The Central Civil Services (Conduct) Rules, 1964
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi, Dated the 6th October, 2008.
Subject: CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 - Permission to avail of mileage points earned by Government servants on tickets purchased for official travel.
The undersigned is directed to refer to the instructions issued by the Department of Personnel and Training vide O.M.11013/2/97-Estt. (A) dated 05.03.1997, O.M. No. 11013/2/97-Estt. (A) dated 19.08.1997 and O.M. No. 11013/2/97-Estt. (A) dated 15.09.1999 on acceptance of Free Companion Tickets by Government servants and their families under the schemes introduced by the various airlines and to say that in pursuance of a recommendation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission, the Travelling Allowance Rules have been amended by the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) as follows:-
"Henceforth, all mileage points earned by Government employees on tickets purchased for official travel shall be utilized by the concerned department for other official travel by their officers. Any usage of these mileage points for purposes of private travel by an officer will attract departmental action. This is to ensure that the benefits out of official travel which is funded by the Government should accrue to the Government."
2. In view of the aforementioned amendment to the TA Rules, the DOPT's instructions contained in the abovementioned Office Memoranda dated 05.03.1997, 19.08.1997 and 15.09.1999 shall stand modified to the extent that the mileage points earned on account of travel for official tours/visits shall not be used for purposes of private travel in the form of free companion tickets or other variations thereof by a Government servant or members of his (or her) family. Any action to the contrary shall render a Government servant liable for departmental action.
3. All Ministries/Departments are requested to please bring the foregoing to the notice of all concerned for information and necessary action.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India