Transport Allowance Admissibility Rules for the month of April 2020 to Central Government Employees
Admissibility of Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees in lockdown period of April 2020
In view of the crisis arising out of Coronavirus (COVID 19), the Central Govt has announced lockdown from 25th March 2020 and extended till 3rd May 2020.
All Central Government offices including production units of Railways also closed with minimum essential staff due to Coronavirus. All Central Government employees were advised to work from home other than essential staff like a hospital, electrical, and security section.
Now a question has been created among Central Government employees for admissible Transport Allowance for the month of April 2020.
As per the Transport Allowance rules admissibility of Transport Allowance is granted under some conditions and regulations. One of the most important condition to deny the Transport Allowance is as follows:
Central Government employees during absence from his duty for a full calendar month due to leave, training, tour ect.,
In other words,
- The Transport Allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month wholly covered by leave. But, in this case, all Central Government employees are advised to work from home only, not treated as leave. So, Transport Allowance is eligible in the month of April 2020.
Payment of Transport Allowance for the month of April 2020
Entitlement of Transport Allowance for the month of April 2020 – Ministry of Labour asking the details of attendance in the month of April to its employees. [Click to read more]
Admissibility of Transport Allowance for Central Govt Employees during the following circumstances:
TA on During Leave
The allowance will not be admissible for the calendar month(s) wholly covered by leave.
TA on During deputation abroad
The allowance will not be admissible during the period of deputation abroad.
TA on During Tour
If an employee is absent from the Headquarters /Place of Posting for full calendar month/months 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.
TA on during Duty
During training treated as duty. The allowance may be granted during such training, if no Transport Facility/ Traveling Allowance /Daily Allowance is provided for attending the training institute. During Official tour in him 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 will be admissible when the period of such training covers the whole calendar month.
TA on During Inspection
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.
TA on Vacation Leave
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 months.
TA on Suspension Period
During Suspension: As a Government employee 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 well 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.
To Whom and When Travelling allowance is not admissible?
1. Central government employees who have been provided the Government facility of Staff Car Transport.
2. Absence form duty during full calendar month, will not be admissible Transport allowance.