Guidelines on Air Travels on Official Tours : Tickets should be purchased from authorized agents – FinMin Order

Guidelines on Air Travels on Official Tours : Tickets should be purchased from authorized agents – FinMin Order

Guidelines on Air Travels on Official Tours : Tickets should be purchased from authorized agents – FinMin Order  **
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वित्त मंत्रालय, भारत सरकार का कार्यालय ज्ञापन संख्या 19024/22/2017-इ IV दिनांक 19 जुलाई 2017 के अन्तर्गत सरकारी हवाई यात्राओं के लिये टिकट सम्बंधित एयरलाइनस के काउन्टर, मै0 बालमेर लौरी एण्ड कंपनी लिमिटेड, मै0 अशोका ट्रेवल्स एण्ड टूर एवम्‌ आई-आर-सी-टी-सी के वेब् साईट से करने का अदेश जारी

No. 19024/22/2017-E IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 19th July, 2017
Office Memorandum
 
Subject: – Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air
ticket from authorized agent.
 
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments’ OM. No.
19024/1/2005-E.IV dated 24.03.2006, OM. No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated
16.09.2010 and OM. No. 19024/1/2012-E.IV dated 09.07.2013 regarding
guidelines on Air travel. As per these guidelines, in all cases of Air
Travel where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, Air
Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office
website of Airlines) and if needed, by utilizing the services of three
Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited
(BLCL), M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (ATT) and Indian Railways Catering
and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC). 
2. This Department is receiving a large number of proposals from various
Ministries/Departments seeking ex-post-facto relaxation of the prescribed
procedure for purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents only. 
3. The matter has been reconsidered in this Department. All
Ministries/Departments are again directed to: 
(i) Ensure strict compliance of extant guidelines for purchase of air
ticket directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/Website of
Airlines) or from three authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie
& Company Limited, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC only by all
officials/offices under their control. Henceforth relaxation on account of
ignorance/unawareness of these guidelines will not be considered by this
Department. 
ii) In case of non-availability of authorized agent at a particular place,
ticket may be booked from website of Airlines or web portal of Balmer
Lawrie & Company Ltd, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC. 
iii) In respect of Non-officials of Committees/Boards/Panels, the concerned
Ministry/Department have to mention in the meeting notice that the
Non-official member has to purchase the ticket from authorized travel agent
only otherwise his claim will not be settled by that Ministry/Department. 
iv) All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, etc. have to
widely circulate this OM. in all offices including attached/subordinate
offices/ autonomous bodies under their control with specific instructions
to Heads of Departments concerned for strict compliance of these
guidelines. Non-compliance of these guidelines by Ministries/Departments
will be treated as lapse on the part of the concerned Ministry/Department. 
(Nirmala Dev)
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Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

To,

All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India as per standard
distribution list

Copy Olo C&AG, UPSC etc. as per standard endorsement list.

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Source : http://doe.gov.in/sites/default/files/Guidlines_Air_Travel_19.07.2017_0.pdf

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