Finmin Orders: Grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees – Extension of benefit of Transport Allowance at double the Normal Rates to Deaf and Dumb Employees – Implementation of the Order of the Apex Court – regarding.
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi,
Dated: 19th February, 2014
Subject- Grant of Transport Allowance to Central Government Employees – Extension of benefit of Transport Allowance at double the Normal Rates to Deaf and Dumb Employees – Implementation of the Order of the Apex Court – regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Order dated 12th December, 2013 of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 107/2011 of Deaf Employees Welfare Association & Another v/s Union of India & Others, and to say that in compliance of the said judgement of the Apex Court, it has been decided to extend the benefit of Transport Allowance, as admissible to blinds and orthopaedically handicapped employees in terms of para 2 (i) of Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.21(2)/2008-E.II(B) dated 29th August, 2008, to deaf and dumb employees of the Central Government also, with immediate effect, subject to the condition that the recommendation of the Head of ENT Department of a Government Civil Hospital is received by the Head of Department and fulfilment of other conditions mentioned in Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No, 19029/1/78-E IV(B) dated 31st August, 1978 read with O.M. dated 29.08.2008.
2. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, this Order issues in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
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As per the letter of DoE, MoF, the double Tpt allowance will be given to all the employees with immediate effect i.e. the date of issue of the etter i.e. 19 Feb 2014. The letter also says that the employee will have to get recommendations from Head of ENT Deptt of Govt Civil Hospital and HoD is competent to grant the same from the date of receipt of the recommendations. Now, if an employee joined the Govt Service under PH category in 1982, and the recommendations is received by HoD in Aug 2014, should be employee get the benefit from Feb 2014 or Aug 2014.
The Order clearly mentioned wef only Feb 2014, I am 100% deaf only (Not Dumb). Shall I eligible for this double TA?
transport allowance @ double rate for deaf & dumb employee as per OM No.21(2)12011-E.II(B) of Govt of India, Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) will be applicable from which date?
either Feb 2014 or Sep 2008?