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Clarification regarding Travelling allowance (TA) rules after the implementation of 7th CPC

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Travelling allowance rules after the implementation of 7th CPC

No. 904302/2018-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi -110001
Dated the 12th September, 2018

To
Sh. Ravi Karan
President, SSOA
A-16, Shradha Puri
Phase-II, Sardhana road
Kankar Khera, Meerut
U.P. – 250001

Sub: Clarification regarding Travelling allowance (TA) rules after the implementation of 7th CPC.

Sir,
The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter dated 25.07.2018 on the above mentioned subject. In this regard, the following is clarified:-

(i) As per rule position as mentioned in SR-71 of FRSR part-II TA rules, TA for a local journey shall be admissible if the temporary place of duty is beyond 8 km from the normal place of duty irrespective of whether the journey is performed by the Government servant from his residence or from the normal place duty. Further, for local journeys, a Government servant will draw, for journey involved, mileage allowance and in addition draw 50% of daily allowance as per OM dated 13 07.2017

(ii). After the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances, OM dated 13 07.2017 regarding TA rules has been issued by this Department wherein Daily Allowance on tour comprises 3 components i.e. Hotel accommodation, travel within the city and food charges. For local journey beyond 8 kms, the following may be admissible:-

a. Hotel accommodation:- Not Applicable.
b. Travel within the city/Mileage Allowance:- As per para 2 (E) (i) of OM dated 13.07.2017.
c. Food charges – 50 % of amount payable on tour as mentioned in pare 2 (E) (v) of OM dated 13.07.2017as follows:-

Length of absence Amount  payable  onTour Amount payable on Localjourney (50% of amount
payable on tour)
If absence from headquarters is <6 hours 30% of Lumpsum amount 15% of Lumpsum amount
If absence from headquarters is between 6-12 hours 70% of Lumpsum amount 35% of Lumpsum amount
If absence from headquarters is >12 hours 100% of Lumpsum amount 50% of Lumpsum amount

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary the Govt. of India

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Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government.

Railways: Disabilities employed in Central Government granting with Transport Allowance at double the normal rates

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAY
(Railway Board)

RBE No.117/2018

No. PC-V/2017/A/TA/1

New Delhi, dated 17/08/2018

The General Managers
All Indian Railways & PUs
(As per mailing list)

Sub: Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government.

A copy of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OM No.21/3/2017-E.118 dated 12th July, 2018 on the above subject is enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also.

This issues with concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways. Hindi version is enclosed.

DA: As above.

(Subhankar Dutta)
Dy.Director, Pay Commission-V
Railway Board

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Revision of rates of Daily Allowance (T.A.) to Railway employees on tour – Reimbursement of Hotel charges when no rest house facility made available

Revision of rates of Daily Allowance (T.A.) to Railway employees on tour – Reimbursement of Hotel charges when no rest house facility made available

NFIR

No. I/5 (F)

Dated: 20/08/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board.
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Revision of rates of Daily Allowance (T.A.) to Railway employees on tour – Reimbursement of Hotel charges when no rest house facility made available-reg.

Ref: (i) Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)1/2017/AL-28/40 dated 08/08/2017(PC-VII-31 & RBE No. 84/2017).
(ii) Railway Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2017/AL-28/41 dated 24/08/2017(PC-VII-45 & RBE No. 103/2017).
(iii) NFIR’s letter No.1/5 (F) dated 22/06/2018.
(iv) Railway Board’s letter No.F(E)l/2017/AL-28/40 dated 31/07/2018.

While appreciating the prompt reply of the Railway Board not agreeing with the proposal made by the Federation through its letter dated 22/6/2018, NFIR reiterates again the following facts:

• There are many places where there is no rest house at all,
• Wherever there are rest houses for subordinate staff, their accommodation is totally inadequate and the employees do not get even Cot/Bed,
• The condition of rest houses is very bad so much so, the bed sheets, pillow covers etc., are not even washed regularly (i.e. the condition is unhygienic),
• Mattresses in the rest houses are very dirty and not fit for use.

The Railway Board’s contention for denying the legitimate entitlement, citing 7th CPC recommendation and Government of India’s approval thereon is not only illogical but also highly improper. It needs to be appreciated that when employee is ordered to undertake tour on duty, he is rightly entitled for facilities as well Daily Allowance / Travelling Allowance. The case cited by NFIR is that in those cases where the staff proceed on duty to other places where the rest house facility is not available or condition of rest house is so bad that no human being can live, in such situations the reimbursement of hotel charges has to be ensured by the employer. Therefore the simple reply in one paragraph given by the Railway Board not agreeing the legitimate demand of NFIR is unacceptable to the Federation and we surmise that the Railway Board never wanted to take the ground situation into consideration for extending legitimate benefit to the staff. It is also unfortunate that while the Central Government has allowed reimbursement charges towards hotel accommodation to its employees when they undertake tour on duty, the Railway Board is unwilling to adopt Government of India’s rules probably with an intention to deny the legitimate benefit%to railwaymen deliberately.

Federation therefore urges upon the Railway Board to review the matter with judicious intention and issue instructions to the GMs etc., for ensuring reimbursement of accommodation/rest house/hotel charges in those cases where the resting facilities or either inadequate or not provided or not available.

Yours Faithfully

(Dr. M. Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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7th CPC: Revision of Entitlement of TA/DA to JCM Members

7th CPC: Revision of Entitlement of TA/DA to JCM Members

Revision of Entitlement of TA/DA to JCM Members after implementation of Seventh CPC recommendations

F. No. 8/10/2008-JCA
Government of India Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment (JCA) Section

North Block, New Delhi
Dated 20th August, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Revision of Entitlement of TA/DA to JCM Members after implementation of Seventh CPC recommendations.

