Journeys to attend meetings, conferences or congresses held in India
65-C. Except as provided in rule 65-CC, government servants who are permitted on their own request to attend non-official meetings, or conferences or congresses held in India, may, with the previous sanction of Government, be paid a single railway fare of the class of accommodation to which they are entitled for the journey each way, without any road mileage or daily allowance for halts at the place of meeting, provided any Government interest is served by their attendance at such meetings, conferences or congresses.
The above does not apply when a government servant is officially sent to attend such a meeting, conference or congress. In such cases full travelling allowance as admissible for a journey on tour shall be allowed.
65-CC. (1) Government servants of the Public Works, Irrigation, Minor Irrigation and Rural Engineering Departments and of the organization of the Electrical Inspector to Government, Uttar Pradesh, who being Corporate and Associate Members of the Institution of Engineers, India, or of the Uttar Pradesh Association of that institution or of the council of the former or the executive committee of the latter, are permitted respectively by the Superintending Engineers or the Chief Engineers concerned and the Electrical Inspector to Government. Uttar Pradesh, to attend annual general meetings of the institution or the executive committee of the association, will be allowed one railway fare of the class to which he is ordinarily entitled for journeys to attend meetings referred to, provided that such travelling allowance shall be admissible for attending not more than three meetings a year of the council of the institution and not more than one meeting a year of the executive committee of the association.
Travelling allowance as above will also be admissible for a journey performed to visit works of engineering importance during the course of meetings of any of the bodies mentioned above, provided that if the journey is performed by road and the work visited is situated at a distance exceeding eight kilometres from the place of the meeting mileage allowance at the rate of 35 paise per kilometre will be granted on the assumption that four members will travel together in one motor car.
(2) Government servants serving in the Medical Department, who are members of the Indian Division of the Royal Medico-Psychological Association, London, are entitled to travelling allowance at the rates prescribed in clause (1) above, for attending the meetings of that Association, provided that not more than two officers attend a meeting at any one time and that a meeting is not held more often than once in every three years.
(3) Government servants of various departments who are permitted by respective heads of departments to attend annual sessions of the Indian Science Congress Association, are entitled to travelling allowance at the rates prescribed in clause (1) above for attending the sessions referred to, provided not more than three officers from one department attend an annual session at any one time.
NOTES(1) The restriction imposed in rule 23 (A) (6) will apply also to journeys mentioned in this rule.
(2) Government servants of the Agriculture and Industries Departments are entitled to travelling allowance at the rates prescribed, subject to the restrictions imposed in this rule and in note (1) above, for attending the meetings of the Institution of Engineers, India, or of the Uttar Pradesh Association of that Institution or of the Council of the former or the Executive committee of the latter.