TA/DA Claims for Federal Govt Employees

Last Updated on October 31, 2021 by ShumailaKamalBHP

I will today discuss with the TA/DA Bill for the Federal Govt Employees. You will lean today how to claim the DA/DA Bill on retirement or transfer/posting. I have sum up the main keys for claiming the  of TA/DA Bill on retirement or transfer/posting.

TA/DA Bill for Federal Govt Employees

The main features of TA/DA Bill for the Federal Govt Employees on Retirement or Transfer/Posting are as under:

1x Basic Pay

If a person moves alone, he/she is entitled to get half Basic Pay and if he/she moves with family then he/she is entitled to get Full Basic Pay.

Daily Allowance

Family Members above 12 years of age will get full Daily Allowance and the Family Members of age less than 12 will get half Daily Allowance.

No Daily Allowance is admissible on retirement as the person is no longer a Govt Employees.

Rates of Daily Allowance for Federal Govt Employees

BPS Ordinary Rates Special Rates
01 to 04 310 500
05 to 11 390 550
12 to 16 700 900
17 to 18 1250 1600
19 to 20 1550 2050
BPS-21 1750 2500
BPS-22 1750 3000



Special Stations for the Purpose of Daily Allowance

  1. Islamabad
  2. Hyderabad
  3. Karachi
  4. Sukhur
  5. Lahore
  6. Multan
  7. Dera Ghazi Khan
  8. Gujranwala
  9. Bahawalpur
  10. Sargodha
  11. Sialkot
  12. Rawalpindi
  13. Faisalabad
  14. Peshawar
  15. Quetta
  16. Northern Areas
  17. Muzafarabad
  18. Mir Pur AJ&K

Luggage Charges Formula

The Luggage Charges Formula is as under:

Weight x 0.02 x Distance

Weight & Traveling Facility for Employees

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

Personal Car Traveling is allowed for the employees of BPS-16 & above. If he/she moves in his/her own care then just multiply distance with Rs.10 to get the total fare of traveling.

Documents to be attached with TA/DA Bill

The following documents must be attached with the TA/DA Bill

  • Transfer/Posting Order or Retirement Order
  • TA/DA Order
  • Family List (In case of Family Moves with the Employee)
  • CNIC Copy of the Employee


Don’t Forget:  Notification of Daily Allowance


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89 thoughts on “TA/DA Claims for Federal Govt Employees

  1. It is once again requested to kindly guide. If an officer of Grade-20 is retired and lives in the same city, the total distance of his permanent address is not more than 10KM, whether he is entitled for TA/DA on retirement as it has been told to us that TA/DA is not paid to those who lives in the same city. How his bill will be prepared, I mean one x basic pay. Luggage 4500 kg x 0.02 x Distance. Need your kind guidance on Priority please

    1. Thanks for the info but this does not look justified as distance is at one place but the retiring person should at least be given a basic pay as TA DA on retirement. Fine, by living in the same city his distance will be less then he will get less money but at least be be given a basic pay

  2. If an officer of Grade-20 is retired and lives in the same city, the total distance of his permanent address is not more than 10KM, whether he is entitled for TA/DA on retirement as it has been told to us that TA/DA is not paid to those who lives in the same city. How his bill will be prepared, I mean one x basic pay. Luggage 4500 kg x 0.02 x Distance. Need your kind guidance on Priority please

  3. How many kilometers a government employee claim transit daily .I mean if a government employee goes to Gujranwala or Faisalabad and stay their to or three days .Is he claim transit daily? Please sent any rule in my e.mail in this matter for clarification

  4. Dear Madam,
    please indicate relevant rules applicable for Transfer grant, when husband and wife both are federal government officers but in different ministries. they got transfer in the same city. I could not find any specific reference on this subject in federal Government TA/DA Rules.

  5. Dear Admin

    On retirement, If someone is working on attachment in home district but actual post/vacancy is in another district…Will he get the Retirement TA?

  6. 1- What is the importance of a document “Tour Orders” in consolidation of a TA/DA Bill? Can a subordinate authority pass a tour order; “Green Signal to go ahead” who is not empowered by competent authority? Assuming, later on the competent authority sign the same TA/DA Bill?
    2- Is a Tour Order can be assumed as sanction of payment of TA/DA?

