No transport allowance for workers who labored from dwelling

Vijay Mohan
Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 2

The Central government has stated that no transport allowance will be paid to employees who did not attend office during the nationwide lockdown that had been imposed earlier this year to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic.

“The Central government employees who could not attend office in a whole calendar month during the lockdown period are not eligible to draw transport allowance for that month as these employees had not incurred any expenditure for commuting to office,” a circular issued by the Department of Expenditure on December 1 states.

Transport allowance is granted to Central government employees as prescribed rates to compensate them for the cost incurred on account of commuting between their residence and office.

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