TA/TD/Honorarium

(28.1) Transfer TA

(28.1.1) Transfer T.A., joining time and joining time pay temporary Council Servants.

The question regarding the admissibility of Transfer T.A., joining time and joining time pay to temporary Council servants on their appointment to the same or higher posts in any of the National Laboratories/Central Office as a result of public advertisement and recommendations of the Selection Committees/Competitive Test has been under consideration of the Council for some time past.

After a careful consideration of the problem and in consultation with the Financial Adviser to the CSIR, it has now been decided that on the analogy of Government of India decision No. (7) below F.R. 105, such temporary Council Servants who have rendered three years' service and would have been eligible for being declared quasi-permanent, had this scheme been adopted in the CSIR, would be entitled to Transfer T.A., joining time and joining time pay, on their appointment to posts in the National Labs/Central Office either on the results of competitive examination, which is open to both Council servants and others or after an interview for appointment to such posts.

The cases of such temporary Council servants not satisfying the above condition of eligibility will however, continue to be governed by Govt. of India decision No. 1 (b) below S.R. 114.

(CSIR Letter No: 16(43)/63-EI, dated: 27th July, 1963.)

(28.1.2) Sub: Admissibility of Transfer T.A., Joining time and Joining time Pay.

Reference this office O.M. of even number dated 27th July, 1963, on the subject cited above. It has been decided in consultation with the Financial Adviser to CSIR that such of the officers of the CSIR, who have been appointed on contract for six years. may. on completion of three years service, be entitled to the benefits of Transfer T.A., Joining time and Joining time Pay, as admissible under the rules on their appointment to posts in the National Labs./lnstts./Central Office either on the results of competitive examination, which is open to both Council Servants as well as open market candidates, or on the basis of an interview by a duly constituted Selection Committee for appointment to such Posts.

These orders will take effect from the date of issue of this letter and the past cases, which had already been decided, will not be re-opened.

(CSIR Letter No: 16(43)/63-E.I. dated: 27th May, 1972.)

(28.2) TA for appearing in departmental test etc.

(28.2) TA for appearing in departmental test etc.

Instances have come to the notice of this office, where T.A. limited to 2nd class Rail fare (both ways) is being paid to the departmental candidates who appear for "written test'9 or proficiency tests for appointment to the various administrative posts in the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. In this connection this office circular letter No.3681-12/69-PL dated 12.6.70 may please be referred.

It is clarified that no T.A. is permissible to the departmental candidates for appearing in the various examinations conducted by Central office or Laboratories/Institutes which are not considered obligatory examinations for the purpose of payment of T.A. as provided in SR 130.

Past cases, if any, may not be re-opened with the issue this circular.

(CSIR Letter No: 11(3) 1-11/69-PL, dated:2nd, Sept., 1970.)

(28.2.2) Sub: Clarification in respect of T.A. to the departmental candidates for appearing for written tests etc.

In continuation of this office circular letter of even number dated 2.9.70 on the above subject, it is stated that the candidates appearing for written tests/proficiency speed tests etc. for the various administrative posts in the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research are not eligible for payment of any T.A. This is also applicable to the departmental candidates appearing in such examinations/tests. Since no examination in the Council of Scientific & Industrial Research is obligatory and the departmental candidates are at liberty to appear in the exams as many times as they like, the provisions of SR 130 do not apply in Council of Scientific & Industrial Research examinations/tests. This may kindly be strictly followed.

(CSIR Letter No: 3(3)/-11/69-PL, dated: 17th November,7O.)

(28.2.3) Sub: Payment of TA to candidates appearing for competitive Test for recruitment to Section Officers limited to eligible departmental candidates.

The Council is holding a competitive test for the recruitment of Section Officers (Limited to eligible departmental candidates only) on 14th & 15th July, 1973, In various centres in India. The Council have been receiving queries from the intending candidates as to whether or not they are entitled to receive TA for Uridertaking Journey for appearing in the examination at their allotted centres.The matter was referred to the Financial Adviser to CSIR for advice. The FA to CSIR has stated that SR 130 regulating grant of TA to candidates appearing in the departmental examinations is applicable to departmental examinations of obligatory nature. Since the examination for the recruitment of section officers against quota limited to eligible departmental candidates is not an obligatory but a competitive examination, the provisions of SR 130 is not attracted in this particular case for grant of TA and as such no TA is admissible to the intending candidates for the above Section Officer's examination.

