Govt extends air travel to NER on LTC

It’s a good news for the CG employees who would like to travel far away places in this summer as the Government has extended the relaxation for travel by air to visit North Eastern Region under Leave Travel Concession for further period of two years beyond 1st May 2010.

DOPT has issued Office Memorandum F.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 20th April, 2010 in this connection.

Download OM No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 20/04/2010

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Travel entitlement for the purpose of Leave Travel Concession

Office Memorandum has been issued by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions , Department of Personnel and Training which states
1) The travel entitlements while on LTC and official tour / transfer will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC. Subsequently, the Ministry of Finance, vide their O.M. No. 7(!) / E. Coord. / 2008 dated 10th November, 2008, had stipulated that in the case of travel on LTC for those entitled to travel by air, only the cheapest economy fare ticket will be allowed, irrespective of their entitlements on tour. A number of references are being received in this Department to restore the travel entitlements as per the O.M. dated 23rd September, 2008.

2. The matter has been examined in this Department in consultation with the Ministry of Finance and it has been decided to restore the travel entitlements for LTC as stipulated vide O.M. dated 23rd September, 2008. The Ministry of Civil Aviation may bring out a scheme on the lines of LTC 80 for travel by business class. The officers and / or their families amy chose to travel on LTC by any airline provided the face does not exceed the fares offered by NACIL (Air India) under their new LTC schmem for business class.

3. These orders shall take effect from the date of issue. (3 June, 2009)

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Encashment of Leave for LTC – Condition on nature of leave relaxed

As per Rule 38-A of CCS Leave Rules, 1972, CG employees are permitted to encash earned leave upto 10 days at the time of availing Leave Travel Concession subject to the condition that earned leave of at least an equivalent duration should be availed of by the employee simultaneously.

While facility of LTC is also admissible while availing Casual Leave, employees who are proceeding on LTC after availing leave other than earned leave could not encash their leave availed for LTC as the this procedure allows encashment only for earned leave when LTC is availed.

Now it has been decided by Government to allow encashment of earned leave upto 10 days at the time of availing LTC without any linkage to the number of days and the nature of leave availed while proceeding on LTC.

In fine, issue of this order would definitely  be a happy news for those who avails LTC without proceeding on EL, so that they can save EL to encash the same at the time of retirement.

Download Office Memorandum