Kerala HC: CISF Personnel entitled to Transport Allowance if it does not cover Entire Journey

Aishwarya Rathore

Published On: October 05, 2021 at 11:45 IST

The Kerala High Court ruled that Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) personnel are entitled to transportation allowance if the transportation provided does not cover the whole route from their residence to their place of duty and vice versa.

Justice Sunil Thomas observed, “CISF personnel cannot be deprived of their right on the basis that they have been provided with a transportation facility to cover a part of the route. Denial of such a right will be totally contrary to the very object of providing the transport allowance.”

The Ministry of Home Affairs released an Official Memorandum in response to the 7th Central Pay Commission report, announcing that a Transport Allowance would be granted to all employees, except those who have access to Government Transportation.

According to the Petitioners, the unit armoury is located at a distance from their places of residence, so they had to make their own transportation arrangements from their places of residence to the unit armoury, and vice versa.

Hence, they alleged that they were not provided with a Government Transportation facility throughout their journey on duty.

Thus, the Court ordered the respondents to pay and continue to pay the petitioners’ transport allowance arrears within two months.

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