A large number of TA/DA claims for air travel have not been admitted by the office of Principal Controller of Defence Accounts (Officers) on the pretext that the air tickets had been purchased from irregular sources for various reasons including non-availability of authorised offices or agents at certain locations.
Keeping this in view, it is learnt that the Army has taken up a case with the Ministry of Finance through the MoD to regularise such cases and also to allow bookings from other sources in such stations where authorised agents are not available or where there is lack of internet connectivity.
The PCDA(O) is learnt to have agreed to admit such claims provisionally pending the relaxation orders which are to be issued by the Finance Ministry. The ADG Movement has issued guidelines asking affected officers to re-submit rejected claims providing suitable justification.
The instructions have been floated to all Commands and if the same have not been received, the affected officers may contact the office dealing with the subject in their respective commands.