No. 31011/11/2015-Estt (A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
The undersigned is directed to say that several references are received in this Department from various Ministries/Departments seeking clarification regarding the admissibility of catering charges charged by the Indian Railways in respect of the rail journey(s) performed by Rajdhani/Shatabdi on LTC.
2. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it is clarified that if the Government servant has to compulsorily avail the catering facility and the cost is included in the rail fare for Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains, the fare charged shall be reimbursable in full as per the entitlement/eligibility of the Government servant.
Under Secretary to the Government of India