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Procedure for availing optional scheme of All India Leave Travel Concession (AILTC) facility for officers/staff working in Board’s Office

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Procedure for availing optional scheme of All India Leave Travel Concession (AILTC) facility for officers/staff working in Board’s Office.

भारत सरकार Government of India
रेल मंत्रालय Ministry of Railways
(रेलवे बोर्ड) Railway Board

Office Order No. 104 of 2018

Sub : Procedure for availing optional scheme of All India Leave Travel Concession (AILTC) facility for officers/staff working in Board’s Office.

Subsequent to IR employees being given AILTC facility on optional basis in accordance with the CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 as per Boards Order No. E(W) 2017/PS5-l/3 dated 10.09.2018, all officers/staff working in Boards office are also eligible to avail AILTC.

2. For availing the facility of AILTC, Officer/Staff working in Board’s Office should have rendered four or more years of continuous service on the date of the commencement of the journey. The following guidelines may be adhered to by the applicant for availing AILTC:-

i) Privilege Pass Surrender Certificate (PPSC) may be obtained from ‘G Branch by following the prescribed procedure as contained in Boards letter dated 10.09.2018. However, in the first instance before applying for PPSC, the concerned staff should check his/her eligibility for availing AILTC.

ii) Leave of any type may be applied for and a declaration/advance intimation letter as per proforma enclosed at Annexure-I intending to avail AILTC may be submitted to the concerned Establishment Branch (ERB-I, ERB-II & ERB-V) along with original copy of PPSC issued by ‘G’ Branch.

iii) In case, AILTC advance is required, a separate request may be submitted as per prescri bed proforma enclosed at Annexure-II to the concerned ERB section ( ERB-I, II & V) in addition to submission of self-declaration/advance intimation letter. AILTC advance is to be applied 65 days (in case of Air travel) or 125 days ( in case of train travel) before the proposed date of outward journey and within ten days of the drawal of advance, the concerned employee is to produce tickets, irrespective of the date of commencement of the journey.

iv) LTC advance upto 90% of the estimated fare would be sanctioned.

v) In case, an employee performs journey without intimation and submission of original PPSC to the concerned ERB section, claim for reimbursement under AILTC would not be entertained.

vi) Subsequent to performing the journey related to AILTC, necessary claims for reimbursement /difference of expenditure ( in case of advance) may be submitted directly to respective Cash-I/II/III Sections as per enclosed proforma at Annexure-III for final settlement with all necessary required document.

vii) LTC claim as per Annexure-III is to be submitted within three months of completion of return journey, if no advance has been drawn; else, within one month of completion of return journey, if advance has been drawn.

viii) After undertaking journey, unspent amount of AILTC advance, if any, should be remitted within one month and in one lumpsum.

ix) Travel by Premium trains/Premium Tatkal trains/Suvidha trains are allowed on LTC however, travel in such train is to be by shortest route. Reimbursement of tatkal charges or premium tatkal charges shall also be admissible for the purpose of LTC. Flexi Fare (dynamic fare) applicable in Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains is also admissible for the journey(s) performed by these trains on LTC.

x) Those officials entitled for Air travel are required to travel by Air India only at LTC-80 fare or less. Fare indicated at LTC-80 is the maximum permissible ceiling limit for reimbursement; however, efforts should be made to book Air tickets at the cheapest fare possible.

xi) Those employees ( i.e, Pay Level 1 to 8 of Pay Matrix as per 7th CPC) who are not entitled to travel by Air may travel by any airline; however, reimbursement in such cases shall be restricted to the fare of their entitled class of train /transport or actual expense, whichever is less. Further, dynamic fare component in respect of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains shall not be admissible in such cases i.e., where a non­ entitled Government servant travels by air and claims reimbursement for the entitled class of Rajdhani/Shatabdi/Duronto trains.

xii) In all cases, Air ticket is required to be booked either directly through the airlines ( Booking Counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz ‘MIS Balmer Lawrie & Company’, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’, and IRCTC ( to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DOP&Ts OM No. 31011/6/2002-Estt(A) dated 2.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey. Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted and no request for relaxation of rules for booking the tickets through any other agencies shall be considered by Boards office.

xiii) ) It may also be noted that Travel on Tour packages is not allowed, except in case of tours conducted by Indian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC), State Tourism Development Corporation (STDC) and IRCTC. In such cases, only the fare component shall be reimbursable provided ITDC/STDC/IRCTC separately indicate the fare component and certify that the journey was actually performed by the Government servant and his family members for which he/she is claiming the All India Leave Travel Concession.

xiv) All tickets purchased should be submitted in original along with boarding passes duly stamped by Airport authorities (in case of Air travel) at the time of submitting claims after performing journey.

xv) In respect of special relaxation relating to travel by Air ( for those who are not entitled for Air travel under AILTC) on LTC to North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar, DOP&Ts OM No. 31011/3/2018-Estt(A-IV) dated 20.09.2018 may be referred to.

3. Role of ‘G-Branch’, ERB-I, II, V, Cash-I, II & III sections and PAO/Office/RB would be as under:-

a) General Branch will issue the Privilege Pass Surrender Certificate (PPSC) for AILTC purpose within 10 days of receiving the request from Applicant as per the instructions contained in E(W)’s above mentioned letter.

b) After receiving the request for optional AILTC as per Annexure-I & II, respective Establishment Branches (ERB-I, ERB-II & ERB-V) would verify/certify the necessary columns in it along with checking the admissibility as to whether the concerned employee is eligible for AILTC as per extant policy instruction and forward it to concerned Cash Section in case LTC advance has been sought.

c) An acknowledgement to the concerned employee may also be made and a copy of guidelines for perusal of employee may be given so as to ensure that the concerned employee is fully aware of the extant rules to be followed while availing optional AILTC and that there is no issue with regard to clearing of AILTC claim. In case AILTC is not admissible for the concerned employee, the same be advised in writing to the employee within three working days of the receipt of the intimation. A copy be also endorsed to the concerned Cash Section for information and record.

d) Concerned Cash section would process the case for LTC advance and reimbursement/claim as per extant rule for AILTC issued by Board’s Office like normal reimbursement of TA/DA, Children Education Allowance (CEA) claim without referring it to Associate Finance. However, if any clarification is required on the extant rules, the nodal branch may be consulted. In respect of AILTC advance/clearing of claim, concerned Cash section are to sanction the amount based on concerned employee’s eligibility for travel in AILTC, fares of shortest route by train and as per fare available under LTC-80 in respect of Air ticket.

e) After clearing of LTC claim, the concerned Cash Section would maintain the details of such claim separately as per CCS(LTC) Rule for maintaining register of LTC claim. Proforma is at Annexure-IV.

f) ERB-II, V and PAO Sections would also be required to make an entry in the service book of concerned employee claiming LTC along with an undertaking of completion of four or more years of service in this regard.

g) ERB-I, II, V, Cash-I, II, Ill & PAO sections may also go through the instructions issued on AI LTC/LTC by E(W) branch & DOP&T before processing the request related to AILTC.

4. All concerned may note that any misuse of AILTC will be viewed seriously and the concerned official would be liable for appropriate action under the relevant rules. Cash section may also randomly get some of the air tickets verified from the airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

5. The above issues with the approval of competent authority.

Encl: Annexure- I to IV

No. 2018/0&M/2/15
Dated: 26/09/2018

(H. Moharana)
Joint Secretary/Railway Board

 Source: Indian Railways

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DoPT: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar – extension beyond 25.09.2018.

DoPT: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession – LTC) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar – extension beyond 25.09.2018.

No.31011/3/2018-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: September 20, 2018

Office Memorandum

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession – LTC) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar – extension beyond 25.09.2018.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.31011/3/2014 – Estt.A-IV dated 19.09.2016 on the subject noted above and to say that in relaxation to CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, the scheme allowing Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER), Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) is extended for a further period of two years, w.e.f. 26th September, 2018 till 25th September, 2020 as under:

(i) LTC for visiting NER, J&K and A&N in lieu of a Home Town LTC.

(ii) Facility of air journey to non-entitled Government servants for visiting NER, J&K and A&N.

