Friday, 18 December 2015

GO.150 New TA &DA Rules-Travelling Allowances,Daily Allowances and Lodging Charges in PRC-2015

Andhra Pradesh Revised TA Rules-Travelling,Daily Allowances and Conveyances,Lodging Charges in PRC-2015.
AP GO 150,Dated:11-12-2015,Allowances ,Civil  Services Travelling  Allowance Rules, Recommendations of the Tenth Pay Revision Commission,PRC 2015,Travelling Allowance on Tour, Revised Travelling Allowances,Grades according to Revised Pay Scales,2015, Enhancement of rates of Daily Allowance,Reimbursement of Lodging Charges within State and outside the State, Enhancement of Conveyance Charges,Mileage Allowance for travel by own Motor Car / Motor Cycle,,Revision of eligibility to travel by train in first class, Revision of eligibility to travel by A.C. buses of APSRTC, Grades & Rates of Daily Allowance,Payment of Conveyance Charges outside the State, Mileage Allowance for using own conveyances:
Government Of Andhra Pradesh
G.O.Ms.No.150,Finance (HR.VI-TFR-A&L-TA) Department,Dated: 11-12-2015.
Subject:
ALLOWANCES  -  Civil  Services  (Travelling  Allowance)  Rules  – Recommendations of the Tenth Pay Revision Commission - Travelling Allowance on Tour - Orders - Issued.
References:
1.G.O.Ms.No.336,Finance & Planning (FW:TA)Department,dated:29-10-2005.
2.G.O.Ms.no.48, Finance (TA) Department, dt. 02-03-2007.
3.G.O.Ms.No.205, Finance (TA) Department, dt. 21-07-2008.
4.G.O.Ms.No.129, Finance (TA) Department, dt. 17-04-2010.
5.G.O.Ms.No.46, Finance (HRM-V-PC) Department, dt. 30-04-2015.
Order:
1. The  Tenth  Pay  Revision Commission has  reviewed the  existing Travelling Allowance Rules as per the orders issued in the G.O. first read above and recommended on the following items:
i) Revision of Pay ranges of Grades according to Revised Pay Scales,2015.
ii) Enhancement of rates of Daily Allowance payable to Government Servants while on tour within the State and outside the State.
iii) Enhancement of the maximum rates of reimbursement of Lodging Charges within State and outside the State in specified places.
iv) Enhancement of rates of Conveyance Charges payable to Government Servants at places outside the State, while on tour.
v) Enhancement of rates of Mileage Allowance for travel by own Motor Car / Motor Cycle.
vi) Revision of eligibility to travel by train in first class.
vii)  Revision of eligibility to travel by A.C. buses of A.P.S.R.T.C.
2.  Government  after  careful  consideration  have  decided  to accept  the recommendations  of the Tenth Pay Revision Commission and hereby issue the following orders.
3.  Grades & Rates of Daily Allowance:
3.1  The  classification  of  officers  into  grades  and  the  rates  of  Daily Allowance  admissible  within  and  outside  the  State  shall  be  as indicated below:
Grade
D.A. for tours within the State
D.A. for tours to any place outside the State

Existing
Revised
Existing
Revised
Grade-I Rs.49870-100770 & above   Rs.300/-   Rs.450/-   Rs.400/-   Rs.600/-
Grade-II Rs.28,940-78,910 and up to and inclusive of Rs.46060-98440   Rs.200/-   Rs.300/-   Rs.300/-   Rs.450/-
Grade-III Rest of the employees   Rs.150/-   Rs.225/-   Rs.200/-   Rs.300/-