(CSIR Letter No: 3(6)/72-PL, dated: 19th June, 1973.)

(28.2.4) Sub: Payment of T.A. to candidates either calledfor interview orfor personal discussion with the Selection Committee.

According to existing rules, candidates called for interview are paid new second class rail fare both ways only, whereas those who are called for personal discussion with the Selection Committee are paid T.A. as on tour (without D.A.). Keepina in view the orders of the Ministry of Finance that Government servants of all grades are entitled to reimbursement of reservation charges for a scat (for day journeys) and sleeper berth (for night journeys) in addition to the fare of new second class, it has been decided that the departmental candidates called for interview may also be treated as on tour (Without D.A.).

(CSIR Letter No: 1/Misc./75-PL, dated: 26th July, 1975.)

(28.2.5) Sub: Payment of T.A. to candidates either called for interview or for personal discussion with the Selection Committee.

In amplification of this Office letter No. 1 (Misc.)/75-PJ. dated 26/7/75, on the above subject. It is stated that the intention to treat the departmental candidates called for interview as on tour (without D.A.) is that they may be able to get reimbursement of reservation charges for a seat in addition to the fare of new second class. This will be applicable in the case of candidates who are called for interview against advertised posts only.

Candidates called for interview or for personal discussion with Departmental Promotion Committee or an Expert Committee for assessment of merit and entitled to travel by I st class will continue to be paid T.A. as admissible under normal rules as on tour (without D.A.) if they travel by entitled class. Such persons if travelling by new second class, will however, get reimbursement of reservation/sleeper charges if actually paid, in addition to the fare of New Second Class.

(CSIR Letter No: 1 (Misc.)/75-PL., dated: 14th Aug., 1975.)

(28.2.6) Sub: Admissibility of TA, Joining time andjoining time pay for Council Servants appointed on the basis of open competitive examinations. open competitive examinations. open competitive examinations.

The question of admissibility of Transfer TA, Joining Time, Joining Time pay to the direct recruits entering into CSIR service against outside recruitment quota and who were holding posts under Central/State Governments and allowed to retain lien in their parent Departments has been under consideration of CSIR.

In this connection it has been decided that such persons appointed in CSIR against outside quota will be eligible for above benefits as per SR 114 and Rule 4(4) of CCS (JT) Rule, 1979, as amended from time to time.

(CSIR Letter No:8 (325)4/85-E.I, dated:24th Dec., 1986.)

(28.2.7) Subject.. Payment of TAIDA to departmental Officers

The matter regarding the payment of TA/DA to the departmental officers for attending the work of sister Laboratories/CSIR from the source from which their pay and allowances are drawn has been thoroughly examined with particular reference to the position stated by you. You will appreciate that normally a Scientist who is detailed to undertake/attend the work of another sister laboratory does so in connection with a collaborative research programme/effort. Similarly, he may be deputed to attend a symposium/meeting of scientific nature in his professional capacity on being invited by a sister laboratory, which would, in turn, be of professional interest to him and would as well benefit the laboratory where he is employed. As such it cannot be viewed that the charge of TA/DA in respect of the Scientist in such eventualities is not a legitimate charge on the Laboratory where he is actually employed/working. Even participation by an officer in the meeting of a selection Committee or any other Committee constituted by a sister Laboratory is not likely to create any imbalance as it may be counterbalanced by vice-versa position. It is, therefore, felt that the present system of meeting the TA/DA in respect of officers of the Council relating to the tours undertaken by them for attending to the work of CSIR or its National Laboratories/Institutes from the source from which their pay and allowances are drawn in the normal course is quite rational and if uniformly followed will not operate harshly even in these days when there is a ceiling on T.A. expenditure. This system is not only in operation in CSIR but is also followed on 'Government' side all through. Besides, whenever due to uncertain factors TA budgets of the Laboratories/Institutes run out they are duly augmented during mid-year appraisal. In the circumstances, it is only expedient that this system should continue without any change.

(CSIR Letter No: 14(8)/74-E.I, dated: 21st, September, 1977.)

