Grant of Transport Allowance at double the normal to Hearing and Speech Challenged employees of Central Government

Grant of Transport Allowance at double the normal to Hearing and Speech Challenged employees of Central Government – Finance Ministry Order.

Transport Allowance at double normal rates would be admissible to the Hearing and Speech Challenged employees having loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversation range of frequencies’ as per Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Fun Participation) Act, 1995.

No.20/2/2016-E-II(B)

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi

Dated: 17.01.2017

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Grant of Transport Allowance at double the normal to deaf and dumb employees of Central Government

In supersession of this Department O.M.No.21(2)/2011-E-II(B) dated 19.02.2014 regarding admissibility of Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to employees who are deaf and dumb. the undersigned is directed to say that the matter has been re-examined and it has been decided with the approval of Competent Authority that Transport Allowance at double the normal rates is admissible to Hearing Impaired employees also in addition to employees who are both deaf and dumb.

2. Transport Allowance at double normal rates would be admissible to the ‘Hearing Impaired employees having loss of sixty decibels or more in the better ear in the conversation range of frequencies’ as per Persons With Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Fun Participation) Act, 1995.

3. The admissibility of Transport Allowance at double the normal rates to above categories of employees is subject to recommendation of the Head of ENT Department of a Government Civil Hospital and fulfilment of other conditions applicable in respect of other disabilities mentioned in D/o Expenditure’s 0.M. No. 19029/1/78-E-lV (B) dated 31st August, 1978 read with dated 29.08.2008.

4. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, this order issues in consultation with the Comptroller And Auditor General of India.

5. These orders would be effective from 19.02.2014.

6. Hindi version is attached.

(Nirmala Dev)

Deputy Secretary (EG)

Download Finance Ministry OM No.20/2/2016-E-II(B) dated 17.01.2017

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