No. 19030/3/2008-E.IV
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi, 22nd January, 2009.


Subject: Travelling Allowance Rules - Implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.

Consequent upon the issue of this Department's OM of even number dated 23.9.2008 and 19.11.2008 on the subject cited above, references have been received regarding para 3 of OM dated 23.9.2008 on daily allowance on tour.

2. Keeping in view the references received, it is advised that "Rates of Daily Allowance on Tour" may be regulated either in accordance with the provisions of this Department's OM dated 23.9.2008 or as per the old rates prevalent prior to the issue of the said OM, whichever is claimed by the employee. The option to claim will be available as a complete package for a particular tour and not by taking part of either orders. In other words, officers may choose to be governed either by orders dated 23.09.2008 or dated 17th April, 1998, in regard to daily allowance on tour.

3. In case the rate of Daily Allowance on tour is regulated as per old rates prevalent prior to issue of the said OM, dated 23.9.2008, (a) the revised pay range, i.e. pay in the pay band for the purpose of regulation of Daily Allowance only would be as under:

Pay range (as per OM)

Revised pay in the pay band

Rs. 16,400 and above

Rs. 30,500 and above

Rs. 8,000 and above but less than Rs. 16,400

Rs. 15,000 and above but less than Rs. 30,500

Rs. 6500 and above but less than Rs. 8,000

Rs. 12,500 and above but less than Rs. 15,000

Rs. 4,100 and above but less than Rs. 6,500

Rs. 8,000 and above but less than Rs. 12,500

Below Rs 4,100

Below Rs. 8,000

In respect of officers in HAG+ and the apex scale, the basic pay as defined ¡n CCS (RP) Rules will be considered for determination of entitlement of Daily Allowance.

b) The classification of cities/towns, as per orders prevalent with the old rates as precluded vide O.M. dated 17.04.1998 will continue to apply.

4. TA claims already settled as on the date of issue of these orders may not be re-opened.

(Karan Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India