(iii) Permission to undertake journey to J&K, NER and A&N by private airlines.

2. The above special dispensation is subject to the following terms & conditions:

(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER / A&N/ J&K against the conversion of their one Home Town LTC in a four year block.

(ii) Government servants, whose Home Town and Headquarters/place of posting is the same, are not allowed the conversion .

(iii) Fresh Recruits are allowed conversion of one of the three Home Town LTCs in a block of four years, applicable to them.

(iv) Government servants entitled to travel by air may avail this concession from their Headquarters in their entitled class of air by any airlines subject to the maximum fare limit of LTC-80.

(v) Government servants not entitled to travel by air are allowed to travel by air in Economy class by any airlines subject to the maximum fare limit of LTC-80 in the following sectors:

(a) Between Kolkata/Guwahati and any place in NER.

(b) Between Kolkata/ChennaiNisakhapatnam and Port Blair.

(c) Between Delhi/Amritsar and any place in J&K.

Journey for these non-ntitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Visakhapatnam/ Delhi/ Amritsar shall be undertaken as per their entitlement.

(vi) Air travel by Government employees to NER, J&K and A&N as mentioned in para

(iv) and (v) above is allowed whether they avail the concession against Anywhere in India LTC or in lieu of the Home Town LTC as permitted.

(vii) Air Tickets are to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC‘ [to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/6/2002- Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009] while undertaking LTC journey . Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted and no request for relaxation of rules for booking the tickets through such agencies shall be considered by this Department.

3. Efforts should be made by the Government servants to book air tickets at the cheapest fare possible. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/ Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials .

4. In so far as the employees of Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, this order issues after consultation with Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: dopt.gov.in

 

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Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent

Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent

No. 19024/2212017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 19th July, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject:  Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments’ O.M. No. 19024/1/2005-E.IV dated 24.03.2006, O.M. No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.09.2010 and O.M. No. 19024/1/2012-E.IV dated 09.07.2013 regarding guidelines on Air travel. As per these guidelines, in all cases of Air Travel where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/website of Airlines) and if needed, by utilizing the services of three Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL), M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (ATT) and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC).

This Department is receiving a large number of proposals from various Ministries/Departments seeking ex-post-facto relaxation of the prescribed procedure for purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents only.

The matter has been reconsidered in this Department. All Ministries/Departments are again directed to:

(i) Ensure strict compliance of extant guidelines for purchase of air ticket directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/website of Airlines) or from three authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC only by all officials/offices under their control. Henceforth relaxation on account of ignorance/unawareness of these guidelines will not be considered by this Department.

(ii) In case of non-availability of authorized agent at a particular place, ticket may be booked from website of Airlines or web portal of Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd., M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC.

(iii) In respect of Non-officials of Committees/Boards/Panels, the concerned Ministry/ Department have to mention in the meeting notice that the Non-official Member has to purchase the ticket from authorized travel agent only otherwise his claim will not be settled by that Ministry/Department.

(iv) All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, etc. have to widely circulate this O.M. in all offices including attached/subordinate offices/ autonomous bodies under their control with specific instructions to Heads of Departments concerned for strict compliance of these guidelines. Non-compliance of these guidelines by Ministries/Departments will be treated as lapse on the part of the concerned Ministry/Department.

(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training revision of instructions

Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training revision of instructions reg

Government of India / Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Railways / Rail Mantralaya
(Railway Board)

No.F(E)I/2017/AL-28/41

RBE No.67/2018

New Delhi, dated 10.05.2018

General Manager,
All Indian Railways, PUs etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

 

Sub: Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training revision of instructions reg.

 In continuation to Board’s letter of even number dated 24.04.2018 (RBE No 61/2018), it has been decided that regular SAG officers, on tour may travel by ‘J’ / Business Class by Air within the country also

2. This has the approval of competent authority.

3. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Jitendra Kumar)
Dy. Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board.

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Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training; revision of instructions

Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training; revision of instructions

Government of India/Bharat Sarkar
Ministry of Railways/Rail Mantralaya
(Railway Board)

 RBE No.61/2018

No. F(E)I/2017/AL-28/41

New Delhi, dated 24.04.2018

General Manager,
All Indian Railways, PUs etc.
(As per Standard Mailing List)

Sub : Air Travel entitlements for journeys on tour or training; revision of instructions reg.

In partial modification of Board’s letters of even number dated 24.08.2017 & 25.09.2017 on the subject, it has been decided by Board to revise the Air Travel entitlements of railway officers for journeys on tour or training in the following manner:

AIR-TRAVEL-journey

2. Further, in partial modification of Board’s letter of even number dated 25.09.2017, it has also been decided by Board that grant of Air Travel permission to officers on Indian Railways, either one way or two way, may be approved personally by GMs of Railways with the prior personal concurrence of PFA.

3. As delegated vide pars 22 of Board’s letter No. F(X)II-2015/PW/7, dated 12.06.2017 of delegation of powers to GMs, these powers may be exercised personally by Chief Administrative Officer with the prior personal concurrence of PFA in case of COFMOW, New Delhi, DCW/Patiala and MTP/ Chennai.

4. The competent authority while approving Air Travel would apply his mind and consider whether the available train connectivity and time taken justifies the same. For example, while Delhi-Bangalore-Delhi may qualify for Air Travel, Delhi-Mumbai-Delhi can easily be covered by train comfortably. General Manager while using his discretion to permit one way or two way Air Travel may consider both the need of the journey and the urgency that necessitates Air Travel.

5. It may be ensured that permission for Air Travel is given judiciously and restricted only to absolutely essential official requirement that is recorded, subject to availability of budgetary provisions.

6. This has the approval of Board (FC & CRB).

7. These orders will take effect from the date of issue of this letter.

8. Please acknowledge receipt.

S/d,
(Jitendra Kumar)
Dy. Director Finance (Estt.),
Railway Board.

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Guidelines on Air Travel on Government Expenses – Purchase of Tickets from Authorised Agent

Guidelines on Air Travel on Government Expenses – Purchase of Tickets from Authorised Agent: MHA OM

No.19011/01/2015-Fin.II(Pt.)
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
North Block, New Delhi,

Dated November 03, 2017

OFFICE-MEMORANDUM

Sub: Guidelines on Air Travel on Government Expenses – Purchase of Tickets from Authorised Agent- reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to GoI 14 below SR 48-8 wherein provision has been made that in all cases of air travel, where Govt. of India bears the cost of air passage, the officials have to travel only by Air India. Further, GoI 16 below the rule stipulates for purchase of air ticket directly from Airlines (Booking Counter or website of Airlines) or by utilizing the services of the authorised agents viz. M/s. Balmer Lawrie Co., M/s Ashoka Travels & Tours and IRCTC. Department of Expenditure, M/o. Finance time and again also stressed the need of travel only by Air India and purchase of air tickets from permissible source. Recent in this row is their OM No. 19024/22/2017E-IV dated 18th July, 2017 (copy enclosed for ready reference).

2. Despite this MHA is frequently in receipt of proposals for relaxation of above rules citing reason of ignorance/unawareness of these guidelines. Department of Expenditure has clarified to MHA that henceforth relaxation on account of ignorance/unawareness of the guidelines would not be considered by them in future.

View: 7th CPC Travel Entitlement on Leave Travel Concession w.e.f. 1st July, 2017: DoPT OM 19.09.2017

3. It is, accordingly, stressed upon all the offices/Division under the ambit of Integrated Finance Division of MHA to scrupulously follow the guidelines relating to air travel.

Encl.: A/a.

(Kumar Manoj Kashyap)
Under Secretary & FA (Fin-II)

Source: www.mha.gov.in

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Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent

Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent – DoE Orders

No.19024/22/2017-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 19th July, 2017

Office Memorandum

Subject: Guidelines on Air Travel on Official Tours – Purchase of air ticket from authorized agent.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Departments’ OM. No.19024/1/2005-E.IV dated 24.03.2006, OM. No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16.09.2010 and OM. No.19024/1/2012-E.IV dated 09.07.2013 regarding guidelines on Air travel. As per these guidelines, in all cases of Air Travel where the Government of India bears the cost of air passage, Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/website of Airlines) and if needed, by utilizing the services of three Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL), M/s Ashok Travels & Tours (ATT) and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC).

