7th Pay Commission Travelling Allowance Rules for Central Government Employees 2020
(Compilation of TA/DA Rules for CG Employees)
New Revised Rate and Entitlements of Travelling allowance as per 7th pay commission with effect from 1st July 2017
For Armed Forces Defence Personnel and Railway employees, the concern department will issue separate orders in this subject respectively. Supersession of all orders issued in earlier, particularly DoE Office memorandum No.19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23.9.2008, in respect of Travelling Allowance rules.
What is TA/DA?
TA/DA stands for Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance (not Dearness allowance). TA means the travel expenses as per entitlement on official duty. DA means the food and accommodation charges as per the entitlement. Travelling allowance and Daily allowance are fixed amounts as per the pay matrix level after 7th pay commission.
What is Travelling Allowance?
A reimbursement system on travelling expenses while on duty (official duty or temporary duty). And any kind of travelling expenses is permissible as per entitlements of TA/DA Rules. Other than travel expenses, accommodation, food and other related expenses are also eligible for reimbursement under Daily Allowance. The revised rates of TA and DA allowances after 7th pay commission are given below in detail.
Also check: Expected DA from January 2020 Calculator
- 7th Pay Commission Travel Entitlement
- 7th Pay Commission Rate of Travelling Allowance
- 7th Pay Commission Orders on Travelling Allowance
This Allowance on tour comprises fares for journey by rail / road / air/ sea or 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]
Travelling Allowance (TA/DA) Rates Table
The below given chart preapred as per the recommendations of 7th pay commission
Travel entitlement as per Pay Level in Pay Matrix
Entitlement of Daily Allowance Travelling Allowance as per Pay Level in Pay Matrix Table
Travel Entitlement for Tour and Training (within the Country)
|Pay Matrix 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|
Check also: CG Offices Holiday List 2020 – PDF Download
Entitlement of Premium Trains, Premium Tatkal, Suvidha, Shatabdi, Rajdhani and Duronto Trains
|Pay Matrix Level||Travel Entitlements*|
|12 And Above||Executive / AC 1st Class (In Case of Premium, Premium Tatkal, Suvidha, Shatabdi, Rajdhani higher class)|
|6 To 11||AC 2nd Class / Chair Car (In Shatabdi Trains)|
|5 & Below||AC 3rd Class / Chair Car|
International Travel Entitlement
|Pay Matrix Level||Travel Entitlement|
|17 And Above||First Class|
|14 To 16||Business / Club Class|
|13 And Below||Economy Class|
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
|3 And Below||Lowest Class|
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|
Mileage Allowance for Journeys by Road
(i) At places where specific rates have been prescribed:-
|Pay Level In Pay Matrix||Entitlements|
|14 Or 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 13||Same As Above With The Exception That Journeys By AC Taxi Will Not Be
|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.
Daily Allowance as per Pay Level in Pay Matrix
Rate of Daily Allowance Travelling Allowance as per Pay Level in Pay Matrix Table
|Pay Level||5 and below|
|Accommodation Charges||Rs. 450 per day|
|TA Charges||Rs. 113 per day|
|Lump sum||Rs. 500 per day|
|Pay Level||6 to 8|
|Accommodation Charges||Rs. 750 per day|
|TA Charges||Rs. 225 per day|
|Lump sum||Rs. 800 per day|
|Pay Level||9 to 11|
|Accommodation Charges||Rs. 2,250 per day|
|TA Charges||Rs. 338 per day|
|Lump sum||Rs. 900 per day|
|Pay Level||12 and 13|
|Accommodation Charges||Rs. 4,500 per day|
|TA Charges||AC taxi charges of up to 50 km per day|
|Lump sum||Rs. 1000 per day|
|Pay Level||14 and above|
|Accommodation Charges||Rs. 7,500 per day|
|TA Charges||AC taxi charges as per actual expenditure|
|Lump sum||Rs. 1,200 per day|
Check also: 7th CPC Transport Allowance Rate Chart
Note: The Rates of Accommodation Charges, Travelling Charges, Lump sum amount will further increase by 25% whenever DA increases by 50%.
Clarification on accommodation charges for stay in hotels as per CCS (TA) Rules – Dated: 18.6.2018 – Click to read in detail
Reimbursement of Hotel charges
Claiming of hotel charges procedure for CG Staff and Officers with effect from 1st July 2017 as per the recommendations of 7th pay commission.
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
Reimbursement of TA for Central Government Officers and Staff from 1st July 2017.
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 Procedures
Reimbursement of food bills procedure for CG Employees after 7th pay commission.
