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6th Pay Commission – Travelling Allowance Rules

Travelling Allowance Rules – Sixth CPC recommendations regarding travelling Allowance/ Daily Allowance on tour as accepted by the Government – OM dated 19.11.2008

Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 19th November, 2008.


Subject: Travelling Allowance Rates – Implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

Consequent upon the issue of the Departments OM number dated 23/9/2008 on the subject cited above, number of queries have been received regarding the implementation of revised TA Rules. Some of the points raised through the references are as under: –

(i) Whether receipt for reimbursement of food bill and travel charges for travel within city are to be produced by the Government servant mandatorily?

(ii) How would DA be paid to an employee who does not stay in a hotel/guest house and makes his/her own arrangement.

(iii) In case the employee, in course of the tour, stays in Government guest house and does not pay any charges towards the room, how daily allowance will be paid to him/her?

(iv) In Case a person during his/her tour returns to the headquarter within twelve hours, what will be the rate of DA payable to him/her?

2. In terms of Sixth CPC’s recommendations regarding travelling Allowance/ Daily Allowance on tour as accepted by the Government, it is clarified that with the revision of TA/DA Rules as circulated vide this Department’s OM No. 19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23rd September, 2008, Daily Allowance in monetary terms is no longer admissible to Central Government Employees on tour. It is further clarified that only the actual expenditure incurred within the prescribed limit, will be reimbursed as per normal procedure of reimbursement.

(Karan Singh)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

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