GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF EXPENDITURE
Dated: April 22, 2015
All Ministries/Departments of Government of India and other Government offices.
(as per Standard Mailing List)
Sub: Travel by Premium Trains on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc.-. Clarification reg.
References have been received in this Department seeking clarification regarding entitlement of Central Government servants to travel by “Premium Trains”, being run by the Indian Railways, while on Official Duty/ Tour/ Training/ Transfer etc.
2. It is clarified that travel by Premium Trains by Central Government servants on Official Duty/ Tour/ Training/ Transfer etc. is not allowed and therefore, the fare charged for Premium Trains by the Indian Railways for the journey performed by Premium Trains shall not be reimbursable. In cases where journey on Official Duty/Tour/Training/Transfer etc. has already been performed by Premium Trains, the amount reimbursed shall be restricted to the admissible normal fare for the entitled class of train travel or the actual fare paid, whichever is less.
Under Secretary to the Government of India