Disabilities. The admissibility of Travelling Allowance, in respect of the Attendant/Escort accompanying a Government servant with Disabilities, would be subject to the following conditions:-

 

(a) Ordinarily, the field offices/local administrative offices at the touring station, which the Government servant with Disabilities is required to visit on tour or training institutes where the Government servant with Disabilities is required to undergo training, would be required to provide an Attendant/Escort, from the existing pool of staff/persons employed, from the time the Government servant with Disabilities arrives at the destination and till such time the Government servant with Disabilities departs from that destination back to his headquarter station/place from where the Government servant with Disabilities had initially proceeded to that destination. During travel abroad, either on foreign tour/training, the Indian Missions/Posts (Embassy of India) at the country of visit would be required to.provide an Attendant/Escort, from the existing pool of staff/persons ,employed, during the period of stay of the Government servant with Disabilities in that country.

 

(b) Only when field offices/local administrative offices at the touring station or training institutes or Indian Missions/Posts at the country of visit, as the case may be, officially express their inability to provide an Attendant/Escort to the visiting Government servant with Disabilities, would the claim of Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort accompanying the Government servant with Disabilities arise. In such cases, fare for travel of Attendant/Escort accompanying Government servant with Disabilities would be reimbursed. While for travel by air, Airlines-are expected to provide assistance to Government servant with Disabilities during travel as per Airlines policies, a Government servant with Disabilities however, can take along his personal Attendant/Escort for travel by Indian Railways for assistance during journey and boarding/de-boarding, even when an Attendant/Escort at destination station is provided officially.

 

(c) In all cases, Government servant with Disabilities are required to purchase travel tickets for self and Attendant/Escort at concessional rates, if any, offered by Railways/Airlines.

 

(d) The facility of Travelling Allowance for the Attendant/Escort would only be admissible to those Government servants with Disabilities, wherein it is certified by the competent Medical Authority that such a person compulsorily requires assistance of another person for travel. Under this clause, necessary certificate is to be obtained from the Head of Department of a Government Civil Hospital designated for the type/form of disability of the Government servant. Based on the certificate from competent Medical Authority, Heads of Departments would have to further satisfy the need for an Attendant/Escort during travel of the Government servant, before allowing the journey for the Attendant/Escort.

 

(e) Subject to clause (d) above, Travelling Allowance for the Attendant/Escort would be admissible to the Government servant with Disabilities while on tour (domestic or foreign). However, the authority deputing such a Government servant with Disabilities on tour would have to record in writing that the tour is considered necessary in the discharge of duties and responsibilities assigned to the Government servant with Disabilities.

 

(f) Subject to clause (d) above, Travelling Allowance for the Attendant/Escort would also be admissible to the Government servant with Disabilities when deputed on training provided it is recorded by the authority competent to depute such officials on training that such training is a mandatory training for career progression or induction training for probationers.

 

(g) Travelling Allowance consists of two parts; Mileage Allowance and Daily Allowance. No Daily Allowance would be admissible to the Attendant/Escort of the Government servant with Disabilities. Mileage Allowance would be admissible to the Attendant/Escort at the same rate and in the same class of accommodation, as the Government servant with Disabilities is entitled to under the Revised Travelling Allowance Rules, read with travel restrictions imposed under austerity measures/economy instructions, issued from time to time by the Government. However, in case of travel by any of the modes of conveyance by road, as prescribed under the Travelling Allowance rules, no separate mileage allowance would be admissible to the Government servant with Disabilities, in respect of the Attendant/Escort, except where the travel is by public bus.

 

(h) For commuting between residence to office and back, certain categories of Government servants with Disabilities are eligible for Transport Allowance at double the normal rates. As no Travelling Allowance is admissible to. Government servants for training at headquarter station, consequently, no claim of Travelling Allowance to the Attendant/Escort of the Government servant with Disabilities would be admissible for training at headquarter station.

