Payment of Travelling allowance from residence to temporary place of duty to those who were deputed for election duty
Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010
No. AN/XIV/19015/Govt. Orders/2015
Sub: Payment of Travelling Allowance (from residence to temporary place of duty) to those who were deputed for Election Duty in various cells of District Election Offices or CEO (HQ) for a longer period-admissibility-regarding.
A copy of Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Old St. Stephens College Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-06 Circular No. CEO/B&A (109)(50)/2009- LA/24025-24272 dated 02.03.2015 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action please.
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER
OLD ST. STEPHENS COLLEGE BUILDING,
KASHMERE GATE, DELHI-110006
No. CEO/B&A (109)(50)/2009-LA/24025-24272
This office is in receipt of various representations from different departments/ individuals and RTI applications regarding Payment/admissibility of Travelling Allowance (from residence to temporarily place of duty) to those who were deputed for Election Duty in various cells of District Election Offices or CEO (HQ) for a longer period.
In this regard, this office has received an endorsement from Dte. of Training & Technical Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi vide which Finance Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi has clarified that:-
“Travelling Allowance is not admissible for the journey performed by officers/officials from their residence to the temporary duty point. However, they are entitled to Travelling Allowance, provided they performed any local journey in connection with official duty from the temporary duty point, will be regulated as per SR-71”.
Therefore all the Head of Departments/Nodal Officers, Govt. of India, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, all autonomous bodies, District Election Officers/SDM (Elections) are hereby requested to settle the Travelling Allowance Claims for election duty as per Opinion given by the Finance Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. The cases already settled may also be reviewed accordingly.
This issues with the prior approval of Chief Electoral Officer, Delhi
DY. CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER