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Scheme of optional All India Leave Travel Concession (AILTC) facility, once in a block of four years (i.e. 2018-2021 onwards) on surrender of Privilege Passes (PP)

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Scheme of optional ‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility, once in a block of four years (i.e. 2018-2021 onwards) on surrender of Privilege Passes (PP).

RBE No. 130/2018

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No.E(W)2017/PS5-1/3

New Delhi, dated 10.09.2018

The General Managers (P)
All Zonal Railways &
Production Units.

Sub: Scheme of optional ‘All India Leave Travel Concession’ (AILTC) facility, once in a block of four years (i.e. 2018-2021 onwards) on surrender of Privilege Passes (PP).

Ref: Department of Personnel & Training (DoP&T)’s OM No.31011/15/2017- Estt.A-IV dated 27.03.2018.

Pursuant to recommendations of Seventh CPC, DoP&T have communicated Government’s decision, vide their OM referred above, to allow the Railway employees to avail AILTC facility in accordance with the ‘Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988′ i.e. CCS (LTC) Rules.

2. Accordingly, in exercise of powers conferred vide Rule 1(3)(iii) of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 (Second Edition-1993), the Competent Authority in the Ministry of Railways has accorded approval to exclude such railway servants and other eligible persons (i.e. eligible for PP) from the facility of Privilege Passes in that particular calendar year in which they opt for AILTC facility. Applicants may avail AILTC facility subject to conditions stipulated in para 2 of the referred OM dated 27.03.2018 (copy enclosed as Annexure-I). This facility is further subject to procedural guidelines/conditions stipulated hereunder.

3. These orders shall be applicable to (i) Railway Servants entitled to PPs; (ii) Other government department’s officials serving in railways on deputation and entitled to PPs; (iii) Other officials serving in railways and entitled to PPs; and (iv) Officials of Audit Department (Railway) entitled to PPs. The Competent Authorities concerned shall modify terms and condition of such officials as required and necessary. These orders would not be applicable to those who are undergoing minor penalty of stoppage of even a single PP at the time of application for availing AILTC.

4. Those officials, who opt for AILTC facility, would be issued a “Privilege Pass Surrender Certificate” (PPSC) i.e. a pre-requisite for availing AILTC facility. The “Pass Issuing Authority” (PIA) shall issue the PPSC as per format at Annexure-II, duly following the procedure stipulated as under:-

(i) Applicant employee will submit an application (format at Annexure-III) to the concerned PIA for issue of a PPSC.

(ii) Thereafter, the PIA will first check the “Privilege Pass Account” (PPA) of the ‘ applicant to verify whether the applicant has already availed any PP or not in that particular calendar year.

(iii) If applicant has already availed a PP in that particular calendar year, then the application for issue of PPSC would be rejected and the applicant should be intimated accordingly, as per format at Annexure-IV.

(iv) If applicant has not availed any PP in that particular calendar year, the PIA concerned will disallow operation of PPA by blocking it with an entry (PPSC issued on date …./…/…… /) in PPA so that the applicant is barred from drawing any PP, even inadvertently, during that particular calendar year in which AILTC facility has been opted.

(v) If both husband and wife are entitled to PPs, both have to surrender their respective entitled PPs that are admissible to them in the calendar year in which either of them opt for AILTC facility. In this scenario, PIA will issue a single composite PPSC duly completing Part-II of the PPSC. The following procedure will be followed, additionally, in such cases:-

(a) If PPAs of both the spouses are maintained by same PIA at the time of applying for AILTC facility, then the composite PPSC will be issued by the PIA after receipt of a joint application from both of them.

(b) If PIAs of both the spouses are different (due to any reason or on account of their working in separate Railways/Divisions/Units, etc.), the PPSC shall be issued by the PIA concerned of the applicant only after receipt of a “Confirmation Note in lieu of PPSC”(CN) to be issued (by other PIA as per format in Annexure-V) in favour of spouse of the main applicant. The spouse will apply for CN as per format at Annexure-VI.