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
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 less than 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 more than 12 hours = 100% of Lump sum amount
Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Seventh Central Pay Commission – Finmin Order No.19030/1/2017-E.IV Dt. 13.7.2017 pdf download
Transportation Rules for Personal Effects
Transportation entitlement for Central Government employees with effect from 1.7.2017
|Level||By Train/Steamer||By Road|
|12 And Above||6000 Kg By Goods Train/4 Wheeler Wagon/1 Double
|Rs. 50 Per Km|
|6 To 11||6000 Kg By Goods Train/4 Wheeler Wagon/1 Single Container||Rs. 50 Per Km|
|5||3000 Kg||Rs. 25/- Per Km|
|4 And Below||1500 Kg||Rs. 15 Per Km|
Transportation Rules for Conveyance
Reimbursement for transportation of conveyance charges for CG employees effective from 1.7.2017.
|6 And Above||1 Motor Car Etc. Or 1 Motor Cycle/Scooter|
|5 And Below||1 Motorcycle/Scooter/Moped/Bicycle|
Classification of pay level for Travelling allowance
|7th CPC Travelling Allowance|
|Pay Level in Pay Matrix|
|Level-14 (GP Rs. 10000) and above|
|Level-12 (GP Rs. 7600) and Level-13 (GP Rs. 8700)|
|Level-9 (GP Rs. 5400) to Level-11 (GP Rs. 6600)|
|Level-6 (GP Rs. 4200) to Level-8 (GP Rs. 4800)|
|Level-4 (GP Rs. 2400) and Level-5 (GP Rs. 2800)|
|Level-3 (GP Rs. 2000) and below|
TA DA Rules for Central Government Employees 2019
What says SR 116 of TA Rules?
The traveling allowance referred to will be admissible in respect of the journey of the Government servant and members of his family from the last station of his duty to his home town or to the place where he and his family is to settle down permanently even if it is other than his declared home town and in respect of the transportation of his personal effects between the same places.
What says SR 147 of TA Rules?
S.R. 147 the expenditure on transportation of conveyance by government servants on their retirement shall be reimbursed without insisting on the requirement that the possession of the conveyance by them while in service at their last place of duty should have been in public interest.
Finance Ministry issued an important clarification order on Travelling Allowances rules and rates as per 7th Pay Commission on 13.7.2017. [Download pdf click here]
TA/DA Rules for Retiring Employees
TA on Retirement includes 4 components:-
- Travel entitlement for self and family
- Composite Transfer and packing grant (CTG)
- Reimbursement of charges on transportation of personal effects
- Reimbursement of charges on transportation of conveyance.
(i) Travel Entitlements
Travel entitlements as prescribed for tour/transfer in Para 2 above, except for International Travel, will be applicable in case of journeys on retirement. The general conditions of admissibility prescribed in S.R. 147 will, however, continue to be applicable.
(ii) Composite Transfer Grant (CTG)
(a) The Composite Transfer Grant shall be paid at the rate of 80% of the last month’s basic pay in case of those employees, who on retirement, settled down at places other than last station(s) of their duty located at a distance of or more than 20 km.
However, in case of settlement to and from the Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar & Lakshadweep, CTG shall be paid at the rate of 100% of last month’s basic pay.
Further, NPA and MSP shall not be included as part of basic pay while determining entitlement for CTG.
The transfer incidentals and road mileage for journeys between the residence and the railway station/bus stand, etc., at the old and new station, are already subsumed in the composite transfer grant and will not be separately admissible.
(b) As in the case of serving employees, Government servants who, on retirement, settle at the last station of duty itself or within a distance of less than 20 kms may be paid one third of the CTG subject to the condition that a change of residence is actually involved.
(iii) Transportaion of Personal Effects:- Same as Para 3(iii) above.
(iv) Transportation of Conveyance:- Same as Para 3(iv) above.
The general conditions of admissibility of TA on Retirement as prescribed in S.R. 147 will, however, continue to be applicable.
6th and 7th CPC Travelling Allowance Order Download pdf
|7th CPC Travel Entitlements within the Country w.e.f. 1.7.2017 – Click Here|
|7th CPC Entitlements of Travel by Premium Trains – Premium Tatkal – Suvidha Trains w.e.f. 1.7.2017 – Click Here|
|Entitlement for journeys by Sea or by River Steamer – Click Here|
|Travel between the mainland and the A&N Group of lslands and Lakshadweep – Click Here|
|7th CPC Mileage Allowance for Journeys by Road – Click Here|
|7th CPC Daily Allowance on Tour – Click Here|
|7th CPC Transportation of Personal Effects – Click Here|
|Office Memorandum No. & Title||Download||Date|
|F.No.19030/1/2017-E.IV : Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the
Recommendations of the Seventh CPC
|Admissibility for reimbursement for travel within the city||Download||17/02/2017|