2. This Department is receiving a large number of proposals from various Ministries/Departments seeking ex-post-facto relaxation of the prescribed procedure for purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents only.

3. The matter has been reconsidered in this Department. All Ministries/Departments are again directed to:

(i) Ensure strict compliance of extant guidelines for purchase of air ticket directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/office/Website of Airlines) or from three authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC only by all officials/offices under their control. Henceforth relaxation on account of ignorance/unawareness of these guidelines will not be considered by this Department.

ii) In case of non-availability of authorized agent at a particular place, ticket may be booked from website of Airlines or web portal of Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd., M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and lRCTC.

iii) In respect of Non-officials of Committees/Boards/Panels, the concerned Ministry/Department have to mention in the meeting notice that the Non-official Member has to purchase the ticket from authorized travel agent only otherwise his claim will not be settled by that Ministry/Department.

iv) All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, etc. have to widely circulate this OM. in all offices including attached/subordinate offices/ autonomous bodies under their control with specific instructions to Heads of Departments concerned for strict compliance of these guidelines. Non-compliance of these guidelines by Ministries/Departments will be treated as lapse on the part of the concerned Ministry/Department.

sd/-
(Nirmala Dev)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Authority: www.doe.gov.in

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TA Rules in 7th CPC: Air Travel is Allowed for Central Government Employees from Level 6 and Above

TA Rules in 7th CPC: Air Travel is Allowed for Central Government Employees from Level 6 and Above

Now the Air Travel is allowed for Central Government employees those who are in Level 6 (Pre Revised Rs.4200 Grade Pay) and above. It is Good News for those who are in Level 6 to 8, as the Travel entitlement for them so far is AC II by Train only. Now they are entitled to Travel By Air in Economy Class.

The Central Government published Gazette Notification for 7th CPC Allowances on 6th July 2017. The 7th CPC has recommended that 53 allowances be abolished and 37 be subsumed in an existing or a newly proposed allowances. But the Government has decided to retain 12 Allowances from that 53 Allowances and allowed 3 Allowances to continue as separate allowance from these 37 Allowances recommended to be subsumed. Finally the Committee on Allowances and ECoS after the discussion with stakeholders, recommended to Modify 34 Allowances

The 7th CPC has recommended that Travelling Allowances can be continued without any changes. But the Government has decided to extend the Air Travel Entitlement to Govt Servants those who are in Level As per the Gazette Notification issued by Government of India, the Travelling allowance is rationalised to enable the Central Staffs from Level 6 to 8 to Travel by Air . The Official concerned clarified that, this Modified Travel Entitlement will be extended to LTC also.
Appendix I
List of allowances recommended by the Seventh Central Pay Commission (7th CPC) along with modifications as approved by the Government of India

Sl. Name of the Allowance Recommendation of 7th CPC Modifications accepted by the Government
31. Travelling Allowance Retained. Rationalized.
Indian Railways to reconsider its position regarding air travel to its employees.
Level 6 to 8 of Pay Matrix to be entitled for Air travel.

Level 5 A of Defence Forces to be clubbed with Level 6 for travelling entitlements.

Existing system to continue in Ministry of Railways.

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Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules 1988 Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER, J and K and A and N

No. 31011/ 3/ 2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment (A-IV) Desk
***

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: September 19, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER, J&K and A&N.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 09.09.2016 on the subject noted above regarding extension of the scheme to travel by air to North East Region (NER) , Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N). As clarifications have been sought from many quarters, it is clarified that the following schemes have been extended for a further period of two years, w.e.f. 26th September, 2016:

(i) LTC for visiting NER, J&K and A&N in lieu of a Home Town LTC.

(ii) Facility of air journey to non-entitled government servants for visiting NER, J&K and A&N.

(iii) Permission to undertake journey to Jammu and Kashmir by private airline.

2. The above special dispensation is subject to the following terms & conditions:

(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER/A&N/ J&K against the conversion of their one Home Town LTC in a four year block.

(ii) Government servants whose Home Town and Headquarters /place of posting are the same are not allowed the conversion.

(iii) Fresh Recruits are allowed conversion of one of the three Home Town LTCs in a block of four years applicable to them.

(iv) Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class at LTC-80 fare or less. While travelling to North-East region and Port Blair, journey has to be performed by Air India only. However, while availing LTC to Jammu & Kashmir, service of any airlines may be availed.
(v) Government servants not entitled to travel by air are allowed to travel by air in the following sectors:

(a) Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER by Air India only in Economy class at LTC-80 fare or less.

(b) Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair by Air India only in Economy class at LTC-80 fare or less.

(c) Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K by any airlines in Economy class at LTC-80 fare or less.  Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar/ Delhi/ Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

(vi) Air travel by non-entitled officers to NER, J&K and A&N is allowed whether they avail the normal anywhere in India LTC or in lieu of the Home Town LTC as permitted.

(vii) Air Tickets are to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/6/2002 Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey. Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted.

3. Efforts should be made by the Government servants to book the air tickets at the cheapest fare possible. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/ Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the Airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Establishment)
dire-dopt@gov.in

Source: Persmin

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Air Travel: Accounting and Payment by PAO

Air Travel Accounting and Payment by PAO

Government of India
Controller General of Defence Accounts
Ulan Batar Road, Delhi cantt  110066
(Defence Travel System, E Ticketing Project)
Phone No.: 011-26108268/26163404 /Fax No.: 011 26163403

No. Mech/EDP/861/E-T /Air

Dated: 15/09/2016

To,
The PCsDA/CsDA,

Subject: Air Travel Accounting and Payment by PAO

Reference: HQrs Office letter no. Mech/EDP/861/E-Ticketing/Phase-III dated-21-12-2015.

It is intimated that under the e-Ticketing system wherein Rail Tickets are being booked in lieu of warrants, an Air travel module has also been launched in collaboration with Balmer Lawrie to cover all types of moves like Temporary Duty, Permanent Transfer, LTC All India and LTC Home Town. Air tickets are being booked through DTS since 11 September 2015 by various units across Services under different PAOs. The payment procedure as agreed between CGDA and Balmer & Lawrie is post payment.

2. All PCsDA/CsDA/PCA{Fys) along with this HQrs office has been issued two set of tokens/login-id for this purpose.

(a) One set of Token /Login-Id for DAD Employee:  For booking of Air Tickets i.e. Master Booker Tokens and Competent Authority Approval Tokens for booking of Air Tickets for entitled DAD officers (already issued during training in the Jan, 2016).

(b) PAO tokens for generating and downloading of system generated booking details /Bills and invoices of air tickets booked for DAD entitled officers for payment. Such Tokens (Issued recently) cannot be used for booking of Air Tickets.

3. Process of Booking of Air Tickets: As mentioned in para 2(a) above, one set of Token/Login Id has already been issued for DAD Employee for profile creation of all officer/staffs entitled to travel by Air and booking of Air Tickets.

Air Tickets. Initially, profiles of all the officers/staffs working under jurisdiction of each PCsDA/CsDA and PCA(Fys) need to be created for booking of Air Tickets. The creation of profile is a onetime process and need not be done again. When an officer/staffs will be transferred from one PCsDA/CsDA to another, in such case his profile need to be “Transferred out” by the old office and accordingly his new office will perform the activity of “Transfer in” of such officers/staffs. All such activities like profile creation, editing of profile, Air Travel Booking request and cancellation request are performed by master booker /Booker token. At the same time, Approval/Approving token is used for approval of all such request as forwarded by the master booker token through DTS system. Accordingly, once travel request is approved by Competent Authority/Approving Authority, Master Booker/Booker Token can book the Air Ticket as per Travel Regulation and Movement Sanction.

4. Process of Payment of Air Tickets to Balmer Lawrie & Co:  As mentioned above, the booking of Air Tickets has been launched in collaboration with Balmer Lawrie, the payment procedure as agreed between CGDA and Balmer & Lawrie is post payment. Following steps are involved in processing of payment of Air Tickets to Balmer Lawrie & Co.