(vi) In case of a deputationist (i.e. Railway servant serving on deputation etc in any other organization) and eligible for PPs as per statutory rules, the PIA concerned will issue PPSC as per aforementioned procedure.

(vii) The PIA will issue PPSC/CN or intimate about rejection/non-acceptance of the request, as the case may be, within ten working days of receipt of application.

(viii) After issue of PPSC/CN, request for its cancellation and re-opening of PPA will not be entertained on any ground, even if AILTC facility could not be availed due to whatsoever reason i.e. whether administrative or personal reasons.

(ix) The role of PIAs will cease once “PPSC” is issued to the applicant. Matters such as advance/reimbursement/travel entitlements during availing of AILTC shall be dealt by other respective Sections of Personnel/Accounts Department handling Travelling Allowance claims, taking into account PPSC as a basic document alongwith other documents stipulated in the CCS (LTC) Rules.

(x) A duplicate PPSC/CN can only be issued under special circumstances by the PIA concerned after taking approval of the Principal CPO.

5. The Railways should administer the AILTC facility strictly in accordance with the CCS (LTC) Rules-1988, as modified from time to time, without any deviation. It may be noted that ‘Home Town LTC/Home Town converted LTC” shall not be admissible to railway servants and the definitions of beneficiaries for LTC (e.g. members of family, dependents), dependency criteria, etc are different from that of Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986. A copy of DoP&T’s letter No.31011/7/2013-Estt.(A)-IV dated 26.09.2014, containing clarifications and illustrations on administering LTC entitlements of “Fresh Recruits” is enclosed as Annexure-VII. Accordingly, the AILTC facility shall be regulated fully by the conditions and definitions as laid down in the CCS (LTC) Rules.

6. Regarding travel entitlements for availing of AILTC facility, copies of following OMs, as applicable on date, are enclosed:-

Issued by Details Annexure No.
Ministry Of Finance OM No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 Annexure – VIII
DoP&T OM No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dt.19.09.2017 Annexure-IX
DoP&T OM No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dt.18.01.2018 Annexure-X

It may be noted that DoP&T have stipulated vide their OM dated 19.09.2017 that (i) the travel entitlements for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as TA entitlements as notified vide MoF’s OM dated 13.07.2017, excepting the air travel entitlement for the employees in Level 6 to 8 of the Pay Matrix (para 3) and (ii) the other conditions that would govern the LTC facility (para 4). Hence, the same entitlement prevailing in civil side (i.e. not as per railway entitlement) will be applicable for availing  AILTC facility.

7. To summarize, the position, as contained in above OMs, with certain modifications, is briefly brought out in the table below:-

Pay Level in Pay Matrix Travel/LTC entitlement for AILTC
Level 1 to 5 Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt- A-IV dated 19.09.2017.
Level 6 to 8 Air travel entitlement stipulated in Ministry of Finance’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 is not admissible for LTC. However, all other entitlements shall be as per aforementioned MoF’ OM dated 13.07.2017 and subject to other conditions stipulated in aforementioned DoP&T’s OM dated 19.09.2017.
Level 9 to 13 and NFSAG officers Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No. officers 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt- A-TV dated 19.09.2017.
Level 14 & above (excluding NFSAG Officers) Travel entitlement/Class of travel, etc in various modes of transports shall be as per Ministry of Finance’s OM No.19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017 subject to other conditions stipulated in DoP&T’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 19.09.2017 and also as clarified vide DoP&T’s OM No.31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 18.01.2018.

8. The Zonal Railways and PUs are advised to get themselves familiarized with the extant CCS (LTC) Rules as well as clarifications available in the official website of DoP&T (i.e. presently (i) https://dopt.gov.in/ccs-ltc-rules and (i) https://dopt.gov.in/ notifications/oms-and-orders/ © Establishment o LTC Rules). It may also be noted that OMs/Notifications related to CCS (LTC) Rules issued and uploaded from time to time by DoP&T in their official website will come into force with immediate effect for regulation of AILTC facility as being extended by this order. Hence, these orders/instructions will not be circulated separately by the Ministry of Railways. Accordingly, the Railways and PUs should regularly visit the official website of DoP&T and download the latest instructions from time to time for settling claims of LTC etc and for compliance.

