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One time relaxation of official car or in lieu of that Transport Allowance at higher rates during COVID-19 pandemic

One time relaxation in Transport Allowance – Finmin Order

No.21/3/2020-E.II(B)
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated the 11th February, 2021.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: One time relaxation of the condition regarding exercising of option for admissibility of official car or in lieu of that Transport Allowance at higher rates during COVID-19 pandemic.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 21/5/2017-E.II(B) dated 07.07.2017 regarding grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government employees wherein in Para 2 (iv) conditions have been mentioned for exercising of option for admissibility of official car or in lieu of that Transport Allowance at higher rates in respect of officers in Pay Level 14 and above.

2. Several references are being received in this Department seeking relaxation regarding change of option as some officers preferred their own car in place of official car due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and opted to draw Transport Allowance. After change in the circumstances, these officers want to revert back to the facility of official car.
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3. The matter has been considered in this Department and in view of the peculiar circumstances arisen due to COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided to allow one time relaxation of the condition mentioned in Para 2 (iv) of this Department’s O.M. dated 07.07.2017 for exercising of option for availing official car in respect of officers in Pay Level 14 and above. Such relaxation shall be allowed in respect of only those officers who changed their option during the period from 1st April 2020 to 31st December 2020 subject to the condition that they attended the office during the period.

4. This is issued with the approval of the Secretary (Expenditure.)

Hindi version is attached.

(Nirmala Dev)
Director

To
All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India as per standard distribution list.
Copy to C&AG and UPSC etc. as per standard distribution list.

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TA Rules – Submission of Boarding Pass along with TA Bill

TA Rules

TA Rules – Submission of Boarding Pass along with TA Bill

I am directed to forward herewith a copy of the Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance Office Memorandum No. 19030/3/2014-E-IV dated 23 june 2020 on TA Rules, subject cited above for kind information and further necessary in this regard.

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Clarification regarding Travelling allowance (TA) rules after the implementation of 7th CPC

As per rule position as mentioned in SR-71 of FRSR part-11 TA rules, the TA for a local journey shall be admissible if the temporary place of duty is beyond 8km from the normal place of duty irrespective of whether the journey is performed by the Government servant from his residence or from the normal place of duty.

7th CPC Travelling Allowance: Finmin Clarification dt.12.9.2018

Reply to SSOA from Ministry of Finance on Clarification regarding TA rules after implementation of 7th CPC

No.904302/2018-E.IV 
Government of India 
Ministry of Finance 
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi -110001 
Dated the 12th September, 2018


To
Sh. Ravi Karan
President, SSOA
A-16, Shradha Puri Phase-II,
Sardhana road Kankar Khera,
Meerut U.P. – 250001 

Sub: Clarification regarding Traveling allowance (TA) rules after the implementation of 7th CPC
Sir, The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter dated 25.07.2018 on the above mentioned subject. In this regard, the following is clarified:-
(i) As per rule position as mentioned in SR-71 of FRSR part-II TA rules. TA for a local journey shall be admissible if the temporary place of duty is beyond 8 km from the normal place of duty irrespective of whether the journey is performed by the Government servant from his residence or from the normal place duty. Further, for local journeys, a Government servant will draw, for journey involved, mileage allowance and in addition draw 50% of daily allowance as per OM dated 13.7.2017
(ii) After the recommendations of 7th CPC on Allowances, OM dated 13.7.2017 regarding TA rules has been issued by this Department wherein Daily Allowance on tour comprises 3 components i.e. Hotel Accommodation, Travel within the city and Food charges. For local journey beyond 8 kms, the following may be admissible:-

a. Hotel accommodation:- Not Applicable.
b. Travel within the city/Mileage Allowance:- As per para 2 (E) (i) of OM dated 13.07.2017. c. Food charges – 50 % of amount payable on tour as mentioned in pare 2 (E) (v) of OM dated 13.07.2017as follows:-

LENGTH OF ABSENCE     
AMOUNT PAYABLE ON TOUR
AMOUNT PAYABLE ON LOCAL JOURNEY (50% OF AMOUNT PAYABLE ON TOUR)
If absence from headquarters is <6 div=”” hours=””>
30% of Lumpsum amount
15% of Lumpsum amount
If absence from headquarters is between 6-12 hours
70% of Lumpsum amount
35% of Lump sum amount
If absence from headquarters is >12 hours
100% of Lumpsum amount
50% of Lump sum amount

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7th CPC TA Rules Hotel Charges -Reimbursement of GST in full over and above the ceiling limit

7th CPC TA Rules Hotel Charges -Reimbursement of GST in full over and above the ceiling limit
F.No.17-03/2017-PAP 
Government of India 
Ministry of Communications 
Department of Posts 
(Establishment Division)
Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg, 
New Delhi -110001.
Dated: 18th June, 2018.
To
All Heads of Circles, 
AII GM (PAF)/DAs (P), 
All Directors Postal Staff College India/PTCs. 