(a) Online Accounting and Payment Module for Air Travel:  As mentioned in para 2(b) above, Air Ticket booking details and voucher for Air Ticket booked during a particular period can be generated by logging in to the PAO Module for further processing of payment to Balmer & Lawrie Co.

(b) Preparation of Punching Medium:  After generation of the voucher by logging-in to the PAO Module, PCsDA/CsDA will prepare Punching Medium to compile under respective code head as per classification hand book.

(c) Payment Through NEFT:  After preparation of Punching Medium and Daily Payment Sheet, PCsDA/CsDA will make payment of the due amount through NEFT or through any other process is being followed in their offices.

(d) Voucher Settlement:  After payment PCsDA/CsDA will log-in to the PAO Module and will mark against each invoices as payment done.

(e) Voucher Acknowledgement:  All payment will be acknowledged by Balmer & Lawrie through System and PCsDA /CsDA will be able to download Receipt voucher of payment from the system.

4. Claim Submission:  As the Air Ticket booked through system is given to the officer is as good as advance to the officer/staff serving in the PCsDA/CsDA offices, traveler will submit his final claim within one month after completion of the journey along with original boarding pass and a copy of the Air Ticket booked through DTS

5. In this regard it is intimated that PCsDA/CsDA who are not having PKI tokens (One set of Booking Token with two tokens (One for Master Booker/Booker Token and another for Approval Token)) for booking of Air Tickets through DTS and one PKI token (PAO Token) for generation of voucher and processing payment are requested to intimate to this HQrs office for issuing of the same. PCsDA/CsDA/PCA(Fys) offices in possession of one set of PKI token (One for Master Booker/Booker token, another for Approval token) are requested to start booking of Air Tickets through DTS immediately.

Jt. CGDA (IT&S) has seen.

Sd/-
Deepak Kumar
Sr.ACGDA(IT & S)

Source : cgda.nic.in

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Delegation of powers to Financial Advisers of administrative Ministry/ Department to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Mr India in individual cases of autonomous bodies

Delegation of powers to Financial Advisers of administrative Ministry/ Department to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Mr India in individual cases of autonomous bodies— reg.

No. 19024/1/2009E.IV

Government of India

Ministry of Finance

Department of Expenditure

***

New Delhi, dated the 26th July, 2016

Office Memorandum

Sub:-Delegation of powers to Financial Advisers of administrative Ministry/ Department to accord exemption for air travel in airlines other than Mr India in individual cases of autonomous bodies— reg.

Reference is invited to Para ‘2’ of Department of Expenditure’s 0.M. of even number dated 07.06.2016, which provides that powers, which were vested with Ministry of Civil Aviation to accord exemption for Air travel, both domestic and international, by Airlines other than Air India because of operational or other reasons or on account of non-availability, have been delegated to the Financial Advisors (FA) of the administrative Ministries/Departments and that in respect of the individual cases of Autonomous bodies, the FAs of the concerned Ministry/Department will accord exemption for Air travel by Airlines other than Air India.

2. Several references are being received in this Department seeking further delegation of powers to FAs of Autonomous bodies/statutory organisations, to accord approval to travel in any Airlines other than Air India, in individual cases covering that Autonomous body/statutory organisation.

3. It is hereby clarified that the powers to accord exemption for air travel by airlines other than Air India, including individual cases of Autonomous bodies, are vested only in the Financial Advisers of the Ministries/Departments, exercising administrative control over the Autonomous body/statutory organisation and that these powers cannot be further delegated to FAs of the Autonomous body/statutory organisation under the administrative control of the Ministry/Department concerned.

(Nirmala Dev)

Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

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Facilitation Fee levied by authorized travel agents on Air Tickets – Clarification orders issued by PCA(Fys)

Facilitation Fee levied by authorized travel agents on Air Tickets

Principal Controller of Accounts (Ordnance Factories), Kolkata

Important Circular

Office of the PCA (Fys) Kolkata,
10A, S. K. Bose Road,
Kolkata -700001

Dated: 20/1/2016
NO.2078/AN-VIII/TA/LTC/BL

Sub: Facilitation Fee levied by authorized travel agents on air tickets book on Government account

A copy of Gol, MoF, DoE, OM no. 19024/1/2012-E-IV, dated 5/9/2014 on the above subject along with M/s Balmer Lawrie Co. Ltd. Letter dated 3/11/2015 is forwarded herewith for your information and guidance, please.

sd/
Nabarun Dhar
Jt. C of A.(Fys)

N0.19024/1/2012-E-lV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Departrnent of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated the 5th September, 2014.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Facilitation Fee levied by authorised travel agents on air tickets booked on Government account – Withdrawal regarding.

Attention is invited to this Department’s O.M of even number dated 10th October 2013 wherein the authorized travel agents namely M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited (BLCL) M/s , Ashok Travels & Tours (ATT) and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation Ltd. (IRCTC) were allowed to levy ‘Facilitation Fee’ @ Rs.100/- per ticket for domestic sector and Rs.300/- per ticket for international sector for air travel. Wherein Government of lndia bears the cost of air passage.

2. The issue has been re-examined in consolation with the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Department of Legal Affairs in the light of provisions of the Air craft’s Rules,1937, as amended from time to time and it has been decided to Withdraw this Department’s O.M of even number dated 10th October 2013 with immediate effect. Consequently, no service charges (by whatever nomenclature), which are not included in the tariff charged by Air India / Airlines, are required to be paid to the authorized travel agents.

3. payment to the authorized travel agents for the Bills raised by them for air tickets produced/ purchased till date in respect of air travel already undertaken or due to be undertaken would be regulated as per O.M of even number dated 10.10.2013. it is reiterated that as far as possible air tickets on Government account may be obtained directly from Air India/ Airlines (booking counter/offices/website) and if obtaining tickets directly from Air India/ Airlines is not possible should the services of authorized travel agents be availed of.

4. All Ministries/Departments are advised to bring these instructions to the notice of all concerned from compliance.

Sd/-
(Subhash Chand)
Director

Balmer Lawrie
TOURS & TRAVEL

Date: November 03, 2015

To
Principal Controller of Accounts (FYS)
1OA, S K Bose Road
Kolkata – 700001

Kind attention: Mr. Nabarun Dhar, JT. Controller of Accounts (AN)

Dear Sir,

Kindly refer to your letter ref. no. 2078/ AN-VIII/TA-DA/BL dated 16/10/15, please note that in accordance with GOI, MoF, DoE OM no. 19024/1/2012-E.IV, dated 5/09/2014, we are not charging any Service Charge/Facilitation Fee/ Processing Fee etc. in our bill.

But SERVICETAX, EDU. Cess, & High Edu. Cess, are Govt. Statutary Taxes which are chargeable if you purchase any ticket from an agency and we are regularly depositing this Service Taxes to the service tax authority vide service tax registration no. AABCB0984EST047, which is already mentioned in our bill.

Hence you are kindly requested to make payment of service taxes accordingly.

Thanking you.

Yours faithfully,
For Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd.,

Sd/-
(S. Nath)
Sr. Branch Manager (Travel & Vacations)

Authority: http://pcafys.gov.in/

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KVS issued guidelines on Air Travel on Tour / LTC

KVS issued guidelines on Air Travel on Tour / LTC

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (HQ)
18, Institutional Area, SJS Marg
New Delhi – 110 016

F.No.1-1/2015/KVS (JC-Fin)

Date: 17.12.2015

The Deputy Commissioner & Director,
Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan,
All Regional Offices & ZIETs.

Sub: Guidelines on Air Travel on Tour / LTC

Sir/Madam,

During the audit on the accounts of Regional Offices and Kendriya Vidyalayas, the audit parties observed that the officers entitled for travel by Air have booked their Air Tickets through private travel agencies, which is not in order as per the extant orders and have also objected to it.

As per the Government of India guidelines, Air Tickets may be purchased directly from offices of the Air India ( at Booking counters/website of Airlines) or by utilizing the services of Authorized Travel Agencies namely M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s OM No.311011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009).

The same procedure should be following for booking the Air Tickets for performing the Leave Travel Concession travel facility.

The copies of the following orders are enclosed herewith:

1. Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions (Department of personnel and Training) OM.No.311011/6/2002 – (Estt.(A) dated 2nd December 2009. [Click to view the orders]

2. Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure office Memorandum No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16th September, 2010. [Click to view the orders]

3. Government of India, Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure, Office Memorandum No.19024/1/2012/E.IV dated 9th July 2013. [Click to view the orders]

4. Government of India, Ministry of Personnel, public Grievances and pensions (Department of personnel and Training) OM.No.311011/5/2014-(Estt.(A-IV) dated 23rd September 2015 [Click to view the orders]

 

In this connection, Deputy Commissioner, Regional Offices and Director, ZIETs are requested to inform their subordinate offices for strict compliance of the above orders.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(M.Arumugam)
Jt. commissioner (Finance)

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Authority: www.kvsangathan.nic.in

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Proposal for seeking one time relaxation in respect of LTC 80 claims of Defence Civilian Employees

MOD invites LTC Claim Details for one time relaxation – BPMS

Government of India
Ministry of Defence
D(Civ-I)

Subject : Proposal for seeking one time relaxation in respect of LTC 80 claims of Defence Civilian Employees

Defence Civilian Employees’ Federations are pursuing the above issue in the meetings of the JCM Departmental Council wherein they have informed that many Defence civilian employees while availing LTC by Air to destinations like A&N Islands, J&K and NER, did not follow the instructions regarding purchase of these air tickets only from the booking counters/websites of Air India or from the Authorized Travel Agents [M/s Balmer Lawrie & Co, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC]. A number of employees being first time travellers by air, did not observe these instructions due to ignorance. As a result, there administrative authorities have rejected their claims under LTC 80 submitted by them after performing the journey. To resolve this issue, the employees Federations have approached this Ministry and have requested to take up the matter to DoP&T with recommendation that:
a) Claims of Group C and B employees who are otherwise not entitled for Air Travel, in case they have availed LTC 80 by purchasing Air tickets from other than the authorized agents may be considered as a one time measure and a relaxation may be granted to pass their LTC claims as a special case;
b) For such employees who have purchased Air Tickets prior to 26 Sep 2014 from other than authorized agents to travel to A&N Islands, in their case, the LTC claim may be restricted to their entitled class in Steamer/Ship
2. The DoP&T have communicated vide their letter No.31011/6/2015-Estt.A IV dated 1st July addressed to JCM, National Council, that it would not be feasible to relax the LTC rules as a one-time measure. However, cases of individual hardship as recommended by Ministries/ Departments would be considered on a case to case basis.
3. Accordingly, it is proposed to take up the matter with the DoP&T for a decision on the LTC claims submitted by the defence civilian employees where the air tickets have not been purchased by these employees in accordance with the Government instructions. It is requested that the details of such cases may please be furnished in the enclosed proforma latest by 17 Aug 2015, along with views/comments, so that a consolidated proposal could be sent to the DoP&T for consideration of one time relaxation.

Encl : Proforma

Sd/-
Gurdeep Singh)
Under Secretary (Civ)

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One Time Relaxation for LTC claim: BPMS Circular

(AN ALL INDIA FEDERATION OF DEFENCE WORKERS)
(AN INDUSTRIAL UNIT OF B.M.S.)
(RECOGNISED BY MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, GOVT. OF INDIA)
CENTRAL OFFICE: 2-A, NAVEEN MARKET, KANPUR – 208001, PH & FAX : (0512) 2332222
MOBILE: 09415733686, 09235729390, 09335621629, WEB : www.bpms.org.in

REF: BPMS / CIR / LTC / 01

Dated: 27.07.2015

To,
The Office Bearers / CEC Members,
President / Secretary of the Unions
Affiliated to BPMS

Subject: One Time Relaxation for LTC claim

Dear brothers & sisters,
Namaskar

You may be aware of that Shri S N Batwe, Patron/BPMS highlighted some of the following issues related to LTC, thereupon vide letter No. BPMS / DoP&T/ LTC / 50 (7/2/R), Dated 10.11.2014 this federation requested the DoP&T as well as MOD to consider the issues sympathetically :-
(i) Earlier { DoP&T F.No. 31011/412007-Estt.(A), dated 02.05.2008} the Group ‘B’ Central Government employees were entitled to travel by Air from their place of posting or nearest airport but now {vide DoP&T O.M. No. 31011/ 3/ 2014-Estt.(A-IV), dated 26.09.2014} only eligible Government servants may travel from their place of posting or nearest airport, hence necessary clarification was required so that the Group ‘B’ employees may be entitled to travel by Air from their place of posting or nearest airport;
(ii) Vide DoP&T F.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt (A), Dated 30.04.2012 the Air travel relaxation under LTC for NER was extended for 02 yrs from 01.05.2012, i.e., applicable upto 01.05.2014 and vide DoP&T F. No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.A-IV, dated 15.06.2012 the Air travel relaxation under LTC for J&K was extended for 02 yrs from 18.06.2012, i.e., applicable upto 18.06.2014 whereas this order grants the relaxation for air travel w.e.f. 26.09.2014. There were some of the employees who have travelled by Air under LTC in the intervening period, i.e., 01.05.2014 / 18.06.2014 and 26.09.2014 in anticipation of extension of such relaxation as per prevailing practice. To mitigate the financial hardships of such employees, the DoP&T O.M. No. 31011/ 3/ 2014-Estt.(A-IV), dated 26.09.2014 should have retrospective effect, i.e., 01.05.2014.
(iii) Some of the defence civilian employees while availing LTC by Air to destinations like A&N Islands, J&K and NER, did not follow the instructions regarding purchase of their air tickets only from the booking counters/websites of Air India or from the Authorized Travel Agents [M/s Balmer Lawrie & Co, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC] and their LTC claims are not being allowed. Hence, one time relaxation is required to settle these cases.
Now, Min of Defence is considering the case (iii) and invited the details from concerned authorities. Hence, all are requested to forward their details through proper channel in given format only.
Thanking you.
Sincerely yours
sd/-
(MUKESH SINGH)
Secretary/BPMS & Member, JCM-II Level Council (MOD)

Source : BPMS

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Air India LTC-80 Fares with effect from 1st May 2015

Air India LTC-80 Fares with effect from 1st May 2015
Air India has announced Air India LTC-80 Fares with effect from 1st May 2015, that applies to Leave Travel Concession availed by Central Government State Government, and PSU Employees. Employees of Educational institutions recognized by Central / State Governments or affiliated to any University or educational board are also eligible to travel with Air India LTC-80 tickets.

Eligibility for Air India LTC-80 Tickets:

  • Government employees and their family members travelling on leave are eligible to purchase Air India LTC-80 Tickets.
  • Family includes Spouse, dependent children 12 yrs and above and dependent Parents.

Documents Required for purchasing LTC-80 Tickets:

  • Copy of Official ID card has to be produced for purchasing LTC-80 Tickets.

Ticket Validity:

  • 1 Year from date of issue

Discount applicable Children:

  • Normal discount on the class of travel. No additional discount applies.

