No. 21011/12/79- Allowances
Government of India/ Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Home Affairs/ Grih Mantralaya
Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms
(Karmik Aur Prashasnik Sudhar Vibhag)

New Delhi, the 16th November


Subject: Transit time/ Joining time to cover journey from / to a remote locality while proceeding on/ or returning from leave.

With the promulgation of of the Central Civil Services (Joining Time Rules, 1979, certain provisions of RFs and SRs and Government Orders there under relating to transit time / joining time admissible to Government servants to cover journeys from/ to a remote locality while proceeding on/ or returning from leave or on transfer have become inoperative. As regards joining time to remote localities on transfer, there will be no difficulty because of heads of departments may utilize Rule 5(5) of the new joining time rules. As regards such journeys during leave suitable provisions are proposed to be made in the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules.

2. Pending amendment to the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, the following administrative instructions are issued:-

(1) A Government servant proceeding on eave from/ to a place in the remote locality mentioned in column 1 of the Annexure or returning from leave to/ from the said place shall be entitled, once in a calendar year to transit time each way to cover the period spent in journey between the said remote locality and the specified station at the scale prescribed in column 3 of that Annexure.

(2) A Government servant domiciled in the Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands or the Union Territory of Lakshadweep and proceeding on leave to his home town in another island of the Union Territory concerned, shall be entitled, once in a calendar year, to transit time to cover the period spent in journey by sea to the island in which his home town is located and vice versa while returning from leave. The transit time thus admissible shall be the actual number of days taken in the journey by sea subject to a maximum of seven days for each journey.

(3) Where the outward journey falls in one calendar year and the return journey falls in the succeeding calendar year, the concession shall be counted against the calendar year in which the leave commences. In calculating transit time, holidays falling before or at the end of it shall be excluded while those falling during transit time shall be included.

3. These will take effect from 8.5.1979.

4. In so far as Indian Audit and Accounts Department is concerned, these orders have been issued in consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. The Ministry of Finance etc. may kindly bring these provisions to the notice of all concerned.

6. The Office Memorandum No. 21011/2/79-Allowamces, dated 25th May, 1979, on the subject noted above is hereby cancelled.


(B.S. Nim)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India


1. All Ministries/ Departments of Government of India.

2. The Comptroller and Auditor General of India, New Delhi

3. Presidentís Secretariat

4. Vice Presidentís Secretariat

5. Prime Ministerís Office

6. Lok Sabha Secretariat

7. Rajya Sabha Secretariat

8. Cabinet Secretariat

9. Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi

10. Supreme Court of India

11. Election Commission

12. Planning Commission

13. Staff Selection Commission, Khan Market, new Delhi