  7. Sir, I have applied for TADA claim bill after retirement form my posting place to my native place, now the authority has raised the objection that children over 21 years are not eligible for TADA claim, please

  8. dear السلام علیکم

    kindly share with me (if possible) the rules stating that if a person moves on posting singally and then moves / shifts his family WITHIN 6 MONTHS, he can claim the difference or otherwise if longer period than 6 months, he is not entitled

  9. Dear,
    An officer of BPS-18 holding the charge of BPS-19 should claim TA.DA on the basis of BPS-19 OR BPS-18
    Plz…… can any body Clarify with mentioning rules

  10. Madam
    Could you please tell me T.A/D.A rule regardubg transfer grants. How it can be claimed. Can a officer of BS-19 draw transfer grant and if yes, at what rate and under what rule. Kindly guide me through mail. My email is [email protected]
    waiting for an early response.
    Ghulam Asghar Leghari
    Assistant, IG Prisons Office, Karachi.

  11. i m a laving in menesehra but no ta da list name of mensehera havlian to mensehra ho is pay the ta da plse con frorm local area canvance govt stagedy

      1. if tour / travelling of a government officer/official fully sponsored i.e boarding lodging, travelling facility have been provided to him, then Daily Allowance is allowed or not to the govt servant. plz reply

  12. hum NY apny officer ka transfer grand is tarha banaya hy par un ka kehna hy k ye kam hy to is ko kasy banaye
    68km * 2.50*4 (four person)= 680/-
    Daily 1250*4= 5000/-
    one basic pay. 37020/-
    losing charge 3000*0.02*68. 4089/-
    BPS- 17

    please koye b jawab do.

  13. Dear Madam i want to know that if an officer retired from his service, if he/she claims for the TA/DA on medical ground….can it be legally possible to get the said amount as a regular officer gets during his service time, and thanks.

  14. Dear Sir/Madam: Some of government servants (BS-16) non-gazzetted working in Pakistan Bureau of Statistics have been transferred from PBS Regional Office/Field Office all over the country. They mostly get TA/DA advance, but after joining at PBS, HQ, Islamabad, they submitted applications for with drawal / cancel of posting orders. what rule say after posting from station to another station they can be transfer within four or six months. In case their plea is accepted, whether they will refund complete TA/DA granted to them in advance or otherwise. Please advice us in light of existing rules and scan copy of rules may also be sent to me in my email address: [email protected]

  15. Dear Sir, I am a provincial servant.
    I have been promoted to BPS-18 and in the same notification transferred from Peshawar to Swat. I have two members in my family, me and my wife, the distance from Peshawar to swat is 175km and we had a load of luggage round about 42000 kg, what amount will encompasses my transfer grant.

  16. Dear Madam,

    I am Grade 17 and transferred from Karachi to Islamabad following is the list of my family members.

    1- Me
    2- Wife
    3-Son 4 Year Old
    4- Son 1.5 Year Old

    what will my total transfer allowance as per rule?

  17. if a person moves from lahore to karachi. and distance is almost 400km . we simply calculate milage (400×2.5=1000). My Question is if a person moves the same on Daewoo Bus and enclosed a ticket amounting to Rs 1400/-
    is he/she is entitle to claim Daewoo ticket?
    your early response will highy appreciated

  18. AOA!
    can you give me any reference of rule/notification according to which BS16 is entitled to travel by personal car while claiming TA/DA for official tour ?

  19. Dear Madam.
    I am a fedral employee. And i a transfered to a new station in 2017 i have studied about rates and i want to know that is there is any revision of rates after 2012 please. Tell me beacuse here they are preparing bills by old rates of 2012 and i think there is new rates. If there is so pleas shere with me or mail me on [email protected]

  20. Madam i want to know that if an official transfer 2 time in a month, as per office orders he is entitled for transfer TA , can he claim and take transfer TA at both office orders as per rules, please give me reply as early in detail with supporting documents in this regard please.


  21. Dear Madam

    My question is, that if an officer of BPS-22 is travel from Peshawar to Lahore for his personnel/dependent treatment either he is entitled for TA/DA during his journey or not.

    Sahib Regman

  22. AoA
    I am a federal govt employee in grade 16, I came to play sports competeion in islamabad from peshawar on movement letter. My stay in islamabad was 10 days. All messing, transportation and accommodation was self arranged by myself. Am i elligible to claim my TA/DA? If yes. How? What will be approximate amount for the subject i discussed?

  23. Dear Mam
    if there is any rule that BPS-16 employees are entitled for personal car transportation allowance on permanent posting/ transfer please tell me.

  24. Dear Mam
    I m BPS-16 gazetted officer in federal govt deptt: recently I have been posted from karachi to peshawar. I want to ask that I m entitled car transportation allowance or not where as I will travel with my family by air/ by rail.