(28.3) TA to Committee Members

(28.3.1) The Director-General, Scientific & Industrial Research has been pleased to decide that the members

of the standing committee for emeritus scientists and Advisory Committe for SSB Prizes for science and technology may be granted travelling allowance and honorarium for the days on which they on being requested to do so. actually attend the place to which they have been invited as under:-

I.Standing Committee for Selection of Emeritus Scientists:

  1. Non-Official members:
    1. Travelling allowance as admissible to Grade-1 Officers.
    2. Honorarium at the rate of Rs.75/- (Rupees Seventy Five) only per day for the days on which the non-official member on being requested to do so, actually attends the place at which he had been invited by the Council to be present. No other allowances will be admissible for the days of meetings.
    3. Daily allowance at highest rates admissible to Grade-I Officers will be allowed to the members not ordinarily resident at the place at which they may be invited for the days on which they may be required to stay at that place and on which honorarium as at (b) above will not be due.
    4. In view of the honorarium payable to them, local members will not be eligible for any conveyance or use of official transport.
  2. Government Employees:
  3. Central and state Government employees and Council's employees on deputation with Central/State Governments, on their appointments as members of committee set up by the Council shall be paid travelling allowance and daily allowance in accordance with the Rules of the Council for its employees. For the days on which they, on being requested to do so, actually attend, the place at which they have been invited by the Council to be present, they shall be entitled in addition, to honorarium at the rate of Rs.401- (Rupees Forty) only per day.

II. Advisory Committee for S.S.B. Prizes for- Science & Technology:

i. Non-Official Members:

  1. Travelling allowance as admissible to Grade-I officers
  2. Honorarium at the rate of Rs.40/- (Rupees Forty) only per day for the days on which the non-official members on being requested to do so, actually attends the place at which he had been invited by the Council to be present. No other allowances will be admissible for the days of meetings,
  3. Daily allowance at highest rates admissible to Grade-I Officers will be allowed to the Members not ordinarily resident at the place at which they may be invited for the days on which they may be required to stay at that place and on which honorarium as at (b) above will not be due.
  4. In view of the honorarium payable to them, local members will not be eligible for any conveyance or use of official transport.

These orders will take effect from the date of issue of these orders.

(,CSIR Letter No: 102(1)/78-EMR-II., Dated: 8th May, 1978.)

(28.3.2) Sub: Payment of TA/DA and honorarium to the non- official and official members of the Standing Committee for selection of Emeritius Scientists and Advisory Committee for SSB Prizes for Science and Technology.

Reference this office memo of even No. dated 8th May '78 on the subject mentioned above. The Director General CSIR has been pleased to decide that the non-official members of the Standing Committee for selection of Emeritus Scientists as well as of Advisory Committee for SSB prizes for Science and Technology shall be paid honorarium at a uniform rate @Rs.75/- per day on the day they actually attend the meeting. The DG, SIR has further been pleased to decide that the official members (CSIR Experts) of the Advisory Committee for SSB Prizes for Science and Technology shall be paid honorarium @Rs.40/- per day on the days they actually attend the meeting on the same conditions as are applicable to the official members of the Standing Committee for selection of Emeritus Scientists.

2. These orders will take effect retrospectively from 8th May ' 1978.

(CSIR Letter No: 102(1)/78-EMR-11, dated: 6/9/78.)

(28.3.3) Sub: Ban on air travel by non-entitled officers - Review o question relating to applicability of the ban on non-officials.

Attention is invited to the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M. No.F. 1924/7/82-E.IV dated 8th June 1982 and 8th Oct., 1982 circulated vide CSIR Circular No. 4(212)/Bud./80 dated 7th July 1982 and 31(41)/81 -E. dated 3rd Nov., 1982 on the subject mentioned above, wherein decision was communicated that Secretary of the Ministry/Department concerned (DGSIR in case of CSIR) is empowered to approve air travel in respect of following categories of non-official members appointed on commissions. committees, subcommittee and panel, as consultant. Advisers etc., in connection with the work of the Government/CSIR.

  1. Retired Govt. servants who before their retirement were entitled to travel by air on official duty.
  2. Salaried employees of Universities, Institutes, autonomous bodies, etc. who are entitled to travel by air under the rules applicable to them in their own organisations.
  3. Private individuals, who are reputed experts in their own discipline.
  1. References have been received from the Directors/Heads of the Labs./lnstts. for delegating these powers to the Directors in view of the difficulties faced by them in obtaining prior approval of DGSIR for allowing air travel in respect of experts nominated to serve as Member/Chairman on the Executive Committee, Research Advisory Council and Selection Committees constituted by the Labs./lnstts.
  2. With the concurrence of Member (Finance), DGSIR has been pleased to decide that the air-travel in respect of the categories referred to in (a) & (b) in Para. 1 may be approved by the Directors/Heads of the National Labs./Instts., as a Special Case. However, cases in respect of category (c) in Para. 1 above will continue to be referred to CSIR for obtaining approval of DGSIR as provided for in the orders issued by the Ministry of Finance.
  3. These orders will take effect from the date of issue but pending cases if any, may also be regulated under the Provisions of these orders

(CSIR Letter No: 2(1)/83-Finance., dated: 16th March, 83.)

