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Friday, 14 July 2017

7TH CPC TRAVELLING ALLOWANCE RULES- ENTITLEMENTS FOR JOURNEYS ON TOUR OR TRAINING [WITHIN COUNTRY/INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL/BY SEA OR RIVER STEAMER/MILEAGE ALLOWANCE/ DAILY ALLOWANCE]

7th CPC Travelling Allowance Rules- Entitlements for Journeys on Tour or Training [Within Country/ International Travel/ By Sea or River Steamer/ Mileage Allowance/ Daily Allowance]

ANNEXURE 

Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure

In supersession of Department of Expenditure's O.M. No. 19030/3/2008-Ely 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 air 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 Entitlements in Premium/Premium Tatkal/Suvidhal Shatabdil Rajdhani/ Duronto Trains
12 and above
Executive/AC 1st Class (In case of Premium/Premium Tatkal/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 :

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
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 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:

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

At places where no specific rates have been prescribed, the rate per km will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent.

E(i). Daily Allowance on Tour

Pay level in a matrix
Entitlement
14 and above
Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.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 Rs.1200/- per day.
12 and 13
Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.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 Rs.21000/- per day.
9 to 11
Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.2,250/- per day, Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to Rs.2338/- per day for travel within the city,
Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.900/- per day.
6 to 8
Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.750 per day, Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to Rs.225/- per day for travel within the city,
Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.800/- per day.
5 and below
Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to Rs.450 per day, Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to Rs.113/- per day for travel within the city,
Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs.500/- per day.

(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 Rs.1,000 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%. 

(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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