Sub: Reimbursement of Accommodation charges for stay in Hotels as per CCS (Travelling Allowance) Rules -regI am directed to inform that this Department has sought clarification regarding reimbursement of accommodation/guest house charges for stay in Hotels as per Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure OM. No/19030/1/2017-E-IV dated 13.07.2017, wherein the revision of travelling allowances is notified. 

Ministry of Finance was requested to clarify whether the limit for reimbursement of accommodation charges can be taken without GST and the GST amount debit by Hotels can be reimbursed in full.

Read also: Clarification on TA Rules : CGST/SGST on Hotel accommodation/Guest houses is reimbursable to the Govt. employees over and above the prescribed limit – DoE


Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their OM. No.19030/2/2017-E.IV dated 10th October 2017 has clarified that the ceiling prescribed in para 2E (i) of the Annexure to DoE O.M.No.19030/1/2017-E-IV dated 13.07.2017 in r/o hotel accommodation/guest house, is exclusive of all taxes and these taxes shall be reimbursed to the Govt. Employee over and above the ceiling limit. 

(K.V. layakumar) 
Assistant Director General (Estt.) 

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DA on Transport Allowance at Pre-revised Rates – Noting of DoE

“Clarification regarding admissibility of DA on Transport Allowance at pre-revised rates from 01.07.2016 (@132%) and from 01.01.2017 @ 136%”

21/5/2017-E-II(B) Pt.
Department of Expenditure
E.II(B) Section
Reference PUC I to III, (p.1/NLF of DOT, p2.3/cor.,p.u.6/cor.)


References have been received from Department of Telecom, D/o Revenue and Central Secretariat (Promotee Assistants) Association seeking clarification regarding admissibility of DA on Transport Allowance at pre-revised rates from 01.07.2016 (@132%) and from 01.01.2017 @ 136%

2. As per recommendations of 7th CPC, rates of Transport Allowance had been revised w.e.f. 01.07.2017. Details of rates during 6th CPC and as prescribed by 7th CPC are given below:

Employees drawing pay in Pay Level Rates of Transport Allowance per month as per the recommendation of 7th CPC Rates of Transport Allowance per month as per the recommendation of 6th CPC
Employees posted in the Cities as per Annexure-I Employees posted at other Places Employees posted in the Cities as per Annexure-I Employees posted at Other Places
9 and above Rs.7200 + DA thereon Rs.3600 + DA thereon Rs. 3200/- + DA thereon Rs. 1600/- + DA thereon
3 to 8 and those drawing Pay of Rs.24200/- and above in Level 1 & 2 of the Pay Matrix Rs. 3600 + DA thereon Rs. 1800 + DA thereon Rs. 1600/- + DA thereon Rs. 800/- + DA thereon
1 and 2 Rs. 1350 + DA thereon Rs. 900 + DA thereon Rs. 600/- + DA thereon Rs. 400/- + DA thereon


3. It may be seen from the above table that rates of Transport Allowance as recommended by 7th CPC are inclusive of DA @ 125% as on 01.01.2016.



4. It is clearly mentioned in the Resolution dated 25.07.2016 that till a final decision on Allowances is taken based on the recommendations of this Committee, all Allowances will continue to be paid at existing rates in existing pay strucutre, as if the pay had not been revised with effect from 1st day of January, 2016.” Therefore, between 01.01.2016 and 30.06.2017, no DA had been allowed on any Allowance.

5. In case, if the enhanced rate of DA i.e. 132% w.e.f. 0.07.2016 & 136% w.e.f. 01.01.2017 given for pre-revised pay scale of 6th CPC, is allowed on Transport Allowance rates as per 6th CPC, it would exceed the rates of Transport Allowance as recommended by the 7th Central Pay Commission which is not permissible. Therefore, we may clarify to D/o Telecommunication, D/o Revenue and Central Secretariat Association (Promottee Assistants) that enhanced rate of DA on 6th CPC rates of Transport Allowance from 01.07.2016 to 30.06.2017, is not admissible. Kindly see for consideration.


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(Nirmala Dev)

DS (EG)/19.02.2018
Source: CSSOA