(28.3.4) Sub: Payment of Honorarium and conveyance allowances to Official/Non-Official members of the Selection Committee/Expert Committees appointed by CSIR.

The question of grant of conveyance charges to the local members of Selection/Expert committees for Class 1 and equivalent Post, in addition to the honorarium was under consideration.

It has been decided with the concurrence of the Finance that non-official local members of the Selection/Expert Committees, will, in addition to the honorarium also be entitled to Car/Taxi/Scooter allowance as admissible to Grade 1 officers of the Central Government from their residence to place of duty and back limited to Rs.301per day, provided no official conveyance is used for the purpose.

(CSIR Letter No: 1 (Misc)/69-PL Pt.'B', dated: 20th Sept., 84.)

(28.3.5) Rules Regarding Travelling allowance/honorarium admissible to the members of the Council Of Scientific & Industrial Research Selection Committees:

Non-Officials:-

  1. Travelling allowance as admissible to Grade-1 Officers.
  2. Honorarium at the rate of Rs.90/(Rupees Ninety Only) per day for the days on which the member on being requested to do so, actually attend the place at which he had been invited by the Council to be present. No other allowances will be admissible for these days.
  3. Daily allowance at highest rates admissible to Grade-1 Officers will be allowed to the members not ordinarily resident at the place to which they may be invited for the days on which they may be required to stay at that place and on which honorarium as at (ii) above will not be due.
  4. In view of the honorarium payable to them, local members will not be eligible for any conveyance charges or use of official transport.

Officials:

Members of Selection Committees who are in Council's service shall be eligible to draw travelling allowance and daily allowance as admissible under the Council's rules.

Council's servants on deputation on foreign service to statutorylQuasi-Government bodies etc.

Council's servants who are on foreign service to statutory/quasi-Government bodies when appointed as members of Selection Committees set up by the Council shall be treated as non-officials for the purpose of grant of honorarium which may be paid to them in accordance with the provisions of sub-paragraphs (a) (ii) above. For travelling allowance and daily allowance etc., they will, however, be governed by the provisions of sub-paragraph (e) below.

Government Employees:

Central and State Government employees and Council's employees on deputation with Central/State Governments, on their appointments as members of Selection Committee set up by the Council shall be paid travelling allowance and daily allowance in accordance with the Rules of the Council for its employees. For the days on which they, on being requested to do so, actually attend, the place at which they have been invited by the Council to be present, they shall be entitled in addition, to honorarium at the rate of Rs.60/- (Rupees Sixty only)Employees of I.C.A.R./I.C.M.R.11Jniversities of Commercial/Industrial Undertakings or of Statutory bodies controlled or financed by the Central Government or a State Government.When appointed as members of Selection Committee set up by the Council, they shall be entitled to the following terms:-

  1. Travelling allowance and daily allowance, where admissible, will be regulated under the rules of the parent employer. For admitting the claims of travelling and daily allowances of such members, a certificate from the Accounts Officer (or other concerned officer) of the Commercial/Industrial Undertaking etc., would be sufficient and the Council Will not be required to exercise any scrutiny regarding the correctness of the claim(s).
  2. Honorarium at the rate of Rs.901-(Rupees Ninety only) per day for the days on which the member on being requested to do so, actually attends the place at which he has been invited by the Council to be present. No other allowance will be admissible for these days.
  3. Daily allowance at the rates admissible under the rules of the parent employer will be allowed to members not ordinarily resident at the place at which they may be invited to be present for the days on which they may be required to stay at that place on which honorarium as at (ii) above will not be due.

