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Government of India   Ministry of Railways   Railway Board.   Master Circular No. 57   DEPUTATION   CONTENTS     No. Subject 1 Application 2 Scope of Term ‘deputation/foreign service’- Restrictions on treating an appointment as on deputation/foreign service 3 Exercise of option 4 Pay fixation 5 Deputation (duty) Allowance 6 Admissibility of other pay allowances and benefits white on deputation / Foreign Service 7 Tenure of deputation/foreign service 8 Premature reversion of deputationist to parent cadre List of Railway Board Letters on which the MC is Based Recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission – Decision relating to grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance F (E) II/98/DE/l/l 25.03.1998 Deputation (Duty) Allowance-Recommendation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission F (E) II/98/DE/l/l 02.02.1999 Copy of Ministry of External Affairs order O/FD/695/3/2000 0l.12.2000 Rates of Daily Allowance for journeys on duty in various countries – Reduction in Rate of DA F(E)II/l1/2000/AL1 /1 24.10.2000 Rates ofDaily Allowance for journeys on duty in various countries F(E)II/l1/2000/AL1/1 12.06.2001 List of Countries with the Rate of Daily Allowance w.e.f 24.09.2000 Link to Other Railway Boards Letters on the Subject – –         Deputation –         Deputation Pay –         Daily Allowance (Foreign)         Deputation       Application: These orders will apply to all Central Govt. employees including Railway employees who are regularly appointed on deputation/foreign service in accordance with Recruitment Rules of the ex-cadre posts under the same or some other Departments of Central Governments or under the State Governments/Union Territories Administration/Local Bodies or Under Central/State PSUs/Autonomous Bodies etc.(Where such foreign service has been permitted in relaxation of appointment  on immediate absorption conditions). These orders will also cover the cases of regular appointment as per Recruitment Rules in the Central Government on deputation/foreign service of employees of State Governments/Central State PSUs/Autonomous bodies, Local Bodies etc. However, the following cases shall not be covered under the orders for which separate orders exist: –   (a)Members of the All India Services and those deputed to posts whose terms are regulated under specific statutory rules or orders;   (b)Officers appointed on deputation to posts in the Central Secretariat such as Under Secretary, Deputy Secretary, Director, Joint Secretary, Additional Secretary, Secretary etc. for whom separate orders as issued form time to time will continue to apply;   (c) Deputation to posts outside India;   (d) Appointments of a specific category or employees to a specified class of posts where special orders are already in existence such as appointments made in the Personal staff of Ministers etc., to the extent the provisions contained therein are at a variance with those contained in these orders;   (e)Appointment of the nature of deemed deputation or transfers to ex-cadre posts made in exigencies of services with the specific conditions that no deputation (duty) allowance to be admissible e.g. (i) interim arrangements in the event of conversion of a Government office/organisation or a portion thereof into a PSU/autonomous body or vice versa; and (ii) appointments to the same post in another cadre.   2. Scope of Term ‘deputation/foreign service’- Restrictions on treating an appointment as on deputation/foreign service.   2. lThe terms deputation /foreign service will cover only those appointments that are made by transfer on a temporary basis provided the transfer is outside the normal field of deployment and is in the public interest.   The question whether the transfer is outside the normal field of deployment or not will be decided by the authority, which controls the service or post from which the employee is transferred.   2.2Appointment of serving employees made either by promotion or by direct recruitment with open market candidates whether on permanent or temporary basis shall not be regarded as deputation/foreign service.   2.3Permanent appointments made by transfer will also not be treated as deputation/foreign service.   2.4Temporary appointment made on the basis of personal requests of employees will also not be treated as deputation/foreign service.   2.5In case of appointments on deputation/foreign service from Central Government to Central Government and in those cases where the scale of pay and dearness allowance in the parent cadre post and ex-cadre post are similar, a person in a higher scale of pay shall not be appointed on deputation to a post in a lower scale of pay.   2.6In case of appointment on deputation/foreign service from Central Government to Public Sector Undertaking and in those cases where the pay scale and DA in the parent cadre post and ex-cadre post are dissimilar, no appointment/foreign service shall be made if by raising the grade pay by one increment plus dearness allowance including interim relief, if any, admissible to a person in parent cadre post exceeds the emoluments comprising pay plus dearness allowance(s) including interim relief, if any at the maximum of the ex-cadre post.   3. Exercise of option:   3.1 An employee appointed on deputation/foreign service may elect to draw either the pay in the scale of pay of deputation/foreign service post or his basic pay in the parent cadre plus deputation (duty) allowance thereon plus personal pay, if any.   3.2The borrowing authority should obtain the option of the employee within one month from the date of joining the ex-cadre post unless the employee has himself furnished the potion.   