Transfer Traveling Allowance (Transfer TA) is applicable to Central Government Employees who are under the orders of Transfer. The following grants and reimbursement of charges paid by employee for shifting his/her residence to the new place of posting are payable to the employee.
Transfer T .A. comprises of the following elements: –
- a composite transfer grant equal to one month’s basic pay;
- actual fares for self and family for journey by rail/steamer/air;
- road mileage for journey by road between places not connected by rail;
- cost of transportation of personal effects from residence to residence; and
- cost of transportation of conveyance possessed by the employee.
In addition to the above, the employee will be entitled for an additional fare by the entitled class for self for both onward and return journeys, if he has to leave his family behind due to non-availability of Government accommodation at the new place of posting.
An employee whose family does not accompany him to the new station while joining on transfer, has an option to claim for him
either for the first journey undertaken to join the new post
or for the journey subsequently undertaken along with family members.
At the Same Station-
No T.A. if no change of residence is involved.
If there is compulsory change of residence solely due to the transfer
(a) Actual cost of conveyance for self and family limited to the road mileage and actual cost of transportation of personal effects admissible subject to the prescribed limits and
(b) Composite Transfer Grant equal to one-third of basic pay.
Between two stations within a short distance not more than 20 km: –
No T.A. if no change of residence is involved
If change of residence is involved-
Full Transfer T .A. will be allowed and Composite transfer grant equal to one-third of basic pay.
Transfer TA- Travel entitlement:
|Grade Pay||Travel Entitlements|
|Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.10,000/- and above and those in pay scale of HAG + and above||Business / Club Class by air / AC First class by train|
|Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.7,600 and Rs.8,900||Economy Class by air / AC First class by train|
|Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.5,400 and Rs.6,600||Economy Class by air / AC II Tier class by train|
|Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.4,200, Rs.4,600 and Rs.4,800||AC II Tier class by train|
|Officers drawing grade pay below Rs.4,200||First class / AC IIi Tier / AC Chair car by train|
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:
|(i) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs 10,000 and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above.||Actual fare by any type of public bus including air-conditioned bus;
At prescribed rates of AC Taxi when the journey is actually performed by AC Taxi;
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own scooter, motor cycle, moped etc.
|(ii) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 5400, Rs. 6600, Rs. 7600, Rs. 8700 and Rs. 8900||Same as at (i) above with the exception that journeys by AC taxi will not be permissible|
|(iii) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200, Rs. 4600 and Rs. 4800||Same as at (ii) above.|
|(iv) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs 2400 and above but less than Rs. 4200.||Actual fare by any type of public bus other than air-conditioned bus;
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw/own scooter/motorcycle/moped etc.
|(v) Officers drawing grade pay below Rs. 2400.||Actual tare by ordinary public bus only;
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw/own scooter/motorcycle/ moped etc.
(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 neighboring States:
(i) For journeys performed in own car/taxi: Rs. 16 per km. (increased by 25% after DA increased by 50%)
(ii) For journeys performed by auto rickshaw own scooter, etc.: Rs. 8 per km. (increased by 25% after DA increased by 50%)
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.
Transportation of Personal Effects:
|Rate per km – for transport by road
(Rs. per km)
|Z class cities||X&Y Class cities|
|Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 7600 and above and those in pay scale HAG+ and above||6000 kgs. by goods train/4 wheeler wagon/1 double container||18.00
(Rs. 0.003 per kg. per km.)
(Rs. 0.005 per kg per Km)
|Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200, Rs. 4600, Rs. 4800, Rs. 5400 and Rs. 6600||6000 kgs. by goods Train/4 wheeler wagon/1 single container||18.00
(Rs. 0.003 per kg. per km.)
(Rs. 0.005 per kg per Km)
|Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 2800||3000 kgs.||9.00
(Rs.0.003 per kg. per km.)
(Rs. 0.005 per kg per Km)
|Officers drawing grade pay below Rs. 2800||1500 kgs.||4.60
(Rs.0.0031 per kg. per km.)
|7.50 (Rs. 0.005 per kg per Km)|
** These Rates have been increased by 25% after Dearness allowance crossed 50%
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.
Transportation of Conveyance:
|Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200 and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above||One motor car etc or one motor cycle/scooter, or one horse|
|Officers drawing grade pay less than Rs. 4200||One motorcycle/scooter/Moped or one bicycle.|
Definition of family: –Family includes-
Spouse residing with the employee. (Need not be dependent). Only one wife is included in the term ‘family’. In the case of wife/husband, the necessary condition is-‘residing with’. Other members of the family should satisfy both conditions-‘residing with’ and ‘wholly dependent’.
Legitimate children and stepchildren, residing with and wholly de- pendent. Children include major sons, legally adopted children and widowed daughters, residing with and wholly dependent. Restricted to two children with effect from 1st January 1999. However, this restriction does not apply to existing employees with more than two children including those born up to 31-12-1998. Does not apply also to employees with no/one child on 31-12-1998 but next confinement resulting in multiple births thereby increasing the number to more than two.
Children studying in educational institutions away from their parents at the time of transfer but joining their parents at the time of vacation are treated as members of family subject to other conditions for drawal of T.A.
Married daughter, if divorced, abandoned or separated from her husband and residing with and financially dependent on the parent.
Parents, stepmother, unmarried sisters and minor brothers residing with and wholly dependent. (Major brothers are not included).
Widowed sisters residing with and wholly dependent (provided their father is either not alive or is himself wholly dependent on the employee)
Definition of dependent: – Any family member whose income from all sources, including pension (inclusive of pension equivalent of DCRG, but excluding Dearness Relief) does not exceed Rs. 3,500 p.m., is deemed to be wholly dependent on the employee. Children getting stipend, scholarship, etc., in excess of Rs. 3,500 p.m. are not considered as dependents.
The following Office Memorandums are referred for this summary on Transfer TA