NOTES

  1. Members of the categories (d) and (e) above invited by the Council while on leave (regular or casual) to assist them will be entitled to T.A.1D.A. and honorarium at the rates mentioned above as if they assisted a selection committee while on duty.
  2. Members are requested not to take T.A. advance from their departments for the journeys for attending the Council's selection committee as the T.A. and Honorarium admissible under the rules are payable by the C.S.I.R direct to them by means of cheques/Demand Drafts drawn in their favour.
  3. The Director-General, Council of Scientific & Industrial Research can permit in exceptional circumstances persons appointed as members, to travel by air. He can also permit non-official members to travel by A.C.C. The payment of T.A. etc. in these cases shall also be regulated in accordance with the orders issued for similar payments by the Government of India from time to time.
  4. The rates of Honorarium and T.A./D.A. in these rules shall be subject to corresponding revision as and when it is made in similar rules framed by the Government of India for the employment of Advisors appointed by the Union Public Service Commission.

(28.3.6) Sub: Revision of rates of DA for non-official members of committees etc.

I am directed to enclose a copy of O.M. No. 19020/1/84-E.IV dated 23rd June 1986 (Not Printed) wherein the Government of India have revised the rates of Daily allowance and conveyance allowance for non-official members appointed on various types of committees/commissions.

The following rates will be applicable for non-official members of various committees, such as RAC, EC etc. constituted by CSIR:

Sub: Revision of rates of DA for non-official members of committees etc.
Classification of cities Daily Allowance (for outstation non-official members)
'A' Class Cities At a rate of Rs. 1501- per day if the member
'B' Class Cities stays in a hotel and Rs. 1 001-per day if the
'C' Class Cities member does not stay in a hotel, irrespective of the classification of the city.

Conveyance Allowance (for local non-official members)

Actual conveyance hirecharges subject to a ceiling ofRs.50/- per day, irrespective ofthe classification of the city.

The decision whether any committee is of high-powered nature, the non-official members of which are entitled to higher rates of DA/Conveyance Allowance, will be taken by the DGSIR.

(CSIR Letter No:31(41)18 I-G, dated:2nd Sept., 1986.)

(28.3.7) Payment of Honorarium to the members of the Selection/Expert Committees appointed by the C.S.LR.

The question regarding the payment of honorarium to official and non-official members of the Selection/Expert Committees for class Ill posts has been under consideration of the Council for some time past. The DGSIR has now been pleased to decide that honorarium of Rs. 40/- and Rs. 75/- per day will be paid to official and non-official members nominated to serve on the Selection Committees for selection of staff to non-gazetted class III posts under the C.S.I.R.

All other clauses of the annexure sent under cover of this office letter of even number dated 16.9.1969 will also be applicable

(CSIR letter No. 1 (Misc)/69-PL.Pt.B., dated, the 28th April, 1982)

(28.3.8) Reference this office letters No. I(Misc.)/69-PL-Pt.B dated 30.10.1981 & 9.12.1981 on the above subject. It has now been decided in consultation with Financial Adviser to CSIR that Honorarium of Rs.90/and Rs. 60/- will also be payable respectively to non-official and Official Members nominated on Selection/Expert Committees for Group 'B' posts.

It has also been decided to allow D.A. even on the days when Honorarium is paid in the case of Non-official & Official Members of all Selection/Assessment Committees.

All the other clauses to the 'ANNEXURE' to CSIR letter No. I (Misc.)/69-PL dated 16.9.1969 will remain unaltered.

GCSIR letter No.2(Misc.)/79 -PL, dated, the 26th Feb., 1987)

(28.3.9) The question of revision of rates of payment of honorarium to non-official and official members of the Selection Committees has been under consideration.

It has now been decided in consultation with F.A., CSIR that non-official/official experts invited as members of the Selection/Expert Committees for Group 'A' and 'B' grades may be paid honorarium @ Rs.150/- and Rs. 100/- respectively instead of Rs.90/- and Rs.60/-.

'This will come into force from the date of issue of these orders.

(CSIR letter No.2(Misc.)/79-PL, dated, the 25th June, 1987)

(28.3.10) In continuation of this office letter of even number dated 25th June, 1987, it has been decided in cotisultation-with F.A., CSIR that non-official and official experts invited as membres of the Selection/Expert Committee for Group- C posts may be paid honorarium @ Rs. 120/- and @ Rs. 70/- respectively instead of Rs. 75/- and Rs. 40/-.

These revised rates will come into force w.e.f. 1st August, 1988.

(CSIR letter No.2 (Misc.)/79-PL, dated, the 7th Sep., 1988)

(28.3.11) Clarification regarding payment of honorarium to official/non-official members for various Committees.

