SECTION V –DAILY AND MILEAGE ALLOWANCES

(i)                 General

 

2.18     Definition of daily allowance and the rule as to its drawal -A daily allowance is a uniform allowance for each day of absence from headquarters which is intended to cover the ordinary daily charges incurred by a Government employee in consequence of such absence: Provided that the daily allowance shall be admissible only if the absence of the concerned Government employee from the headquarters is for a minimum period of eight hours subject to the condition that the travelling is beyond twenty-five kilometres from the headquarters.

 

            Unless is any case it be otherwise expressly provided in these rules, it may be drawn while on tour by every Government employee whose duties require that he should travel and may not be drawn except while on tour.

 

            Unless in any case it be otherwise expressly provided in these rules, it may be drawn while on tour by every Government employee whose duties require that he should travel and may not be drawn except while on tour.

 

2.19.        Definition and principles of calculation of mileage allowance - A mileage allowance is an allowance calculated on the distance travelled which is given to meet the cost of a particular journey on the following principles: -

 

(a)        For the purpose of calculating mileage allowance, a journey between two places is held to have been performed by the shortest of two or more practicable routes or by the cheapest of such routes as may be equally short provided that when there are alternative railway routes and the difference between them in point of time and cost is not great mileage allowance should be calculated on the route actually used.

 

(b)        The shortest route is that by which the traveller can mot speedily reach his destination by the ordinary modes of travelling.  In case of doubt a competent authority may decide which shall be regarded as the shortest of two or more routes.

 

(c)        If a Government employee travels by a route which is not the shortest, but is cheaper than the shortest, his mileage allowance should be calculated on the route actually used.

 

Note 1 -Where the question is merely one of measurement of routes, Commissioners of Divisions can issue a correction slip to the Polymetrical Tables which, for practical purposes shall be taken as a declaration of the shortest routes under the above Rules.

 

Note 2-The following road routes shall be regarded as shortest routes for purposes of travelling allowance: -

 

(i)                  Between Chandigarh and Roop Nagar.

(ii)                Between Chandigarh  and Patiala.

(iii)               Between Muktsar and Malout.

(iv)              Between Hoshiarpur and Nangal.

 

Note3- When journey is performed between places partly connected by rail, and partly not so connected, a Government employee shall draw the actual fare.

 

2.20.        Special concessions - A competent authority may, for special reasons which should be recoded permit mileage allowance to be calculated on a route other than the shortest or cheapest: provided that the journey is actually performed by such routes.

 

Note-1-When road mileage is claimed for a journey between places connected by rail, the competent authority should decide   whether  the full rate of T.A. be passed in such a case or whether it should be limited to what would have been admissible if the officer had travelled by rail in the ordinary way.  The principle which should be followed in deciding such questions is whether any real public interest was served by the road journey which would not have been served had the officer travelled by rail, such as the saving public time or inspection work.  In cases where road mileage is allowed, a certificate giving brief reasons for doing so should be recorded by the competent authority on the T.A. bill if the Government employee concerned is himself a Competent Authority or Secretary to Government, the certificate should be recorded by the next senior administrative Officer if any, or by the Chief Secretary.  In the case of the Secretary, Punjab Vidhan Sabha Secretariat, the required certificate should be recorded by the Speaker.

 

Note 2-When the Governor travels by road, members of the personal staff accompanying him are permitted to travel by road between stations connected by rail.

 

2.21          A journey on transfer is held to begin or end at the actual residence of the Government employee concerned.  Any other journey (excluding a journey of the type referred to in the Note below) is held to begin or end in any station at the duty point in that station.

 

Explanation:    For the purposes of this rule ‘duty point’ at the head quarters means the places or officer where a Government employee remains on duty, i.e., the place of officer of employment at the headquarters.  As for outstations the duty point shall be taken to be the place of office visited by the Government employee on duty.  Where there are two or more such points at an outstation, the following shall be taken as the duty point.

 

(a)        If the Government employee reaches that stations by rail, steamer or air, the point which is farthest from the railway station, harbour (or jetty) or the airport, as the case may be; and

 

(b)        If the reaches that station by road, the point which is farthest from the  point where the journey to that station commenced.

