Daily Allowance Rates for official tours abroad: MEA Order dated 25.09.2023

Daily Allowance Rates for official tours abroad: MEA Order dated 25.09.2023

Daily Allowance Rates for official tours abroad: MEA Order dated 25.09.2023

No. Q/FD/I695/03/2000
Government of India
Ministry of External Affairs
(FD Section)
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New Delhi, the 25th September, 2023

ORDER

In supersession of this Ministry’s Order No. O/FD/695/1/90 dated 11th November, 1996 in respect of above mentioned subject, sanction of the President is hereby accorded to the rates of Daily Allowance(DA) for journeys on duty in various countries.as given in the Annexure.

2. (i) The rates of DAshall be the same throughout a country, However, for tours undertaken by officers within the country of their pasting, or for tours from one Mission to another by officers posted abroad, DA rates for each tour shall be regulated as under:-

For the first seven days Full admissible DA
For the next seven days 75% of Full admissible DA
For subsequent additional days 50% of Full admissible DA

(ii) For tours, by officers posted in India, from India to one or more countries abroad, DA rates for each tour shall be regulated as under.

For the first fourteen days Full admissible DA
For the next fourteen days 75% of Full admissible DA
For subsequent additional days 60% of Full admissible DA

 

3. Admissibility of Daily Allowance for various officers/officials as defined in SR 17 (as per 7th CPC) shall be as follows:-

(a) Officers drawing pay in Pay Level-10 and above, :Full rates as indicated in the Annexure.
(b) Officials drawing pay below Pay Level-10 but above Pay Level-1 : 79% of the prescribed rate.
(c) Officials drawing pay in Pay Level-1 : 33% of the prescribed rate.

 

4. The rates of Daily Allowance fixed for various Pay Levels of officers do not include any element towards cost of transport for official joutneys. Accordingly, the actual cost of taxi or conveyance hired for trips on duty which is considered necessary and reasonable by the controlling authority will be reimbursed to the officers as per admissibility, subject to specific provision of funds in the sanction order sanctioning the deputation/delegation.

5. As regards accommodation, no monetary ceilings have been prescribed for hotel rentals but instead panels of hotels have been drawn Up for ail the major cities of the world. The officer is required to arrange accommodation in a hotel on the approved panei and claim reimbursement of the actual room rentals (including service charges, taxes etc.). For the cities where approved pane! of hotels has not been prescribed, the lowest hotel rate for a particular tevel of officer in the capital city of the country shall be the calling for hiring accommodation in a hotel in such cities. Where the officer makes his own arrangement for accommodation or where accommodation alone is provided free, he shall be granted Dally Allowance at the rate prescribed for his grade,

6. Hotel entitlement of officers going abroad on non-representational visits Such as training courses or seminars shail be one step below their normal entitlement.

7. Where an officer is treated as State Guest and is provided all meals free of cost. only 25% of the Daily Allowance rates shall be admissible. !

8. No reimbursement on account of tips, in addition to Daily Allowance shall be admissible.

9, Where the hotel charges include breakfast cnarges, the Daily Allowance shall be reduced by 10%.

10. In the case of countries, where Jocal currencies are freely convertible, the equivalent amount of prescribed Daily Allowance in US Dollars for the country concerned may be paid in the focal currency, The local currency equivalent may be arrived at via Rupee, by using the official rates of exchange fixed by the Ministry from time to time. In the case of Missions where local currencies are not freely convertible, the prescribed Dally Allowance for the country concerned may be paid in US Dollars.

11. This Issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their Note No. 19035/1/2022 E-IV dated 13.09.2023 and IFD of this Ministry vide their Dy.No. 3835/Dir(Fin)/ dated 15.09.2023.

