Clarification on DA Admissible to Employees during Residential Training Programs

The Ministry of Communications, Department of Posts in India has issued a clarification regarding the reimbursement of food bills for officials/officers attending residential government-sponsored training programmes.

According to the provisions mentioned in the Training Division letter, 80% of the approved rates on account of food bill reimbursement will be charged from the officials/officers, and the remaining 20% or more of the approved rate may be spent by the officials/officers themselves on incidentals.

However, the full food bill per day will be paid to the officials/officers as per their entitlement mentioned in the O.M. dated 13.07.2017, and the food bills will be regulated depending on the length of absence from headquarters.

Regarding clarification of DA admissible to employees in the case of residential Government sponsored training programmes

No. 01-24/2017-Trg.
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Training Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg,
New Delhi – 110 001
Dated: 04.05.2023

To,
Accounts Officer
O/o Chief Postmaster General
Tamilnadu Circle

Subject: Regarding clarification of DA admissible to employees in the case of residential Government sponsored training programmes.
Reference: Letter No. APA/131/TA/Misc/2022 dated 12.04.2023

With reference to the subject matter, it is informed that, as per provisions contained in para (e) of Annexure-I of Training Division letter No. 01-24/2017-Trg dated 09.11.2017, an amount upto a maximum of 80% of the rates approved on account of reimbursement of food bills is to be charged from the officials/officers undergoing training at Postal Training Centres/Rafi Ahmed Kidwai National Postal Academy, Ghaziabad. The remaining 20% or more of the said approved rate may be spent by the officials/officers themselves on incidentals.

  1. Hence, full food bill per day is to be paid to the officials/officers, as per entitlement mentioned in table 2(E)(i) of Annexure-I of O.M. dated 13.07.2017. The food bills in respect of officials/officers would be regulated depending on the length of absence from headquarters as per their entitlement mentioned in Table (v) of 2(E) of O.M. dated 13.07.2017.
  2. This has the approval of the competent authority.

(Sanjeev Chawla)
AD Trang

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