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Participation by Central Government Servants in sports events & tournaments of National/ International importance – Dopt

F. No.6/1/2019-Estt.(Pay-I)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training


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North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 8th May 2020
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Participation by Central Government Servants in sports events and tournaments of National/ International importance – Clarification-reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 6/1/85- Estt.(Pay-l) dated 16.07.1985, on the subject cited above, and to say that para 3(iii) of this department’s OM dated 16.07.1985 is amended as under:
“Central Government employees who are required to travel to a station other than their headquarters for participating in any of the events mentioned in para 3(i) of this Department’s OM dated 16.07.1985, will be entitled to claim Travelling Allowance for such journey in accordance with the TA rules applicable to them.”
2. In their application to the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts
Department, these orders are issued after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India, as mandated under Article 148(5) of the Constitution.
3. This OM will be effective from the date of its issuance.

4. Hindi Version will follow

(A. K. Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Events mentioned in para 3(i) of this Department’s OM dated 16.07.1985 is given below

In the case of Central Government servants who are selected for participating in sporting events of national / international importance, the period of the actual days on which they participate in the events as also the time spent in travelling to and from such tournaments may be treated as duty. Further if any pre participation coaching camp is held in connection with the above mentioned events and the Government servant is required to attend the same, this period may also be treated as on duty. Consequently the existing provisions regarding grant of special casual leave for the purpose mentioned in this item may be treated as cancelled

In the case of Central Government servants who are selected for participating in sporting events of national / international importance, the period of the actual days on which they participate in the events as also the time spent in travelling to and from such tournaments may be treated as duty. Further if any pre participation coaching camp is held in connection with the above mentioned events and the Government servant is required to attend the same, this period may also be treated as on duty. Consequently the existing provisions regarding grant of special casual leave for the purpose mentioned in this item may be treated as cancelled
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