 

Note:    Where a journey commences/end at a station which is neither the Government employee’s headquarters nor his place of duty, it may be treated to have commenced /ended at his residence.

 

2.22     A Government employee is required to travel by the class of accommodation for which travelling allowance is admissible to him.  The provisions of all rules regulating mileage allowance contained in these Rules are subject to the condition that if a Government  employee travels in a lower class of accommodation, he shall be entitled to the fare to the class or accommodation actually used.

 

2.23.        Different rates of different classes of journeys  - Mileage allowance is differently calculated as shown in the following rules, according as the journey is, or could be made by railway, by sea or river steamer or by road, or by air.

 

(ii)               Rate of Daily and Mileage Allowances

2.24.        Classes of accommodation to which Government employees are eligible-The following are classes of railway and steamer accommodation and rates of daily and other allowances for different classes of Government employees: -

 

A – Class of Railway Accommodation

 


(i)                  A Government employee belonging to

All India Services (I.A.S., I.P.S.                       First Class or and I.F.S.)                                                          the highest                                                                                Class, if                                                                                    there is no first

                                                                                    Class.

(ii)                A Gazetted Government employee       

belonging to Provincial                          Class I

or Provincial                                                     Class II

Service

 

(iii)               A Government employee belonging

to Classes III or Class IV Service                     Second Class.

 

Note1   (a)       Officers of the first grade, who are in receipt of pay of Rs.1600 per mensem and above, may travel by air-conditioned accommodation (air-conditioned accommodation being an additional facility not recognised as a separate class of accommodation, e.g., one can claim its fare only when one actually travels in it), subject to a recovery of one paisa per K.M.  Any other officer, who wishes to travel by air-conditioned accommodation, will himself pay the difference in fares between accommodation and the class to which he is entitled to travel.

 

 (b)       All Officers eligible to travel by air-conditioned accommodation on payment of one paisa per K.M form their own pocket, may travel by First Class in Rail-Motor on Shimla-Kalka Section with out any reduction from their T.A. bills.  The entitlement to travel by Rail-motor will not extend to journeys on transfer.

 

Note 2             If a Government employee mentioned in Note 1 (b) above travels by a train which does not provide the Class of accommodation to which he is entitled, he may be allowed to draw a single railway fare for the next higher Class plus allowance for incidental expenses as prescribed in rule 2.25-A.  provided the journey is Officer attaches a certificate to his Travelling Allowance bill to the effect that it was necessary in the public interest for him to travel by that train.

 

Note 3             When though booking’ involves the payment for part of a journey at rates for accommodation of Class higher than that to which the Government employee concerned is entitled, the Government employee may draw a single railway fare for the whole journey at the rate at which he is actually required to pay for the ‘through booking ‘ plus allowance for incidental expenses as prescribed in rule 2.25-A.

 

Note 4             Financial Commissioners and Chief Secretary are entitled to reserve by requisition one First Class Cope (not air-conditioned) or failing that one ordinary First Class compartment (not air-conditioned) when making journeys by rail on duty of over six hours duration or journeys any part of which falls between the hours of 11.00 P.M. and 6.00 A.M., -vide rule 2.91.

 

Note 5             When a Government employee entitled to travel in a higher class by rail travels in Second Class and pays the extra charges for sleeping accommodation provided by the railways for Second Class passengers during night journeys, the Controlling Officer may allow the fare of the accommodation actually used inclusive of charges for the sleeping accommodation provided it does not exceed the fare of the Class in which the Government employee is entitled to travel.

 

Note 6             Those Class III employees, who were entitled to travel in First Class up to 31st March, 1974, shall be entitled, while travelling on duty in Second Class to the additional facilities of charges of reservation of sleeping berths where such facilities are provided by the railways during night journey and where these are actually used, the cost of the sleeping accommodation being reimbursed to them in addition to the fare of the Second Class provided the distance travelled is not less than 300 K.M. and the night journey involved is for a period of not less than six hours between 21.00 hours and 06.00 hours.

