7th CPC TA Rules: Entitlement for Journeys on Tour or Training

7th CPC TA Rules: Entitlement for Journeys on Tour or Training

7th CPC TA Rules: Entitlement for Journeys on Tour or Training ** Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13th July 2017**Subject: Travelling
Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Seventh
Central Pay Commission.

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ANNEXURE
Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
 
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 aft 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 entitlement in Premium/Premium Tatkal/

Suvidha/ Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto Trains
12 and above Executive/AC 1st Class (In case of
Premium/PremiumTatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani Trains as
per available highest class)
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:- 
a.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. 
b.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. 
c.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 . 
d.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 :

 

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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 Travel entitlement
9 and 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 8 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:

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For journeys performed in own car/taxi Rs. 24/- per Km
For journeys performed by auto rickshaw, own scooter, etc. Rs. 12/- per Km

E(i). Daily Allowance on Tour
 

Pay Level in Pay Matrix Travel entitlement
14 and above Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to
7,500/- 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
1200/- per day
12 and 13 Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to
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 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 338/- per day for travel within the city, Reimbursement
of food bills not exceeding 900/- per day.
6 to 8 Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to
750 per day,

Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to 225/- per day
for travel within the city, Reimbursement of food bills not
exceeding 800/- per day.
5 and below Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to
450 per day,

Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to 113/- per day
for travel within the city, Reimbursement of food bills not
exceeding 500/- per day.

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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 X1,000 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 levels 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 kilometer
travelled on foot shall be payable additionally. This rate will further
increase by 25% whenever DA increases by 50%.
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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 <6 hours 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. 

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