Travelling allowance alert for Central government employees! Big money relief extended
Those central government employees facing problems with their travelling allowance regarding submission of certain bills, have just received a big relief!
Those central government employees facing problems with their travelling allowance regarding submission of certain bills, have just received a big relief! According to the Department of Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India, an Office Memorandum has been issued on the subject - Travelling Allowance Rules - Submission of Boarding Pass along with TA Bill. As per the Office Memorandum issued, "Several references are being received in this Department to do away with the condition of submission of Boarding Pass with the TA claims."
The Office Memorandum further says, "The matter has been considered in this Department and it has been decided that in case, a Government servant is unable to submit the Boarding Pass along with TA Bill, he can submit a self-declaration certificate in lieu of Boarding Pass along with TA Bill."
Moreover, the Office Memorandum further adds, "The proforma for self certification is enclosed as Annexure. The proforma needs to be countersigned by the Controlling Office in case of officials below the Under Secretary level (i.e. from Pay 10 level and below)."
These instructions will be applicable in respect of journey on tour performed by employees of Central Government.
As per the Department of Expenditure, Ministries/Department are advised that these instructions may be brought to the notice of all concerned for compliance.
The Office Memorandum was issued on 23rd June, 2020 by the Department of Expenditure under the Ministry of Finance of the Government of India.
The Department of Expenditure is the nodal Department for overseeing the public financial management system in the Central Government and matters connected with State finances.
As per the Ministry of Finance website, https://www.finmin.nic.in/, the principal activities of the Department include pre-sanction appraisal of major schemes/projects (both Plan and non-Plan expenditure), handling the bulk of the Central budgetary resources transferred to States, implementation of the recommendations of the Finance and Central Pay Commissions, overseeing the expenditure management in the Central Ministries/Departments through the interface with the Financial Advisors and the administration of the Financial Rules / Regulations / Orders through monitoring of Audit comments/observations, preparation of Central Government Accounts, managing the financial aspects of personnel management in the Central Government, assisting Central Ministries/Departments in controlling the costs and prices of public services, assisting organizational re-engineering through review of staffing patterns and O/M studies and reviewing systems and procedures to optimize outputs and outcomes of public expenditure.
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