 

B- Class of Accommodation by Sea or River Steamer:

 

  Pay Ranges

Entitlement of class of Accommodation

 

 

1. For a Government employee drawing pay of three thousand rupees and above.

 

2. For a Government employees drawing pay of two thousand rupees and above but Less than three thousand rupees;

 

 

3.                  For a Government employee drawing pay of one thousand five hundred rupees and above but less than two thousand rupees.

 

4.                  For a Government employee drawing pays less than one thousand and five hundred rupees.

 

 

Highest Class

 

 

 

If two Classes are available on the steamer, the higher class, and if there are more than two classes, the middle4 or the second class

 

 

If only two classes are available on the steamer, the lower class, if there are three classes, the middle or the second class and if there are four classes, the third class.

 

The lowest—Class”.

 

Note 1             In case where the streamer company has two rates of fare, one inclusive and on e exclusive of diet, the word “fare” in the above rule should be held to mean fare exclusive of diet.

 

Note 2             If suitable accommodation on a Government vessel is offered to a Government employee, he is entitled to travelling allowance under rule 2.96 and not to mileage allowance.  It is not open to him to refuse to accept such accommodation and to draw mileage allowance.

 

C—DAILY ALLOWANCE

 

 

Pay Range

Daily Allowance

 

All employees drawing pay

Rs. P.

1      

Up to Rs. 120/-

3.00

2      

Exceeding Rs. 120/- but not exceeding Rs. 130/-

3.25

3      

Exceeding Rs. 130/- but not exceeding Rs. 140/-

3.50

4      

Exceeding Rs. 140/- but not exceeding Rs. 150/-

3.75

5      

Exceeding Rs. 150/- but not exceeding Rs. 160/-

4.00

6      

Exceeding Rs. 160/- but not exceeding Rs. 170/-

4.25

7      

Exceeding Rs. 170/- but not exceeding Rs. 180/-

4.50

8      

Exceeding Rs. 180/- but not exceeding Rs. 190/-

4.75

9      

Exceeding Rs. 190/- but not exceeding Rs. 200/-

5.00

10  

Exceeding Rs. 200/- but not exceeding Rs. 210/-

5.25

11  

Exceeding Rs. 210/- but not exceeding Rs. 220/-

5.50

12  

Exceeding Rs. 220/- but not exceeding Rs. 230/-

5.75

13  

Exceeding Rs. 230/- but not exceeding Rs. 240/-

6.00

14  

Exceeding Rs. 240/- but not exceeding Rs. 250/-

6.25

15  

Exceeding Rs. 250/- but not exceeding Rs. 260/-

6.50

16  

Exceeding Rs. 260/- but not exceeding Rs. 270/-

6.75

17  

Exceeding Rs. 270/- but not exceeding Rs. 280/-

7.00

18  

Exceeding Rs. 280/- but not exceeding Rs. 290/-

7.25

19  

Exceeding Rs. 290/- but not exceeding Rs. 300/-

7.50

20  

Exceeding Rs. 300/- but not exceeding Rs. 310/-

7.75

21  

Exceeding Rs. 310/- but not exceeding Rs. 500/-

8.00

22  

Exceeding Rs. 500/- but not exceeding Rs. 750/-

9.50

23  

Exceeding Rs. 750/- but not exceeding Rs. 1000/-

11.00

24  

Exceeding Rs. 1000/-but not exceeding Rs. 1500/-

12.00

25  

Exceeding Rs. 1500/-but not exceeding Rs. 2000/-

14.00

26  

Exceeding Rs. 2000/-but not exceeding Rs.2500/-

16.00

27  

Exceeding Rs. 2500/-

18.00

 

Exceptions:

1        Government employees travelling in hill tracts ordinary, as enumerated in Note (3) below rule 2.27 are entitled to an increase of 25 % over these rates, subject to a maximum of Rs.18.00.

2        When a Government employee who, while on tour, is allowed or free board and lodging at the expense of the Central Government of State Government or an autonomous industrial or commercial undertaking or corporation or a statutory body or a local authority, in which Government funds have been invested or in which Government have any other interest may draw only fourth of the daily allowance admissible to him at the station concerned.  If only board or lodging is allowed free to such a Government employee he may draw daily allowance at one-half of the admissible rate.  The same rate of daily allowance will be admissible to Government employees on tour in Pakistan when they are treated as State Guests.