Change of Flights / Change of Date of Travel / Cancellation of Tickets etc:

  • Employees who have purchased Air India LTC-80 Tickets can opt for change of flights, change of Date of Travel, and Cancellation of Tickets. However, a fee applicable for these changes will have to be paid

 

TABLE V- LTC Fares with effect from 1st May 2015
S No SECTOR & V.V HLTC    (Economy Class) DLTC    (Executive  Class) Airline Fuel Charge
Base Fare Base Fare
1 Agartala Guwahati 4831 10140 1850
2 Agartala Kolkata 3891 8506 1850
3 Agartala Silchar 4401 1850
4 Agatti Bengaluru 10691 1850
5 Agatti Chennai 10646 2150
6 Agatti Kochi 8571 1850
7 Agatti Kozhikode 7471 1850
8 Agra Delhi 5681 15327 1850
9 Agra Khajuraho 3891 8506 1850
10 Agra Varanasi 4946 12951 1850
11 Agra Mumbai 8571 2950
12 Ahmedabad Chennai 7426 26186 2950
13 Ahmedabad Delhi 6000 15502 2150
14 Ahmedabad Hyderabad 7076 19532 2150
15 Ahmedabad Mumbai 4351 13425 1850
16 Aizawl Guwahati 5351 1850
17 Aizawl Imphal 4466 7337 1850
18 Aizawl Kolkata 4626 11108 1850
19 Allahabad Delhi 6541 1850
20 Allahabad Kanpur 4751 1850
21 Allahabad Mumbai 9401 2950
22 Amritsar Delhi 4366 12436 1850
23 Aurangabad Delhi 8801 21747 2150
24 Aurangabad Mumbai 4451 10133 1850
25 Bagdogra Delhi 9716 21024 2950
26 Bagdogra Guwahati 4536 8398 1850
27 Bagdogra Kolkata 5436 13188 1850
28 Bengaluru Chennai 4701 10691 1850
29 Bengaluru Delhi 9901 28985 3650
30 Bengaluru Goa 5151 13297 1850
31 Bengaluru Hyderabad 5451 14823 1850
32 Bengaluru Kochi 4501 10907 1850
33 Bengaluru Kolkata 9701 30799 3650
34 Bengaluru Mangalore 4936 1850
35 Bengaluru Mumbai 6851 16356 2150
36 Bengaluru Pune 6184 16506 1850
37 Bengaluru Tirupati 5221 1850
38 Bengaluru Trivandrum 5451 12473 1850
39 Bhopal Delhi 4801 14856 1850
40 Bhopal Indore 4281 8625 1850
41 Bhopal Mumbai 5356 15560 1850
42 Bhubaneshwar Chennai 8291 17520 2950
43 Bhubaneshwar Delhi 9001 27424 2950
44 Bhubaneshwar Kolkata 5406 11764 1850
45 Bhubaneshwar Mumbai 9401 29518 2950
46 Bhubaneshwar Port Blair 11216 2950
47 Bhuj Mumbai 6541 1850
48 Chandigarh Delhi 4301 10534 1850
49 Chandigarh Mumbai 8836 26295 2950
50 Chennai Coimbatore 4251 12166 1850
51 Chennai Delhi 8456 28474 3650
52 Chennai Goa 6311 16217 1850
53 Chennai Hyderabad 4451 13732 1850
54 Chennai Kochi 5251 14630 1850
55 Chennai Kolkata 8566 27543 2950
56 Chennai Madurai 4251 11801 1850
57 Chennai Mumbai 8571 18623 2950
58 Chennai Pune 7851 21017 2150
59 Chennai Portblair 9411 24229 2950
60 Chennai Trivandrum 5601 14637 1850
61 Chennai Vishakhapatnam 4801 14673 1850
62 Coimbatore Delhi 9751 32763 3650
63 Coimbatore Kozhikode 4451 6739 1850
64 Coimbatore Mumbai 8001 18331 2950
65 Dehradun Delhi 5221 13980 1850
66 Dehli Dharamsala 4821 1850
67 Delhi Gaya 6851 19532 2150
68 Delhi Goa 8821 25860 3650
69 Delhi Guwahati 9811 24988 3650
70 Delhi Gwalior 5051 9977 1850
71 Delhi Hyderabad 8401 25748 2950
72 Delhi Imphal 9081 27248 3650
73 Delhi Indore 4851 15867 1850
74 Delhi Jabalpur 6401 1850
75 Delhi Jaipur 3551 8815 1850
76 Delhi Jammu 4401 13181 1850
77 Delhi Jodhpur 5706 14290 1850
78 Delhi Kanpur 5701 1850
79 Delhi Khajuraho 5651 15108 1850
80 Delhi Kochi 12351 37731 3650
81 Delhi Kolkata 9061 24251 2950
82 Delhi Kozhikode 10051 32763 3650
83 Delhi Kullu 6301 1850
84 Delhi Leh 5501 15141 1850
85 Delhi Lucknow 4821 12505 1850
86 Delhi Ludhiana 4351 1850
87 Delhi Mangalore 9901 29248 3650
88 Delhi Mumbai 8951 22740 2950
89 Delhi Pantnagar 4301 1850
90 Delhi Nagpur 7171 17336 2150
91 Delhi Pathankot 5101 1850
92 Delhi Patna 7151 17265 2150
93 Delhi Port Blair 21516 3650
94 Delhi Pune 9401 28208 2950
95 Delhi Raipur 7851 22112 2150
96 Delhi Rajkot 9101 2150
97 Delhi Ranchi 8811 20732 2950
98 Delhi Srinagar 6201 13370 1850
99 Delhi Surat 9101 20819 2150
100 Delhi Tirupati 9016 23756 3650
101 Delhi Trivandrum 12156 37731 3650
102 Delhi Udaipur 5786 15382 1850
103 Delhi Vadodra 7051 19853 2150
104 Delhi Varanasi 5681 15327 1850
105 Delhi Vijayawada 8566 26202 2950
106 Delhi Vishakhapatnam 10401 30218 2950
107 Dibrugarh Dimapur 3251 5106 1850
108 Dibrugarh Guwahati 4801 1850
109 Dibrugarh Kolkata 7401 14776 2150
110 Dibrugarh Lilabari 4051 1850
111 Dimapur Guwahati 4701 1850
112 Dimapur Imphal 4401 1850
113 Dimapur Kolkata 6101 13822 1850
114 Dimapur Shillong 4101 1850
115 Gaya Kolkata 4501 11744 1850
116 Gaya Varanasi 4851 9518 1850
117 Goa Kochi 5001 15159 1850
118 Goa Hyderabad 5251 13657 1850
119 Goa Mumbai 5321 11232 1850
120 Goa Pune 4536 8874 1850
121 Goa Srinagar 12351 38431 3650
122 Guwahati Imphal 4901 9498 1850
123 Guwahati Jorhat 3736 1850
124 Guwahati Kolkata 5076 11465 1850
125 Guwahati Lilabari 5151 1850
126 Guwahati Silchar 5251 1850
127 Guwahati Tezpur 4436 1850
128 Gwalior Mumbai 8401 19551 2150
129 Hyderabad Kolkata 9696 24985 2950
130 Hyderabad Mumbai 5251 14980 1850
131 Hyderabad Pune 5231 14265 1850
132 Hyderabad Tirupati 4656 12571 1850
133 Hyderabad Varanasi 8811 21806 2950
134 Hyderabad Vijayawada 5051 10655 1850
135 Hyderabad Vishakhapatnam 4946 12951 1850
136 Imphal Kolkata 4281 11680 1850
137 Imphal Silchar 4601 1850
138 Indore Mumbai 4481 12637 1850
139 Jaipur Mumbai 7851 18794 2150
140 Jammu Leh 4886 9069 1850
141 Jammu Srinagar 4403 6998 1850
142 Jamnagar Mumbai 5181 12400 1850
143 Jodhpur Mumbai 7686 18670 2150
144 Jodhpur Udaipur 4231 8724 1850
145 Jorhat Kolkata 4976 1850
146 Jorhat Tezpur 4136 1850
147 Kanpur Kolkata 7401 2150
148 Khajuraho Varanasi 4936 12681 1850
149 Kochi Kozhikode 3501 7283 1850
150 Kochi Madurai 4301 1850
151 Kochi Mumbai 8401 21634 2950
152 Kochi Trivandrum 4301 8326 1850
153 Kolkata Kochi 10051 3650
154 Kolkata Lilabari 7800 2150
155 Kolkata Mumbai 8486 23558 3650
156 Kolkata Patna 5706 1850
157 Kolkata Port Blair 11071 26781 2950
158 Kolkata Ranchi 4536 1850
159 Kolkata Shillong 5481 1850
160 Kolkata Silchar 5001 11085 1850
161 Kolkata Tezpur 5151 1850
162 Kozhikode Chennai 5151 1850
163 Kozhikode Kolkata 8456 3650
164 Kozhikode Mumbai 9100 16513 2150
165 Kozhikode Trivandrum 4391 1850
166 Kullu Pathankot 4001 1850
167 Leh Srinagar 4603 8283 1850
168 Lilabari Tezpur 3881 1850
169 Lucknow Mumbai 8051 24985 2950
170 Lucknow Varanasi 4626 9607 1850
171 Ludhiana Pathankot 4201 1850
172 Madurai Mumbai 7851 23657 2950
173 Mangalore Mumbai 6086 15761 1850
174 Mumbai Nagpur 5001 15159 1850
175 Mumbai Raipur 9500 20692 2150
176 Mumbai Rajkot 5281 12473 1850
177 Mumbai Ranchi 9751 22813 2950
178 Mumbai Srinagar 9016 23756 3650
179 Mumbai Trivandrum 10201 23901 2950
180 Mumbai Udaipur 4786 15407 1850
181 Mumbai Varanasi 9696 24511 2950
182 Mumbai Vishakhapatnam 9101 24872 2950
183 Patna Ranchi 4603 1850
184 Port Blair Vishakhapatnam 9696 24511 2950
185 Raipur Bhubaneshwar 4281 9977 1850
186 Raipur Nagpur 5181 12660 1850
187 Raipur Vishakhapatnam 4251 11606 1850
188 Shillong Jorhat 4551 1850
189 Silchar Tezpur 4101 1850
190 Tirupati Vijayawada 5406 1850
191 Vishakhapatnam Bhubaneshwar 5321 10518 1850
TABLE – VI
Islanders Fares – 1
Sector & v.v One Way Return AirlineFuel
Fare Basis Fare Basis Charge
UEIXZ URTIXZ
Port Blair Kolkata 5016 8632 2950
Port Blair Chennai 4816 8272 2950

