Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated 16th June, 2022
Subject: Travelling Allowance on transfer to/from North-Eastern Region, Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh – in respect of the Central Government employees.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Para 3 (iii) of this Department’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 regarding Travelling Allowance on implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC, wherein it had been mentioned that production of receipt/vouchers is mandatory in r/o transfer to North-East Region, Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Lakshadweep and Ladakh.
2. Several references have been received in this Department seeking clarification that in case the officer is transferred from North East Region to other part of India or vice-versa and the family of the Government employee does not accompany him whether production of receipt/vouchers is mandatory to claim 1/3rd amount of entitlement of transportation of personal effects.
3. The matter has been considered in this Department. It has been decided that on transfer to North East Region, Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar, Lakshadweep Islands and Ladakh or vice-versa, the condition regarding production of receipt/voucher will be as under:
(a) If the family of the Government employee does not accompany him on transfer to /from these areas, the employee is entitled to carry personal effects upto 1/3rd of his entitlement and production of receipt/voucher is not mandatory to claim 1/3rd of his entitlement for transportation of personal effects.
(b) If the family of the Government employee accompanies him on transfer to/from these areas, the employee is entitled to the admissible cost of transportation of personal effects and production of receipt/voucher is mandatory to claim admissible amount as per his entitlement for transportation of personal effects.
4. This order shall be effective from date of issuance of this OM. Past cases already settled shall not be re-opened.
5. This is issued with the approval of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure).