My department, CEntral Ground Water Board (CGWB) has Flexible Complementary Scheme (FCS) for promotions and interview/ Board of Assessment for promotional interviews are held at UPSC. All the procedural formalities are done by the department itself and officers are called at UPSC by the department for promotional interview. Our office pays Travelling Allowance as per entitlement (AC/ Air Fare) as the case may be. However, the hotel bill is not paid, citing some rule that hotel accommodation can not be paid for interviews at UPSC. Why the hotel bill is not reimbursed when the department itself has opted for promotional interviews under FCS to be held at UPSC.
Vikas Ranjan