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Sunday, July 16, 2017

7th Pay Commission Travelling Allowance – Details of Revision in Travel Entitlement and Daily Allowance

ANNEXURE
Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure
O.M.No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 10th July 2017.
7th Pay Commission Travelling Allowance – Details of Revision in Travel Entitlement and Daily Allowance on implementation of 7th Pay Commission

7th Pay Commission Travelling Allowance revision effected by Govt has many good news for Central Government Employment who travel on official tour regularly and also for employees who avail LTC.
Until now 6th CPC Travelling Allowances entitlement allowed only employees in the Grade pay of Rs. 5400 and above (Equivalent to Pay level 9 and above) to travel by Air. However, on implementation of 7th Pay Commission Travel allowance with effect from 1st July 2017, Central Government Employees who are in the pay level of 6 and above (equivalent to grade pay of Rs. 4200 and above) are entitled to travel by Air.
Also Central Government Employees in pay level 5 and below will be entitled to travel by First Class / AC-III / AC Chair Car by Train
Reimbursement for Staying Expenses, Food Expenses and local Travel Expenses have also been increased substantially taking in to account the prevailing rates.
Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No.19030/112017-E.IV dated 10th July 2017.
Entitlements for Journeys on Tour or Training
A.(i) Travel Entitlements within the Country
Pay Level in Pay Matrix Travel entitlement
14 and above :- Business/Club class by aft or AC-I by train
12 and 13 :- Economy class by air or AC-I by train
6 to 11 :- Economy class by air or AC-II by train
5 and below :- First Class/AC-III/AC Chair car by train
(ii) It has also been decided to allow the Government officials to travel by Premium Trains/Premium Tatkal Trains/Suvidha Trains, the reimbursement to Premium Tatkal Charges for booking of tickets and the reimbursement of Dynamic/Flexi-fare in Shatabdi/Rajdhani/Duronto Trains while on official tour/ training. Reimbursement of Tatkal Seva Charges which has fixed fare, will remain continue to be allowed. Travel entitlement for the journey in Premium/Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/ Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto Trains will be as under :-
Pay Level in Pay Matrix Travel entitlement in Premium/Premium Tatkal/ Suvidha/ Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto Trains
12 and above :- Executive/AC 1st Class (In case of Premium/PremiumTatkal/Suvidha/Shatabdi/Rajdhani Trains as per available highest class)
6 to 11 :- AC 2nd Class/Chair Car (In Shatabdi Trains)
5 & below :- AC 3rd Class/Chair Car
(iii) The revised Travel entitlements are subject to following:-
a.)In case of places not connected by rail, travel by AC bus for all those entitled to travel by AC II Tier and above by train and by Deluxe/ordinary bus for others is allowed.
b.)In case of road travel between places connected by rail, travel by any means of public transport is allowed provided the total fare does not exceed the train fare by the entitled class.
c.)All mileage points earned by Government employees on tickets purchased for official travel shall be utilized by the concerned department for other official travel by their officers. Any usage of these mileage points for purposes of private travel by an officer will attract departmental action. This is to ensure that the benefits out of official travel, which is funded by the Government, should accrue to the Government .
d.)In case of non-availability of seats in entitled class, Govt. servants may travel in the class below their entitled class.
B. International Travel Entitlement :
Pay Level in Pay Matrix Travel entitlement
17 and above :- First class
14 to 16 :- Business/Club class
13 and below :- Economy class
C. Entitlement for journeys by Sea or by River Steamer
(i) For places other than A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Island :-
Pay Level in Pay Matrix Travel entitlement
9 and above :- Highest class
6 to 8 :- Lower class if there be two classes only on the steamer
4 and 5 :- If two classes only, the lower class. If three classes, the middle or second class. If there be four classes, the third class
3 and below :- Lowest class
(ii) For travel between the mainland and the A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Island by ships operated by the Shipping Corporation of India Limited :-
Pay Level in Pay Matrix Travel entitlement
9 and above :- Deluxe class
6 to 8 :- First/’A’ Cabin class
4 and 5 :- Second/’B’ Cabin class
3 and below :- Bunk class
D. Mileage Allowance for Journeys by Road :