3.3 The option once exercised shall be final. However, the employees may revise the option under the following circumstances, which will be effective from the date of occurrence of the same.   (a)When he receives proforma promotion or is appointed to non-functional – selection grade in his parent cadre.   (b)When he is reverted to a lower grade in his parent cadre.     (c)When the scale of pay of the parent post on the basis of which his emoluments are regulated during deputation/foreign service or of the ex-cadre post held by the employee on deputation/foreign service is revised either prospectively or from a retrospective date.   (d)Based on the revised/same option of the employees, in the event of proforma promotion appointment to non-functional Selection Grade revision of scales of pay in the parent cadre, the pay of deputationists will be refixed with reference to the revised entitlement of pay in the parent cadre. However, if the initial option was for the pay scale of the deputation post and no change in option already exercised is envisaged the pay already drawn in deputation post will be protected if the pay refixed is less.   Note:Revision in the rates of DA, HRA or other allowances either in the parent or borrowing organisation shall not be an occasion for revision of the earlier option.   3.4If the pay of an employee in his cadre post undergoes downward revision, the pay in the ex-cadre post is also liable to be re-fixed on the basis of revised pay and in accordance with the revised option or existing option if the employee does not revise his option.   4. Pay fixation:   4.1When an employee on deputation/foreign service elects to draw pay in the scale of pay attached to the ex-cadre post, his pay may be fixed as under:   (i) Deputation from Central Govt. to Central Govt- Pay may be fixed under normal rules.   (ii)In foreign service/Reverse Foreign Service   (a)When the pay scale of the post in the parent cadre and that attached to ex-cadre post are based on same index level and the DA pattern is same, the pay may be fixed under the normal Fundamental Rules.   (b)If the appointment is made to a post whose pay structure and/or DA pattern is dissimilar to that in the parent organisation. Pay may be fixed by adding to his grade pay, one increment in the scale of his regular parent post (and if he was drawing pay at the maximum of the scale, by the increment last drawn) and equating the pay so raised plus dearness allowance (and additional or ad-hoc dearness allowance. Interim relief etc., if any) with emoluments comprising pay plus DA, ADA, Interim relief etc, if any, admissible in the borrowing Organisation and the pay may be fixed at-the stage in the pay scale of admissible m ex-cadre post as above equal the emoluments drawn in the cadre and if there is no such stage, pay may be fixed at the next higher stage. (iii)Pay fixed under (i) and (ii) shall neither be less than the minimum of the scale of the ex-cadre post nor shall it exceed the maximum of that scale.   4.2In cases of appointments from one ex-cadre to another ex-cadre post where the employee opts to draw pay in the scale of the ex-cadre post, the pay in the second or subsequent ex-cadre post, should be fixed under the normal rule as with reference to pay in the cadre post only. In respect of appointments to ex-cadre posts on time scale of pay identical with the time scale of pay of ex-cadre post held on an earlier occasion(s) the benefit of proviso I (iii) to FR 22 will be admissible.   4.3 In cases of appointment to a second or subsequent ex-cadre post(s) in a higher pay scale than that of the previous ex-cadre post, the pay may be fixed with reference to the pay drawn in the cadre post and if the pay so fixed happens to be less than the pay drawn in the previous ex-cadre post, the difference may be allowed as personal pay to be absorbed in future increases in pay. This is subject to the condition that on both the occasions the employees should have opted to draw pays in the scales of pay attached to the ex-cadre post.   Note: l. The term parent post basic pay means the post held on regular basis in the parent Organisation and pay drawn/admissible in such a post respectively.   