Journeys Performed by Officers/Officials in Airlines other than Air India Permission Granted
Government of India
Ministry of Defence (Fin)
New Delhi, the 29 June, 2016
Subject:- Grant of Permission for journeys performed by Officers/Officials in Airlines other than Air India-regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this office earlier Office Memorandums of even number, dated 14-6-2016 and 21-6-2016 informing thereby about the decision of Ministry of Civil Aviation contained in their O.M.No. AV.18011/05/2012-AI, dated 20-5-2016 to authorize the FAs of Govt. Organisations to decide these cases without referring them to their administrative Ministry, provided the FA of the organisation is equivalent in rank to a Joint Secretary. It was inter-alia conveyed that respective Principal IFAs/IFAs not below the level of SAG can deal with the cases/requests relating to their respective organisations and the CGDA was advised to issue appropriate instructions directing respective IFAs to follow the criteria prescribed in the guidelines issued by Ministry of Civil Aviation and Ministry of Finance from time to time so that there is uniformity in grant of permission by the respective Financial Advisors.
2. It has been observed that requests for grant of permission to travel by Airlines other than Air India for official/LTC purposes are being submitted without complete information and requisite documents making it difficult for concerned Sections to process and decide such cases. Accordingly, for the guidance of all concerned and for ensuring uniformity in processing of such cases, it has now been decided to circulate a copy of gist of guidelines on the subject alongwith a proforma for applying for grant of permission to travel by Airlines other than Air India for official/LTC purposes(annexure-A & B). The proforma has been devised considering various guidelines issued from time to time by Ministry of Finance for granting permission/relaxation to travel by Airlines other than Air India.
3. CGDA and JS & Addl. FA dealing with Deptt. of DR&D are requested to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned with the request to submit their cases in proforma at annexure-B duly filled in accordance with the guidelines at annexure-A.
4, These instructions are also brought to the notice of all concerned in MoD including MoD(Fin) for their guidance.
5. This issues with the approval of Secretary (Defence Finance).
Addl. FA(AK) & Joint Secretary
Encl:- As above