 

D – Mileage Allowance for Travel by Road

            The following are the different rates of mileage for the various kinds of conveyances:

Grade under

Motor car

Motor Cycle Scooter

Ordinary Cycle

Other means of conveyance

Single seal in a Bus or Taxi, etc.

Grade

Re. P

Re. P

Re. P

Re. P

Re. P

1st Grade

0.45

0.15

0.10

0.25

0.15

2nd Grade

0.35

0.15

0.10

0.25

0.10

3rd Grade

----

0.15

0.10

0.15

0.10

4th Grade

---

---

0.10

0.15

0.08

 

These rates are per Kilometre.

 

Note 1             The rates prescribed for motor-car in the above table apply to journey performed by a Government employee in his own car or a full taxi, motor omnibus , motor but not in the case of journey performed in Government owned car or in another officer’s car if the Government employee does not bear the charges of its propulsion.

 

Note 1-a          Government employees of grade II are not ordinarily expected to perform journeys by motor-car and accordingly for such journeys they should not draw mileage in excess of the rate prescribed for other means of conveyance.  Such officers only draw the mileage allowance for motorcar when it is certified by the controlling officer concerned that it was absolutely necessary in the public interest that the journey should have been performed by a motorcar.

 

Note 2             Travelling by road includes travelling by sea or in any vessel or river in a steam or motor launch or in any vessel other than a steamer and travelling by canal.

 

Note 3             In calculating mileage allowance for journeys by road, fractions of a kilometre should be omitted from the total of a bill for any one journey but not from the various items, which make up the bill.

 

Note 4            Omitted.

 

Note 5             A certificate should be given by the controlling officer in respect of claims for mileage by journeys by motor cars, meter cycles, etc., to the effect that the journey has been performed in the relevant vehicle and if the Government employee is himself the controlling officer, he himself may give a similar certificate.

 

Note 6             The rate of road mileage prescribed in the above table small apply to all journey, where on tour on transfer.  The rates prescribed in the last column of the Table shall also apply to a Government employee who while making a journey by road takes a single seat in any public conveyance (excluding a steamer) which plies regularly for hire between fixed points and charges fixed rates, e.g., a tram, motor launch or a boat.

 

Note 7             Government employee may, while on tour, travel by road transfer viz, motor car, omni-bus between stations connected by rail and charge the actual fare paid for such transport irrespective of the fact that the ordinary bus fare exceeds the second class Railway fare and draw in addition half daily allowance for incidental expenses admissible to him for journeys on tour.  The actual fare paid for road transport will also be allowed to police constables irrespective of their pay.  When such journeys are performed by cars, the claim of Government employee must be supported by actual ticket but, in case the journeys are performed by bus, a certificate in the form given in rule 2.109 will suffice.

 

The concession mention above will also apply in the case of a Government employee who travels in another officer’s car nothing being paid for the use of transport.

 

Note 8             The mileage allowance admissible to Government employees of grades I and II for journeys by road shall be paise 45 and paise 35 per kilometre respectively, when the journey is performed by motor-car, which term includes a taxi, motor or omnibus motor lorry, plying for hire, all the accommodation of which is reserved by the officer making the journey.  In the case of Government employee of grade II, the mileage allowance at the rate of paise 35 per kilometre shall be allowed provided the condition imposed in Note (1) above is satisfied, otherwise mileage allowance shall be calculated at paise 25 per kilometre.

Note 9             Government employees performing journeys on foot shall be entitled to draw road mileage at the rates prescribed in the third column captioned as “Ordinary Cycle” of the above table.

