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7th Pay Commission: Latest on travel allowance, CTG to be regulated

By Vicky
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The Finance Ministry has issued an order under the 7th Pay Commission for those employees looking for latest updates on travel allowance.

CTG and Transportation of personal effects on Transfer and Retirement will be regulated, the finance ministry has also said.

Clarifications

Clarifications

The ministry said that there have been several queries regarding the implementation of the pay panel's recommendations on TA. Clarifications regarding the admissibility of Composite Transfer Grant (CTG) and TA/Daily Allowance (DA) had been sought.

Order of TA

Order of TA

The matter has been considered in this Department and with the approval of Competent Authority, it has been decided that admissibility of CTG and Transportation of personal effects on Transfer and Retirement will be regulated as

i. In case, the employee has been transferred prior to 01.07.2017 and has assumed charge prior to 01.07.2017, the employee will be eligible for CTG at pre-revised scale of pay. If the personal effects have been shifted after 01.07.2017, revised rates for transportation of personal effects will be admissible.

ii. In case, the employee has been transferred prior to 01.07.2017 and has assumed charge on/after 01.07.2017, the employee will be eligible for CTG at revised scale of pay. As the personal effects would be shifted after 01.07.2017, revised rates for transportation of personal effects will be admissible.

iii. In case of retirement, if an employee has retired prior to 01.07.2017, the employee will be eligible for CTG at pre-revised scale of pay. If the personal effects have shifted after 01.07.2017, revised rates for transportation of personal effects will be admissible.

Clarification on booking air-tickets on LTC

Clarification on booking air-tickets on LTC

Many had sought a clarification whether the aforesaid condition of booking the tickets through authorized travel agents needs to be followed in cases where a non-entitled Government servant travels by air on LTC and claims the entitled train fare.

How to book air ticket

How to book air ticket

Whenever a Government servant claims LTC by air, he/she is required to book the air tickets directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the services of the authorized travel agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company', ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours' and ‘IRCTC'. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it is hereby clarified that in case of non-entitled Government servants travelling by air on LTC and claiming entitled rail fare, the condition of booking the air tickets through authorised travel agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company', ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours' and ‘IRCTC' may not be insisted upon. In rest of the cases, the condition of booking the tickets through authorised modes shall continue to follow.

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