The undersigned is directed to say that consequent upon the revision of rates of Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance by the Department of Expenditure vide O.M. No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13/07/2017, the Staff Side Members of the National Council (NC)/Departmental Councils and Third Level/Regional Councils of JCM shall be entitled to TA/DA etc. in the following manner w.e.f. 01.07.2017.

A. National/Departmental Council JCM

TA/DA entitlement as admissible to officers in Pay level 12 & 13 as per Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19030 /1/2017-E.IV dated 13/07/2017 as under:

(i) Travel entitlement within the country – Economy class by Air or AC-I Class by Train including travel in Premium /Premium Tatkal /Suvidha/Shatabdi / Rajdhani Trains.

(ii) Reimbursement for Hotel Accommodation of upto Rs. 4500/- per day.

(iii) Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.1000/- per day.

(iv) Reimbursement of AC Taxi Charges of upto 50 kms per day.

B. Regional/ Office Council (JCM)

TA/DA entitlement as admissible to officers in Pay level 11 as per Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19030 /1/2017-E.IV dated 13/07/2017 as under :

(i) Travel entitlement within the country – Economy Class by Air or AC-II Class including Rajdhani/ Shatabdi Express etc.

(ii) Reimbursement for Hotel Accommodation of upto Rs. 2250/- per day.

(iii) Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 900/- per day.

(iv) Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up-to Rs. 338/- per day for travel within the city

2. The admissibility of DA in case of free boarding and lodging, has been considered in Department of Expenditure. Daily Allowance is given to the Govt. employees as a reimbursement of the expenditure incurred by him on tour for his stay, food and travel at that station. In case of free boarding and lodging, the Govt. employee, if incurring any expenditure on local travel, can claim the same as per Para 2 E(i) and (iii) of the Annexure to OM No.19030/1/2017 E.IV dated 13.07.2017. The earlier system of giving 25% of DA has been discontinued. Also after implementation of 7th CPC recommendations, the facility of DA at 5th CPC rates is done away with.

3. This O.M. is issued with concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide I.D. No.300377130/2018-E.IV dated 31.07.2018

(Juglal Singh)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

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Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government

Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government

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No.21/3/2017E-IIB
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, the 12th July, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject: Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government.

References have been received in this Department seeking clarification whether Transport Allowance at double the normal rate is admissible to persons with disabilities employed in Central Government who have been provided with Government Accommodation within one km. of office or within the campus housing the place of work and residence.

2. The matter has been considered in this Department and it clarified that persons with disabilities employed in Central Government, as mentioned in Para 2(iii) of 0M No.21/5/2017-EII(B) dated 07.07.2017 regarding grant of Transport Allowance as 7th CPC rates, are eligible to draw Transport Allowance at double the normal rates + DA thereon, irrespective of whether they are residing within the campus – housing the place of work and residence or Govt. or private accommodation within one km. of office.

3. All other terms and conditions regulating the Transport Allowance at double the normal rates will remain the same.

4. This is issued with the approval of Secretary (Expenditure).

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

Source: https://www.doe.gov.in/

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TA/LTC Bill: Information about Date of Birth of claimant – PCDA Circular

TA/LTC Bill: Information about Date of Birth of claimant – PCDA Circular

Important Circular

Office of the Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Central Command)
Cariappa Road, Cantt., Lucknow, Pin Code – 226002

No. T/IX/1006/DOB

Date: 14/06/2018

To
The Officer-in-Charge
All Units ……………
………………………
………………………

Sub: Information about date of birth of the claimant: TA/LTC bill

It is observed that in the most of cases of TA/LTC claims received in this office from units are having incomplete information in respect of the individual/claimant, which results return of the claims and delayed payments.

To avoid such problems, it is therefore requested to ensure that information about Date of Birth/ GPF /PRAN No. (mandatory to process the claim in system) of the claimant has been mentioned in each TA/LTC claim.

Sr. Accounts Officer

Copy to: OA Cell: Please upload on website of this office.
Local

Sr. Accounts Officer

Source: http://pcdacc.gov.in

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NFIR: TA/DA, PF, Pass, Medical and accommodation facilities to the contract Para-Medical Staff working in Railways

NFIR: TA/DA, PF, Pass, Medical and accommodation facilities to the contract Para-Medical Staff working in Railways

No.II/57/Part I

Dated: 08/05/2018

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: TA/DA, PF, Pass, Medical and accommodation facilities to the contract Para-Medical Staff working in Railways-reg.

Federation is thankful to the Railway Board for issuing instructions vide letter No. 2017/Trans/01/Policy/Pt. I dated 12/04/2018 to revise the remuneration of Para-Medical Staff on contracts basis working in the Railway Health Units/Hospitals on Indian Railways.

Federation however feels that the Para-Medical Staff, working on contract basis deserve to be granted following facilities which are presently denied to them:-

  • No TA/DA is paid to these staff when they are sent on duty to other places,
  • No Provident Fund is deducted from their monthly remuneration and credited to respective EPFO,
  • These staff are not granted the facility of Pass/PTo, Medical, accommodation etc., though they have been performing duties similar to the regular Para-Medical Railway Staff. They are also not provided periodic rest other than Sunday while they have been performing duties of 12 hours in a day.

Federation also contends that the Para-Medical Staff working on contract basis are entitled for above facilities in terms of the extant provisions of Contract Labour R&A Act, 1970.

NFIR, therefor, requests the Railway Board to kindly consider above points and issue instructions to the GMs of Zonal Railways to grant facilities to the Para-Medical Staff working on contract basis and mitigate their hardships.

A copy of instructions issued may also be endorsed to the Federation.

