TA/DA Calculation on Transfer, Temporary Duty, and for Retirement

In this article, you will learn the TA/DA Calculation on Transfer, Temporary Duty, and for Retirement. You must note that the procedure is same for the Federal and Provincial Government Employees. To understand this, I have given a detail is as under:

TA/DA Calculation

There are different calculations for claiming TA/DA allowance in Federal and Provincial government institutions. I have described here the full detail of TA/DA calculations on the event of Transfer of an employee, temporary duty and for Retirement:

Rates of Daily Allowance (DA) for Various Cities

Different rate for various basic pay scale jobs are as under:

BPS         Ordinary Rates Special Rates
01 to 04 496 800
05 to 11 624 880
12 to 16 1120 1440
17 to 18 2000 2560
19 to 20 2480 3280
BPS-21 2800 4000
BPS-22 2800 4800

There are also some special cities for which the special Daily allowance is applicable. There are Ordinary Rates and Special Rates which are:

  • Lahore
  • Multan
  • Rawalpindi
  • Faisalabad
  • Dera Ghazi Khan (DG Khan)
  • Gujranwala
  • Bahawalpur
  • Sargodha
  • Sialkot
  • Islamabad
  • Hyderabad
  • Karachi
  • Sukhur
  • Gwadar
  • Peshawar
  • Quetta
  • Northern Areas
  • Muzafarabad
  • Mir Pur AJ&K

TA/DA Calculation on Temporary Duty

You must note that the temporary duty can be different regarding the conditions of the duty and the convenience provided to the employee.

If you are that employee and you are provided with residence, then you will claim only Daily Allowance (DA) and Traveling Allowance(TA). If you are not provided with residence then you will claim TA, DA and Hotel Charges where you reside. Normally the Hotel Charges are 2X dailies claimable.

TA/DA Calculation on Temporary Duty

If you a government employee and you are transferred at your own request or locally within same city, then you have not the right of claiming TA/DA. You will get the following benefits on transfer/posting by your department:

  • Daily Allowance
  • TA
  • 1X Basic Pay
  • Luggage Charges

Daily Allowance

Rates of daily Allowance are as given above. Your family members above the age of 12 years will get the full Daily and the Children below the age of 12 will get half daily allowance.

Basic Pay

The employee who has been transferred will get 1X current basic pay for the purpose.

Luggage Charges

The simple formula for the luggage charges is given as under:

Luggage Charges = Weight X Distance X 0.02

BPS Weight(With Family) Weight (Single) TA Facility
BPS-01 to BPS-10 760 Kg 380 Kg Economy
BPS-11 to BPS-13 1500 Kg 760 Kg AC Lower Ordinary or Above
BPS-14 to BPS-16 3000 Kg 1500 Kg AC Parlor or Above
BPS-17 & Above 4500 Kg 2240 Kg AC Sleeper or Higher

TA/DA on Retirement

Usually the TA/DA on retirement is the same as on transfer but only Daily Allowance (DA) will not be admissible to the employee or his/her family.

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