MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
All Indian Railways/Production Units,
(As per Mailing List)
Sub: Admissibility of Daily Allowance to Staff Car Drivers.
- “2. As
per the provisions contained in Supplementary Rule 186 and Government
of India’s order (l) there under, read with Note 8 under Rule 26 of
Staff Car Rules, Staff Car Drivers who perform a ‘local journey’ or
journey on touring on the official vehicle in his charge, may draw
travelling allowance under the ordinary rules as admissible to other
Railway employees even if the journeys does not involve the absence of
at least one night from his Headquarters. When they perform local
journeys for distance exceeding 8 Kms. beyond prescribed hours of duty
and such journeys involve absence of a night from head quarters, they
are entitled to draw D.A. under ordinary rules admissible to other
employees, for the period beyond duty hours, in addition to OTA. In case
the journey does not/involve their absence of one night from their
headquarters, they are entitled to draw D.A. for the period beyond duty
hours subject to the condition that DA shall be payable for the period
with reference to which D.A. has been drawn. In such cases, they have
the option to draw either OTA or DA on any day on which such journeys
have been undertaken.”
3. These orders will take effect from the date of issue. Past cases, will, however, continue to be dealt with under provisions of letter No. F(E)l/2006/AL-28/15 dt. 12.03.08.
4. Hindi version is enclosed.
5 . Receipt of the letter may be acknowledged.