Yours faithfully,

S/d,
(Dr.M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source: NFIR

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Time limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowances (TA)

Time limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowances (TA)

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

New Delhi, the 13th March, 2018

Office Memorandum

Sub: Time-limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowances – regarding.

Consequent upon the issuance of General Financial Rule (GFR)-2017, vide Rule 290 of GFR-2017, time-limit for submission of claim for Travelling Allowance (TA) has been changed from one year to sixty days succeeding the date of completion of the journey. Accordingly, in supersession of this Department’s O.M. No.F.5(16)-E.IV(B)/67 dated 13.06.1967 & OM No.19038/1/75-E.IV (B) dated 18.02.1976, it has been decided with the approval of competent Authority that the claim of a Govt. servant to Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance on Tour/Transfer/Training/Journey on Retirement, is forfeited or deemed to have been relinquished if the claim for it is not preferred within sixty days succeeding the date of completion of the journey.

2. In respect of claim for Travelling Allowance for journey performed separately by the officer and members of his family, the dates should be reckoned separately for each journey and the claim shall be submitted within sixty days succeeding the date of completion of each individual journey. Similarly, TA claims in r/o transportation of personal effects and conveyance shall be submitted within sixty days succeeding the date on which these are actually delivered to the Govt. servant at the new station.

3. The date of submission of the claims shall be determined as indicated below :-

i) In the case of Officers who are their own Controlling Officer The date of presentation of the claim at the Treasury-Cash Section.
(ii) In the case of Officers who are not their own Controlling Officer The date of submission of the claim to the Head of Office-Controlling Officer.

4. In the case of claims falling under category 3(ii), which are presented to the Treasury after a period of sixty days succeeding the date of completion of journey, the date of submission of the claim

will be counted from the date when it was submitted by the Govt. servant to the Head of office/Controlling Officer within prescribed time-limit of sixty days.

5. A claim for Travelling Allowance of a Govt, servant which has been allowed to remain in abeyance for a period exceeding one year should be investigated by the Head of the Department concerned, If the Head of Department is satisfied about the genuineness of the claim on the basis of the supportive documents and there are valid reasons for the delay in preferring the claims, the claims should be paid by the Drawing and Disbursing Officer or Accounts Officer, as the case may be, after usual checks.

6. These orders are not applicable in r/o Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claims which are governed by separate set of rules of DoPT.

7. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this O.M.

8. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, this order issues in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.doe.gov.in

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Transport Related Allowances to Defence Personnel

Transport Related Allowances to Defence Personnel

Transport Allowance

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Note : (a) Cities Auth Higher Tpt Allce (UA). Hyderabad, Patna, Delhi, Ahmadabad, Surat, Bengaluru, Kochi, Kozhikode, Indore, Greater Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Lucknow, Kolkata.

(b) The allowance shall not be admissible to those service personnel who have been provided with the facility of Government transport.

(c) Officers in Pay Level 14 and above, who are entitled to use official car, will have the option to avail official car facility or to draw the Tpt Allowance at the rate of Rs.15,750 + DA per month.

(d) The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.

(e) Physically disabled service personnel will continue to be paid at double rate, subject to a minimum of Rs 2,250 + DA.

Conveyenance-travel-allowance

Auth : GoI, MoD letter No 12630/Tpt.A/Mov C/246/ D(Mov)/17 dated 15 Sep 2017.

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TA AND SITTING FEE – PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON – OFFICIAL MEMBERS / EXPERTS

TA AND SITTING FEE – PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON – OFFICIAL MEMBERS / EXPERTS

UGC

 

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

Dated: 22.09.2017

 

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

 

TA AND SITTING FEE – PAYABLE TO OFFICIAL AND NON – OFFICIAL MEMBERS / EXPERTS

 

In supersession of UGC.OM.No.21-1/2015(FD-1/B)dated 16th March,2016,the rules for TA and Sitting Fee payable to the official and non-official members/ experts win be as under:

 

The categories of Official and Non‐Official Members are as fo1lows:

 

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.
AⅡ others including retied 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.

 

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

 

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

2. Rs. 5,000/- per day for inspection/visit of various committees institutions/Universities/organizations.

3. Commission Members would also be entitled for sitting fee @ Rs. 5,000/- per day on the date of Commission Meetings.

 

NOTE
 

l. Payment of Sitting Fee is subject to T.D.S

 

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

 

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 as per entitlement in service or before retirement as the case may be. Non-entitled members will 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 Chairman, UGC. The member V experts entitled to travel by air may travel by public 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 member V experts will be entitled to travel by all trains including Rajdhani Express/Shatabadi Express as per the entitlement in service or before retirement.

 

NOTE
(a) Air tickets will be arranged by the UGC, Travel Desk whereas train tickets would have to be arranged by the experts.

 

(b) The cancellation charges/ticket re-scheduling 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 member/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 either by their own vehicle or by taxi. Documentary evidence of journey performed by Own vehicle will have to be submitted. In case of hired taxi receipt is to be produced, road mileage @ Rs. 20/- per K.M. or amount actually paid which ever is less will be allowed for such journeys on point to point basis. In case of journey undertaken in NER, road mileage would be enhanced by 20% subject to actual expenditure. No night halting or driver allowance will be allowed. If the particular route 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 tax. 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 entitlement or AC bus as available on that particular route (as per the option of expert).

 

(iv) The local taxi fee at State Tr&sport 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.20/- 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 p.m. to 5.00 a.m. [For Sl. No. 2. (iv)].

 

Local Experts
Local Experts will be reimbursed taxi or own vehicle charges @) Rs.20/- per K.m. from residence/office 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 Food & Lodging etc., will be applicable to the Experts:-

 

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 *l. Lodging charges are admissible subject to actuals on production of receipts.
2. Food charges will be re-imbursed on self certification.
3. No lodging charges will be paid if self arrangement is made.
4. The rates of food and lodging will further increase by 25o/o automatically
whenever DA in Govt. of India increases by 5A%.

