Double TA for employees with disabilities

Report by: 
KURMA RAO
Port Blair
24 Jul 2018

The Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance, New Delhi has clarified that persons with disabilities employed in the Central Government are eligible for transport allowance at double the normal rates plus DA. Responding to reference seeking clarification whether transport allowance at double the normal rate is admissible for disabled employees who have been provided government accommodation within one kilometre of office or within the campus housing of the place of work and residence, the Deputy Secretary to the GoI, in an order issued earlier this month, said that the matter has been considered by the government and clarified that persons with disabilities are eligible to draw transport allowance at double the normal rates + DA irrespective of whether they are residing within the campus-housing of the place of work and residence or government or private accommodation within one kilometre of office.