3.2  The  Pay  Scales  assigned  for  Automatic  Advancement  Scheme  in respect of Government servants/Non-teaching Staff and the Career Advancement  Scheme in respect of Teaching Staff shall not be taken into account for determination of Grades indicated in this para. Only the Pay Scales attached to the posts shall be taken into account for determination of the Grade of such employees who perform the tours.
3.3  All Government Employees are eligible to draw full daily allowance for the entire duration of their official tour.
4. Enhancement  of  the  maximum  amount  of  reimbursement  of Lodging charges at various places within the State and outside the State.
        Grades
At Municipal Corporations either within the state or outside the state except those cities mentioned in columns (3) & (4) (Rs.)
    At Hyderabad/ Secunderabad (Rs.)
  At Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkota, Benguluru (Rs.)
Existing
Revised
Existing
Revised
Existing
Revised
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7)
I 500 750 750 1000 875 1300
II 300 450 450 700 525 785
III 200 300 300 450 350 525
4.2. The  reimbursement  of  Lodging  Charges  is  subject  to  the  following conditions:
(i)  On certification  by the concerned  touring officer that Government accommodation was not available.
(ii) Production of the original receipt from the Lodging House. 
5.  Travel by Train:
5.1. Government servants drawing pay  in  the  revised pay  scale of Rs.28940-78910  (corresponding  to the existing scale of Rs.14860-39540) and above shall be eligible to travel by first class.  All other employees shall be eligible to travel by second class.
5.2.   The  Pay  Scales  assigned  for  Automatic  Advancement  Scheme  in respect of Government servants/Non-teaching Staff and the Career Advancement  Scheme in respect of Teaching Staff shall not be taken into account for determination of the eligibility to travel by train. Only the Pay Scales attached to the posts shall be taken into account for determination of the eligibility to travel by train.
5.3.1.  As the railways have dispensed with first class in several trains, it is hereby ordered, that wherever first class is available in the train, the employees, who are eligible to travel by first class, may travel either in 1st class or in  2nd A.C. or in 3rd A.C. or in A.C. Chair car.  If there is no first class in the train the employee may travel either in 2nd A.C. or in 3rd A.C. or in A.C. Chair car.
5.3.2.  The employees who are eligible to travel by second class may also travel by sleeper class.
5.3.3.  Government also hereby permit to reimburse the ‘Tatkal’ charges in cases of journeys between the originating station and terminating station, that  too  in  cases  where  there  is  no  sufficient  time  for  the  employee  to purchase the tickets in advance subject to furnishing of a certificate, to that effect, by the Controlling Officer.
5.3.4.  Government  also  hereby  permit  to  reimburse  the  service  charges actually spent by the employee for ‘online’ booking of tickets, on production of proof to that effect.
5.3.5.  All  the employees  are  permitted  to  travel  by  all  types  of express trains  i.e.,  Super-Fast,  Sampark  kranti,  Rajdhani,  Satabdi,  Garib  Rath,‘Duranto’ etc.
5.3.6.  These eligibilities  are applicable  in the case of journeys performed either on official tour or on transfer or in the cases of journeys connected with Leave Travel Concession (LTC).
6. Travel by Buses of A.P.S.R.T.C.:
6.1. The employees belonging to Grade-I and Grade-II of Annexure-I of T.A. Rules, are hereby, permitted to travel by Air-conditioned buses of A.P.S.R.T.C., irrespective of whether the places are connected by rail or not.
6.2. Similarly, the employees belonging to Grade-III are hereby permitted to travel by A.P.S.R.T.C. buses of any type, except by A.C. buses, between the places connected by train also and claim the bus charges actually paid, without restricting the claim to the train fare by the eligible class.
6.3. The  Pay  Scales  assigned  for  Automatic  Advancement  Scheme  in respect of Government servants/Non-teaching Staff and the Career Advancement  Scheme in respect of Teaching Staff shall not be taken into account for determination of eligibility to travel by A.C. buses of A.P.S.R.T.C. Only the Pay Scales attached to the posts shall be taken into account for determining the eligibility.
6.4. The journeys performed by private buses or hired taxies will not be entertained.