 

(ii) Local Members/Experts:

No boarding & Lodging charges are payable to Local Members/Experts.

 

4. UGC Officers/Officials will be covered under FR/SRs (TA) Rules. Hence, these orders would not be applicable to them.

 

5. This issues with the approval of Chairman, UGC Dy. No. 32811 dated 19.09.2017.

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(P.K. Thakur)
Secretary

Source: www.ugc.ac.in

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7th Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance

7th Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance

No. I3024/0 I/20 16-Trg. Ref.
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
[Training Division (ISTIUPA)]

Block-4, Old JNU Campus
New Mehrauli Road, New Delhi-67
Dated: October 24th 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission – Revision of rate of Training Allowance.

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission (CPC) by the Government conveyed vide Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure Resolution No. 11-112016-IC dated July 6, 2017, the President is pleased to decide that the Training Allowance In Training Academies and Institutes shall be regulated in the following manner:

(i) Training allowance

In the National/Central Training Academies and Institutes for Group ‘A’ officers 24% of Basic Pay
In other Training Establishments 12% of Basic Pay

(ii) Training Allowance will be admissible only to the employees who join the training establishments for a specified period oftime and are then likely to go back.

(iii) Training Allowance will not be admissible to those employees who are directly recruited by such training establishments for imparting training.

2. The revised rates of training allowance shall be admissible with effect from the 1st July, 2017.

3. In so far as the employees working in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued with the concurrence ofthe Comptroller and Auditor General.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(Biswajit Banerjee)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source: DoPT

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7th CPC : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC

7th CPC : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC

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No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block New Delhi.
Dated September 19, 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject : Travel entitlements of Government employees for the purpose of LTC post Seventh Central Pay Commission-clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 31011/4/2008-Estt.A-IV dated 23.09.2008, which inter-alia provides that travel entitlements for the purpose of official tour/transfer or LTC, will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC. Further, the facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

2. Consequent upon the decisions taken by Government on the recommendations of Seventh CPC relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements of Central Government employees, TA Rules have undergone changes vide Ministry of Finance’s O.M. No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017.

3. In this regard, it is clarified that the travel entitlements of Government servants for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide Ministry of Finance’s O.M. dated 13.07.2017, except the air travel entitlement for Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, which is allowed in respect of TA only and not for LTC.

4. Further, the following conditions may also be noted:

i. No daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC.

ii. Any incidental expenses and the expenditure incurred on local journeys shall not be admissible.

iii. Reimbursement for the purpose of LTC shall be admissible in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

iv. In case of journey between the places not connected by any public/Government means of transport, the Government servant shall be allowed reimbursement as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 Kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the Government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant.

v. Travel by Premium trains/Premium Tatkal trains/Suvidha trains is now allowed on LTC. Further, reimbursement of tatkal charges or premium tatkal charges shall also be admissible for the purpose of LTC.

vi. Flexi fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall be admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC. This dynamic fare component shall not be admissible in cases where a non-entitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains.

5. This O.M. will take effect from July 1, 2017.

6. Hindi version will follow.

S/d,
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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TA/DA entitlements of Non-officials of Committees/Boards/Panels etc

TA/DA entitlements of Non-officials of Committees/Boards/Panels etc

TA-DA

F.No. 19047/1/2016-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated: 14.09.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: TA/DA entitlements of Non-officials of Committees/Boards/Panels etc.

The undersigned is directed to state that the issues related to payment of TA/DA to Non-officials of Committees/ Boards/ Panels etc. have been examined in D/o Expenditure. It has been decided that TA/DA entitlement of Non-officials may be regulated by the Administrative Ministries/ Departments in the following manner:

(I) Retired Govt. officials nominated as Non-official in the Committees/Boards/Panels etc :

TA/DA entitlement of these Non-officials will be same as per their entitlement at the time of retirement as per revised rates mentioned in this Department’s O.M. No.19030/01/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017

(II) Persons from various fields nominated as Non-official in Committees/Boards/ Panels etc :

TA/DA entitlement of these Non-official will be same as admissible to officers in Pay level-II (Pre-revised Grade Pay of Rs,6600/-) in the Pay Matrix. TA/DA Entitlements will be as under:

i) Travel entitlement within the country – Economy class by Air or AC-II by train.
ii) Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.2250/- per day.
iii) Reimbursement of non-Ac taxi charges of up to Rs.338/- per day for travel within the city.
iv) Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.900/- per day.

(III) Eminent personalities nominated as Non.official in the Committees/Boards/Panels:

TA/DA entitlement of these Non-officials will be same as admissible to officers in Pay level 14 (pre-revised Grade pay Rs.10,000/) in the Pay Matrix. TA/DA Entitlements will be as under:

i) Regarding travel entitlement of these Non-officials, Secretary in the Administrative Ministry, in consultation with the FA, may allow eminent personalities who are Non-officials in the Committees/Boards/Panels etc., to travel in Executive class in the Domestic airlines within the country subject to the following conditions:

a) Where a Non-official is or was entitled to travel by air by Executive class under the rules of the organization to which he belongs or might have belonged before retirement.

b) where the Administrative Ministry is satisfied that the travel by Executive class by air is the customary mode of travel by the Non-official concerned in respect of journeys unconnected with the performances of Govt. duty.

ii) Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs 7500/- per day.
iii) Reimbursement of AC taxi charges as per actual for travel within the city.
iv) Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.1200/- per day

2. In respect of Non-officials who are local, Mileage Allowance at the following rates will be admissible:

i) For retired Government officers: TA/DA as per their entitlement at the time of retirement as per revised rates mentioned in this Department’s O.M. No.19030/01/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017.

ii) Other Non.officials nominated from various fields: Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to Rs.338/- per day for travel within the city.

iii) For eminent personalities nominated as Non-officials: Reimbursement of AC taxi charges as per actual for travel within the city.

3. The TA/DA entitlements mentioned in Para I above will be subject to the following conditions:

i) These TA/DA entitlements will be applicable in case of Non-officials coming from outside. Local Non officials will not be entitled for TA/DA.

ii) Local Non-officials will be entitled for Mileage Allowance only.

iii) Cases seeking deviation from the above entitlements may be referred to M/o Finance giving full justification for seeking deviation.

4. These instructions will be effective from the date of issue of this O.M.

5. This is issued with the approval of Finance Minister.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary (EG)
Telefax. 23093276

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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.

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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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7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees – DoE Orders on 2.8.2017

7th CPC Transport Allowance: Modification order for Employees in Pay Level 1 & 2

No.21/5/2017-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 2nd August, 2017.

 OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Implementation of the recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees.

 In partial modification of this Department’s OM. of even number dated 07.07.2017 regarding implementation of the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees, the President is pleased to decide that Central Government employees who are drawing pay of Rs.24200/- & above in Pay Level 1 & 2 of the Pay Matrix, shall be eligible for grant of Transport Allowance @ Rs.3600/- plus D.A. thereon at the cities mentioned in the Annexure to the above cited OM. and @ Rs.1800/- plus D.A. thereon at all Other Places.

2. All other contents of the above cited OM. dated 07.07.2017 shall remain unchanged.

3. These orders shall be effective from 1st July, 2017.

4. These orders will apply to all civilian employees of the Central Government. The orders will also apply to the civilian employees paid from the Defence Service Estimates. In respect of the Armed Forces Personnel and Railway employees, separate orders will be issued by the Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways, respectively.

5. In so far as the 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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(Annie George Mathew)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

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Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the 7th Central Pay Commission.

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

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

New Delhi, the 13th July 2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

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

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements to civilian employees of Central Government, President is pleased to decide the revision in the rates of Travelling Allowance as set out in the Annexure to this Office Memorandum.

2. The ‘Pay Level’ for determining the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in Central Civil Service (Revised Pay) Rules 2016.

3. The term ‘Pay in the Level’ for the purpose of these orders refer to Basic Pay drawn in appropriate Pay Level in the Pay Matrix as defined in Rule 3(8) of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and does not include Non-Practising Allowance (NPA), Military Service Pay (MSP) or any other type of pay like special pay, etc

4. However, if the Travelling Allowance entitlements in terms of the revised entitlements now prescribed result in a lowering of the existing entitlements in the case of any individual, groups or classes of employees, the entitlements, particularly in respect of mode of travel, class of accommodation, etc., shall not be lowered. They will instead continue to be governed by the earlier orders on the subject till such time as they become eligible, in the normal course, for the higher entitlements.

5. The claims submitted in respect of journey made on or after 1st July, 2017, may be regulated in accordance with these orders. In respect of journeys performed prior to 1st July, 2017, the claims may be regulated in accordance with the previous orders dated 23.09.2008.

6. It may be noted that no additional funds will be provided on account of revision in TA/DA entitlements. It may therefore be ensured that permission to official travel is given judiciously and restricted only to absolutely essential official requirements.

7. These orders shall take effect from 01st July, 2017

8. Separate orders will be issued by Ministry of Defence and Ministry of Railways in respect of Armed Forces personnel and Railway employees, respectively.

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

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(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

ANNEXURE

Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure

O.M.No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 10th July 2017.

In supersession of Department of Expenditure’s O.M.No.19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23.09.2008, in respect of Travelling Allowance the following provisions will be applicable with effect from 01.07.2017:

2. Entitlements for Journeys on Tour or Training

A.(i) Travel Entitlements within the Country

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

14 and above

Business/Club class by air or AC-I by train

12 and 13

Economy class by air or AC-I by train

6 to 11

Economy class by air or AC-II by train

5 and below

First Class/AC-III/AC Chair car by train

(ii) It has also been decided to allow the Government officials to travel by Premium Trains/Premium Tatkal Trains/Suvidha Trains, the reimbursement to Premium Tatkal Charges for booking of tickets and the reimbursement of Dynamic/Flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains while on official tour/training. Reimbursement of Tatkal Seva Charges which has fixed fare, will remain continue to be allowed. Travel entitlement for the journey in Premium/Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains will be as under:-

Pay Level in Pay matrix

Travel Entitlements in Premium/Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains

12 and above

Executive/AC 1st Class (In case of Premium/Premium

6 to 11

AC 2nd Class/Chair Car (In Shatabdi Trains)

5 & below

AC 3rd Class/Chair Car

(iii) The revised Travel entitlements are subject to following:-

In case of places not connected by rail, travel by AC bus for all those entitled to travel by AC II Tier and above by train and by Deluxe/ordinary bus for others is allowed.

In case of road travel between places connected by rail, travel by any means of public transport is allowed provided the total fare does not exceed the train fare by the entitled class.

All mileage points earned by Government employees on tickets purchased for official travel shall be utilized by the concerned department for other official travel by their officers. Any usage of these mileage points for purposes of private travel by an officer will attract departmental action. This is to ensure that the benefits out of official travel, which is funded by the Government, should accrue to the Government.

In case of non-availability of seats in entitled class, Govt.servants may travel in the class below their entitled class.

