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Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax - Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus D.A. thereon : Railway Board orders

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Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax

NFIR published an important order regarding the enhancement of Income Tax exemption limit for Transport Allowance to Railway employees...

DC/JCM Item No 24/2012 - Exemption of Transport Allowance from Purview of Income Tax - Enhancement of Exemption Limit from Rs 800/- to Rs 3,200 plus DA thereon.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(X) I-2012/23/4

New Delhi, dated 10.10.2012

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Raod,
New Delhi - 110055

Dear Sir,

Sub : DC/JCM item No.24/2012 : Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax- Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus D.A. thereon.

Ref:- Your letter No.11/58(i) dated 31/08/2012.

The matter has been referred to the Ministry of Finance vide Board’s letter of even number dated 10.10.2012 to expedite the issue. A copy of the same is enclosed for information.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
For Secretar/RaiIway Board

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. F(X) I-2012/23/4

New Delhi, dated 10.10.2012

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Sub: Exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax- Enhancement of exemption limit from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus D.A. thereon.

The undersigned is directed to draw the attention of the Ministry of Finance (Department of Revenue) Central Board of Direct Taxes towards para 5.2(10) (i) at page 14 of their circular No. 05/2011 dated 16.08.2011 wherein it has been specified that the transport allowance granted to an employee to meet his expenditure for the purpose of commuting between the place of his residence and the place of duty is exempt to the extent of Rs. 800/- per month.

Representations are being received in the Ministry of Railways from various federations of Railways. The Federations have represented that Transport Allowance was introduced with the concept of providing financial support to the Central Government Employees who incur considerable amounts for their day-to-day travel from their residence to the work place. This had materialized based on the recommendations of the V CPC which introduced Transport Allowance in 3 slabs at the rate of Rs.100. Rs.400 and Rs.800, based on the classification of the cities/towns under Urban Agglomeration Act. Further, a prerequisite was introduced to allow this facility for those who stay beyond 1 km radius from the place of work.

A decision was taken to equate such allowance on par with normal Travelling/Daily Allowance and these amounts have also been exempted from computation of annual income and exempted from the purview of Income Tax vide Income Tax (Eighth Amendment) Rules, 1995 notified vide F.No.142/9/95-TPL dt. 7-7-1995.

The VI CPC, while reviewing the system of grant of Transport Allowance has recommended to enhance the same from Rs.100 to Rs.800,  Rs.400 to Rs.1600 and Rs.800 to Rs.3200, for Pay Bands 1 to 4 respectively. The City Compensatory Allowance was Withdrawn. It was also recommended to provide the coverage of DA. to Transport Allowance as per increase in the Consumer Price Index.

Ministry of Finance are therefore requested to include the request of the Railways for taking due action for enhancing exemption of Transport Allowance from the purview of Income Tax from Rs. 800/- to Rs. 3200/- plus DA Thereon.

sd/-
(M.Anand Krishna)
Deputy Director, Finance (Exp.)
Railway Board.
Source: NFIR
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PRESS STATEMENT BY CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES & WORKERS...

CONFEDERATION OF CENTRAL
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Date :  08.10.2012

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