9. However, if any clarification in respect of TA Rules notified by Ministry of Finance is required, the same may be addressed to the Nodal Dte. in Board’s office viz. Finance Establishment Dte. for further examination and issue of appropriate clarification/reply.

10.This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of Ministry of Railways.

11. Hindi version will follow.

(V. Muralidharan)

Dy. Director Estt. (Welfare)-I

Railway Board

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LTC facilities to the Civilian employees of the Central Government serving in States of the North-Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir and in Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands – Implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC

7th CPC LTC: Employees Serving in NER and J&K

7th Pay Commission – LTC facilities to the Civilian employees of the Central Government serving in States of the North-Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir and in Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands

Ministry of Defence issued orders on 23.5.2018 regarding the above subject and the reference order attached below…

F.No.31011/12/2015-Estt.A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block New Delhi.
Dated April 24, 2018

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: LTC facilities to the Civilian employees of the Central Government serving in States of the North-Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir and in Union Territories of Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands – Implementation of recommendations of 7th CPC.

The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 11(2)/97-E.II(B) dated 22nd July, 1998, regarding Allowance & Special Facilities for civilian employees of the Central Government serving in States and Union Territories of the North-Eastern Region and in the Andaman & Nicobar Island and Lakshadweep Group of Islands.

2. The aforesaid O.M. provided the option of availing every year Home Town LTC (for self and family) to a Government servant serving in North-Eastern Region, Andaman & Nicobar and Lakshadweep groups of Islands who leaves his family behind at the old headquarters or another selected place of residence, and who has not availed of transfer travelling allowance for family. In addition, two additional passages under “Emergency Passage Concession” is also provided to the employees posted in these regions to enable them and/or their families [spouse and two dependent children] to travel either to the Home Town or the station of posting in an emergency.

3. The Seventh Pay Commission has recommended that splitting of hometown LTC should bellowed in case of employees posted in North East, Ladakh and Island territories of Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep. This will enable these employees and their families to meet more often.

4. Consequent upon acceptance of recommendations of Seventh Pay Commission, it has been decided that a civilian Central Government servant serving in North-Eastern Region, Ladakh region of State of Jammu & Kashmir, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep groups of Islands, who leaves his family behind at the old headquarters or another selected place of residence and has not availed of transfer travelling allowance for family, shall be provided with the following options for the purpose of LTC:

(i) The Government servant may avail LTC for journey to the Home Town once in a block period of two years and/or one ‘Anywhere in India’ LTC in a block of four years under the normal LTC rules.

Or

(ii) In lieu thereof, the Government servant may avail the facility for himself/herself to travel once a year from the station of posting to the Home Town or the place where the family is residing and for the family [restricted only to the spouse and dependent children as per the ‘family’ definition of CCS(LTC), Rules, 1988] to travel once a year to visit the Government servant at the station of posting.

5. In addition, Central Government employees and their families posted in these territories shall be entitled to avail of the Leave Travel Concession, in emergencies, on two additional occasions during their entire service career. This shall be termed as “Emergency Passage Concession” and is intended to enable the Central Government employees and/or their families [restricted only to spouse and dependent children] to travel either to the Home Town or the station of posting in an emergency. The two additional passages under the Emergency Passage Concession shall be availed by the entitled mode and class of travel as admissible under the normal Leave Travel Concession Rules.

