7th Pay Commission latest news: There is a good news for central government employees and it will definitely bring cheers on their faces as the Department of Expenditure (DoE) under the Finance Ministry has decided to relax rules related to reimbursement claims against travel
7th Pay Commission Latest News Today on Allowance – Local travel reimbursement rules relaxed: There is a good news for central government employees and it will definitely bring cheers on their faces as the Department of Expenditure (DoE) under the Finance Ministry has decided to relax rules related to reimbursement claims against travel.
Giving a gift to central government employees, the DoE stated that these employees will not have to furnish self-certification with details like period of travel, vehicle number etc to claim the travel allowance, india.com reported. This gift will suit employees working in the 7th Pay Commission Pay Level 9 to 11 pay matrix. Now, they will not have to furnish receipts/vouchers to claim reimbursement of local travelling charges under Daily Allowance on tour.
Earlier, the Department of Expenditure under its ‘Travelling Allowance Rules — Implementation of 7th CPC’ had prescribed reimbursement for travelling charges for travel within the city. This old order had allowed government employees in Level 8 and below to claim reimbursement of travelling charges without producing any vouchers against self-certification. Only employees in Level 9 and above had to produce vouchers.
However, now the government employees in Level 9 and above don’t need to produce any such receipt/voucher to claim reimbursement of local travelling.
The development comes after the department received several references regarding difficulties being faced by the employees in 7th Pay Commission Level 9 to 11 for production of receipts/vouchers while claiming reimbursement of travelling charges for travel within the city.
“The matter has been considered in this Department and it has been decided that for reimbursement of Travelling Charges admissible under Daily Allowance on tour as mentioned in Para 2E(i) of OM dated 13.07.2017, condition of production of receipts/vouchers for officials in Pay Level 9 to 11, is done away with subject to furnishing of self-certification in which officials have to indicate the period of travel, vehicle Number etc,” the DoE said.