Travel by Air on tour and LTC – Ministry of Finance OM on Exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases of autonomous bodies
Department of Expenditure has issued an OM regarding exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases of autonomous bodies
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
New Delhi, dated the 26th July, 2016
Sub:- Delegation of powers to Financial Advisers of administrative Ministry/ Department to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Air India in individual cases of autonomous bodies— reg.
Reference is invited to Para ‘2’ of Department of Expenditures O.M. of even number dated 07.06.2016, which provides that powers, which were vested with Ministry of Civil Aviation to accord exemption for Air travel, both domestic and international, by Airlines other than Air India because of operational or other reasons or on account of non-availability, have been delegated to the Financial Advisers (FA) of the administrative Ministries/Departments and that in respect of the individual cases of Autonomous bodies, the FAs of the concerned Ministry/Department will accord exemption for Air travel by Airlines other than Air India.
2. Several references are being received in this Departmental seeking further delegation of powers to FAs of Autonomous bodies/statutory organisations, to accord approval to travel in any Airlines other than Air India, in individual cases covering that Autonomous body/statutory organisation.
3. It is hereby clarified that the powers to accord exemption for air travel by airlines other than Air India, including individual cases of Autonomous bodies, are vested only in the Advisers of the Ministries/Departments, exercising administrative control over the Autonomous body/statutory organisation and that these powers cannot be further delegated to FAs of the Autonomous body/statutory organisation under the administrative control of the Ministry/Department concerned.