Good News for Re-employed Exservicemen  regarding New Rules of Travelling Allowance

Earlier Govt of India has issued modalities of payment of TA to reemployed pensioners vide Dept of Expenditur, Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 19030/6/2010-E.IV dated 10.02.2012.  Now the provisions have been relaxed on the matter vide Ministry of Finance, Dept of Expenditure OM Number No. 19030/4/2020-E.IV dated 24 January 2022. Now, vide the OM dt 24.01.22, the matter has been re-considered by Finance Ministry and it has been decided to regulate admissibility of Travelling Allowance (i.e. TA for self and family members, Composite Transfer Grant, transportation of personal effects and transportation of conveyance) in r/o persons re-employed in Central Government in the following manner:

(i) Where the pensioner is re-employed and TA on retirement has already been claimed by re-employed pensioner from the office/organization from where he has retired/ superannuated:

(a) TA shall be allowed to him for such appointment if such appointment is made at station other than place of settlement or such appointment necessitates change of residence at place of settlement.

(b) TA shall also be allowed to him after completion of his term of re-employment.

(c) In both cases, the TA would be reimbursed by the office/organization where the pensioner is re-employed.

(ii) In case the re-employed pensioner has not claimed TA on retirement within one year of his retirement and he is re-employed under the Central Government before the expiry of one year from the date of retirement:

(a) TA shall be allowed to him for such appointment in case such appointment is made at station other than last station of duty or such appointment necessitates change of residence at last station of duty.

(b) TA shall also be allowed to him after completion of his term of re-employment.

(c) The expenditure for TA on joining such appointment shall be borne by the organization from where the pensioner is retired/superannuated with reference to the post held at the time of retirement. On completion of term of re-employment, the TA would be reimbursed by the office/organization where the pensioner is re-employed.

(iii) In case of appointment of a re-employed person from other than Central Government, TA shall be allowed to him as per the provision at Para 1 (i) above.

As directed by MoF, DoE admissibility of TA in above cases would be subject to the following :-

(i) The entitlement for TA would be w.r.t. the post last held and the last pay drawn under the Central Government at the time of retirement. In case of appointment of a re-employed person from other than Central Government, the entitlement of TA would be in accordance with the equivalence given to the post in Central Government.

(ii) The provisions of SR-116 of the TA rules as admissible to Government officials on transfer in public interest, as modified from time to time, would be applicable.

The revised provision shall be effective from date of issuance of the O.M. dt 24.01.22 and Past cases already settled Would not be re-opened.

Read the Original OM here : Dept of Expdr OM

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