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Travel only by Air India: Home ministry to officials

Says tickets should be purchased from the airline's website or from the three authorised travel agents

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Travel only by Air India: Home ministry to officials

The Union has asked its employees to only by carrier whenever they go on official tours and tickets should be purchased from the airline's website or from the three authorised agents.

Quoting a finance ministry circular, it said in an order that provision has been made for all cases of air where the Indian government bears its cost.


The rule stipulates purchase of air ticket directly from the airline booking counter, website or by utilising the services of the three authorised agents.

"Despite this, the is frequently in receipt of proposals for relaxation of above rules citing reasons of ignorance and unawareness of these guidelines," the order circulated to all the divisions of the ministry said.

The Department of Expenditure has clarified to the that henceforth, relaxation on account of ignorance and unawareness of the guidelines would not be considered.

"It is accordingly stressed upon all the offices and divisions under the ambit of integrated finance division of the to scrupulously follow the guidelines related to the air travel," it said.

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First Published: Mon, November 06 2017. 20:43 IST
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