7th CPC Transport Allowance to Defence Personnel – MoD Orders 15.9.2017
GRANT OF TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE TO SERVICE OFFICERS AND PERSONNEL BELOW OFFICER RANK
No. 12630/Tpt.A/Mov C/246/D (Mov)/17
Government of India
Ministry of Defence
New Delhi, the 15th September, 2017
The Chief of the Army Staff
The Chief of the Naval Staff
The Chief of the Air Staff
Sub:- GRANT OF TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE TO SERVICE OFFICERS AND PERSONNEL BELOW OFFICER RANK
I am directed to say that consequent upon the decision taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Seventh Central Pay Commission, the President is pleased to decide that in modification of this Ministry’s letter No. 12630/Tpt.A/ Mov C/3120/D (Mov)/08 dated 16th Dec 2008 as amended from time to time the Service Officers and Personnel Below Officer Rank shall be entitled to Transport Allowance at the following rates:-
|Employees drawing pay in Pay Level||Rates of Transport Allowance per month|
|E,ployees posted in the Cities as per Annexure||Employees posted at all Other places|
|9 and above||Rs. 7200 + DA thereon||Rs. 3600 + DA thereon|
|3 to 8||Rs. 3600 + DA thereon||Rs. 1800 + DA thereon|
|1 and 2 #||Rs. 3600 + DA thereon||Rs. 1800 + DA thereon|
#The Service Personnel who are drawing pay of Rs. 24200/- and above in Pay Level 1 & 2 of the Pay Matrix, shall be eligible for grant of Transport Allowance @Rs. 3600/- plus DA thereon at the cities mentioned in the Annexure to this letter and @Rs. 1800/- plus DA thereon at all other places.
1. The grant of Transport Allowance shall be subject to the following conditions:-
(i) The allowance shall not be admissible to those service personnel who have been provided with the facility of Government transport.
(ii) In respect of those Service Pers who opt to continue in their pre-revised Pay-structure/Pay sclaes, the corresponding Level in the Pay Matrix of the post occupied on 01.01.2016 as indicated in relevant special Army/Navy/Airforce instructions would determine the allowance under these orders.
(iii) Physically disabled service personnel as mentioned in this ministry letter No. 12198/Q Mov C/337/D Mov dated 30 Aug 1979 as amended vide letter No. 12198/Q Mov C/697/D Mov dated 26 Feb 19680, shall continue to be paid Transport Allowance at double the normal rates, subject to fulfilment of the stipulated conditions, which shall, in no case, be less than Rs.2250/- p.m. plus applicable rates of Dearness Allowance.
(iv) Service Officers drawing pay in Levels 14 and above in the Pay Matrix who are entitled to the use of official car for commuting between office and residence as per the existing orders, shall be given the option to avail the official car facility or to draw Transport allowance at the rates of Rs. 15,750/-p.m. plus Dearness Allowance thereon. Before allowing Transport Allowance, the option exercised by an officer will be examined and his/her entitlement to the use of official car in terms of the existing instructions will require to be certified by the Competent Authority. In case, an officer opts to draw Transport Allowance @ Rs.15,750/- p.m. plus D.A. thereon, he/she will not be allowed to change his/her option during the remaining period of his/her current assignment.
3. Admissibility of Transport Allowance during the following circumstances:-
(a) During leave: The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.
(b) During deputation abroad: The allowance will not be admissible during the period of deputation abroad.
(c) During tour: If a service personnel is absent from the Headquarters/Place of Posting for full calendar month(s) due to tour, he/she will not be entitled to Transport Allowance during that/ those calendar month/months. However, if the absence does not cover any calendar month(s) in full, Transport Allowance will be admissible for full month.
(d) During training treated as duty: The allowance may be granted during such training, if no Transport Facility/Travelling Allowance/Daily Allowance is provided for attending the training institute. During official tour in the training course, the allowance will not be admissible when the period of the tour covers the whole calendar month. Also, during training abroad, no Transport Allowance will be admissible when the period of such training covers the whole calendar month.
(e) During inspection/survey duty by Members of Special Parties within the city but exceeding 8 kms from the Headquarters OR during continuous field duty either in or outside the Headquarters: Transport Allowance is given to compensate for the expenditure incurred for commuting for both to and fro between the place of duty and residence. In case when one gets Road Mileage/Daily Allowance or free transportation for field/inspection/survey duty or tour for a period covering the whole calendar month, he/she will not be entitled to Transport Allowance during that calendar month.
(f) To vacation staff: Vacation staff is entitled to Transport Allowance provided no free transport facility is given to such staff. However, the allowance shall not be admissible when such vacation spell, including all kinds of leave, cover the whole calendar month(s).
(g) During suspension: As a Service Personnel under suspension is not required to attend Office, he/she is not entitled to Transport Allowance during suspension where suspension covers full calendar month(s). This position will hold good even if the suspension period is finally treated as duty. Where suspension period covers a calendar month partially. Transport Allowance payable for that month shall be reduced proportionately.
4. These orders are based on Ministry of Finance O.M.No.21/5/2017.E.II(B) dated 7 July, 2017 and further modifications issued by MoF Vide O.M. No. 21/5/2017-E.II(B) dated 2 August 2017 and the same would be referred to for settling any doubts/discrepancies.
5. These orders shall take effect from 01 July, 2017.
6. This letter issues with the concurrence of Ministry of Defence (Fin/QA) vide their UO No.506 dated 15-9-2017.
Under Secretary to the Govt of India
Annexure to Govt of India, MoD letter No.12630/Tpt.A/Mov C/246/D(Mov)/2017 dated 15 Sept, 2017
LIST OF CITIES AND TOWNS ELIGIBLE FOR HIGHER RATES OF TRANSPORT ALLOWANCE ON RE-CLASSIFICATION OF CITIES/TOWNS AS PER CENSUS-2011 (w.e.f 01.04.2015)
|Sl.No.||NAME OF STATES/UNION TERRITORIES||NAME OF THE CITY/TOWN|
|1.||Andaman & Nicobar Islands||–|
|2.||Andhra Pradesh/ Telangana||Hyderabad|
|8.||Dadra & Nagar Haveli||–|
|9.||Daman & Diu||–|
|15.||Jammu and Kashmir||–|
|31||Tamil Nadu||Chennai(UA), Coimbatore(UA)|
|33||Uttar Pradesh||Ghaziabad(UA), Kanpur(UA), Lucknow(UA)|