(B) Mileage allowance for travel by road

(1) Travelling by road includes travelling on canal banks and by steam launch or boat on rivers and canals.

(2) The rates are as follows:

(1) Government servants of Categories—I and II—

(a) Motor car, motor truck, motor carrier and jeep car—

(i) For distance covered up to first 500 kilometres.

Rs. 1.50 per kilometre.

(ii) For distance beyond 500 kilometres, but up to 1,200 kilometres.

Rs. 1.20 per kilometre.

(iii) For distance covered beyond 1,200 kilometres in a month.


(b) Road journeys performed by conveyance driven by petrol/diesel, other than those mentioned in (a) above, e.g. motorcycle/scooter, etc.

Rs. 1.00 per kilometre subject to the condition that for such journeys an amount more than Rs. 200 shall not be admissible in one month.

(2) Government servants of Category-III—

Road Journey performed by any means of conveyance driven by petrol/diesel.

Re. 1.00 per kilometre, subject to the condition that for such journeys an amount more than Rs. 200 shall not be admissible in one month.

(3) Government servants of Categories-I, II and III—

By any means of conveyance other than those driven by petrol/diesel.

Re. 0.50 per kilometre, subject to the condition that for such journeys an amount exceeding Rs. 50 shall not be admissible in one month.

(4) Government servants of Category-IV—

Road journey by any means of conveyance.

Re. 0.50 per kilometre, subject to the condition that for such journeys an amount more than Rs. 50 shall not be admissible in one month.

(5) Road mileage allowance at the rate of Rs. 1.50 per kilometre shall be admissible to government servants of all categories for journeys undertaken from the place of residence to the bus/railway station while proceeding to, and on return from, the destination. For this purpose the distance will be calculated in accordance with rule 14 read with Appendix V. [See also Appendix XIII for rates in force between September 29, 1981 and July 19, 1983.]

NOTE—Mileage allowance may be drawn for journeys on foot also provided that in the case of government servants of Categories-I, II and III, the allowance shall be down at the lowest of the above rates, i.e., at the rate mentioned in clause (3) above.

Exception 1—Government servants travelling in the hills are entitled to an increase of 331/3 per cent over the rates of road mileage allowance mentioned above.

Exception 2—Senior auditors, assistant auditors and peons of the Local Fund Accounts Department entitled to a fixed monthly allowance under rule 38, will draw mileage allowance for road journeys at half the rates as may be admissible to them under the rules for the journeys performed by them on duty.

NOTE—1 When a government servant travels in another State, the rates of mileage allowance admissible to him will be the same as mentioned above including those for hills, provided that the enhanced rates for hills will be allowed on the production of a certificate to the effect that the journey was performed in hill areas of that State.

NOTE—2 Government servants who undertake a journey on government work or on transfer will be entitled to reimbursement of the amount of toll tax paid by them on production of a certificate. This expenditure will be shown in the travelling allowance bills.

(3) Fractions of a kilometre will be ignored in the total of a bill for travelling allowance at mileage rate, but not in the various items of the bill.

(4) Government servants on tour to Delhi, Bombay, Madras and Calcutta will be reimbursed conveyance charges incurred on local journeys in connection with Government work, subject to the following conditions:

(i) Under rule 14 the fixed point of commencement and termination of local journey will be the Collector’s Office at Bombay, Madras and Calcutta and the "U. P. Niwas" at Delhi.

(ii) Government servants of Categories-I and II will be entitled to actual taxi charges, but employees of Categories-III and IV will, instead of taxi, be entitled to the actual fare of the conveyance to which they are entitled under the rules.

Government servants of Categories-III and IV may undertake local journeys for Government work at Delhi in "three-wheeler scooter-taxi" and be reimbursed the actual expenses incurred thereon, provided the concerned government servant furnishes a certificate to this effect and the controlling officer is satisfied that the conveyance to which he was entitled was not available or it was neither possible nor in public interest to travel by that conveyance.

(iii) Except in case of government servants of Category-I, a deduction of 25 per cent will be made from the amount of daily allowance otherwise admissible at those places under the rules.

(iv) Reimbursement will be limited to the actual expenses incurred on taxi/conveyance charges. In each case the government servant will have to furnish on the travelling allowance bill, which will be countersigned by the controlling officer after satisfying himself about the details furnished in the bill, a certificate in the following form in respect of the local journey:


I certify that the amount claimed in this bill in respect of the local journeys performed by me on Government work in ______________ is equal

name of the city)

to the amount actually spent by me on the conveyance to which I am entitled.

Name ______________

Designation ______________"

The officers who are their own controlling officers for the purpose of travelling allowance bills will also furnish a certificate in the above form in respect of local journeys in those cities.

Exception—Actual taxi charges in respect of the local journeys on Government work in Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Patna, Simla, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Srinagar (Jammu & Kashmir) also will be reimbursed to government servants of Category-I, subject to the provisions of clauses (iii) and (iv) above.

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