7th Pay Commission LATEST News: TA alert! Government changes time limit for submission of travelling allowance on retirement. All details here
The Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure released an Office Memorandum this week to inform that the time limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowance (TA) on retirement has been extended.
7th Pay Commission Latest News: The government has extended the time limit for submission of Travelling Allowance (TA) claims from 60 days to 180 days. This decision was taken before the hike of the Dearness Allowance (DA) and the Dearness Relief (DR) for central government employees and pensioners.
The Ministry of Finance Department of Expenditure released an Office Memorandum this week to inform that the time limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowance (TA) on retirement has been extended. These orders will be effective from the date of issue of the order, which is June 15, 2021.
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In the Office Memorandum, the undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's 0M dated March 13,2018, wherein the time limit for submission of claims for TA on Tour/ Transfer/ Training/ Journey on retirement was changed from 1 year to 60 days, succeeding the date of completion of the journey.
It also mentioned that several references have been received in the Department regarding extension of time-limit for submission of TA claims in journeys performed by retired employees and their families for going to home town/place of settlement after retirement as difficulties are being faced by the retired government officials while claiming reimbursement of TA on retirement within a period of 60 days of completion of their journey.
Also, the matter has been considered in the Department and in partial modification of this Department's Office Memorandum of even number dated March 13, 2018, it has been decided that the time limit for submission of claims for TA on Retirement is modified from 60 days to 180 days (six months), succeeding the date of completion of the journey.
The time limit for submission of TA claim on tour, transfer and training will remain 60 days. However, the claims not settled due to time limit of 60 days in terms of the Office Memorandum dated March 13, 2018 on the subject, maybe re-considered by the concerned Ministry/ Department.
ln their application to the persons belonging to the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders are issued under Article 148 (5) of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of lndia.
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