ORDER FROM FINANCE MINISTRY
New Delhi, dated, the 22nd March, 2010.
Subject : Expenditure Management – Economy Measures and
Reference is invited to OM No.7(1)E.Coord/2009 dated 7th September, 2009 through which, inter alia, the following instructions had been issued regarding domestic and foreign travel:-
(i). No travel on Government account by air will take place first class; and
(ii) All domestic travel on Government account by air will take place only by economy class, irrespective of the entitlement.
2. The matter has been reviewed and it has been decided that w.e.f. 1st April, 2010, travel on Government account by air, both domestic and international, may take place by the entitled class. However, the austerity measures will remain in place for travel by air (where admissible) on LTC, which would continue to be restricted to economy class irrespective of the entitlement.