Central Government Employees can now travel by the Tejas Express for trips related to tours, training, transfers, and retirement, according to the 7th Pay Commission's most recent news about travel benefits. In an Office Memorandum (O.M.) dated September 12, 2022, the Department of Expenditure (DoE) said that the travel entitlement for Tejas Express trains would be the same as Shatabdi trains.
"This Department has given consideration to the issue of Tejas Express Train travel on official tours. The Central Government will now be able to. For travel related to tours, training, transfers, and retirements, workers must use Tejas Express Trains in addition to the trains indicated in para 2 A (ii) of this Department's OM of even number of July 13, 2017. According to the statement in this Department's OM's para 2 A (ii), passengers' travel privileges on Tejas Express Trains will be equivalent to those on Shatabdi Trains.
Travel entitlement for the journey in Premium/Premium Tatkal/Suvidha/ Shatabdi/Rajdhani/ Duronto Trains was fixed as under:
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi.
Dated the 12th September, 2022
Subject: Admissibility to travel by Tejas Express Trains on Official Tour.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 wherein travel entitlements for journey on Tour/ Training/Transfer/Retirement have been prescribed.
2. The matter regarding admissibility of travel by Tejas Express Trains on official Tour has been considered in this Department. It has been decided to allow Central Govt. employees to travel by Tejas Express Trains for journey on Tour/Training/Transfer/Retirement, in addition to the Trains as mentioned in para 2 A (ii) of this Department’s OM of even number dated 13.07.2017. Travel entitlement in Tejas Express Trains would be same as that of Shatabdi Trains as mentioned in para 2A(ii) of this Department’s OM of even number dated 13.07.2017.
3. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, as mandated under Article 148(5) of the Constitution of India.
4. This is issued with the approval of Finance Secretary & Secretary (Expenditure).