Government of India / Bharat Sarkar
Ministry & Railways / Rail Mantralaya
New Delhi, dated 22.08.2017
The General Managers,
All Indian Railways etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)
Sub: Permission to Travel by Airlines other than Air India.
In terms of Board’s letter of even number dated 16.05.2016 on the subject, certain guidelines received from Ministry of Civil Aviation were issued regarding grant of permission to travel by airlines other than Air India for official air travel (both domestic and international) by railway officers. The guidelines, with the advice to furnish some additional particulars were reiterated vide letter of even number dated 17.10.2016.
2.However, despite issue of these guidelines, it is still seen that in many cases , the requests seeking relaxation/permission to travel by airlines other than Air India are still being received late and at times after the travel date for post facto sanction. Further in many of the cases the requests are not accompanied by NAS certificates / meeting notices / approved tour program as required.
3. It is therefore once again requested that the reference seeking relaxation/permission to travel by airlines other than Air India may be made to. Railway Board in proper Proforma which has already been circulated, duly accompanied by required document is like NAS certificate issued b a authorized travel agent /a copy of the sector specific snapshot of Air India Website,and copy of approved tour program , following the guidelines of air travel by airlines other than Air India circulated vide Board’s letters dated 16.05.2016 & 17.10.2016.
4. Strict compliance of this letter may be ensured
5. Please acknowledge receipt.
Dy. Director Finance (Estt.)