Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure
North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 27th October, 2021.
Subject:- Air Travel on official account – Stoppage of credit facility by Air India.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.19024/01/2009-E.IV dated 13.07.2009 wherein it has been mentioned that in all cases of air travel (both domestic and international) including LTC where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, the officials concerned may travel only by Air India.
2. Recently, the Government of India has decided to disinvest Air India, the process of disinvestment of Air India and Air India Express is ongoing. Air India has stopped extending credit facility on account of purchase of air tickets. Therefore, all Ministries/Departments are directed to clear Air India’s dues immediately. Air tickets from Air India, may be purchased in cash till further instructions.
3. Ministries/ Departments are directed to brought out these instructions to the notice of their Subordinate offices/ Institutes etc. under their administrative control, for compliance.
4. This is issued with the approval of Finance Secretary & secretary (Expenditure).
All Ministries/ Department of the Government of India (as per standard distribution list).
Copy to : C&AG, UPSC, Rajya Sabha/ Lok Sabha etc. as per standard endorsement list.
CMD, Air India Limited.