  25. Thanks dear sister for your all kind of and ever coming supports and guidance in almost all the issues pertaining to government servants. I want to ask a question from you that if a person is detailed on training from Rawalpindi to Karachi for 24-9-2016 to 28-9-2016 (excluding journey period) for how many nights he will be paid 04 x DAs, 06 or 07. And whether he can claim TA/DA for inside city travelling @ car usage i.e. Rs. 10/K.M and how much he will be paid for train journey from Rwp to Karachi, whether is entitled to use A.C or what class he is entitled to. He is a BS-16 employee. Looking forward to hear from you.

    Once again my earnest regards.

  26. Dr. Muhammad Ilyas Bhatti · Edit

    Dear Madam,
    Please enlighten me about my problem regarding my Transfer TA/DA. I had been working in officer cadre in Federal Govt since 1990. I applied through proper channel to the Quaid i Azam University and I was selected as Asstt. Prof. I joined my duties and was fully benefited (financially) but when I applied for Transfer TA/DA I was deprived of my right. Please tell me what should I do for getting my TA/DA.

  27. My question is:
    An officer travelled from Nawabshah to Islamabad in two spells. 1) From Nawabshah to Lahore by Train 2) and from Lahore to Islamabad by private taxi while claiming @Rs.10/- per km. Now what the rule say whether as officer adopt such way of travelling in two spells or he should tavelled in a single spell i.e. from NAwabshah to Islamabad via Train or Road.
    1) kindly tell us that is he allowed to claim two spells of travelling?
    2) Nawabshah to Lahore train fare.
    3) Lahore to Islamabad Private taxi.

    Waiting for your response please.

    1. Dear Hafiz Bashir, I am not confirm, however according to my opinion, the same journey can be in parts in some un-avoidable situations. He can claim the TA according on the basis of two spell and if they not accept the same then he may claim the same by Train the whole journey.

  28. my question is that whether a govt employee going on retirement can claim TA/DA within the same district or can he determine to settle anywhere he likes and claim TA/DA to the place of his choice or to the place of new residence. It is evident that the such an employees moves his residence from the station of his posting..

  29. Dear Madam

    Aoa. Hope you will be feeling well.

    Madam please clear me this point, if a Driver go outside anywhere in Pakistan with his officer on official tour. As per TA/DA rules, May the Driver are bound to provide the Log Book copy, when he claimed his TA/DA.

    Secondly in which condition Log Book is required/Necessary for payment.

    I will be waiting for your earliest response.


    Arbab Zaman Khan
    [email protected]

  30. Dear Shumaila Kamal,

    I have some queries related the TA/DA and transfer grants.

    1.If a person is posted from the HQ to any station for 10-20 days,due to the sick leave aur EX-Pakistan leave ,is there any restriction for not using the private vehicle and will he claim hotel charges.

    2. what will the required documents to claim transfer grant.

    send me the answer on my email at the earliest with any reference aur details ,I will be very thankful.

  31. When a Government Servant is nominated to attend a training arranged by an NGO and he is paid T.A and Hotel Charges by the concern NGO. WHether he is allowed to take Daily Allowance or not? Please indicate rule ? Regards

  32. Dear Shumaila,

    If i left Islamabad office at 9am and returned next day at 11pm. How much DA i should claim? i used official transport.

      1. In sindh, the factor used for luggage formula is 0.008. If a federal government employee is working in Sindh, will he use 0.008 or 0.002 for calculation?

  33. Salam o alikum Miss. Shumaila Kamal
    ham ny 1 aadmi ka TA/DA Claim performa main Rs.12760/- likh ker bhyja tha. jo k sahi hy. lykin CMA ny un ko 12060/- pass kiye hain. balance main 700 rupees bach gaye hain. ye kia hisab hy? kia iss ki b calculation hoti hy. ya ye balance ham claim ker sakty hain. plz help this topic. thanks

  34. Madam, I would like to ask that if a govt servant attended a training course and his TA bill was lying pending due to lack of TA budget, and that officer is transferred in other unit with separate DDO code and Controlling officer but the department remains same and starts drawing his pay from the new unit, can he claim the outstanding bill of unit whose charge he relinquished from the amount of budget of his new unit where he is currently working ?

  35. mam when a person is entitled for a one day (daily) for example a person starts his journy at 4 AM when his time complet for a one (daily) in the same day or on next date 4 AM. And if a person travels dailay for office work for 10 to 15 km. is he entitled for TA and will he get that .

      1. how can calculate claim for TA retirement .mera domicel karachi ka r permanent address hyderabad initial appoint hyderabad now my posting in Karachi.


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