 

3. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

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(Subhash Chand)
Director

Source: http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/ta_ota/TA_Attendant_disabilities_tourtraining17022015.pdf

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Enhancement in the rates of various allowances by 25% consequent upon Dearness Allowance crossing 100%

Enhancement in the rates of various allowances by 25% consequent upon Dearness Allowance crossing 100%

All India Railwaymen’s Federation
4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110055

No.AIRF/13

Dated: March 10, 2014

The Secretary(E),

Railway Board,
New Delhi

Sub: Enhancement in the rates of various allowances by 25% consequent upon Dearness Allowance crossing 100%

Ref.: Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)I/2011/AL-28/18 dated 13.06.2011(RBE No.87) and E(P&A) I-2011/SP-1/Misc.1 dated 13.06.2011(RBE No.88/2011)

The VI CPC in their report had recommended that certain allowances, viz. Children Education Allowance, National Holiday Allowance, Daily Allowance, Washing Allowance, Breakdown Allowance, Special Compensatory Allowance, Cycle Maintenance Allowance, Fixed Conveyance Allowance, Road Mileage Allowance, Special Allowance to various categories of staff etc., should be increased by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance crosses 50%, and this recommendation was duly accepted by the Government of India.
Based on the above recommendation of the VI CPC, these allowances have since been enhanced by 25% w.e.f. 01.01.2011, i.e. from the date, Dearness Allowance having been crossed 50%.

Now, Dearness Allowance has crossed 100% w.e.f. 01.01.2014, there is, therefore, gross justification that the above allowances be further enhanced by additional 25%, as Dearness Allowance has again crossed the value of 50% after enhancement of these allowances w.e.f.01.01.2011.

The Board are, therefore, requested to issue necessary instruction to this effect an early date

Yours faithfully,
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(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
General Secretary

Source: AIRF

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Pensioner Portal Order – SCOVA – Resolution – Reconstitute the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies

Pensioner Portal Order – SCOVA – Resolution – Reconstitute the Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies

 

F. No. 42/8/2013-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare)

3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi – 110003
Date: 18th July, 2013

RESOLUTION

The Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies (SCOVA) was last reconstituted vide this Department’s Resolution No. 42/50/20IO-P&PW(G) dated 24th June, 2011 for a period of two years. Consequent upon expiry of the tenure of the SCOVA, the Government of India has decided to reconstitute the SCOVA with the following composition : –

(a) Minister of State (Personnel, P. G. & Pensions) – Chairman

(b) Non-Official Members (15)

(i) Standing Group (5 Associations)
(i) National Council (Staff Side) JCM, 13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001.
(ii) All India Retired Railwaymen’s Federation, Block 303, Railway Colony High School, Chilkallguda, Secunderabad – 500025, Andhra Pradesh
(iii) All India Federation of Pensioners Association, G-2, Soundarya, New No. 51, Old No. 22, Kavarai Street, Saidapet West, Chennai – 600015, Tamilnadu,
(iv) Bharat Pensioners’ Samaj, Post Box No. 3303, Jangpura P. O. New Delhi – 1 10014.
(v) Air Force Association, Air Force Station, Race Course Camp, New Delhi -110003.

(ii) Rotating Group ( 10 Associations)

(i) Disabled War Veterans (India), B6/6, DLF City, Phase I, Gurgaon, Haryana – 122002.
(ii) Association of Retired Officers of IA&ID, H. No. 2154, Sector 38-C, Chandigarh.
(iii) All India Central Government Pensioners Association, EP-233, Naya Bazar, Jalandhar City, Punjab.
(iv) Karnataka Posts and Telecommunications Pensioners Association (R), 1397, 23rd Main, Banashankari II Stage, BenKaluru.
(v) Co-ordination Committee of Central Government Pensioners’ Association, 68-B, K. G. Bose Road, Mangala Lane, Kolkata, West Bengal.
(vi) All India Central Government Pensioners’ Association, 355, Ganga Mandir, Cuttak, Orissa.
(vii) Central Government Pensioners’ Association, Kerala, “Pension Kendra”, II Floor, Capital Towers, Patturaickal In. , Thrissur – 680022, Kerala.
(viii) Central Government Pensioners Welfare Association, Jammu Olympic Association Building, Parade, Jammu (J&K).
(ix) All India Organisation of Pensioners Kanpur, 120/469, Lajpat Nagar, Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
(x) All India Central Government Pensioners’ Association, 1785, Sadashivpeth, Phadkeshankul, Near Pune, Vidyarthi Griha, Pune – 411 030 (Maharashtra)