Official Members are those who are Central/State Govts. Employees and Non-Official Members are those who are employees of Various Universities, IITS, and other organisations such as Corporations, Govt. Undertakings etc. CSIR Employees are internal members and are governed by the CSIR Rules and are not to any honorarium for participation in the Selection/other Committees conducted by the CSIR and its National Laboratories/Institutes.

(CSIR D.O. No.6/19/84-EMR.l., dated, the 8th March, 1988)

(28.3.13) Sub: Payment of honorarium to members selection/export Committees

Non-official members who attend the meeting of the Screening Committee are also entitled to the payment of honorarium at the prescribed rates as applicable to the members of Selection/Assessment Committee.

(CSIR letter No.2(Misc.)/88-R&A, dated, the 1 Ith November., 1988)

(28.3.13)Rates of Honorarium ayable to external members of Search /Selectionl Assessment/ Promotion Committees.

'T'he question of revision of rates of honorarium to be paid to Official and non-Official members on various Search/Selection/Assessment/Promotion Committees had been under consideration for quite some time.

The Governing Body in its 133rd meeting held on 12.1.1994 has now approved that the honorarium should be paid to external members for attending meetings of various Search/ Selection/ Assessment/ Promotion Committees. as per rates shown below

Rates of Honorarium ayable to external members of Search /Selectionl Assessment/ Promotion Committees.
S.no. For Official Members For Non-Official Members
a) For Group "A" posts i.e. posts carrying pay scale of Rs.2200-4000 and above Rs.250/- Rs.500/-
b) For Groups "B, C and D" posts i.e. for posts carrying pay scale lower than Rs.2200-4000. Rs. 1251- Rs.2501-

The above rates of Honorarium will be effective from 1.4.1994.

Accordingly, CSIR letters of even number dated 25.6.1987 and 7.9.1988 as well as letter No. 6/19192/EMR -I dated 9.3.1992 stand superseded.

(CSIR letter No.2(Misc.)/79-PL, dated, the 22nd March, 1994)

(28.4) TA for Sponsored Project

(28.4.1) Sub: Air-travel by non-entitled category in respect of Journey undertaken on account of consultancy and sponsored project work.

The guidelines for "Consultancy" and "Sponsored research" approved by the Governing Body of the CSIR Interalia provide that the expenditure on travel, boarding and lodging of the staff deputed for consultancy work/sponsored research projects be borne by the party concerned according to the status of the staff and the requirement of the situation. The guidelines for consultancy also provide that whenever necessary, the Director may permit air travel to any scientist/staff working on a consultancy service, the expenditure being borne by the party concerned.

The question of air-travel by non-entitled category of staff in respect of journey undertaken on account of consultancy and sponsored project work has been reconsidered in view of the economy instructions issued by the Govt. of India, Ministry of Finance, Deptt. of Expenditure OM No.F 7 (18) - E (Coord)179 dated the 7th Sept., 1979 and circulated by CSIR Vide OM No.4(18 1)-Bud/74 dated 19th Sept., 1979 which provides for a total ban on air-travel to non-entitled categories. It has been decided that:

  1. the charges are to be borne by the party concerned. Therefore, for consultancy work for private parties, there is no objection to air travel provided the party is prepared to pay for it.
  2. in the case of government consultancy work, this may not be allowed unless the Department concerned specifically requests for it, in which case they take responsibility for paying for air travel.The above conditions will also be applicable in case of Sponsored research Projects.

(CSIR Letter No: 1 1/26/79-L (Part File), dated 22/12/1979.)

(28.4.2) Sub:Payment of TA/DA to staff deputed for work connected with sponsored research Projects/consultancy assignment.

Please refer to this office letter of even number dated 1st January, 1982 on the above subject. The DA rates specified for the staff deputed for sponsored research/consultancy projects prescribed there in were higher than those payable to such staff otherwise. Also then Airtravel could be permitted by the Director in the interest and expediency for such work.

