Clarification for Settlement of TA Claims for Attending Departmental Examinations Conducted by the Samiti.

The Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), under the Ministry of Education, Government of India, has issued a circular dated 7th May 2024, providing crucial clarifications on the settlement of Traveling Allowance (TA) claims for government servants attending departmental examinations conducted by the Samiti. This directive is particularly significant for employees seeking reimbursement for travel expenses incurred during these examinations.

Circular Details:

Main Content

  • Issuing Authority: Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Ministry of Education, Government of India
  • Circular Number: F.No. 3-1/2021-NVS(Admn.)/264
  • Date: 7th May 2024
  • Addressed To: The Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Regional Office, Shillong

Reference:

  • The circular refers to a letter dated 4th July 2023, seeking clarification on the settlement of TA claims.

Key Clarifications:

  1. Eligible Claims: As per the decision of the Competent Authority and in accordance with Supplementary Rule (SR) 130, government servants are entitled to claim traveling allowance only for obligatory departmental examinations. This rule is aimed at ensuring that only necessary and mandatory travel expenses are reimbursed.
  2. Settlement of Pending Claims: The circular instructs that any pending TA claims for obligatory departmental examinations should be settled promptly. This measure is intended to clear any backlog of claims and provide timely reimbursements to the employees.
  3. Old Cases: It is explicitly stated that old cases, which do not meet the current eligibility criteria, should not be reopened. This directive aims to streamline the process and avoid unnecessary administrative burden.

Distribution:

The circular has been widely disseminated for information and necessary action to various officials within the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, including Deputy Commissioners of all Regional Offices, Assistant Commissioners in different departments (E-I, E-II, E-III, Finance, and IT), and the Consultant (Audit). Additionally, a request has been made to upload this letter on the Samiti’s website for broader accessibility.

Key Takeaways

  • TA Claims Eligibility: Only obligatory departmental examination travel is reimbursable.
  • Pending Claims: Should be settled as per the new guidelines.
  • Old Cases: Not to be reopened under the new rules.
  • Wide Dissemination: Information shared with relevant officials and uploaded online.

Verbatim Article

For those seeking precise information, here is the exact text from the government circular:


Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti Ministry of Education, Govt. of India (Deptt. of School Education & Literacy) B-15, Institutional Area, Seoter. 62, NOIDA, Gautam Budh Nagar (UP)- 201309

F.No. 3-1/2021-NVS(Admn.)/264

Dated: 7.05.2024

To, The Deputy Commissioner, Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti, Regional Office, Shillong

Sub: Clarification for Settlement of TA Claims for attending Various departmental examinations conducted by the Samiti – reg.

Sir,

I am to refer to your letter dated 04.07.2023 regarding Clarification for the settlement of TA Claims for attending various departmental examinations Conducted by the Samiti and to inform that as per decision of the Competent Authority & as per Supplementary Rule (SR) 130, a Government Servant is Entitled to draw traveling allowance only for the obligatory departmental Examination. Pending claims May be Settled accordingly & old cases are not to be opened.

Yours Faithfully,

(Raghuvendra Kumar) Assistant Commissioner (Admn.)

Copy to –

  1. Deputy Commissioner, All Regional Offices / NLI — for information,
  2. Assistant Commissioner (E-I) — for information.
  3. Assistant Commissioner (E-II) — for information.
  4. Assistant Commissioner (E-III) — for information.
  5. Assistant Commissioner (Fin) — for information.
  6. Consultant (Audit) – for information.
  7. Assistant Commissioner (IT) — with a request to arrange to upload this letter in the website of the Samiti.

Who is eligible for TA claims according to the latest circular?

Government servants are eligible to claim traveling allowance only for obligatory departmental examinations as per Supplementary Rule (SR) 130.

What should be done with pending TA claims?

Pending TA claims for obligatory departmental examinations should be settled promptly as per the new guidelines.

Can old TA claims be reopened under the new circular?

No, old cases that do not meet the eligibility criteria should not be reopened.

Where can one find the official circular online?

The circular has been uploaded on the Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti’s website for broader accessibility.

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