B. International Travel Entitlement:

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

17 and above

First class

14 to 16

Business/Club class

13 and below

Economy class

C. Entitlement for journeys by Sea or by River Steamer

(i) For places other than A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Island:-

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

9 and above

Highest class

6 to 8

Lower class if there be two classes only on the steamer

4 and 5

If two classes only, the lower class, if three classes, the middle or second class. If there be four classes, the third class

3 and below

Lowest class

(ii) For travel between the mainland and the A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Island by ships operated by the Shipping Corporation of India Limited:-

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Travel entitlement

9 and above

Deluxe class

6 to 8

First/’A’ Cabin class

4 and 5

Second/’B’ Cabin class

3 and below

Bunk class

D. Mileage Allowance for Journeys by Road:

(i) At places where specific rates have been prescribed:-

Pay Level in Pay Matrix

Entitlements

14 or above

Actual fare by any type of public bus including AC bus

OR

At prescribed rates of AC taxi when the journey is actually performed by AC taxi

OR

At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own car, scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.

6 to 13

Same as above with the exception that journeys by AC taxi will not be permissible.

4 and 5

Actual fare by any type of public bus other than AC bus

OR

At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own car, scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.

3 and below

Actual fare by ordinary public bus only

OR

At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by autorickshaw, own scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.

(ii) At places where no specific rates have been prescribed either by the Directorate of Transport of the concerned State or of the neighboring States:

For journeys performed in own car/taxi

Rs. 24/- per km

For journeys performed by auto rickshaw own scooter, etc

Rs. 12/- per km

At places where no specific rates have been prescribed, the rate per km will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent.

E (i). Daily Allowance on Tour

Pay level in pay matrix

Entitlement

14 and above

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.7500/- per day,

Reimbursement of AC taxi charges as per actual expenditure commensurate with official engagements for travel within the city and

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.1200/- per day.

12 and 13

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.4,500/- per day,

Reimbursement of AC taxi charges of up to 50 km per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.1000/- per day.

9 to 11

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to 2,250/- per day,

Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to Rs.338/- per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.900/- per day.

6 to 8

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.750/- per day,

Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to Rs.225/- per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.800/- per day.

5 and below

Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.450/- per day,

Reimbursement of non AC taxi charges of up to Rs.113/- per day for travel within the city,

Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.500/- per day.

(ii) Reimbursement of Hotel charges:- For levels 8 and below, the amount of claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of stay, name of dwelling, etc. additionally, for stay in Class ‘X’ cities, the ceiling for all employees up to Level 8 would be Rs.1,000 per day, but it will only be in the form of reimbursement upon production of relevant vouchers. The ceiling for reimbursement of hotel charges will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 persent.

(iii) Reimbursement of Travelling charges:- Similar to Reimbursement of staying accommodation charges, for level 8 and below, the claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of travel, vehicle number, etc. the ceiling for levels 11 and below will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent. For journeys on foot, an allowance of Rs.12/- per kilometre travelled on foot shall be payable additionally. This rate will further increase by 25% whenever DA increases by 50%.

(iv) Reimbursement of Food charges:- There will be no separate reimbursement of food bills. Instead, the lump sum amount payable will be as per Table E(i) above and, depending on the length of absence from headquarters, would be regulated as per Table (v) below. Since the concept of reimbursement has been done away with, no vouchers will be required. This methodology is in line with that followed by Indian Railways at present (with suitable enhancement of rates). i.e. Lump sum amount payable. The lump sum amount will increase by 25 percent whenever DA increase by 50 percent.

(v) Timing restrictions

Length of absence

Amount Payable

If absence from headquarters is

30% of Lump sum amount

If absence from headquarters is between 6-12 hours

70% of Lump sum amount

If absence from headquarters is >12 hours

100% of Lump sum amount

Absence from Head Quarter will be reckoned from midnight to midnight and will be calculated on a per day basis.

(vi) In case of stay/journey on Government ships, boats etc. or journey to remote places on foot/mules etc for scientific/data collection purposes in organization like FSI, Survey of India, GSI etc., daily allowance will be paid at rate equivalent to that provided for reimbursement of food bill. However, in this case, the amount will be sanctioned irrespective of the actual expenditure incurred on this account with the approval of the Head of Department/controlling officer.

Note: DA rates for foreign travel will be regulated as prescribed by Ministry of External Affairs.

3. T.A. on Transfer

TA on Transfer includes 4 components:- (i) Travel entitlement for self and family (ii) Composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG) (iii) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of personal effects (iv) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of conveyance.

(i) Travel Entitlements:

Travel entitlements as prescribed for tour in Para 2 above, except for International Travel, will be applicable in case of journeys on transfer. The general conditions of admissibility prescribed in S.R.114 will, however, continue to be applicable.

The provisions relating to small family norms as contained in para 4(A) of Annexure to M/o Finance O.M.F.No. 10/2/98-IC & F.No. 19030/2/97-EIV dt. 171, April 1998, shall continue to be applicable.

(ii) Composite Transfer and Packing Grant (CTG):

The Composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate of 80% of the last month’s basic pay in case of transfer involving a change of station located at a distance of or more than 20 kms from each other. However, for transfer to and from the Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep, CTG shall be paid at the rate of 100% of last month’s basic pay. Further, NPA and MSP shall not be included as part of basic pay while determining entitlement for CTG.

In cases of transfer to stations which are at a distance of less than 20 kms from the old station and of transfer within the same city, one third of the composite transfer grant will be admissible, provided a change of residence is actually involved.

In cases where the transfer of husband and wife takes place within six months, but after 60 days of the transfer of the spouse, fifty percent of the transfer grant on transfer shall be allowed to the spouse transferred later. No transfer grant shall be admissible to the spouse transferred later, in case both the transfers are ordered within 60 days. The existing provisions shall continue to be applicable in case of transfers after a period of six months or more. Other rules precluding transfer grant in case of transfer at own request or transfer other than in public interest, shall continue to apply unchanged in their case.

