7th CPC Travelling Allowance – Travel Entitlement as per Pay Level in Pay Matrix
7th Pay Commission Travelling Allowance Recommendations for Central Government Employees – Travel Entitlements as per Revised Pay Level in 7th CPC Pay Matrix Structure
Travelling Allowance is one of the important allowance for Central Government employees for Journeys on Tours and Training. Travelling Allowance is in the nature of travel entitlements and eligible fares for journey by Rail, Road, Air and Sea. Travelling Allowance including Daily Allowance, Hotel Charges, Food Charges, and Transportation of Personal Effects.
Travel entitlement of Classes in Trains, Flight and Ships for all group of Central Govt employees are classified and given below in the table as per 7th Pay Commission.
7th Central Pay Commission Travelling Allowance Rules
“Travelling Allowance: This allowance is in the nature of travel entitlements for different ranks of government employees”
Traveling Allowance: This Allowance on tour comprises fares for journey by rail/road/air/sea; road mileage for road journeys otherwise than by bus and Daily Allowance for the period of absence from Headquarters [Para 4.2.27 6th CPC Report]
|Travel entitlement as per Pay Level in Pay Matrix|
|Pay Level||Travel entitlement|
|14 and above||Business/Club class by air or AC-I by train|
|12 and 13||Economy class by air or AC-I by train|
|9 to 11||Economy class by air or AC-II by train|
|6 to 8||Economy class by air or AC-II by train|
|5 and below||First Class/ AC-III/ AC Chair car by train|
Daily Allowance as per Pay Level in Pay Matrix
|14 and above||Rs.7500/- per day||AC taxi charges as per actual expenditure||Rs.1200/- per day|
|12 and 13||Rs. 4,500/- per day||AC taxi charges of up to 50 km per day||Rs.1000/- per day|
|9 to 11||2,250/- per day||Rs.338/- per day||Rs.900/- per day|
|6 to 8||Rs.750/- per day||Rs.225/- per day||Rs.800/- per day|
|5 and below||Rs.450/- per day||Rs.113/- per day||Rs.500/- per day|
*AC=Accommodation Charges – **TC=TA Charges ***LS=Lumpsum
Note: The Rates of Accommodation Charges, Travelling Charges, Lump sum amount will further increase by 25% whenever DA increases by 50%.
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 Rs.1,000 per day, but it will only be in the form of reimbursement upon production of relevant vouchers.
Reimbursement of Travelling charges:- Similar to Reimbursement of staying accommodation charges, for level 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 kilometre travelled on foot shall be payable additionally.
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.
Timing restrictions: Absence from Head Quarter will be reckoned from midnight to midnight and will be calculated on a per day basis.
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
Important orders and reports regarding Travelling Allowance…