Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission – Travel Entitlements for Journeys on Tour within the Country & International, OM dated 23.09.2008
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, the 23rd September, 2008
Subject: Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
The undersigned is directed to say that in pursuance of the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements, sanction of the President is conveyed to the modifications in the Travelling Allowance Rules as set out in the Annexure to this Office Memorandum in so far as they apply to civilian employees of the Central Government. Separate orders will be issued by the Ministries of Defence and Railways in respect of their personnel.
2. The ‘Grade Pay’ for determining the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in Central Civil Service (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008.
3. The term ‘pay’ for the purpose of these Orders refer to basic pay as defined in Rule 3(8) of Central Civil Services (Revised Pay) Rules, 2008 and includes the revised non-practicing allowance, if any, admissible in addition.
4. In respect of those employees who opt to continue in their pre-revised scales of pay, the corresponding Grade Pay of the pay scales of the post occupied on 1/1/2006 would determine the TA/DA entitlements under these orders. However, for determining the Composite Transfer Grant for such employees, the term pay shall also include, in addition to the basic pay in the pre-revised Scales, stagnation increments, Dearness Pay and NPA as per orders in force on 1/1/2006.
5. These orders shall take effect from 1st September, 2008. However, if the Travelling Allowance entitlements in terms of the revised entitlements now prescribed result in a lowering of the existing entitlements in the case of any individual, groups or classes of employees, the entitlements, particularly in respect of mode of travel, class of accommodation, etc., shall not be lowered. They will instead continue to be governed by the earlier orders on the subject till such time as they become eligible, in the normal course, for the higher entitlements.
6. The claims submitted in respect of journey made on or after 1st September, 2008, may be regulated in accordance with these orders.
7. It may be noted that no additional funds will be provided on account of revision in TA/DA entitlements. It may therefore be ensured that permission to official travel is given judiciously and restricted only to absolutely essential official requirements.
8. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
9. Hindi version will follow.
(MADHULIKA P. SUKUL)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India