As lakhs of central government employees across India are eagerly waiting for hike in Dearness Allowance (DA) and Dearness Relief (DR), here is pone more good news for them. The Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has decided to extend the time limit for submission of claims for Travelling Allowance (TA) on retirement from 60 days to 180 days following the date of completion of the travel. The Centre, however, announced that the time limit for submission of TA claim on tour, transfer and training will remain 60 days. The announcement was made by the Department of Expenditure at the Ministry of Finance.
It is to be noted that TA, DA and other allowances are given to Central government employees as per the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission.
Earlier, the Department of Expenditure had said in a letter on March 13, 2018 had changed the time limit for submission of claims for TA on Tour/Transfer/Training/ Journey on retirement to 60 days from one year.
However, the department decide to bring changes in time limit after it received several requests from different government departments regarding the extension of time-limit for submission of TA claims against journeys performed by retired employees and their families for going to home town/place of settlement after retirement as retired Central government employees often face trouble in claiming reimbursement of TA on retirement within a period of sixty days of completion of their journey.
The new notification issued by the department of expenditure said that it has considered the matter and it has been decided that the time limit for submission of claims for TA on Retirement is modified from 60 days to 180 days (six months), succeeding the date of completion of the journey.
The notification also mentioned that the new orders for claiming TA on retirement will be effective from the date of issue of the order that is June 15, 2021.