6. This O.M. will take effect from July 1, 2017.

7. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(Sanjiv Kumar)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India

Source: www.mod.gov.in

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Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 : Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 : Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit Jammu & Kashmir.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF DEFENCE
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)

Attention is invited to the DoPT O.M. No.31011/7/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 13th January 2017 wherein it is stated that Facility to travel on LTC by private airlines to Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) under the special dispensation scheme was allowed for a period of one year. This facility ended w.e.f.28.11.2015 and was re-introduced on 01.06.2016. It has been decided to allow the claims of those Government employees who had travelled by private airlines to Jammu & Kashmir on LTC during the gap period of 28.11.2015 – 31.05.2016. This shall be subject to the condition that tickets have been booked through the authorized modes and at LTC-80 fare or less and other conditions perscribed in DoPT’s O.M. No.31011/7/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 28.11.2014.

Kindly ensure maximum/wide publicity of the above points within your jurisdiction for effecting compliance.

sd/-
Asstt.Controller of Accounts (Fys.)

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Central Government Employees now get LTC advance ahead of 4 months of journey

Central Government Employees now get LTC advance ahead of 4 months of journey

LTC-CENTRAL-GOVERNMENT-EMPLOYEES-NEWS-ADVANCE

Relaxing norms, the government today allowed central government employees to take advance four months ahead of commencing journey under Leave Travel Concession (LTC) rules.

 

A government employee gets reimbursement of tickets for to and fro journey, in addition to 10 days leave encashment, when he avails LTC.

 

The existing rules allow an employee to draw advance for LTC journey for himself and his family members 65 days before the proposed date of the outward journey.

 

Since, the Ministry of Railways has decided to increase the advance reservation period for booking accommodation in trains from 60 to 120 days (excluding the date of journey) with effect from April 1 2015, the time-limit for drawable of LTC advance by the government servants may be increased from 65 days (i.e. two months and 5 days) to 125 days (i.e. four months and five days) in case of journey by train, the Office Memorandum F.No.31011/8/2015-Estt (A.IV) issued today by DoPT said.

 

The cases where the LTC journey is proposed to be undertaken by other modes of transport viz air, sea or road, the time-limit for drawing LTC advance shall remain 65 days only, it said.

 

In all the cases, where an advance is drawn for the purpose of availing LTC, it will be mandatory for the government servant to produce the outward journey tickets to the competent authority within ten days of drawable of advance in order to verify that he has actually utilised the amount to purchase the tickets, the order said.

 

There are about 50 lakh central government employees at present.

 

In another order, employees have been asked to compulsorily avail catering facilities provided by the Railways on Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains and the cost is included in the ticket.

 

The move comes after several references were received seeking clarification regarding the admissibility of catering charges charged by the Railways in respect of the rail journey performed by Rajdhani or Shatabdi on LTC.

 

The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it is clarified that if the government servant has to compulsorily avail the catering facility and the cost is included in the rail fare for Rajdhani, Shatabdi or Duronto trains, the fare charged shall be reimbursable in full as per the entitlement or eligibility of the government servant, the order added.

 

Inputs via PTI

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LTC 80 Air Fare of Air India – Updated Domestic LTC Fares

LTC 80 Air Fare of Air India – Updated Domestic LTC Fares

Air India Domestic Fares (Apex & Instant Purchase Fares) Fares for the month of April ‐ 2016

Domestic : LTC Fares – Table IV and Domestic : Remarks & Notings – Table VIII

LTC-80-Scheme-Air-Fare-w.e.f-April-2016LTC-80-Scheme-Air-Fare-w.e.f-April-2016LTC-80-Scheme-Air-Fare-w.e.f-April-2016LTC-80-Scheme-Air-Fare-w.e.f-April-2016LTC-80-Scheme-Air-Fare-w.e.f-April-2016LTC-80-Scheme-Air-Fare-w.e.f-April-2016

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Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of Procedural requirements

Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of Procedural requirements
No.31011/3/2015-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: January 11, 2016
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 – Fulfillment of Procedural requirements.
This Department is in receipt of a number of references regarding the procedural difficulties faced by the Government employees in application and settlement of the LTC claims. Sometimes, the Government servants claim that failure to follow the correct procedure was on account of a lack of knowledge of the rules/instructions while in the other cases the delay is caused in
the late processing of LTC claims.
2. To remove these bottlenecks, this Department has decided to simplify the procedure of application and make the procedure of processing of LTC claims time bound.
The following time-limits shall be followed while processing the LTC
applications/claims of the Government servants.
 S.No.  Course of action  Time limit
1. Leave Sanction  5 days + 2 days*
2. Sanction of LTC advance  5 days + 2 days*
3. Time
taken by Administration for verification of LTC claim after the LTC
bill is submitted by the Government employee for settlement.
 10 days + 2 days*
4. Time taken by DDO  5 days + 2 days*
5. Time taken by PAO  5 days + 2 days*
It may be noted that in cases where the place of posting of the Government employees is away from their Headquarters, additional 2 days transit-time may be allowed. The person proceeds on LTC after S.No.1 and 2 i.e. after ten days of applying LTC.
3. Under CCS (LTC) Ruler, the Government servants are required to inform their Controlling Officer before the journey(s) on LTC to be undertaken. It has now been decided that the Leave Sanctioning Authority shall obtain a self-certification from the employee regarding the proposed LTC journey.
The proforma for self-certification has been annexed with this O.M.
4. In addition to the above, it has been decided that whenever a Government servant applies for LTC, he/she may be provided with a copy of the guidelines (enclosed) which needs to be followed while availing LTC.
5. Employees may be encouraged to share interesting insights and pictures, if any, of the destination he/she visited while availing LTC on an appropriate forum.
6. Comments of the above proposal may be furnished within 15 days via e-mail to email address jha.sn@nic.in.
Enclosures:
(Surya Narayan Jha)Under Secretary to the Government of India

Authority: www.persmin.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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Air India LTC-80 Fare with effective from December 2015

Air India LTC-80 Fare with effective from December 2015

 

Central Government Employees will be eligible for LTC only if travel by Air India Flights after purchasing LTC-80 Tickets. Only on exceptional circumstances such as non-availability of Air India Flights etc travel by Private Airlines would be allowed for reimbursement under LTC

Leave  Travel Concession  availed by Central Government State Government, and PSU Employees – Air-India Fare with effective from December 2015

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

As far as Central Government Employees are concerned Reimbursement of Travel by Air  under  Leave  Travel Concession will be made only if Employee / Employee family seeking LTC travelled by Air India Flights using LTC-80 Tickets. However, under exceptional circumstances such as non-availability of Air India Flights in the route chosen to be travelled by the employee under LTC etc, relaxation of LTC-80 condition are made on case to case basis or for a particular LTC block.

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

 

