7th Pay Commission : Entitlements for Journeys on Tour or Training, Transfer and on retirement for Railway Employees

7th Pay Commission : Entitlements for Journeys on Tour or Training, Transfer and on retirement for Railway Employees

7th Pay Commission : Entitlements for Journeys on Tour or Training, Transfer and on retirement for Railway Employees भारतीय रेल स्थापना संहिता—वॉल्यूम।। (2005 संस्करण) के अध्याय 16 और बोर्ड के
दिनांक 01.12.2008 के पत्र सं.एफ(ई)/एएल—28/14 तथा एफ(ई)1/2008/एएल—28/15 में
निहित रेलवे यात्रा भत्ता नियमों में आंशिक संशोधन करते हुए 01.07.2017 से
अग्रलिखित प्रावधान लागू किए जाते हैं

Government of India
Ministry of Railways
(Railway Board)
PC-VII-No. 45
RBE No. 103/2017
No. F(E)I/2017/AL-28/41
New Delhi, dated 24.08.2017
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per/Standard Mailing List)

Sub: 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, sanction of the President is conveyed to
the revision in the Railway Travelling Allowance Rules as set out in, the
Annexure to this letter.
2. The ‘Pay Level’ for determining the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in
the Railway Services (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 Railway Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2016 and does not
include Non-Practicing allowance (NPA), 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 01.12.2008.
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 1st July, 2017.
8. Hindi version is enclosed.
9. Please acknowledge receipt.
(Sonali Chaturvedi)
Dy. Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board



Ministry of Finance O.M No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13-07-2017

ANNEXURE

Annexure to Board’s letter No. F(E)I/2017/AL-28/41 dated 24.08.2017.
In partial modification of Railway Travelling .Allowance Rules contained in
Chapter 16-IREC-Vol.II -2005 Edition) and Board’s letters No.
F(E)I/2008/AL-28/14 and F(E)I/2008/AL-28/15, dated 01,12.2008, the
following provisions will be applicable with effect from 01.07.2017.
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2 Entitlements for Journeys on Tour or Training
A. Journeys by Air within the Country.
(i) Officers in Level-16 and above, while on tour, may be entitled for air
travel in ‘J’/ Business Class.
(ii) All other Officers, otherwise authorized to travel by Air may be
entitled to travel by economy class.
All mileage points earned by Railway employees on tickets purchased for
official travel shall be utilized by the Railway 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
Railway, should accrue to the Railway. It is the responsibility of the
officer concerned to ensure that free mileage points are used only for
official travel and not for personal trips. Any other incentives and
similar packages such as free companion etc. should be so negotiated that
the benefits come to the Railway.
B. Journey by Air (International)
Pay level in Pay Matrix
Travel entitlement
14 and above
Business/ Club Class
Other officers who are authorized to travel by air
Economy Class


C. Journeys by Sea or River Streamer

(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
auto-rickshaw, own car, 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 neighbouring
states (these rates will further rise by 25 % whenever DA increases by
50%):
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For journeys performed in own car /taxi
₹24/- per Km.
For journeys performed by auto-rickshaw own scooter, etc
₹12/- per Km.


E. Journeys by Rail:

Free passes, as admissible under Rules, may be issued to a Railway servant.

3 TA entitlements on Transfer

TA on Transfer includes 4 components: (A) Travel entitlement for self and
family (B) Composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG) (C) Reimbursement of
charges on transportation of personal effects (D) Reimbursement of charges
on transportation of conveyance.

A. Travel Entitlements:

(i) Journeys by Air: Officers in Level-15 and above, while on
transfer, may be entitled for air travel in `37 Business Class, at their
discretion to join the new HQs. Officers in level 14 may also be permitted
to travel by air with the approval of Competent Authority, subject to
exigency and where joining at transfer station has to be effected with
immediate effect. This is also subject to fulfillment of conditions as per
Board’s letter no. F(E)I/2003/AL-28/7 dated 16.9.2003. The air fare is,
however, admissible for self only. No family member of any Railway servant
is entitled to travel by air on transfer.

(ii) Journeys by Rail: Free passes, as admissible under Rules, may
be issued to a Railway servant and his family members.

(iii) Journeys by Road: A Railway servant is not entitled to travel
by road, between stations connected by rail. However, between stations not
connected by rail a railway servant and his family members may travel by
road. The entitlement in this regard is same as para 2 (D) above,

B. Composite Transfer and Packing Grant (CTG):

(i) 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. Further, NPA
shall not be included as part of basic pay while determining entitlements
for CTG.

(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) 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.

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C. Transportation of personal effects:

Level
Rate for transport by road
6 and above
₹50 /- per Km
5
₹25/- per Km
4 and below
₹15/- per Km

These rates will further rise by 25% whenever DA increases by 50%. The
claim for reimbursement shall be admissible subject to the production of
actual receipts / vouchers by the railway servants.
D. Transportation of conveyance.
Reimbursement of charges on transportation of conveyance as admissible
under Rules, may be provided,
4. TA entitlement on retirement
TA on retirement includes 04 components: (A) Travel entitlement for self
and family (B) Composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG) (C) Reimbursement
of changes on transportation of personal of effects (D) Reimbursement of
charges on transportation of conveyance.
A. Travel Entitlements:
same as para 3(A) above 
B. Composite Transfer Grant:

(i) The composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate of 80 % of Basic
Pay last drawn in case of those Railways employees, who on retirement,
settled down at places other that last station 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 basic pay last drawn. The transfer incidentals
and road mileage for journeys between the residence and the railway
stations/ bus

stand etc. at the old and new station, are already subsumed in the CTG and
will not be separately admissible.

(ii) For Railway servants, who on retirement settle at the last station of
duty itself or within the 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.

C. Transportation of Personal Effects:
Same as para 3(C) above.

D. Transportation of conveyance:
Same as para 3(D) above.

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