Note: 2. An officer who may be holding a higher post on ad-hoc basis in the cadre at the time of proceeding on deputation/foreign service would be considered to have vacated the post held on ad-hoc basis and proceeded on deputation/foreign service from his regular post. During his deputation/foreign service, he shall earn notional increments, in his regular post only. On his reversion, if he is re-appointed to the higher post on regular or ad-hoc basis his pay will get fixed w.r.t the pay admissible in the lower post as on date of promotion. In such cases, if his pay gets fixed at a stage lower than that of his junior(s) who continued to serve in the cadre, no stopping up will be admissible as per extant rules as far as Central Govt. employees are concerned. However, if the pay so fixed is less than the pay drawn earlier while holding the post on ad-hoc basis the pay earlier drawn will be protected.  Therefore, those Central Govt. employees who are already holding a higher post on ad-hoc bases on or expecting it shortly in the parent cadre may weigh all the relevant considerations before opting for deputation/foreign service. This note of caution will be applicable to employees of other organisations wishing to apply for posts on deputation in Central Govt. if governed by similar rules in parent organisation.   Note 3: Pay of officer appointed on deputation /foreign service on ad-hoc basis pending selection of a regular incumbent may also be regulated in accordance with provisions of para 4.1 & 5.1 subject to the condition that if the said officer does not fulfil the eligibility conditions laid down in the Recruitment Rules of the ex-cadre post, his pay in the scale of the ex-cadre post, if so opted, shall be subject to the restrictions under FR 35. Where the Recruitment Rules of the post have not been notified such restrictions may be enforced if he is ineligible to hold a post in equivalent/analogous grade in his own cadre. This will also cover appointments on personal staff of dignitaries other than Ministers who have been allowed to make appointments of the personal staff at their discretion.     Note.4:The provisions of this Rule as well as Rule 5 will not apply to appointments on Personal Staff of Minister. Such appointment will be regulated by separate specific order issued by the Govt. in that behalf.   5. Deputation (duty) Allowance:   5. l  The deputation(duty) allowance admissible shall be at the following rates;   (a)5{459fecfca4475f09f90d8e5f2511a3c5c1949f070046c1e8cc6bde8835d5da4a} of the employee’s basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.500/- p.m. when the transfer is within the same station;   (b)10{459fecfca4475f09f90d8e5f2511a3c5c1949f070046c1e8cc6bde8835d5da4a} of the employee’s basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.l000/-p.m. in all other cases;   The deputation (duty) allowance as above shall be further restricted as under: –   (i)Pay Plus Deputation (duty) Allowance does not exceed the maximum of scale of pay of ex-cadre post,   (ii) In the cases where pay scales are dissimilar then pay plus deputation (duty) allowance plus DA/ADA/IR etc. does not exceed the pay at the maximum of ex-cadre post plus DA & IR etc. thereon.   (iii)Pay plus deputation (duty) allowance as above shall at no time exceed Rs. 22.400/- p. m.   Note: lThe term ‘same station’ for this purpose will be determined with reference to the station where the person was on duty before proceeding on deputation/foreign service.   Note: 2When there is no change in the headquarters with reference to the last post held, the transfer should be treated as within the same station and when there is change in headquarters it would be treated as not in the same station. As far as places falling within the same urban agglomeration of the old headquarters are concerned, they would be treated as transfer within the same station.   5.2 Special rates of deputation (duty) allowance may be admissible under separate orders in any particular area on account of the condition of living there being particularly arduous or unattractive. Where special rate is more favourable than that under para 5.1 above, employees deputated to the area will be given the benefit of the special rate.   5.3 Whenever extension of the period of deputation for the fifth year or the second year in excess of the period prescribed in the Recruitment Rules is granted, it would be on the specific understanding that the officer would not be entitled  to draw deputation (duty) allowance. The officers who opted to draw pay in the scale of the ex-cadre post shall however continue to draw pay in that scale during the extended tenure also.     5.4If an employee with the permission of the competent authority proceeds on deputation/foreign service from one ex-cadre post to another ex-cadre post in the same or another organisation without reverting to his parent cadre, and if the second ex-cadre post is at the same station as the first ex-cadre post, then the rate of deputation (duty) allowance would remain unchanged.   5.5 In cases where a person on deputation/foreign service is transferred by the borrowing authority from one station to another without any change in the post held by him, the rate of deputation (duty) allowance will remain the same as was decided at the time of initial posting and will not undergo any change.   6. Admissibility of other pay allowances and benefits white on deputation / Foreign Service.   6.lAny project allowance admissible in a project area in the borrowing organisation may be drawn in addition to deputation (duty) allowance.   