(i)At places where specific rates have been prescribed :-
Pay Level in Pay Matrix Travel entitlement
9 and above :- Actual fare by any type of public bus including AC bus
OR
At prescribed rates of AC taxi when the journey is actually performed by AC taxi
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own car, scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.
6 to 8 :- Same as above with the exception that journeys by AC taxi will not be permissible.
4 and 5 :- Actual fare by any type of public bus other than AC bus
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own car, scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc.
3 and below :- Actual fare by ordinary public bus only
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by autorickshaw, own scooter, motor cycle, moped, etc,
(ii) At places where no specific rates have been prescribed either by the Directorate of Transport of the concerned State or of the neighboring States:
For journeys performed in own car/taxi :- Rs. 24/- per Km
For journeys performed by auto rickshaw, own scooter, etc. :- Rs. 12/- per Km
E(i). Daily Allowance on Tour
Pay Level in Pay Matrix Travel entitlement
14 and above :- Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to 7,500/- per day,
Reimbursement of AC taxi charges as per actual expenditure commensurate with official engagements for travel within the city and Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding 1200/- per day
12 and 13 :- Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to 4,500/- per day, Reimbursement of AC taxi charges of up to 50 km per day for travel within the city, Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding 1000/- per day.
9 to 11 :- Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to 2,250/- per day, Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to 338/- per day for travel within the city, Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding 900/- per day.
6 to 8 :- Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to 750 per day,
Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to 225/- per day for travel within the city, Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding 800/- per day.
5 and below :- Reimbursement for hotel accommodation/guest house of up to 450 per day,
Reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of up to 113/- per day for travel within the city, Reimbursement of food bills not exceeding 500/- per day.
ii.Reimbursement of Hotel charges :-
For levels 8 and below, the amount of claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self-certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of stay, name of dwelling, etc. Additionally, for stay in Class ‘X’ cities, the ceiling for all employees up to Level 8 would be X1,000 per day, but it will only be in the form of reimbursement upon production of relevant vouchers. The ceiling for reimbursement of hotel charges will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 persent
iii. Reimbursement of Travelling charges :- Similar to Reimbursement of staying accommodation charges, for levels 8 and below, the claim (up to the ceiling) may be paid without production of vouchers against self- certified claim only. The self-certified claim should clearly indicate the period of travel, vehicle number, etc. The ceiling for levels 11 and below will further rise by 25 percent whenever DA increases by 50 percent. For journeys on foot, an allowance of Rs.12/- per kilometer travelled on foot shall be payable additionally. This rate will further increase by 25% whenever DA increases by 50%.
iv.Reimbursement of Food charges :- There will be no separate reimbursement of food bills. Instead, the lump sum amount payable will be as per Table E(i) above and, depending on the length of absence from headquarters, would be regulated as per Table (v) below. Since the concept of reimbursement has been done away with, no vouchers will be required. This methodology is in line with that followed by Indian Railways at present (with suitable enhancement of rates). i.e. Lump sum amount payable. The lump sum amount will increase by 25 percent whenever DA increase by 50 percent.
V. Timing restrictions
Length of absence Amount Payable
If absence from headquarters is <6 hours :- 30% of Lump sum amount
If absence from headquarters is between 6-12 hours :- 70% of Lump sum amount
If absence from headquarters is >12 hours :- 100% of Lump sum amount
Absence from Head Quarter will be reckoned from midnight to midnight and will be calculated on a per day basis.

Source and Credit :- http://www.govemployees.in/2017/07/14/7th-pay-commission-travelling-allowance-details-of-revision-in-travel-entitlement-and-daily-allowance/

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