7th Pay Commission Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance – How it is better than previous allowances for travel by Central Government Employees on official tour ?
Travelling Allowance and Daily Allowance are paid for Central Government Employees to meet out their expenses for Travel, Stay and Food when they perform their official duty outside their place of posting
Until now 6th CPC Travelling Allowances entitlement allowed only employees in the Grade pay of Rs. 5400 and above (Equivalent to Pay level 9 and above) to travel by Air. However, on implementation of 7th Pay Commission Travel allowance with effect from 1st July 2017, Central Government Employees who are in the pay level of 6 and above (equivalent to grade pay of Rs. 4200 and above) are entitled to travel by Air.
However, reimbursement for travel by air from Level 6 is allowed only for official tour and training. While availing Leave Travel Concession, Central Government Employees will be entitled to travel by air only when they are drawing pay from Level 9.