6.2 Any special pay granted to an employee in the parent department under FR 9 (25) or a corresponding rule of parent organisation should not be allowed in addition to deputation (duty) allowance. However, the borrowing department may allow in addition to deputation (duty) allowance under special circumstances any special pay attached to the post held by the employee in his/her parent department, by suitably restricting the deputation (duty) allowance. This will require the specific and prior approval of Department of Personnel & Training.   6.3In case special pay is attached to the scale of pay of the ex-cadre post and the employee has opted to draw pay also in that scale, in addition to his pay in that scale he will also be entitled to draw such special pay. However, such special pay will not be admissible if he has opted to draw grade pay plus deputation allowance.   6.4 Personal pay, if any, drawn by an employee in his parent department will continue to be admissible on deputation/foreign service if he opts to draw grade pay plus deputation allowance. No deputation allowance on this personal pay will however, be admissible.   6.5 Increments: – The employee will draw increment in the parent grade or in the grade attached to the deputation post as the case may be, depending on whether he has opted for his own grade pay plus deputation (duty) allowance or the time scale of the deputation post. If he has opted for time scale of the deputation post, notional increment shall also continue to accrue to him in the post held on regular basis in parent cadre/organisation for the purpose of regulation of pay on reversion back to parent post at the end of tenure.   6.6 Admissibility of allowance and benefits while on deputation/foreign service.   (a)Such allowances as are not admissible to regular employees of corresponding status in the borrowing organisation, shall not be admissible to the officer on deputation/foreign service, even if they were admissible in the parent organisation. (b)Following allowances will be regulated with mutual consent of the lending and borrowing organisation:   (i)HRA/CCA   (ii) Joining Time and Joining Time Pay.   (iii) Travelling Allowance and Transfer T. A.   (iv) Children Education Allowance.   (v) LTC   (c)Following Allowances/Facilities will be regulated in accordance with the rules as explained against each.   (i) Dearness Allowance- The employee shall be entitled to dearness allowance at the rates prevailing in the borrowing organisation or in the lending organisation depending on whether he has opted for to draw pay in the time scale of the ex- cadre post or his own grade pay plus deputation (duty) allowance.   (ii) Medical Facilities- This will be regulated in accordance with the rules of borrowing organisation.   (iii) Leave- An officer on deputation/foreign service shall be regulated by the leave Rules of the parent organisation. If however, an employee proceeds from vacation department to non-vacation department, or vice-versa, he shall be governed by leave Rules of the borrowing organisation. At the time of reversion from the deputation post to the parent cadre, the borrowing organisation may allow him/her leave not exceeding two months. The employee should apply for further leave to his cadre controlling authority.   6.7 Leave. Salary and Pension Contribution- As at present, allocation of leave salary and pension contribution between different Ministries/ Departments of Central Government and between Central and State Governments has been dispensed with. In such cases of deputation from Central Government to State Govt. and vice-versa, liability for bearing leave salary vests with the department from which the officer proceeds on Leave or which sanctions leave and no contributions are payable to the lending organisation. Liability for pension/employers contribution to GPF will be borne by the parent department, to which the officer permanently belongs at the time of retirement and no proportionate contribution will be recovered.   (ii)In case of deputation of Central Government employees on foreign services to Central Public Sector Undertakings/State Public Sector Undertakings and Autonomous Bodies etc. leave salary contribution (except for the period of leave availed on foreign service) and pension contribution/GPF (Employer’s snare) contribution are required to be paid either by the employee himself or by the borrowing organisation to the Central Government. (iii) In case of reverse deputation from Central Public Sector Undertakings/State, Public Sector Undertakings, Autonomous Bodies to Central Govt. the question regarding leave salary and pension contribution will be decided by mutual consent.   7. Tenure of deputation/foreign service.   7.1 The period of deputation/foreign service shall be subject to a maximum of three years in all cases except for those posts where a longer period of tenure is prescribed in the Recruitment Rules.   7.2 The Administrative Ministry/borrowing organisation may grant extension beyond this limit upto one year, after obtaining orders of their Secretary (in the Central Govt. and Chief Secretary in the State Government). Equivalent level officer in other cases where such extension is considered necessary in public interest.   