(c) Official Members:

(i) Representative of Ministry of Finance (Deptt. of Expenditure)
(ii) Representative of Ministry of Defence
(iii) Representative of Ministry of Railways
(iv) Representative of Department of Posts
(v) Representative of Department of Telecom
(vi) Representative of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

(d) Secretary, Department of Pension &Pensioners’ Welfare – Convener & Member Secretary

2. The term of SCOVA will be of 2 years. The Standing Group would serve for three terms of two years each. The Rotating Group would serve for one term of two years and would be eligible for re- nomination for one more term.

3.  The SCOVA will hold its meeting as often as may be necessary. However, it will meet at least once in a year.

4. The SCOVA will function to promote the following objectives :-

(i) To provide a feed back on implementation of policies/programme of the Department of Pension and Pensioners’ Welfare.
(ii) To discuss and critically examine the policy initiatives; and
(iii) To mobilize voluntary efforts to supplement the Government action.

5. Traveling Allowance and Daily Allowance to Non official members for attending the meeting of the SCOVA shall be regulated in accordance with the provisions of SR 190 and orders of Government of India there under as issued from time to time.

6. The expenditure involved will be met from within the sanctioned budget grant of Department of Pension & Pensioners’ Welfare.

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( Sujasha Choudhury)
Dy. Secretary (P)

Source: http://pensionersportal.gov.in/
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D3/D03ppw/SCOVA__180713.pdf]

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Regularisation of TA / DA / LTC Claims on account of journey performed by booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents

Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
IMPORTANT CIRCULAR
No. AN/X1V/14162/TA/DA/LTC/Deviation/Vol-II
Dated: 8/01/2013
To
All PCs DA/Cs DA/PCsof Fys/Cs FA/IFAs
(Through CGDA Mail server)
Subject : Regularisation of TA / DA / LTC Claims on account of journey performed by booking of tickets from an agency other than the authorized travel agents.
Of late, cases for seeking relaxation to the guidelines laid down under GoI, MoF, OM No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.9.2010 for regularization of air journey performed by staff / officers on account of TD / LTC / SPC are being received in this HQrs.

2. After issue of Circular dated 24/8/2011, a number of officers / staff who performed journey on official duty / LTC / Transfer / Permanent transfer after retirement by air by purchasing air tickets through unauthorized travel agent have been requested for seeking relaxation to the guidelines on booking air tickets which have been referred to the Ministry.
3, To enable this HQr’s office to seek relaxation from MoD, CDAs/PCDAs are requested to forward all the cases of staff/officers serving under your office seeking relaxation to the guidelines laid down under MoF OM dated 16.9.2010 in one lot duly specifying the full details (viz Individual’s application, purpose of travel, sectors and date of journey, Airlines, details of travel agent etc.) of air journeys undertaken by them alongwith delay statement for seeking regularization duly supported by relevant documents before 31.01.2013. Applications received after the spccified date will not be entertained.
4. Further, it may also be ensured that cases pertaining to the period before 24.08.2011 only may be forwarded for examination at this HQrs office and onward transmission to Ministry for seeking relaxation sanction.
Nil Report is also required.
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(Chitra Mahendran)
For CGDA
Source : www.cgda.nic.in
[http://www.cgda.nic.in/adm/regTADA080113.pdf]

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