After the Center’s announcement to restore Central Government Employees’ Dearness Allowance (DA), the media has been overflowing with rumors that their Travel Allowance (TA) would increase starting in July. The concept of travel entitlements for various levels of government employees is dealt with by the term “travel allowance.” The travel allowance includes fares for travel by road, air, rail, and sea.
The 7th CPC has proposed that the reimbursement of hotel accommodations, taxi charges, and food bills be maintained, with the exception that food bills do not require the production of vouchers.
According to the 7th CPC pay matrix calculation, TA hikes will not be applicable in the pay matrix from July 2021 since the current DA for central government employees is only 17%.
However, central government employees (CGS) should be aware that their TA would not increase in tandem with the DA increase because their present DA is not 25% or higher. According to the 7th CPC pay matrix calculation law, TA hikes will not be applicable in the 7th pay commission pay matrix from July 2021 because central government employees’ current DA is only 17 percent, according to Mint.
The 7th CPC pay calculation rule for central government employees’ TA is highlighted. “It’s true that central government employees’ TA rises in tandem with the DA hike,” Shiv Gopal Mishra, Secretary – Staff Side at National Council JCM, said. However, this is only possible if the DA is 25% or higher.
Employees in the central government currently have a DA of 17%, which means their TA will not increase as some media outlets are saying.” Mishra went on to say that after the DA is restored in July 2021, the DA will be over 25%, so when the DA hike announcement for July to December 2021 is made, only a TA hike can be anticipated.
For individuals in pay level 14 and above, reimbursement of up to Rs. 7,500 per day in a hotel/guest house, reimbursement of AC taxi expenses as per actual expenditure commensurate with official engagements for travel within the region, and reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs 1,200 per day.
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