7.3 The borrowing Ministries/Departments/Organisations may extend the period of deputation for the fifth year or for the second year in excess of the period prescribed in the Recruitment Rules where necessary, subject to the following conditions-   (i) While according extension for the fifth year, or the second year in excess of the period prescribed in the Recruitment Rules, the directive issued for rigid application of the tenure rules should be taken into consideration and only in rare and exceptional circumstances, such extension should be granted.   (ii) The extension should be strictly in public interest and with the specific prior approval of the concerned Minister of the borrowing Ministry/Department and in respect of other organisation, with the approval of the Minister of Ministry/Department with which they a administratively attached.   (iii)Where such extension is granted it would be on the specific understanding that the officer would not be entitled to draw deputation (duty) allowance.   (iv) The extension would be subject to the prior approval of the lending organisation, the officer on deputation, and wherever necessary, the UPSC/State Public Service Commission Appointments Committee of the Cabinet (ACC).   (v) If the borrowing organisation wishes to retain an officer beyond the prescribed tenure, it shall initiate action as above for seeking concurrence of lending organisation, individual concerned etc. 6 months before the date of expiry of tenure. In no case, it should retain an officer beyond the sanctioned term unless concurrence of lending organisation has been received.   Note:For extension of Foreign Service of Central Govt. Officers to Public Sector Undertakings beyond 3 years, approval of ACC would be necessary in terms of instructions of Department of Public Enterprises on the subject.   7.4In cases where extension is beyond the fifth year or second year in excess of the period prescribed in the Recruitment Rules, the same would be allowed only after obtaining the approval of the Department of Personnel and Training. Whether Central Govt. is the lending Organisation or the borrowing organisation, proposal in this regard should reach this Department with the approval of the Minister of the borrowing Department at least three months before the expiry of the extended tenure with full particulars. A checklist for such particulars is annexed.   7.5 When extension of period of deputation/foreign service for the first and the second year in excess of period prescribed in the Recruitment Rules is considered by the borrowing organisation under powers delegated to them, the period for extension may be so decided upon so as to ensure that officer concerned is allowed to continue on deputation till the completion of academic year in cases where the officer and his school/college going children. No proposal for further extension beyond the second year in excess of period prescribed in the RRs shall be forwarded to this Department on the consideration that the officer has school/college-going children. Extension beyond this period will be considered only if it is strictly in public interest.   7.6 For computing the total period of deputation/foreign service the period of deputation/foreign service in another ex-cadre post (s) held preceding the current appointment without break in the same or some other organisation shall also be taken into account.   7.7 If during the period of deputation/foreign service the basic pay of an employee exceeds the maximum of the scale of pay of the post or the fixed pay of the post, on account of proforma promotion in his cadre under the Next Below Rule or otherwise, the deputation/foreign service of the employee should be restricted to a maximum period of six months from the date on which his pay exceeds such maximum and he should be reverted to his parent department within the said period.   7.8  If during the period of deputation, on account of proforma promotion in the parent cadre under the Next Below Rule, the employee becomes entitled to a scale of pay higher than the scale of pay attached to the ex-cadre post, he may be allowed to complete the normal tenure of deputation subject to 7.7 above but no further extension of the period of deputation should be allowed in such cases.   8. Premature reversion of deputationists to parent cadre   Normally, when employee is appointed on deputation/foreign service, his services are placed at the disposal of the parent Ministry/Department at the end of the tenure. However, as and when a situation arises for premature reversion to the parent cadre of the deputationists his services could be so returned after giving advance intimation of reasonable period to the lending Ministry/Department and the employee concerned. 9. Relaxation of conditions   Any relaxation of these terms and conditions will require the prior concurrence of the Department of Personnel & Training.   (Authority: Railway Board’s letter No. (i) F (E) II/94/DE/1/1 dated 05.12.1994 and (ii) F (E) II/98/DE/1/1 dated 25.03.1998 and (iii) F (E) II/94/DE/1/1 dated 24.12.1998)   Check List (Vide para 7.4)   1. Name of the officer.   