Travelling Allowance (TA DA Rules) on Election Duty – Clarification
Deputation staff to be paid TA/DA as per TA Rules applicable to them, in case of no conveyance facility are made available. As per the ECI item No.37, the TA/DA to persons put on election duty within 24 hours of the completion of the duty or they may continue with the existing practice of payment of 80% of the TA/DA as advance and the balance shall be paid within thirty days of the completion of the election.
As per the ECI guidelines item No.142, the staff attending training classes may also be paid train or bus fare as may be admissible under the TA rules applicable them, in case of no conveyance facilities are made available.
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Payment of Travelling Allowance (from residence to temporary place of duty) to those who were deputed for Election Duty in various cells of District Election Offices or CEO (HQ) for a longer period-admissibility-regarding.
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER
OLD ST. STEPHENS COLLEGE BUILDING,
KASHMERE GATE, DELHI-110006
No. CEO/B&A (109)(50)/2009-LA/24025-24272
This office is in receipt of various representations from different departments/ individuals and RTI applications regarding payrnent/admissibility of Travelling Allowance (from residence to temporarily place of duty) to those who were deputed for Election Duty in various cells of District Election Offices or CEO (HQ) for a longer period.
In this regard, this office has received an endorsement from Dte. of Training & Technical Education, Govt. of NCT of Delhi vide which Finance Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi has clarified that:-
“Travelling Allowance is not admissible for the journey performed by officers/officials from their residence to the temporary duty point. However, they are entitled to Travelling Allowance, provided they performed any local journey in connection with official duty from the temporary duty point, will be regulated as per SR-71”.
Therefore all the Head of Departments/Nodal Officers, Govt. of India, Govt. of NCT of Delhi, all autonomous bodies, District Election Officers/SDM (Elections) are hereby requested to settle the Travelling Allowance Claims for election duty as per Opinion given by the Finance Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. The cases already settled may also be reviewed accordingly.
This issues with the prior approval of Chief Electrol Officer, Delhi
DY. CHIEF ELECTORAL OFFICER
CGDA’s forwarding letter :-
Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Fload, Palam, Delhi Cantt- 110010
No. AN/XIV/19015/Govt. Orders/2015
Sub: Payment of Travelling Allowance (from residence to temporary place of duty) to those who were deputed for Election Duty in various cells of District Election Offices or CEO (HQ) for a longer period-admissibility-regarding.
A copy of Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Old St. Stephens College Building, Kashmere Gate, Delhi-06 Circular No. CEO/B&A (109)(50)/2009- LA/24025-24272 dated 02.03.2015 on the above subject is forwarded herewith for your information, guidance and necessary action please.