(iii) Transportation of Personal Effects:

Level

By Train/Steamer

By Road

12 and above

6000 kg by goods train/4 wheeler wagon/1 double container

Rs. 50/- per km

6 to 11

6000 kg by goods train/4 wheeler wagon/1 single container

Rs. 50/- per km

5

3000 kg

Rs. 25/- per km

4 and below

1500 kg

Rs. 15/- per km

The rates will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent. The rates for transporting the entitled weight by Steamer will be equal to the prevailing rates prescribed by such transport in ships operated by Shipping Corporation of India. The claim for reimbursement shall be admissible subject to the production of actual receipts/vouchers by the Govt servant. Production of receipts/vouchers is mandatory in r/o transfer cases of North Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep also.

Transportation of personal effects by road is as per kilometre basis only. The classification of cities/towns for the purpose of transportation of personal effects is done away with.

(iv) Transportation of Conveyance.

Level

Reimbursement

6 and above

1 motor car etc. or 1 motor cycle/scooter

5 and below

1 motorcycle/scooter/moped/bicycle

The general conditions of admissibility of TA on Transfer as prescribed in S.R. 116 will, however, continue to be applicable.

4. T.A. Entitlement of Retiring Employees

TA on Retirement includes 4 components:- (i) Travel entitlement for self and family (ii) Composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG) (iii) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of personal effects (iv) Reimbursement of charges on transportation of conveyance.

(i) Travel Entitlements

Travel entitlements as prescribed for tour/transfer in Para 2 above, except for International Travel, will be applicable in case of journeys on retirement. The general conditions of admissibility prescribed in S.R. 147 will, however, continue to be applicable.

(ii) Composite Transfer Grant (CTG)

The Composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate of 80% of the last month’s basic pay in case of those employees, who on retirement, settled down at places other than last station(s) of their duty located at a distance of or more than 20 km. however, in case of settlement to and from the Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep, CTG shall be paid at the rate of 100% of last month’s basic pay. Further, NPA and MSP shall not be included as part of basic pay while determining entitlement for CTG. The transfer incidentals and road mileage for journeys between the residence and the railway station/bus stand, etc., at the old and new station, are already subsumed in the composite transfer grant and will not be separately admissible.

As in the case of serving employees, Government servants who, on retirement, settle at the last station of duty itself or within a distance of less than 20 kms may be paid one third of the CTG subject to the condition that a change of residence is actually involved.

(iii)Transportaion of Personal Effects:- Same as Para 3(iii) above.

Transportation of Conveyance:- Same as Para 3(iv) above.

The general conditions of admissibility of TA on Retirement as prescribed in S.R. 147 will, however, continue to be applicable.

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Transport Allowance Ready Reckoner for both 6th CPC and 7th CPC

Transport Allowance Ready Reckoner for both 6th CPC and 7th CPC

Transport Allowance Ready Reckoner – To know the Difference between 6th CPC and 7th CPC

We are in the process of Preparing Transport Allowance Ready Reckoner to know the amount of TA to be paid in 7th pay Commission.

We have brought one issue to the light that the Government Servants placed in Level 1 and Level 2 and Pay in PB equivalent to 7440 and above in Sixth CPC will be getting less amount of Transport Allowance in 7th CPC than 6th CPC.

Transport Allowance Rates in Sixth CPC

There were Five Grade pay Levels in PB-I ie Rs.1800, Rs.1900, Rs.2000 and Rs.2400 and Rs.2800 All these GPs were brought under one Group for Transport Allowance at Lower rate, subject to not exceeding Rs.7440 Pay in the Pay band

In Sixth CPC those who were in the category of GP below 4200 and Pay band below 7440 were entitled for TA only at the Rate of Rs.600+DA for A1/A cities and Rs.300+DA for other cities. But The sixth CPC had relaxed the condition for this Group to get Transport Allowance at the next higher rate of Rs.1600 for A1/A cities and Rs.800 for other cities. Those who Reached the Rs.7440 PB level and above were entitled for the above-mentioned rates.

Groups realigned for Higher TA rates

Now, the 7th CPC might have thought that there is no point in Keeping the GP 2000, GP 2400, GP 2800 Levels at Lower TA rate, as they would become entitled for next higher rate of Transport Allowance at the initial stage itself. So it was a wise decision to bring them into the Group that is eligible for Transport Allowance at the rate of Rs.3600 +DA [Higher TPTA Cities] and Rs.1800+DA [other Places] in 7th CPC.

But, though the lowest Two Grade Pay Levels (Pre-Revised Rs.1800 GP and 1900 GP) are made eligible for TA @ Rs.1350+DA [ Higher TPTA Cities] and Rs.900+DA [Other Places] in 7th CPC, there are cases that some Govt Servants those were in 1900 GP and crossed 7440 were drawing TA at the rate of 1600+DA in Sixth CPC. Now they will be entitled for TA at the rate of Rs.1350+DA in Seventh CPC.

Transport Allowance Ready Reckoner Coming soon

So it will be useful, if Transport Allowance Ready Reckoner for both Sixth CPC and 7th CPC for Pay in the Pay Band upto 7440 is available. So that we can find the difference between amount of TA in Revised and Pre-Revised Rates for this category. We are currently in the process of finalising Transport Allowance Ready Reckoner. We will publish the 7th CPC TA Ready Reckoner as soon as possible.

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Leave Travelling Concession (LTC) and Travelling Settlement

Leave Travelling Concession (LTC) and Travelling Settlement

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Leave Travelling Concession (LTC) and Travelling Settlement

My daughter asked me whether the Prime Minister or the Chief Minister can avail LTC (Leave Travelling Concession). I said, “most probably they can, they are also government employees”. She further asked whether they actually claim. I told her, “not sure whether they claim or not, but years ago I read in the newspaper that one PM was in Kerala on a vacation”. Again, not very sure whether he avail LTC or not.