2.  Name of the parent office Designation of the post held in parent office & pay scale of that post.   3.  Present basic pay in the parent cadre post.             4. Designation & pay scale of the post held on deputation and the present basic pay in the ex-cadre post to which promoted.   5. Has the officers been given NBR proforma promotion? If so, pay scale of the post.   6. Normal period of deputation prescribed in Recruitment Rules for the ex-cadre post.   7.  Date of appointment on deputation.   8. Is the officer drawing grade pay + deputation (duty) allowance? If so, has the deputation (duty) allowance been stopped during the 5th year/2nd year in excess of the period prescribed in the Recruitment Rules.   9.  Whether the extension for 1st year/2nd year in excess of period prescribed in the RRs of the post has been given with the approval of the Secretary and Minister in charge of the administrative Ministry/Department respectively.   10. Does the proposed extension also require the approval of UPSC/ACC?   11. What is the specific public interest involved in the proposed extension?   12. Whether the concurrence of lending organisation/individual concerned has been obtained for the proposed extension?   13.  Efforts made to select a suitable replacement for the officer.   14. According to Recruitment Rules can the post be filled up by promotion? If so, are there any eligible officers available from the feeder cadre (if there is one) and if so, why are they not being considered for promotion instead of seeking further extension for existing incumbent?   15.  Any other relevant information considered necessary.   Signature & designation of administrative Authority     Subject: Recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission – Decision relating to grant of Deputation (Duty) Allowance.   (No. F (E) II/98/DE/l/l dated 25.03.1998)   At present, the amount of Deputation (Duty) Allowance is regulated in terms of paras 4.1 and 6.1 of Ministry of Personnel, P G & Pensions (Department of Personnel  & Training) O.M. No. 2/29/91-Estt. (Pay II) dated 05.01.1994 circulated under this Ministry’s letter No. F (E) II/94/DE/l/l dated 05.12 1994.   2 Consequent upon, the decision taken by the Govt, on the basis of recommendations made by the ‘Fifth Central Pay Commission, the President in partial modification of the above referred provisions, is pleased to decide the following rates of Deputation (Duty) Allowance: –   (a) 5{459fecfca4475f09f90d8e5f2511a3c5c1949f070046c1e8cc6bde8835d5da4a} of the employee’s basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.500/- per month when the transfer is within the same station; and   (b) 10{459fecfca4475f09f90d8e5f2511a3c5c1949f070046c1e8cc6bde8835d5da4a} of employee’s basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs.1000/- per month in all other cases.   3.  The Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall be further restricted as under: –   (i) Pay plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall not exceed the maximum of the scale of pay of ex-cadre post; and   (ii) Pay plus Deputation (Duty) Allowance shall at no time exceed Rs. 22,400/- per month.   4. The President is also pleased to decide that the restriction under Rule 1329 (FR- 35) R-II mentioned in para 4 of this Ministry’s letter No. PC-IV/86/Imp/Al-28 dated 15.07.1987 will now be as under: –   (a) For employees in receipt of basic pay upto Rs.8000/- per month. 15{459fecfca4475f09f90d8e5f2511a3c5c1949f070046c1e8cc6bde8835d5da4a} of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs. 1000/- per month (b) For employees in receipt of basic pay above Rs 8000/- per month. 12.1/2of the basic pay subject to a maximum of Rs. 1000/- per month.   5. Other provisions as laid down in Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions (Department of Personnel and Training) O.M. dated 05.01.1994 circulated under this Ministry’s letter dated 05.12.94 referred to in para (l) above would remain unchanged.   6. These orders shall take effect from 01.08.1997. The case of deputation prior to this date shall be governed by-the Orders dated 05.12.1994, referred to in para l above.     Subject: Deputation (Duty) Allowance-Recommendation of the Fifth Central Pay Commission. Reference: Board’s letter no. F (E) II/98/DE/l/ldated 25.03.1998.   (No. F (E) II/98/DE/l/l dated 02.02.1999)   It has been stipulated in the aforesaid order dated25.03.1998 that the orders take effect from 1st August, 1997 and the cases of deputation prior to that date shall be governed by the orders of even number 05.12.1994. It is further clarified that persons holding the posts on deputation between 01.01.1996 and 31.07.1997 are eligible to deputation (duty) allowance on the national basic pay in the pre-revised scale of pay at the rate prevalent prior to 01.08.1997 and subject to ceilings laid down in the order dt. 05.12.1994 referred to above.       Subject: Rates of Daily Allowance for journeys on duty in various countries.   Reference: Boards letter No. F (E) D/96/ALI/1 dated 04.02.1997.   (No. F (E) II/l 1/2000/AL1/1 dated 24.10.2000)                    The rates of daily allowance for journeys on duty in various countries as contained in Ministry of External Affairs’ Order No. Q/FD/695/1/90 dated the 11.11.1996 were circulated vide Board* letter referred to above.   With a view to further controlling the growth in non-plan, non-developmental expenditure it has been decided by the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure to enforce certain austerity measures with immediate effect. Accordingly, the permissible per diem allowance for travel abroad shall stand reduced by 25{459fecfca4475f09f90d8e5f2511a3c5c1949f070046c1e8cc6bde8835d5da4a} for all countries, officials/non-officials. These instructions shall also apply to autonomous institutions and PSUs.   The above reduction shall apply from the date of issue of this letter i.e. 24.10.2000.   Subject:  Rates of Daily Allowance for journeys on duty in various countries.   Reference: Boards letter No. F (E) II/2000/AL-l/l dated 24.10.2000.   (No F (E) II/2000/AL1/1 dated. 12.06.2001)   The guidelines on expenditure management reducing the allowance for travel abroad by 25{459fecfca4475f09f90d8e5f2511a3c5c1949f070046c1e8cc6bde8835d5da4a}, in terms of direction given by Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, were issued vide Board’s letter referred to above.             In pursuance of the direction given by Ministry of Finance, the Ministry of External Affairs have fixed rates of daily allowance vide their order No. Q/FD/695/3/2000 dated 01.12.2000. A copy of their revised order on daily allowance dated l. 12.2000 is sent herewith for information and guidance. These revised rates are applicable over the Railways w.e.f. 24.10.2000 as stipulated in Board’s letter dated 24.10.2000. A copy of Ministry of External Affairs orders No. Q/FD/695/1/90 dated 04.07.1997 (erroneously mentioned as 07.07.1997 in Ministry of External Affairs’ order dated 01.12.2000) fixing time slabs for payment of daily allowance to tours of officers within the country of posting or for tours from one Mission to another by of officers posted abroad, is also sent herewith for information and guidance. These orders will apply mutatis mutandis to Railway officers and staff deputed abroad.   End: I   Copy of Ministry of External Affairs-order No.O/FD/695/3/2000 dated 0l .12.2000   ORDER   Sub:    Daily Allowance Rates.   In pursuance of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure’s OfficeMemorandum No. 7(4) E-Coord/2000 dated 24.9.2000 regarding guidelines on expenditure management and in partial modification of this Ministry’s Order No. Q/FD/695/1/90 dated 11th November 1996 and dated 7th July 1997 and subsequent corrigendum and addendum’s issued in this regard, sanction of the President is hereby accorded t0 the payment of daily allowance for journeys on duty in various countries abroad as in the Annexure. All other terms and conditions on daily allowance for journeys on duty abroad shall remain unchanged.   2.  This order takes effect from 24.09.2000, until further orders.   3. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance (Dept. of Expenditure) vide their U.O. No. 1046-E.IV/2000-DC dated 20.11.2000 and integrated Finance Division of this Ministry vide their Dy. No.6207 dated l .12.2000.   Sd/- (A.K.SINHA) Director to the Government of India Annexure I     S. No. Name of the Country Daily Allowance (USS) l. Afghanistan 56.25 2. Albania 56.25 3. Algeria 56.25 4. American Samoa 45.00 5. Angola 56.25 6. Anguilla 56.25 7. Antigua 56.25 g. Argentina 56.25 9. Armenia 56.25 10. Australia 75.00 11. Austria 75.00 12. Azerbaijan 56.25 13. Aruba 56.25 14. Bahamas 56.25 15. Bahrain 56.25 16. Bangladesh 45.00 17. Barbados 56.25 18. Belgium 75.00 19. Belize 45.00 20. Belarus 56.25 21. Benin 45.00 22. Bermuda 56.25 23. Bhutan 45.00 24. Bolivia 56.25 25. Botswana 56,25 26. Bosnia Herzegovina 56.25 27. Brazil 56.25 28. British Virgin Islands 45.00 29. Brunet 75.00 30. Bulgaria 56.25 31. Burkina Faso 45.00 32. Burundi 45.00 33. Cameroon 45.00 34. Canada 75.00 35. Cape Verde Islands 45.00 36. Cayman Islands 45.00 37. Central African Rep. 45.00 38. Chad 45.00 39. Chile 56.25 S. No. Name of the Country Daily Allowance (USS) 40. China 75.00 41. Colombia 56.25 42. Comoros 45.00 43. Congo 45.00 44. Cooks Islands 45.00 45. Costa Rica 56.25 46. Croatia 56.25 47. Cuba 56.25 48. Cyprus 75.00 49. Czech Republic 56.25 50. Denmark 75.00 51. Djibouti 45.00 52. Dominica 56.25 53. Dominican Rep. 56.25 54. Ecuador 56.25 55. Egypt 56.25 56. El Salvador 56.25 57. Eritrea 45.00 58. Equatorial Guinea 45.00 59. Estonia 56.25 60. Ethiopia 45.00 61. Fiji 75.00 62. Finland 75.00 63. France 75.00 64. French Guyana 45.00 65. Gabon 45.00 66. Gambia 45.00 67. Gaza (PNA) 56.25 68. Georgia 56.25 69. Germany 75.00 70. Ghana 45.00 71. Gibraltar 75.00 72. Greece 75.00 73. Grenada 56.25 74. Guadeloupe 56.25 75. Guam 45.00 76. Guatemala 56.25 77. Guinea 45.00 78. Guinea Bissau 45.00 79. Guyana 56.25 80. Haiti 56.25 81. Honduras 56.25 82. Hong Kong 75.00 S. No. Name of the Country Daily Allowance (USS) 83. Holy See(Vatican) 75.00 84. Hungary 56.25 85. Iceland 75.00 86. Indonesia 56.25 87. Iran 