The Governing Body of CSIR in its 109th meeting held on 8th August, 1986 reviewed the question of payment of TA/DA to scientists deputed for work related to sponsored research/consultancy projects. It has been decided as follows:-

  1. All employees of the same status should be treated equally in the matter of TA/DA, irrespective of the source of the funds. Thus, TA/DA at CSIR rates only shall apply.
  2. Sponsor's hospitality, where available, may be accepted by the employees at their discretion subject to the DA being limited to 25% in the event of both boarding and lodging being provided free, or 25% if only either boarding or lodging is provided free.
  3. Air-travel may be allowed by the Director on functional basis in the case of sponsored protects and consultancy assignments. The extant guidelines may kindly be treated as amended to this effect. These directions for payments of TA/DA become applicable with effect from 1st November, 1986.TA/DA become applicable with effect from 1st November, 1986.

(CSIR Letter No: 11/67/77.L.11, Dated:7/10/1986.)

(28.4.3) Sub: Grant of Air Travel

The question regarding grant of air travel in respect of the officers borne on sponsored project financed by Government Departments has been under consideration of the CSIR for some time past. The DGSIR in consultation with Finance has been pleased to empower the Director/Head of National Labs./Instts. To sanction air travel in the case of Sponsored Project financed by the Govt. Departments provided the sponsoring authority has no objection and funds are provided by them for the said purpose.

(CSIR Letter No: 14(25)/84-E.11, dated:2nd Jan., 1987.)

(28.5) Sitting Fee/Honorarium

(28.5.1) CSIR Review Committee : Implementation of the decisions of the Society (Item No.6) regarding Payment of Sitting Fee of Rs. 1000/- per meeting to Non-CSIR members of Research Councils.

The Governing Body of CSIR in its 116th meeting held on 14.3.1988 has approved payment of Sitting Fee of Rs. 1000/- per meeting to the non-CSIR members of the Research Councils. This would be applicable from the date of constitution of the Research Councils i.e. 1st July, 1988.

(CSIR letter No. 8(1)/88-CTE, dated, the 14th July, 1988)

(28.5.2) CSIR Review Committee : Implementation of the decisions of the Society (Item No.6) regarding Payment of Sitting Fee of Rs. 10001- per meeting to Non-CSIR members of Research Councils.

In this office letter of even number dated 14.7.1988, the date of constitution of Research Councils was inadvertently mentioned as 1st July, 1988 instead of 1st April, 1988. It is requested that necessary correction may please be made in this regard.

Accordingly, the payment of sitting fee of Rs.1000/- per meeting to the Non-CSIR members of the Research Councils will be applicable from 1st. April, 1988 (and not from 1st July, 1988).

(CSIR letter No.8(1)/88-CTE, dated, the 9th Aug., 1988)

(28.5.3) CSIR Review Committee: Implementation of the decisions on payment of sitting fee of Rs. 1000/- per meeting to Non-CSIR members of RCs.

It has been brought to our notice that a few Laboratories/Institutes have made payment of sitting fee of Rs. 1 000/- to non-CSIR members of RCs on their attending the meetings of sub-Group of R.C. In this connection, it may be stated that in pursuance of the approval accorded by the Governing Body at its meeting held on 14.3.1988, necessary instructions were issued to all Laboratories/Institutes vide this office circular letter No.8(1)/88-CTE dated 9.8.1988 stipulating that payment of a sitting fee of Rs. 1 000/- per meeting is permissible to a non-CSIR member on attending the RC meeting only.

Though the above instructions are very clear yet it is reiterated that payment of a sitting fee of Rs. 1 000/per meeting (irrespective of the meeting taking place on more than one day) is permissible only to non-CSIR member on his attending the RC meeting but not the meeting of any sub-Group in any connection. In case payment has already been made contrary to the above instructions, the same may be regulated by recovery under intimation to this office.

(CSIR letter No.8(1)188-CTE, dated, the 11th April, 1991)

(28.5.4) Payment of honorarium to specialists/experts invited to 'Peer Group Meetings'

The DGSIR has approved payment of honorarium of Rs. 2501- per meeting/sitting in addition to DA to the Non-CSIR members of Peer review Committee Group with effect from the date of issue of the letter.

