'Free Companion Ticket' by Government servants introduced from time to time by various Airlines


Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, dated, the 3rd June, 2009.

Office Memorandum


Subject: CCS (Conduct) Rules, 1964 - Permission to avail of mileage points earned by Government servants on tickets purchased for official tour / visits and acceptance of 'Free Companion Ticket' by Government servants introduced from time to time by various Airlines.


The undersinged is directed to refer to the instructions issued vide this Department's O.M.No. 11013 / 7/ 2008 - Esst.(A) dated 6.10.2008 on the above subject directing that the mileage points earned on account of travel for official tours / visits shall not be used for pruposes of private travel in the form of free companion tickets or other variations thereof by a Government servants or members of his (or her) family and any action to the contrary to these instructions rendered a Govt. servant liable for departmental action. A review of these instructions was done in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and it has been decided to modify the instructions contained in the said O.M.to the extent that the Govt. servants shall be allowed to avail the facility of free companion tickets offered by the airlines for International travel only.

2. These orders shall take effect from the date of issue.

3. All Ministries / Departments are requested to please bring the forgoing to the notice of all concerned for information and necessary action.

(Simmi R.Nakra)


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