56.25 88. Iraq 56.25 89. h-eland 75.00 90. Israel 56.25 91. Italy 75.00 92. Ivory Coast 45.00 93. Jamaica 56.25 94. Japan 75.00 95. Jordan 45.00 96. Kampuchea (Cambodia) 56.25 97. Kazakhstan 56.25 98. Kenya 45.00 99. Kiribati 45.00 100. Korea (North) 45.00 101. Korea (South) 75.00 102. Kuwait 56.25 103. Kyrgyzstan 56.25 104. Laos 45.00 105. Latvia 56.25 106. Lebanon 45.00 107. Lesotho 45.00 108. Liberia 45.00 109. Libya 45.00 110. Lithuania 75.00 111. Luxembourg 75.00 112. Macao 45.00 113. Madagascar 45.00 114. Malawi 45.00 115. Malaysia 56.25 116. Maldives 45.00 117. Mali 45.00 118. Malta 75.00 119. Malonique 56.25 120. Macedonia 56.25 121. Mauritania 45.00 122. Mauritius 45.00 123. Mexico 56.25 124. Micronesia 75.00 S. No. Name of the Country Daily Allowance (USS) 125. Moldova 56.25 126. Monaco 45.00 127. Mongolia 45.00 128. Montserrat 56.25 129. Morocco 45.00 130. Mozambique 45.00 131. Myanmar 45.00 132. Namibia 56.25 133. Nauru 45.00 134. Nepal 45.00 135. Netherlands 75.00 136. Nether Antilles 56.25 137. New Caledonia 45.00 138. New Zealand 75.00 139. Nicaragua 56.25 140. Niger 45.00 141. Nigeria 45.00 142. Niger 45.00 143. Norway 75.00 144. Oman 56.25 145. Pacific Islands (Trust Territory) 56.25 146. Pakistan 45.00 147. Panama 56.25 148. Papua New Guinea 75.00 149. Paraguay 56.25 150. Puerto Rico 56.25 151. Principality of Liechtenstein (Vadu) 75.00 152. Peru 56.25 153. Philippines 56.25 154. Poland 56.25 155. Portugal 75.00 156. Qatar 56.25 157. Reunion 45.00 158. Republic of Palau 56.25 159. Republic of Slovenia 75.00 160. Republic of San Marino 75.00 161. Romania 75.00 162. Rwanda 45.00 163. Samoa 45.00 164. Sao Tome & Principe 45.00 165. Saudi Arabia 56.25 166. Senegal 45.00 S. No. Name of the Country Daily Allowance (USS) 167. Seychelles 56.25 168. Sierra Leone 45.00 169. Singapore 56.25 170. Slovak Republic 56.25 171. Solomon Islands 45.00 172, Somalia 45.00 173. South Africa 56.25 174. Spain 75.00 175. Sri Lanka 45.00 176. St Kitts & Nevis 45.00 177. St. Lucia 45.00 178. St. Vincent & Grenadines 45.00 179. Sudan 45.00 180. Surinam 56.25 181. Swaziland 45.00 182. Sweden 75.00 183. Switzerland 75.00 184. Syria 56.25 185. Tajikistan 56.25 186. Tanzania 45.00 187. Thailand 56.25 188 Togo 45.00 189 Tonga 45.00 190. Trinidad & Tobago 56.25 191. Tunisia 45.00 192. Turkey 75.00 193. Turkmenistan 56.25 194. Turks &. Caicos 56.25 195. Tuvalu 45.00 196. Uganda 45.00 197. U.A.E. 56.25 198. U.K. 75.00 199. U.S.A. 75.00 200. Russian Federation 56.25 201. Ukraine 56.25 202. Uruguay 56.25 203. U.S. Virgin Islands 45.00 204. Uzbekistan 56.25 205. Vanuatu 56.25 206. Venezuela 56.25 207. Vietnam 45.00 208. Yemen 45.00 209. Yugoslavia 56.25 S. No. Name of the Country Daily Allowance (USS) 210. Wallis Fortune Islands 45.00 211. Zaire 45.00 212. Zambia 45.00 213. Zimbabwe 56.25     Copy of the Ministry of External Affairs’ Order No.O/FD/695/1/90 dated 04.07.19 97   O R D E R Subject: Daily Allowance Rates.   Sanction of the President is hereby accorded to the amending of this Ministry’s Order of even number dated 11th November 1996 on the above mentioned subject, to the extent given below.   2. The following para may be substituted in place of para 2.   “2.       The rates of Daily Allowance shall be the same throughout a country. However, for tours by officers within the country of their posting or for tours from one Mission to another by officers posted abroad. Daily Allowance for each tour shall be regulated as follows:   For the first seven days Full admissible DA For the next seven days 75{459fecfca4475f09f90d8e5f2511a3c5c1949f070046c1e8cc6bde8835d5da4a} of Full admissible DA For subsequent additional days 50{459fecfca4475f09f90d8e5f2511a3c5c1949f070046c1e8cc6bde8835d5da4a} of Full admissible DA”   3. The following para may be substituted in place of para 3.   “3.       For tours by officers posted in India, from India to one or more countries abroad, Daily Allowance for each tour shall be regulated as follows:   For the first seven days Full admissible DA For the next seven days 75{459fecfca4475f09f90d8e5f2511a3c5c1949f070046c1e8cc6bde8835d5da4a} of Full admissible DA For subsequent additional days 60{459fecfca4475f09f90d8e5f2511a3c5c1949f070046c1e8cc6bde8835d5da4a} of Full admissible DA”   4. The following para may be substituted in place of para 4.   “4. Daily Allowance shall be regulated as per para 2 and 3 above and restricted to rank Foreign Allowance in case of tours/temporary duty exceeding 30 days. The number of days shall be counted on the basis of stay at a particular station only.”   5. The following may be added to para 13.   “Subject to local laws, regulations and administrative procedures, Daily Allowance (DA) may be paid in US Dollars, if the officer drawing the DA so desires.”   6.  This Order shall take effect from the date of its issue.   7. This issues with the concurrence of the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure vide their Dy. No. L-3738/SE/97 dated 24.04.1997 and Integrated Finance of this Ministry vide their Dy.No.2926/Dir.(Fin)/97 dated 02.06.1997.   Sd/- (PRAVEEN VERMA) Director to the Government of India

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