(CSIR letter No.6(1)/89-CTE, dated, the 2nd Nov., 1989)

(28.5.5) Payment of Honorarium to Examiners

The CSIR has under consideration to streamline the payment of honorarium to Examiners for conducting the various examination. It has been decided that the Examiners may be paid the honorarium at the following rates

Payment of Honorarium to Examiners
1. For setting the question papers (Theoretical and Practical) on the same subject, set by one Examiner irrespective of time limit of each paper. Rs 200.00
2. Single papers on one subject

i) of less than 3 hours

ii) of 3 hours
Rs. 100.00 Per paper

Rs. 200.00 Per paper
3. For Evaluation of answer Papers

i) Papers of 2 hours or less duration

ii) Papers of more than 2 hours but less than 3 hours
duration

iii) Papers of 3 hours duration

Rs. 2.00 per paper

Rs. 2.25 per paper

Rs. 2.75 per paper

It has also been decided that minimum honorarium of Rs. 100/- for evaluation of papers or the amount of honorarium worked out on the basis of rates as given above whichever is more may be paid to the Examiners.

(CSIR letter No.33(84)4/79-E.l., dated, the 13th Sep., 1983)

(28.5.6) Payment of honorarium to official and Non-Official members for attending meeting of the Research Committees and Selection Committees for SRF/RA.

The Director-General. Scientific & Industrial Research has been pleased to accord approval to the payment of Honorarium @ Rs.60/- per day to Official Members and @ RS.90/-per day to non-official Members in lieu of D.A. for the day(s) of the meeting for attendiner the meetings of the Research Committees of EMR Division and Selection Committee meetings for S.R.F. and R.A.

The order will be effective from 8th Dec., 1984.

(CSIR letter No.6/19/84-EMR-1, dated, the 8h Dec., 1984)

(28.5.7) Payment of Honorarium and DA to official and non- official members for attending meeting of the Research Committees and Selection Committee meetings for SRF/RA.

In supersession of this office memo. of even number dated 8th December, 1984, the Director-General, Scientific & Industrial Research has been pleased to approve payment of Honorarium @ Rs. 1501- per day to non-official members and @ Rs. 100/- per day to official members for the day(s) of the meeting for attending the meetings of the Research Committees of EMR Division and Selection Committee meetings for SRF and RA. It will be paid in addition to Daily Allowance to which they may be entitled under TA/DA rules.

The order will be effective from 1st August, 1987.

(CSIR letter No.6/19/84-EMR.l., dated. the 15th Oct., 1987)

(28.5.8) DGSIR has been pleased to accord approval to the revision of rates of payment of honorarium from Rs. 100/- to Rs. 150/- per day to the official members of Expert Committees who are invited to attend to work relating to EVALUATION OF SCRIPTS" in respect of JRF Examination only.

These orders come into effect from the date of issue.

(CSIR letter No.5-30/87-E.U.1.. dated, the 28th July, 1988)

(28.5.9) Rates Of Remuneration Payable To Various Examination Functionaries Employed In Connection With The Conduct of Various Examinations/tests.

The question of revision of rates of honorarium/remuneration payable to various functionaries engaged in connection with the conduct of examination/tests in CSIR has been under consideration. It has now been decided in consultation with the Financial Adviser, CSIR to adopt the following rates of remuneration/honorarium payable to various Examination functionaries :

Rates Of Remuneration Payable To Various Examination Functionaries Employed In Connection With The Conduct of Various Examinations/tests
Rates admissible for single session Rates admissible for sessions OR fullday
Co-ordinating Supervisor Rs. 1 00.00 per day Rs. 150.00
Supervisor Rs. 60.00 Rs. 120.00
Assistant Supervisor Rs. 45.00 Rs. 90.00
Invigilator Rs. 40.00 Rs. 75.00
Clerk Rs. 30.00 Rs. 60.00
Category D Staff (all categories)
Mofussil Centres Rs. 21.00 Rs. 21.00
Delhi Centre Rs. 24.00 Rs. 24.00*

*OR the rates sanctioned from time to time by the Ministry of Labour in respect of daily wages unskilled casual labourer in the Central Government offices, whichever is higher.

This will come into force from the date of issue of these orders.

(CSIR letter No. 1 (Misc./90-R&A, dated, the 16th Nov., 1990)

(28.5.10) Payment of Honorarium to non-official members for attending the Recruitment/Assessment Committee meetings and those of Research Committees. Examination and Selection Committees for Research Fellows/Associates Pool Officers and other Advisory Committee meetings under the CSIR.

The Governing Body of the CSIR at its 125th meeting held on 8th January, 1992 has approved that the payment of Honorarium to non-official members attending various types of Committee meetings in the CSIR system will be Rs. 250/- per day.

This comes into effect from 9th March, 1992.

(CSIR letter No.6/IW92-EMR-1, dated, the 9th March, 1992)