The stories of travel settlements are available everywhere. Even a story of settlement claim by Hanumanji came up; the dealing assistant refused to clear Hanumanji’s file and put many objections – he is not entitled to fly; he was not supposed to bring a mountain; he did not clear the mountain till date; moreover, no travel documents are submitted; his flying included foreign land; he flew without passport and visa etc. etc. Nobody could over-rule the objections put by the dealing assistant. Hanumanji went to Ramji for help. As usual Ramji told him, ‘please don’t drag me into this'; he asked Hanumanji to go to Laxmanji. Hanumanji went to Laxmanji for his indulgence. Laxmanji called the file and overruled all the objections with the following replies: though he is not entitled to fly, he flew on emergency; as he is not a medical practitioner he could not identify the plant (medicinal) , so he brought the mountain in good faith; for clearing the mountain a different Department will look into; as far as his foreign trips are concerned he got the oral order from the highest competent authority; the file is cleared and needful must be done immediately.

It must be a fact that 99 percent of the employees avail LTC. Leave Travelling Concession is given to all the State and Central government employees. Generally, they can avail it once in two years or in other words 2 times in 4 years (which is officially called a block year). Most of the government employees enjoy this facility. First because this is an opportunity for the whole family (dependent members) of the government employee to travel together and have fun together or go to their home-town or home-village. It is not mandatory to travel together, but in most of the cases they do travel together.Some may travel by Air or some may travel by Train or by Bus according to their position/level in the government hierarchy. Even within the Air category some are entitled for the Executive or ‘J’ class and some are for the ‘Y’ or Economy class. For the Railways, the categorization is made on the basis of entitlement – AC1, AC2, AC3, First class, Sleeper, etc. Even for the buses there are hierarchical categories – First class, Deluxe, Non-Deluxe, Ordinary etc.

One retired Babu who was dealing with the settlement of Travel expenses and LTC claims narrated a story of group LTC fabrication. Many families of government employees used to go to Vrindavan along with their family availing LTC. There were many tour operators for Vrindavan. Actually, they were the bus owners who conducted group trips to Vrindavan. One trip is for about 20 days. Many government employees went to Vrindavan on LTC through these tour operators. Objections were put; they must have traveled by government transport; it is a packaged trip (fare part unclear); no prior approval was taken to travel by private buses (tour operators) etc. These objections were cleared by the higher authority saying that the fare part of the claim may be segregated and settle the claims.( Travel by private buses allowed ).

Then a roaring business had started; for instance, “Trip to Vrindavan and nearby places on LTC” by such and such Tour Operator. Many did not go but started claiming LTC for their entire family, submitting bogus bus tickets from these private tours and travels. It became a rampant nuisance and almost had turned into a scandal. One internal enquiry was set up to look into such doubtful claims.

The proprietor of the concerned tour operator was summoned to examine the tickets allegedly issued by his firm; whether they actually issued those tickets. He saw the tickets and said “these are fake”. Then the claimants were called to defend themselves. They went to the highest authority to save their jobs. Then the competent authority issued an order saying that for the unreliable tickets other credible evidences of their respective travels must be submitted. Consequently, the hell loose large; some brought Jamuna water in a bottle, some brought Bal Gopal figurines, Radha-Krishna pictures, some brought photographs (studio made) clicked in Vrindavan & Mathura; some brought Vrindavan chandan, Vrindavan stone, Vrindavan chaadar etc. After examining these credible evidences the settlements were allowed. These evidences are still kept for future reference and ‘precedence’. These days LTC/travel claims are easily verified on the click of a mouse as a result of massive computerization and 24-hour internet. So be careful while settling your bogus claims and fake bills.

Source: The Sangai Express

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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,

Source: NFIR

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7th Pay Commission: Transport Allowance not to be hiked

7th Pay Commission: Transport Allowance not to be hiked

New Delhi: The Transport Allowance for central government employees will not be hiked and remain the same as 6th Pay Commission recommendations including Dearness Allowance(DA).
The Finance Ministry today informed about the report of the ‘Committee on Allowances’, headed by Finance Secretary Ashok Lavasa and said no hike in Transport Allowance (TPTA) for central government employees in its report. The committee accepted the 7th Pay Commission recommendation in this regard, which was announced earlier.

The Pay Commission has revised the Transport allowance (TPTA), which is given below:

NEW-TPTA

The existing Transport allowance table for A1/A cities and other places is under:

Existing-TPTA

The Pay Commission made report, assuming that the rate of Dearness Allowance 125 percent at the time of implementation of the pay commission recommendation, i.e. on January 1 next year.
Accordingly, the employees will not get any hike in Transport allowance on the time of implementation of the pay commission recommendation as the existing Transport allowance figure automatically reached the Pay Commission revised Transport allowance figure after adding 125 percent DA.

“In partial modification, the committee has further decided that the current HRA slab, which is 30 per cent of basic pay, for metros would continue,” according to the sources.

However, the pay commission had recommended reducing the house rent allowance (HRA) to 24 per cent of basic pay as against the 30 per cent of basic pay employees were drawing under the Sixth Pay Commission.

The government has given higher basic pay with arrears, effective from January 1, 2016 in August 2016 to its employees on the recommendations of the 7th pay commission but referred hike in allowances to the Committee on Allowances.

Usually, once the recommendations of the pay commission are approved, the increase in basic pay is followed by an increase in allowances.

The hike in allowances, most probably to implement from the month of April and the Finance Minister Arun Jaitley may announce it after ending the model code of conduct on March 8.

TST

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