Journeys to attend examinations
46. A Government servant is entitled to travelling allowance at the ordinary rates, twice for each standard or part of the examination if more than one, for journeys to and fro consequent on attendance at an obligatory examination and also to daily allowance at the ordinary rates for the day or days on which the examination is held, during which the government servant is compelled to be present at the place of the examination: provided that if he appears to have culpably neglected the duty of preparing himself for such an examination the head of his department may disallow such travelling allowance.
NOTEAll departmental examinations and other examinations which, in terms of the existing Government orders or the provisions of the service rules of the cadre to which the government servant belongs are obligatory to pass for eligibility to promotion, confirmation or crossing of efficiency bar will be deemed to be obligatory examinations.
46-A. Actual travelling expenses will be admissible to a government servant who is permitted by the head of the department to appear for any of the voluntary examinations and who successfully passes that examination. In respect of journeys undertaken to appear for an examination, which is divided into two or more grades, actual travelling expenses will be admissible for each grade of the examination. But at an examination where a government servant can appear for a single subject at a time, actual travelling expenses will be allowed once only.
NOTEA voluntary examination is an examination which is not obligatory in terms of Note below rule 46.
46-B. (1) A government servant who is summoned to appear before the Public Service Commission or a selection committee in connection with his promotion to a higher post or service, or who is specially called by the Commission or Committee to test his suitability for a technical post, is entitled to travelling allowance at ordinary rates for the journeys to and from the station to which he is called, but no daily allowance is admissible for halts at that station.
(2) No travelling allowance is admissible to a government servant who applies for an appointment to be filled by the method of direct recruitment and is summoned for interview before the Public Service Commission or a selection committee in connection with such an appointment.