GOVERNMENT OF PUNJAB
DEPARTMENT OF WELFARE
All the Heads of Departments,
Commissioners of Divisions,
Deputy Commissioners and Registrar,
Punjab & Haryana High Courts, Chandigarh.
Dated Chandigarh, the 14.2.85
Subject:-Payment of Traveling Allowance to the members of scheduled Castes & Backward Classes called for interview/tests etc.
I am directed to refer to the Welfare Department’s communications noted in the margin, on the subject noted above, which interalia provide that all the members of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes called for interview/tests for Class I,II,III and IV services, recruitment to which is made through source other than the P.P.S.C./S.S.S. Board, may be allowed single second class Rail fare chargeable by passenger train for the shortest route from the place of normal residence to the place of interview/test and back to the same station provided the distance traveled each way exceed 80 K.M. In respect of Road journey between stations not connected by Rail, the Recruiting Authority may allow such candidates actual bus fare or road mileage as admissible to Government servants under the Punjab Civil Service Rules Vol. III (T.A. Rules)whichever is less, provided the distance covered V by the Road is more than 32 KM. each way.
2. The State Government have further considered the matter of grant of TA to the members of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes persons and it has been decided that the candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes/ Scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes called for interview/test for appointment to Class I, II, III and IV advertised posts recruitment to which is made departmentally may be reimbursed second class rail fare or bus fare chargeable by the shortest route from Railway Station/Bus Stand nearest to their normal place of residence or from which they actually perform the journey, whichever is nearer to the place of interview and back to the same station, provided that the fare of first 30 KM in both cases (i.e. Rail or Road) is borne by the candidates, and the reimbursement to the traveling expenses will be restricted to the fare in respect of the balance of the distance exceeding 30 KMs both ways.
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Department Punjab, conveyed vide their U-0.No.31/123/80-FR (7), dated 23.11.1984.
under Secretary Welfare