 

Rate of Mileage by Rail or Steamer or Air

 

2.25.Except for journey on transfer (the rules about which are contained in Section IX) the mileage allowance admissible to a Government employee is –

A –For a Journey by Rail

 

            Actual fare of the class in which he is entitled to travel plus allowance for incidental expenses at the following rates: -

 

(i)    

Pay exceeding Rs. 999

15 Paise for every 4 km or fraction thereof

(ii)  

Pay exceeding Rs. 200

but not exceeding Rs. 999

 

10 Paise for every 4 km or fraction thereof.

(iii)               

Pay not exceeding Rs. 200

(except those in grade IV)

5 Paise for every 4 km or fraction thereof.

(iv)              

Government employees of Grade IV

½ fare of second class (Passenger Tran)

 

Provision that the amount of incidental charges admissible to a Government employee on tour shall be subjected to a minimum of half daily allowance admissible to him for outward or both outward and inward journeys.

 

Note 1             A Government employee is ordinarily expected in respect journeys by road (including journeys on transfer) to travel on rail-cum-road tickets issued by some of the railways in India, wherever rail-cum-road services exist and are controlled by the railway authorities.  In such a case, the mileage allowance for the road portion of the journeys shall be calculated as for journeys by rail.  The cost of transportation of personal effects on transfer will, however, be regulated under rule 2.59 (a) –II (ii).

Note 2             Government employees who are entitled to travel by second class will, for journeys other than those on transfer, be entitled to the fare by the train by which they are required to travel provided they actually travel by the aforesaid train.  The Government employee concerned should accordingly, certify on each travelling allowance bill in which mail/express train fare is claimed that the journeys were actually performed by the mail/express train and the controlling officer should certify in respect of such journeys that these were performed by mail/express trains in the public interest.  The check contemplated in rule 2.109 of the Travelling Allowance Rules will, however, continue to be exercised by controlling officers, as at present.

 

Note 3             Journeys on transfer may be performed by passenger or mail express train at the Government employee’s discretion, but when actual fares are claimed by a mail/express train a certificate to the effect that the journey was performed by such a train should be recorded by the claimant on the travelling allowance bill.

 

Note 4             The incidental expenses at the flat rate given above shall be calculated on the number of kilometers (including the assumed or weighted mileage on certain sections) (as on the Kalka-Shimla Section) for which the fare is actually charged by the railway concerned.

 

Note 5             The allowance for incidental expenses specified above will be admissible irrespective of the class of accommodation actually availed of.

 

Note 6             When under the rules of the railway or steamer company, return tickets are issued and the route of the return journey and the period within which it will be performed are covered by such rules, return tickets at reduced rates should always be purchased.  The mileage allowance for the forward and the return journey, admissible under A and B of this rule, wherever such return tickets are available and are purchased or would have been purchased will be the actual cost of the return ticket plus the usual allowance admissible for incidental expenses each way.

 

B –For a Journey by Steamer

 

fares of the class of accommodation in which he is entitled to travel.

 

Note –See Note 5 above.

 

            2.25C –For journey by air

 

(i)                  A Government employee authorised to travel by air on tour under rule 2.31 is entitled to mileage allowance equal to one standard air fare for the journey plus an allowance for incidental expenses as one-fifth of the standard air fare limited to a maximum of Rs.10 for each journey provided that if more than one air journey (including the return journey) are performed within 24 hours, the total entitlement to incidental allowance for all the journeys shall be restricted to Rs.10 or one Daily allowance at the ordinary rates given in rule 2.24-C, whichever is more.

 

(ii)                A Government employee not entitled to travel by air under rule 2.31 but authorised by the competent authority to travel by air on tour is entitled to one standard air fare for the journey plus the allowance for incidental expenses in respect of a journey by rail or steamer in the case of journey between stations connected by rail or by sea as the case may be and half the mileage by road in the case of journey between stations connected by road to which he would have been entitled had he travelled by the surface route or the incidentals admissible under clause (i) of this rule, whichever is less:

 

Provided that if at either end of the journey by air a Government employee has to perform a connected journey by rail, road or steamer he may draw the mileage allowance for such journey subject to the condition laid down in clause (b) of rule 2.44.

 

Note 1             Standard air fair means actual single journey airfare payable for the service by which the journey is performed.

 

Note 2             If available, return tickets at reduced rates should always be purchased when an officer expects to perform the return journey by air within a period during which a return ticket is available.  The mileage allowance for the forward and the return journeys when such return tickets are available, will however, be the actual cost of the return tickets plus an allowance for incidental expenses calculated as for single journey each way.