6.5. These  eligibilities  are  applicable  in the case  of journeys  performed either on official tour or on transfer or in the case of journeys connected with Leave Travel Concession.
7. Payment of Conveyance Charges outside the State:
7.1  Taxi / Auto charges incurred by the Government employees while on tour to any place outside the State, from the arrival point to the place of stay and ‘vice-versa’  are reimbursable  to them subject to production  of actual vouchers or a certificate of payment (vide Rule-40 (6) of T.A. Rules).
7.2  Government servants shall also be eligible to claim actual taxi or Auto fare subject to a maximum of Rs.600/- per day for visiting the offices of the Government  of  India  and  Ministries  or  any  other  office,  situated  at  the places  outside  the  State,  while  on  tour.  A  certificate  to the  effect  that Government vehicle was not provided to them and they have engaged Taxi/Auto, shall be appended to the bill claiming the amount.
8. Mileage Allowance for using own conveyances:
8.1.1. Annexure-IV  of  Civil  Services  (TA)  Rules,  specifies  the  category  of employees entitled to maintain and use their own Motor Car, Motor Cycle / Scooter.  Consequent  on  the  revision  of  scales  from  time  to  time,  the following table indicates the categories of employees, who are eligible to use and maintain their own Motor Car, Motor Cycle / Scooter, while on tour.
  Category   Scales of pay of the employee Nature of Conveyance permitted
    (1) Officers who are drawing pay in the revised scale of Pay of Rs.37,100-91,450 (Corresponding to Rs.19,050-45850) and above   One Motor Car
    (2) Officers who are drawing pay in the  revised scale of Pay of Rs.25,140-73,270 and above but below the Revised  scale of Pay of Rs.37,100-91,450   One Motor Cycle/ Scooter
8.1.2. The  Pay  Scales  assigned  for  Automatic  Advancement  Scheme  in respect of Government servants/Non-teaching Staff and the Career Advancement  Scheme in respect of Teaching Staff shall not be taken into account for determination of categories indicated in this para.  Only the Pay Scales attached to the posts shall be taken into account for determination of the category.
8.2. The rates of Mileage Allowance  payable to Grade-I Officers who are entitled to maintain and use their own Motor Car are revised in Government order second read above. In view of that, the rates of Mileage Allowance payable to the employees who are entitled to maintain and use their own conveyance are revised as follows:.
1 Employees  who  are  entitled  to  use and maintain their own Motor Car a) Rs.13/- per K.M., for Petrol driven vehicle; b) Rs.9/- per K.M. for Diesel driven vehicle
2 Employees  who  are  entitled  touse and maintain their own Motor Cycle / Scooter Rs.5/- per K.M.
Note: Daily  Allowance  shall  not  be  paid  to  the  Government  servants claiming the Mileage Allowance for their tours.
9.  The  existing  Civil  Services  (Travelling  Allowance)  Rules,  1996  and orders issued from time to time shall continue to apply except as provided for in this order.
10. Application of these orders to Officers of All India Services, employees drawing pay in the Revised Pay Scales 2010 and employees drawing pay in the U.G.C. scales, 2006.
10.1  In so far as officers belonging to All India Services who are in Central Scales of pay, the classification of Grades shall be as follows:
(a)  Officers of AIS in Junior Time scale shall be under Grade-II  under these orders.
(b)  Other officers belonging to AIS shall come under Grade-I under these orders.
10.2  For the employees continuing in the Revised Scales of Pay, 2010, the classification of Grades shall be the same as was in force prior to the introduction of Revised Scales of Pay, 2015, i.e. in the G.O. first read above.
10.3  For the employees drawing pay in the U.G.C. Pay Scales of  1996/2006, the classification shall be as follows :
(a)  Government Servants drawing  Pay  in  the  Pay  Scales  of Rs.10000-15200 and Rs.15600-39100 + AGP 7000 and above in the U.G.C. Pay Scales of 1996/2006  respectively  shall be under Grade-I under these orders.
(b)  Other  Government  Servants  drawing  pay in the  U.G.C.  Pay Scales, 2006 shall come under Grade-II under these orders. 
11.  These orders shall come into force  with immediate effect.
12.    Necessary  amendments  to  the  Civil  Services  (Travelling  Allowance) Rules, 1996 shall be issued in due course.

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