There has been several posts on the academic grade pay (AGP) and entitlements in some blogs. Some questions have been raised on whether faculty will be eligible for air travel or not (see the comments section of this post).
Here is the official notification. What does this imply?
The transport allowance that one gets every month is the same for everyone who have grade pay of 5400 or above. Otherwise, lower AGP means lower entitlements when traveling on government money. If your grade pay is less than 5400, then you can not travel by air. If your grade pay is between 5400 to 8900, you are entitled to travel by economy class by air. The government has not notified what happens if your grade pay is between 8900 and 10,000 because the grade pay of 9500 was specially created for associate professors in IITs. If your grade is above 10,000, you are entitled to travel by air in business class. Regarding other things you might miss out is that if you draw more than 10,000 grade pay, you are entitled to A/C taxi; otherwise, you have to travel in an non-A/C taxi.