TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE FOR CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES
New Delhi, the 23rd September, 2008
Subject : Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No.19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23rd September, 2008.
In supersession of S.R.17 and G.O.I , M.F. No.10/2/98-IC& 19030/2/97-E.IV dated 17/4/1998, the following provisions will be applicable with effect from 1.9.2008.
2. Entitlements for Journeys on Tour
A. Travel Entitlements within the Country
The revised Travel entitlements are subject to following: –
(i) 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.
(ii) 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.
(iii) Henceforth, 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.
(iv) All Government servants are allowed to travel below their entitled class of travel.
B. International Travel Entitlement:
C. Entitlement for journeys by Sea or by River Steamer (SR. 40):
(ii) Accommodation entitlements 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 will be as follows:
D. Mileage Allowance for Journeys by Road:
In supersession of S.R.46 and the Government of India’s order thereunder, the grade pay ranges for travel by public/bus/auto/rickshaw/scooter/motor cycle, full taxi/taxi/own car is revised as indicated below:
(b) Mileage allowance for road journeys shall be regulated at the following rates in places where no specific rates have been prescribed either by the Director of Transport of the concerned State or of the neighbouring States:
(i) For journeys performed in own car/taxi: Rs. 16 per km.
(ii) For journeys performed by auto rickshaw own scooter, etc.: Rs. 8 per km.
(c) The rate of Mileage Allowance for journeys on bicycle on tour and transfer, is revised from 60 paise to Rs 1.20 per kilometer.
3. Daily Allowance on Tour:
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 tor 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. For journeys on foot, an allowance of Rs. 5 per kilometer travelled on foot shall be payable additionally.
4. TA on Transfer:
A. Accommodation and Mileage Allowance Entitlements:
(i) Accommodation and Mileage Allowance entitlements as prescribed at para 2 above, except for International Travel, for journey on tour by different modes will also be applicable in case of journeys on transfer. The general conditions of admissibility prescribed in S.R. 114 will, however, continue to be applicable.
(ii) 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. 17th April 1998, shall continue to be applicable.
B. Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance:
(i) The Composite Transfer Grant shall be equal to one month’s pay as defined in para 3 of this O.M. in case of transfer involving a change of station located at a distance of or more than 20 km from each other.
(ii) 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.
(iii) At present, only one transfer grant is permitted if the transfer of husband and wife takes place within 6 months of each other from the same place to the same place. With effect from the date of implementation of these orders, in cases where the transfer take 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 or 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.
C. Transportation of Personal Effects:
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.
D. Transportation of Conveyance:
5. T.A. Entitlement of Retiring employees:
A. Transportation of Conveyance:
In partial modification of S.R. 147 the expenditure on transportation of conveyance by government servants on their retirement shall be reimbursed without insisting on the requirement that the possession of the conveyance by them while in service at their last place of duty should have been in public interest.
B. Lumpsum Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance:
(i) The composite transfer grant equal to a month’s pay last drawn as defined in para 3 of this O.M. may be granted in the case of those employees who, on retirement, settle down at places other than the last station(s) of their duty located at a distance of or more than 20 kms. The transfer incidentals and road mileage for journeys between the residence and the railway station/bus stand, etc. at the old and new station, presently admissible are subsumed in the composite transfer grant and will not be separately admissible.
(ii) 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 composite transfer grant subject to the condition that a change of residence is actually involved.
6. The TA/DA rates mentioned in para 2 D(b) and (c) (mileage for road journey by/taxi/own car/auto rickshaw/ own scooter/bicycle etc.), para (3) (all components of dally allowance on tour including rate of DA for journey on foot) and para 4(c) (rates of transportation of personal effects) of this Annexure, shall automatically increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.