Note : Above fares are valid for sale in Port Blair only against Identity Card.

Islanders Fares – 2
Sectors One Way Airline
Fare Basis FuelCharge
UEIXZ
Port Blair Vishakapatnam 1592 2950
Vishakapatnam Port Blair 1449 2950

 

Note : Above fares are valid for sale in Port Blair and Vishakapatnam only against Identity Card.
Note:
a). Above Charges are applicable  per coupon.
In case of ‘non-refundable, Basic Fare and Airline Fuel Charge will be forfeited.
b). In case of Re-issuance : Aplicable Charges and difference  of fare if any are applicable.
c).LTC Tickets: Change/Refund Fee will be as applicable for highest Business or Economy Class fare
d).Armed Forces and related discounts : Change/ Refund Fee applicable  for highest economy class fare. All categories  of (Armed Forces, Paramilitary  Forces, General Reserve Engineering  Forces, War Disables Officers, War Widows and Gallantry Award Tickets under RBD Y to H)
d)The refund rules applicable  to Link Fares on all RBDs are as under:
(A) Originating point:
1. Tickets issued on fares under: RBDs U to K
a) Refund – Permitted up to 1 hr before scheduled departure of the flight against a Refund Fee of – Rs. 1053 /- coupon. b) Refund of No-show ticket: Non Refundable(Basic fare + Airline Fuel Charge)
2) Tickets issued on fares under: RBDs S & T
(a) Refund – Permitted up to 1 hr before scheduled departure of the flight against a Refund Fee of – Rs.1579/- per coupon.
b) Refund of No-show ticket: Non Refundable(Basic fare + Airline Fuel Charge)
(B) Intermediate  Point :
In case of completion of part itinerary, a passenger desirous of claiming refund will be allowed to do so after deducting the applicable fare on booked RBD, for the sector travelled along with the applicable Refund Fee. Not permitted for RBDs S & T.
(C) In cases of Flight Disruptions:
(a) Alternate arrangements  are made by the Airline- No Refund
(b)Passenger  is taken back to the point of origin by the first available service- Full amount to be refunded.
(c)Own arrangement  for the cancelled sector is made by the passenger(s):  Refund of Basic fare of the cancelled sector in respective RBD (Airline Fuel Charge  to be retained) along with utilized non-airline taxes, if any.
e). No Re-validation or Cancellation  Fee applicable  on Infant Tickets.
5 Applicable  Fares as on 01st May ‘ 15
6 These  fares are subject to Change without prior  notice.

Source: Air India [Click here to download Air India Web Fare as on 01.05.2015]

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Government officials may get to claim LTC for domestic helicopter flights: Economic Times Report

Government officials may get to claim LTC for domestic helicopter flights: Economic Times Report

NEW DELHI: The government is discussing a proposal to allow its employees to claim leave travel concession for domestic helicopter flights, a move seen boosting the helicopter-ferrying business.

At present, central government employees can claim leave travel concession (LTC) only for using scheduled commercial airline flights, preferably Air India. According to a civil aviation ministry official, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had sought a cost analysis of helicopter rides in the country.

“We have sent our analysis to the DoPT on the cost of flying in a helicopter. They had asked for it since they plan to bring helicopter rides under the LTC scheme,” the official, who did not wish to be named, told ET. The helicopter industry has welcomed the proposal, which aims to extend the travel concession to some 3 million central government workers.

“It creates business for helicopter operators in the country. Currently, helicopter operations are available in areas that have difficult terrain and no other means of connectivity, as helicopter rides are expensive,” said Harsh Vardhan Sharma, treasurer at Business Aircraft Operators’ Association and owner of Himalayan Heli Services Ltd, a helicopter operator.

Read more at : Economic Times

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Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training

Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training etc: Finance Ministry OM dated 17-02-2015

No. 19030/3/2013-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 17th February, 2015.

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort for accompanying a Government Servant with Disabilities on travel during tour/training etc.

References have been received in the Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure seeking provision in the Rules/instructions regulating Travelling Allowance, in order to allow grant of Travelling Allowance to the Government servant with Disabilities in respect of an Attendant/Escort accompanying such a Government servant with Disabilities during travel while on tour/training, etc. At present there are no provisions in the Travelling Allowance rules which allows Government servants to claim Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort accompanying them on tour/ training, etc. where such Government servants require the assistance of an Attendant/Escort for travel.

 

2. The matter has been considered and it has now been decided to allow Travelling Allowance in respect of the Attendant/Escort, for accompanying a Government servant with Disabilities during travel while on tour/training, etc., to be claimed by the Government servant with Disabilities. The admissibility of Travelling Allowance, in respect of the Attendant/Escort accompanying a Government servant with Disabilities, would be subject to the following conditions:-

 

(a) Ordinarily, the field offices/local administrative offices at the touring station, which the Government servant with Disabilities is required to visit on tour or training institutes where the Government servant with Disabilities is required to undergo training, would be required to provide an Attendant/Escort, from the existing pool of staff/persons employed, from the time the Government servant with Disabilities arrives at the destination and till such time the Government servant with Disabilities departs from that destination back to his headquarter station/place from where the Government servant with Disabilities had initially proceeded to that destination. During travel abroad, either on foreign tour/training, the Indian Missions/Posts (Embassy of India) at the country of visit would be required to.provide an Attendant/Escort, from the existing pool of staff/persons ,employed, during the period of stay of the Government servant with Disabilities in that country.

 

(b) Only when field offices/local administrative offices at the touring station or training institutes or Indian Missions/Posts at the country of visit, as the case may be, officially express their inability to provide an Attendant/Escort to the visiting Government servant with Disabilities, would the claim of Travelling Allowance in respect of Attendant/Escort accompanying the Government servant with Disabilities arise. In such cases, fare for travel of Attendant/Escort accompanying Government servant with Disabilities would be reimbursed. While for travel by air, Airlines-are expected to provide assistance to Government servant with Disabilities during travel as per Airlines policies, a Government servant with Disabilities however, can take along his personal Attendant/Escort for travel by Indian Railways for assistance during journey and boarding/de-boarding, even when an Attendant/Escort at destination station is provided officially.

 

(c) In all cases, Government servant with Disabilities are required to purchase travel tickets for self and Attendant/Escort at concessional rates, if any, offered by Railways/Airlines.

 

(d) The facility of Travelling Allowance for the Attendant/Escort would only be admissible to those Government servants with Disabilities, wherein it is certified by the competent Medical Authority that such a person compulsorily requires assistance of another person for travel. Under this clause, necessary certificate is to be obtained from the Head of Department of a Government Civil Hospital designated for the type/form of disability of the Government servant. Based on the certificate from competent Medical Authority, Heads of Departments would have to further satisfy the need for an Attendant/Escort during travel of the Government servant, before allowing the journey for the Attendant/Escort.

