TA Rules in AP & TS Entitlement To Travel By Air: Travelling Allowance is an allowance given to Government employees to defray the expenditure incurred while on tour to perform official duties. Since the intention of the Government in permitting an employee to go on tour is to get official work done it is to be ensured that the employee is paid adequately to defray reasonable expenditure while away from his headquarters.
The endeavour of the Government should be to see that the employee does not have to pay from his pocket while on such tours. With these views in mind, the Commission makes the following recommendation with regard to the revised rates of T.A. and related matters:
I) GRADES OF EMPLOYEES:
IN PRC-2010: All the employees are grouped into three grades depending on the scale of pay in which they are drawing.
The existing gradation is as follows:
- Grade-I : Employees drawing pay in the scale of pay of Rs.25600-50560 and above.
- Grade-II : Employees drawing pay in the scale of pay of Rs.13660-38570 and upto and inclusive of Rs.23650-49360.
- Grade-III – Rest of the employees.
IN PRC-2015: The above classification is recommended to be changed : The Telangana State Government accepted to change classification of Officers into grades and ordered by G.O.Ms.No.90, Dated: 12-06-2015 as follows:
- Grade I: Employees drawing pay in the revised scale of pay of Rs.49,870 – 1,00,770 (corresponding to Rs.25600 – 50560) and above.
- Grade II: Employees drawing pay in the revised scale of pay of Rs.28,940 – 78,910 (corresponding to Rs.14860 – 39540) and upto and inclusive of Rs.46,060 – 98,440 (Corresponding to Rs.23,650 – 49,360)
- Grade III: Rest of the employees.
II) ENTITLEMENT TO TRAVEL BY AIR:
(i) According to the present rules all officers drawing pay in the scale of pay of Rs.34050-54360 and above and All India Service Officers are eligible to travel by air in connection with their official tours.
ii) All Heads of Departments if their scale of pay is less than the above scale and Deputy Secretaries to Govt. are also permitted to travel by air after obtaining prior permission of the Secretary to Govt. concerned.
iii) Heads of Departments may permit officers not below the rank of Deputy Directors to travel by air outside the State if the exigencies of work warrant such a relaxation.
iv) The All India Service Officers who are in PB4 with Grade pay of Rs.12,000/‐ and those in HAG+ and the State Government Officers drawing pay in the existing scale of pay of Rs.44740‐55660 (RPS 2010) are allowed to travel by Business/Club class while the other Officers are allowed to travel by Economy class in Aero planes. Accordingly, orders are issued G.O.Ms.No.113, Finance (TA) Department, dated. 10.06.2011.
IN PRC-2015: TA Rules in AP & TS Entitlement To Travel By Air
i) The Commission recommends that all the Officers having pay in the revised scale of Rs.66,3301,08,330, (corresponding to Rs.34050 – 54360) and above may be permitted to travel by air in connection with their official work.
ii) Existing provision for travel by air available to Officers of All India Services and all Heads of Department irrespective of their scale of pay is also recommended to be continued
iii)The Deputy Secretary to Government may be allowed to travel by air on official work with the prior permission of the concerned Secretary to Government.
iv) The Head of the Department may permit Officers not below the rank of Deputy Director to travel by air outside the state if the exigencies of work warrant such a relaxation.
v) Travel by air within the state may permitted by the concerned Secretary to Government/Head of the Department, when the exigencies of work so demands.
vi)The Commission recommends continuance of the facility to travel in the business class to All India Service Officers who are in PB4 with grade pay of Rs.12,000 and those in HAG+ and to the Officers of State Government getting corresponding scale of Rs.87130 – 110850 in the revised pay scale. While other Officers will continue to be allowed to travel by Economy Class.