Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt.-110010
All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA (Fys)/PIFAs/IFAs
Subject: Grant of relaxation for air ticket purchased from unauthorized travel agent/website in respect of DAD employee.
Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Deptt of Expenditure vide O.M No. 19024/03/2021-E.IV dated 31.12.2021 has modified procedure of booking of air ticket. As per latest instructions the air tickets are required to be purchased from the authorized travel agents viz M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company, M/s Ashok Travels and IRCTC. The order further states that in case of unavoidable circumstances, where the booking of ticket is done from unauthorized travel agent/website, the FA of the Ministry/Department and HoD (not below the rank of JS in subordinate/attached offices are authorized to grant relaxation.
2. Accordingly, it has been decided by the competent authority that PCsDA/ CsDA/ IFAs (SAG level) are empowered to grant relaxation for air ticket purchased from unauthorized agent/website in respect of DAD employees serving under their administrative jurisdiction/office in terms of MoF. DoE O.M dated 31.12.2021.
Sr. Dy.CGDA (Estt.)