 

(e) Subject to clause (d) above, Travelling Allowance for the Attendant/Escort would be admissible to the Government servant with Disabilities while on tour (domestic or foreign). However, the authority deputing such a Government servant with Disabilities on tour would have to record in writing that the tour is considered necessary in the discharge of duties and responsibilities assigned to the Government servant with Disabilities.

 

(f) Subject to clause (d) above, Travelling Allowance for the Attendant/Escort would also be admissible to the Government servant with Disabilities when deputed on training provided it is recorded by the authority competent to depute such officials on training that such training is a mandatory training for career progression or induction training for probationers.

 

(g) Travelling Allowance consists of two parts; Mileage Allowance and Daily Allowance. No Daily Allowance would be admissible to the Attendant/Escort of the Government servant with Disabilities. Mileage Allowance would be admissible to the Attendant/Escort at the same rate and in the same class of accommodation, as the Government servant with Disabilities is entitled to under the Revised Travelling Allowance Rules, read with travel restrictions imposed under austerity measures/economy instructions, issued from time to time by the Government. However, in case of travel by any of the modes of conveyance by road, as prescribed under the Travelling Allowance rules, no separate mileage allowance would be admissible to the Government servant with Disabilities, in respect of the Attendant/Escort, except where the travel is by public bus.

 

(h) For commuting between residence to office and back, certain categories of Government servants with Disabilities are eligible for Transport Allowance at double the normal rates. As no Travelling Allowance is admissible to. Government servants for training at headquarter station, consequently, no claim of Travelling Allowance to the Attendant/Escort of the Government servant with Disabilities would be admissible for training at headquarter station.

 

3. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(Subhash Chand)
Director

Source: http://finmin.nic.in/the_ministry/dept_expenditure/notification/ta_ota/TA_Attendant_disabilities_tourtraining17022015.pdf

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Relaxation for Air-Tickets on TA (Transfer) from Private Agents: CBDT Order

Relaxation for Air-Tickets on TA (Transfer) from Private Agents: CBDT Order

F.No. A-27017/01/2015-Ad.VI (A)
 Government of India
 Ministry of Finance
 Department of Revenue
 Central Board of Direct Taxes

New Delhi, dated 9th January, 2015

To
All Pr. Chief Commissioner of Income Tax,
All Director General of Income Tax,

Sub: Relaxation for purchase of Air-Tickets on TA (Transfer) from Private Agents – Regarding.

Sir/ Madam,
Kindly find enclosed herewith a copy of GM. of Ad.I Section of Department of Revenue bearing No. FTS No.110738/2014-Ad.I dated 31st December, 2014 alongwith its enclosure on the above mentioned subject for strict compliance by field offices.

Engl. as above.

Yours faithfully,

(Raju Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. India

Finance Ministry orders on Relaxation for purchase of Air-Tickets on TA (Transfer) from Private Agents issued on 31.12.2014

FTS No.110738/2014-Ad.I
 Government of India
 Ministry of Finance
 Department of Revenue

New Delhi, dated the 31 December, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Relaxation for purchase of Air-Tickets on TA (Transfer) from Private Agents – Regarding.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Expenditure’s observation vide its ID Note dated 11.12.2014 (copy enclosed) regarding non-compliance of extant air travel guidelines by field formations of Department of Revenue despite the same being internally circulated by the Department in October, 2012.

2. It. has been observed by the Department of Expenditure that officers of field formations under Department; of Revenue continue to claim ignorance of the extant air travel guidelines with regard to prescribed procedure for purchase of air tickets from authorized travel, agents in respect of air journey performed by them. Department of Expenditure have sought clarification as to how Department of Revenue proposes to ensure that the air travel guidelines are complied with strictly in all its field formations so as to eliminate cases requiring relaxation of air travel guidelines due to ignorance of these instructions.

3. It is, therefore, requested that wide publicity should be given to air travel guidelines issued by Department of Expenditure from time to time in respective field formations of CBDT and CBEC.

(Ajay Kumar Nema)
Director (Hqrs.)

Ministry of Finance
 Department of Expenditure
 (E.IV Branch)

Ref. DoR FNo.339/TA/2013-02225;
DoE ID No.232472/2014 dated 20-08-2014.

The Department of Revenue(DoR) may refer to the proposal seeking relaxation of the guidelines on air travel with regard to prescribed procedure for purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents only in respect of air journey performed by Shri Akhllesh Ranjan, JS(FT & TR-l) from Mumbai to Delhi on transfer wherein air tickets had been booked from unauthorized travel agent.

2. Further to this Department’s ID Note dated 20-08-2014, DoR may clarify as to how field formations under DoR continue to claim ignorance of the extant air travel guidelines even though these guidelines were internally circulated by DoR in October,2012 and how DoR proposes to ensure that the air travel guidelines are compiled with strictly in all its field formation so as to eliminate cases requiring relaxation of air travel guidelines due to ignorance of these instructions.

3. Further, DoR is advised to obtain a formal communication from Air India,as claimed by Shri Akhilesh Ranjan. JS(FT & TR-1) at para 4 on page 9/N (ante), that Air India is unable to verify the airfare charged by the unauthorized travel agent or indicate difference in the airfare, if any, after verification by Air India.

(A. Bhattacharya)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source Document: www.irsofficersonline.gov.in

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Air Travel LTC to J&K, N.E.R and A&N extended by 2 Years

Leave Travel Concession to travel via air to Jammu & Kashmir, the North Eastern Regions and the Andaman and Nicobar islands has been extended for another two years for Central Government employees.

The LTC scheme, which is granted to Central Government employees and their family members, has now been extended up to September 2016. Click here for the detailed DOPT order.

Air Travel LTC to J&K, N.E.R and A&N extended by 2 Years

DOPT has also released an order regarding LTC scheme for new recruits. Explanations have been given in the form of questions and answers. The order contains answers to 8 very important questions, explanations for them and 4 pictorial examples.

Foreign Tour for CG Employees, demanded by NC JCM Staff Side. Explore the possibility of allowing an employer to undertake tour outside India once in his life time in lieu of the LTC.

The facility provides him with an opportunity to be away from the monotonous daily routine and be with his family without the botherisation of the official duties. It is an established fact that if employer is encouraged to take such holidays they will reform rejuvenated and the employer is benefitted through his increased productivity.

Over the years, on representation from employees, the concession has been widened. However, some aspects of this facilities require certain further relaxations/improvements. Staff Side enumerate those as under:-
1. Permission for air journey for all categories of employees to and from NE Region.
2. Permission for personnel posted in NE Region for a journey within NE Region.
3. To increase the periodicity of the LTC once in two years.
4. Explore the possibility of allowing an employer to undertake tour outside India once in his life time in lieu of the LTC.

7th CPC to consider recommending our suggestion for improvements to the Government.

Source: http://centralgovernmentemployeesnews.in

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Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC- Clarification issued by Dopt

Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC- Clarification issued by Dopt

No.31011/5/2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated: 24th September, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC- Clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to the conditions laid down by this Department’s O.M. No. 31011/4/2014-Estt.(A.lV) dated 19th June, 2014, as per which the Government employees are required to book the air tickets directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/S Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT O.M. No. 310111612002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey(s).
2. The matter has further been reviewed and it is clarified that the web-portal of authorized travel agents, namely M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd., M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC will also be treated as an acceptable mode for purchase of air tickets on LTC. However, booking of air tickets through web-portals of these authorized agents would also be governed by the provisions of Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19024/1/2012-E-IV dated 5th September, 2014 which are as under:

(i) No feel service charges (by whatever nomenclature), which are not included in the ‘tariff’ charged by Air-India/airlines, are required to be paid to the aforementioned authorised travel agents.

(ii) As far as possible, air tickets on Government account may be obtained directly from the Air India/Airlines (booking counters/offices/websites) and if obtaining tickets directly from Air India/Airlines is not possible, should the services of authorised travel agents be availed of.

3. All Ministries/Departments are advised to bring these guidelines to the notice of all their employees.

sd/-
(B. Bandopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_5_2014-Estt-A-IV.pdf]

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