 

Note 3             When a Government employee eligible to travel by air under rule 2.31 (i) travels by air in a plane owned or chartered by Government between places not connected by scheduled air service he will be entitl4d to 3 paise per kilometer limited to Rs.10/- for each single journey.  Government employees who are not entitled to travel by air but are authorised to do so, will allow be entitled to incidentals at 3 paise per kilometre limited to Rs.10 for each journey or the amount of incidental expenses admissible by the surface route, whichever is less.  Between place not covered by transport they will be entitled to 3 paise per kilometre limited to Rs.10 or one daily allowance at the ordinary rates given in rule 2.24-C, whichever is more for each single journey.

           

In case where a Government employee undertakes more than one air journey between places connected by scheduled air service as also between places not so connected on the same day he will be entitled to incidental expenses under rule 2.25-C and this Note subject to the overall limits of Rs.10 for all air journeys on that day.

 

2.26.                                                        A competent authority may for special reasons, which should be recorded, declare any particular Government employee or class of Government employees to the entitled to accommodation of a higher class than that prescribed for his grade in rule 2.24.

 

Note:               If it is necessary for personal Assistant or a Clerk to accompany a Minister in reserved accommodation, he may do so by purchasing a ticket for the class of accommodation in which he is entitled to travel.

 

(iii)             Higher rates for expensive localities

 

2.27.                                                        A competent authority may, by general or special order, direct that the ordinary rates of daily allowance or mileage allowance or both shall be increased either in a definite ration or in any other suitable manner for any or all Government employees travelling in any specified locality in which travelling are unusually expenses.

 

Note1              When a Government employee halts outside the territories administered by the Punjab Government, he shall draw daily allowance at the following rates: -

 

(a)        Within the territories administered by the Government of Himachal Pradesh and that portion of Rajasthan State which previously constituted the Bikaner State at the same rates as four halts in Punjab (India).

 

(b)        for halts at Shimla, Delhi, Madras, Bombay and Calcutta including Dum Dum, at the rate fixed by the Government employees (See Appendix ‘R’)

 

For halts at places within Pakistan at the rates of equivalent grade fixed by the Government of India for Central Government employees from time to time provided that the cost of trips, taxies, services charges and heating charges etc, recoverable by the hotels and actual cost of taxi of conveyance hire for trips on duty will not be reimbursable.

 

Note 2             The rates as fixed by the Government of India are as under: -

 

PAKISTAN RUPEES PER DAY

All Inclusive Rates

 

City

1st Grade Officers

Second/Third Grade Officers

Fourth Grade Officers

Karachi

68

51.00

22.67

Lahore

66

49.50

22.00

Peshawar

48

32.25

14.33

Rawalpindi

65

48.75

21.67

Quetta

40

30.00

13.33

Murree

39

29.35

13.00

Islamabad

42

31.50

14.00

Elsewhere

30

22.50

10.00

 

Note 1             Where accommodation and meals are both provided either free as and when an officer is a State Guest or at Government express, he may draw only one-fourth of the daily allowance admissible to him at the station concerned and when accommodation alone is provided free, 2/3rd of the rates of daily allowance will be admissible.

 

Note 2             When a Government employee travels by road within the territories administered by another Government within the Indian Union, which has fixed special rates for Government employees under its administrative control he must draw travelling allowance at the rates fixed for a Government employee drawing the same pay in those localities or at his discretion mileage allowance at Punjab rates; daily allowance when admissible being drawn at the rates mentioned in Note I above.     

Note 3             The rates of daily allowance for hill tracts ordinary given in Exception (1) to part C of rule 2.24 may be drawn in the folloing localities and the hill roads mentioned below: -

(a)                Localities

Mandi District.

(b)               Hill Roads

(i)                  Kalka-Simla road.

(ii)                Pathankot to Mandi (excluding the portion from Pathankot to the crossing at Chakki River)  

(iii)               Motor-Road to Mandi in Kulu Sub-Division.

 

Note 3-a          The rate of daily allowance of a Government employee who may spend part of a day in one locality and part of it in a place may spend part of a day in one locality and part of it in a place for which a different rate of daily allowance is admissible, should be determined according to the place where he spends the night succeeding such day.

