Grant of TA / DA and Air Travel permission to Retired Railway
Officers in connection with attending court related cases: Railways
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated 23.07.2019
The General Manager,
All Indian Railways / PUs,
(As per standard mailing list).
of TA / DA and Air Travel permission to Retired Railway Officers to
attend Courts for deposition as prosecution witnesses as sanction for
prosecution authenticating authority.
regarding grant of TA / DA and Air Travel permission to retired railway
officers to attend Courts for deposition as prosecution witnesses as
sanction for prosecution authenticating authority has been considered by
Board (MS & FC) and it has been decided that:
TA / DA to such Retired Railway Officers may be considered in the same
lines as applicable to Retired Inquiry Officers (Ws) as per para
815.1(5) of Indian Railways Vigilance Manual, i.e. in cases where the
travel becomes inescapable, and so approved by the Competent Authority,
the rate of TA / DA will be the same as applicable to the serving
Railway Officers of equivalent rank.
(ii) Grant of Air
Travel permission to Retired Railway Officers may be dealt with on case
to case basis as is being done presently considering distance, place of
journey, modes of travel available, time is taken and number of days
involved. Competent Authority may consider eligibility same as
applicable to the serving Railway Officers of equivalent rank.
deciding Air Travel, the aspect that whether journey can be performed
by overnight train would need to be seen as being done for serving
officers and as is also applicable on civil side. On Air Travel issue,
CRB had decided that need of the journey by Air and urgency that
necessitate it should be seen. For example; while Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi
would qualify for Air Travel, Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi can easily be covered
by train comfortably.
This will also be subject to the
other Terms & Conditions / instructions issued from time to time by
Ministry of Finance / Board’s Office on ‘Air travel’.
Dy.Director Finance Estt-I