F. No. 42/11/2014-P&PW(G)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Pension & Pensioners' Welfare
3rd Floor, Lok Nayak Bhavan,
Khan Market, New Delhi - 110003
Date:- 19th May, 2014
All the Pensioners Associations
under present SCOVA
Sub:- Grant of TA to Non-official members attending the SCOVA meetings Permission to perform AIR Journey for journey above 1000 kms.
I am directed to refer to the subject noted above which was one of the Agenda items for the 24th Meeting of Standing Committee of Voluntary Agencies and was referred to the Department of Expenditure for the further consideration.
2. The Department of Expenditure has given its approval in the matter and has stated that the DoPPW may regulate the entitlement of TA in respect of Non-official Members as per the entitlement of officials presently holding the posts from which these Non-officials (who are retired Government employees) had retired as per provisions of Revised Travelling Allowance Rules vide Department of Expenditure's OM no 19030/3/2008-EIV dtd 23.09.2008 subject to the conditions that where the distance to be travelled is more than 1000 kms, the Non-officials, if they are otherwise not entitled to air travel in terms of the OM dtd 23.09.2008, may travel by Air by Air India only and that the cheapest economy class airfare of Air India would be reimbursed. Whereas, if the distance to be travelled is more than 1000 kms, but the locations are not connected by Air India, the Non-official Members would have to travel by other authorised mode of transport (e.g rail).
4. This issues with the approval of Department of Expenditure vide M/o Finance ID Note no.23389/2014 dt 07.02.2014 (F.No 19020/1/2014-E-IV).
Dy. Secretary (P)