 

Note 4             The mileage rate by road for journeys in the hill tracts (special and ordinary ) is 33 ½ per cent above the rates given in rule 2.24 (D) except when a Government employee takes a single seat in a motor omnibus or motor lorry in which case the increase is 50 percent.

 

Note 5             The ordinary rates of daily allowance and road mileage as given in rule 2.24 may be increased in the following ratio for journeys performed in Jammu and Kashmir State except on the roads which have been declared as plain roads by the Jammu and Kashmir Government: -

 

(i)                 Road mileage:-In the case of journeys which can be performed by motor transport 33 ½ % except that where a Government employee takes a single seal in a motor omni bus or motor lorry the increase is 50 % and in the case of journeys which cannot be performed by motor transport, the increase is 100 per cent –150 per cent increase in the case of journeys beyond Leh.

(ii)               Daily Allowance: - 100 % subject to a maximum of Rs.18/-

 

Note 6             The mileage allowance for journeys performed within Pakistan shall be calculated at the rates admissible for journeys performed in Punjab (India).

 

2.28.    Special daily allowance - A competent authority may, for reasons which should be recorded and on such conditions as it may think fit to impose, sanction, for any Government employee or class of Government employees a daily allowance, higher or lower, than that prescribed in rule 2.24 or 2.27.

 

2.29.    Special rates for mileage allowance - A competent authority may, for special reasons to be recorded prescribe for a Government employee or class of Government employees or for journeys made by an special mode of conveyance, mileage allowance by road at a rate different from that prescribed in rule 2.24 or 2.27.

 

(iv)             Mileage for journeys by air.

 

2.30     For the purpose of the rules in this sub-section, travelling by air means journeys performed in the machine of a public air transport company regularly playing for hire, it does not include journeys performed by private aero-planes or air taxies.

 

2.31.    Travel by air is permissible on tour (i) - In the case of officers in the Table of precedence for the time being in force and officers in receipt of actual pay of Rs.1600 per mensem and above and the Secretaries to Government, the Heads, of Departments and the Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, at their discretion irrespective of the pay, whether it exceeds or not the limit of Rs.1600.

 

Provided that officers in receipt of actual pay of Rs.1300 to Rs.1599 may also travel for journeys on tour, by air at their discretion in cases where the distance involved is mote that 800 kilometer and the journey cannot be performed overnight by rail.

 

Note 1             The expression ‘actual pay’ used in this rule includes ‘special pay’ but not ‘dearness pay’.

 

Note 2             Employees entitled to travel by air may travel by Economy (tourist class) where two classes of accommodation i.e. 1st and Economy (tourist class) are available on the airlines.

                       

Note 3             In the case of Airbus service introduced within India by the Indian Airlines in which two classes of accommodation, namely, executive class and standard class are available, the employees entitled to travel by air may travel by the standard class.

 

(ii)        In other cases, whenever a competent authority certifies that air travel is urgent and necessary in the public interest :L provided that a competent authority may grant general permission to any Government employee or class of Government employees to travel by air as a matter of routine in connection with a specified journey or journeys.

 

2.32.                                                        A Government employee who is not authorised to travel by air but who performs a journey by air on tour can draw only the mileage allowance to which be would have been entitled if he had travelled by rail, road or steamer or the mileage allowance as calculated under rule 2.25 (C) whichever is less.

 

2.31.                                A   (i) Government employees who are entitled to travel by air under rule 2.31 (i0 may insure their lives for an amount of Rs. 100000 against air accidents for the duration of the journey and claim from the Government along with travelling allowance the amount of premium paid.

 

(ii)        Where the Government employees are not normally entitled to travel by air by are allowed by the competent authority under rule 2.31(ii) to travel by air.  They may also insure their lives against air accidents for the duration of the journey for an amount of Rs.50000 and claim from the Government the amount of premium paid along with their travelling allowance.

 

Note    The claim for the reimbursement of the air risk insurance premium should be supported by a certificate to the effect that the Insurance premium was actually paid by the officer to the Insurance Company.

 

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