12. The above order wil! be effective from 21.09.2023

Sd/-
(Nithin Kunneparambil) ,
Under Secretary to the Government of India

ANNEXURE

Daily Allowance Rates 2023

S.No. Country Daily Allowance(D.A)
1 Afghanistan 125
2 Albania 125
3 Algeria 125
4 American Samoa 100
5 Angola 125
6 Anguilla 125
7 Antigua 125
8 Argentina 125
9 Armenia 125
10 Australia 150
11 Azerbaijan 125
12 Azerbaijan 125
13 Aruba 125
14 Bahamas 125
15 Bahrain 125
16 Bangladesh 100
17 Barbados 125
18 Belgium 150
19 Belize 100
20 Belarus 125
21 Benin 100
22 Bermuda 125
23 Bhutan 100
24 Bolivia 125
25 Botswana 125
26 Bosnia Herzgovina 125
27 Brazil 125
28 British Virgin Islands 100
29 Brunei 150
30 Bulgaria 125
31 Burkina Faso 100
32. Burundi 100
34 Canada 150
35 Cape Verde Islands 100
36 Cayman Islands 100
37 Central African Republic 100
38 Chad 100
39 Chile 125
40 China 150
41 Colombia 125
42 Comoros 100
43 Congo 100
44 Cooks Island 100
45 Costa Rica 125
46 Croatia 125
47 Cuba 125
48 Cyprus 150
49 Czech Republic 125
50 Denmark 150
51 Djibouti 100
52 Dominica 125
53 Dominican Rep. 125
54 Ecuador 125
55 Egypt 125
56 Salvador 125
57 Eritrea 100
58 Equatorial Guinea 100
59 Estonia 125
60 Ethiopia 100
61 Fiji 150
62 Finland 150
63 France 150
64 French Guyana 125
65 Gabon 100
66 Gambia 100
67 Gaza(PNA)/Ramallah 125
68 Georgia 125
69 Germany 150
70 Ghana 100
71 Gibraltar 150
72 Greece 150
73 Grenada 125
74 Guadeloupe 125
75 Guam 100
76 Guatemala 125
77 Guinea 100
78 Guinea Bissau 100
79 Guyana 125
80 Haiti 125
81 Honduras 125
82 Hong Kong 150
83 Holy See (Vatican) 150
84 Hungary 125
85 Iceland 150
86 Indonesia 125
87 Iran 125
88 Iraq 125
89 Ireland 150
90 Israel 125
91 Italy 150
92 Ivory Coast 100
93 Jamaica 125
94 Japan 150
95 Jordan 100
96 Cambodia 125
97 Kazakhstan 125
98 Kenya 100
99 Kiribati 100
100 Korea (North) 100
101 Korea (South) 150
102 Kuwait 125
103 Kyrgyzstan 125
104 Laos 100
105 Latvia 125
106 Lebanon 100
107 Lesotho 100
108 Liberia 100
109 Libya 100
110 Lithuania 150
111 Luxembourg 150
112 Macao 150
113 Madagascar 100
114 Malawi 100
115 Malaysia 125
116 Maldives 100
117 Mali 100
118 Malta 150
119 Martinique 125
120 Macedonia 125
121 Mauritania 100
122 Mauritius 100
123 Mexico 125
124 Micronesia 150
125 Moldova 125
126 Monaco 100
127 Montenegro 125
128 Mongolia 100
129 Montserrat 125
130 Morocco 100
131 Mozambique 100
132 Myanmar 100
133 Namibia 125
134 Nauru 100
135 Nepal 100
136 Netherland 150
137 Netherland Antille 125
138 New Caledonia 100
139 New Zealand 150
140 Nicaragua 125
141 Niger 100
142 Nigeria 100
143 Niue 100
144 Norway 150
145 Oman 125
146 Pacific Islands(Trust Territory) 125
147 Pakistan 100
148 Panama 125
149 Papua New Guinea 150
150 Paraguay 125
151 Puerto Rico 125
152 Principality of Liechtenstein (Valduz) 150
153 Peru 125
154 Philippines 125
168 Poland 125
156 Portugal 150
157 Qatar 125
158 Reunion 100
159 Republic of Palau 125
160 Republic of Slovenia 150
161 Republic of San Marino 160
162 Romania 150
163 Russian Federation 125
164 Rwanda 100
165 Samoa 100
166 Sao Tome & Principe 100
167 Arabia 125
168 Senegal 100
169 Serbia 125
170 Seychelles 125
171 Sierra Leone 100
172 Singapore 125
173 Slovak Republic 125
174 Solomon Islands 100
175 Somalia 100
176 South Africa 125
175 South Sudan 100
178 Spain 150
179 Sri Lanka 100
180 St. Kitts & Nevis 100
181 St Lucia 100
182 St. Vincent & Grenadines 100
183 Sudan 100
184 Suriname 125
185 Swaziland 100
186 Sweden 150
187 Switzerland 150
188 Syria 125
189 Tajikistan 125
190 Tanzania 100
191 Thailand 125
192 Togo 100
193 Tonga 100
194 Trinidad & Tobago 125
195 Tunisia 100
196 Turkey 150
197 Turkmenistan 125
198 Turks & Caicos 125
199 Tuvalu 100
200 Uganda 100
201 UAE. 125
202 U.K. 150
203 U.S.A 150
204 Ukraine 125
205 Uruguay 125
206 US Virgin Islands 100
207 Uzbekistan 125
208 Vanuatu 125
209 Venezuela 125
210 Vietnam 100
211 Yemen 100
212 Wallis Futune Islands 100
213 Democratic Republic of Congo 100
214 Zambia 100
215 Zimbabwe 125

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