SECTOR & V.V

HLTC (Economy Class) DLTC (Executive  Class)
Base Fare Base Fare

Agartala

Guwahati

4831

10140

1850

Agartala

Kolkata

3891

8506

1850

Agartala

Silchar

4401

1850

Agatti

Bengaluru

10691

1850

Agatti

Chennai

10646

2150

Agatti

Kochi

8571

1850

Agatti

Kozhikode

7471

1850

Agra

Delhi

5681

15327

1850

Agra

Khajuraho

3891

8506

1850

Agra

Varanasi

4946

12951

1850

Agra

Mumbai

8571

2950

Ahmedabad Chennai

7426

26186

2950

Ahmedabad

Delhi

6000

15502

2150

Ahmedabad Hyderabad

7076

19532

2150

Ahmedabad Mumbai

4351

14155

1850

Aizawl

Guwahati

5351

1850

Aizawl

Imphal

4466

7337

1850

Aizawl

Kolkata

4626

11108

1850

Allahabad

Delhi

6541

1850

Allahabad Kanpur

4751

1850

Allahabad Mumbai

9401

2950

Amritsar

Delhi

4366

13166

1850

Aurangabad

Delhi

8801

21747

2150

Aurangabad Mumbai

4451

10498

1850

Bagdogra

Delhi

9716

21024

2950

Bagdogra

Guwahati

4536

8398

1850

Bagdogra

Kolkata

5436

13188

1850

Bengaluru Chennai

4701

10691

1850

Bengaluru

Delhi

9901

28985

3650

Bengaluru

Goa

5151

13297

1850

Bengaluru Hyderabad

5451

14823

1850

Bengaluru

Kochi

4501

11272

1850

Bengaluru Kolkata

9701

30799

3650

Bengaluru Mangalore

4936

1850

Bengaluru Mumbai

6851

16356

2150

Bengaluru Mysore

4501

1850

Bengaluru

Pune

6184

16506

1850

Bengaluru Tirupati

5221

1850

Bengaluru Trivandrum

5451

12473

1850

Bhopal

Delhi

4801

14856

1850

Bhopal

Indore

4281

8625

1850

Bhopal

Mumbai

5356

15560

1850

Bhubaneshwar Chennai

8291

17520

2950

Bhubaneshwar

Delhi

9001

27424

2950

Bhubaneshwar Kolkata

5406

11764

1850

Bhubaneshwar Mumbai

9401

29518

2950

Bhubaneshwar Port Blair

11216

2950

Bhuj

Mumbai

6541

1850

Chandigarh

Delhi

4301

11264

1850

Chandigarh Mumbai

8836

26295

2950

Chennai

Coimbatore

4251

12166

1850

Chennai

Delhi

8456

28474

3650

Chennai

Goa

6311

16217

1850

Chennai

Hyderabad

4451

13732

1850

Chennai

Kochi

5251

14630

1850

Chennai

Kolkata

8566

27543

2950

Chennai

Madurai

4251

12531

1850

Chennai

Mumbai

8571

18623

2950

Chennai

Pune

7851

21017

2150

Chennai

Portblair

9411

24229

2950

Chennai

Trivandrum

5601

14637

1850

Chennai

Vishakhapatnam

4801

14673

1850

Coimbatore

Delhi

9751

32763

3650

Coimbatore Kozhikode

4451

6739

1850

Coimbatore Mumbai

8001

18331

2950

Dehradun

Delhi

5221

13980

1850

Dehli

Dharamsala

4821

1850

Delhi

Gaya

6851

19532

2150

Delhi

Goa

8821

25860

3650

Delhi

Guwahati

9811

24988

3650

Delhi

Gwalior

5051

9977

1850

Delhi

Hyderabad

8401

25748

2950

Delhi

Imphal

9081

27248

3650

Delhi

Indore

4851

15867

1850

Delhi

Jabalpur

6401

1850

Delhi

Jaipur

3551

9691

1850

Delhi

Jammu

4401

13181

1850

Delhi

Jodhpur

5706

14290

1850

Delhi

Kanpur

5701

1850

Delhi

Khajuraho

5651

15108

1850

Delhi

Kochi

12351

37731

3650

Delhi

Kolkata

9061

24251

2950

Delhi

Kozhikode

10051

32763

3650

Delhi

Kullu

6301

1850

Delhi

Leh

5501

15141

1850

Delhi

Lucknow

4821

12505

1850

Delhi

Ludhiana

4351

1850

Delhi

Mangalore

9901

29248

3650

Delhi

Mumbai

8951

22740

2950

Delhi

Pantnagar

4301

1850

Delhi

Nagpur

7171

17336

2150

Delhi

Pathankot

5101

1850

Delhi

Patna

7151

17265

2150

Delhi

Port Blair

21516

3650

Delhi

Pune

9401

28208

2950

Delhi

Raipur

7851

22112

2150

Delhi

Rajkot

9101

2150

Delhi

Ranchi

8811

20732

2950

Delhi

Srinagar

6201

13370

1850

Delhi

Surat

9101

20819

2150

Delhi

Tirupati

9016

23756

3650

Delhi

Trivandrum

12156

37731

3650

Delhi

Udaipur

5786

15382

1850

Delhi

Vadodra

7051

19853

2150

Delhi

Varanasi

5681

15327

1850

Delhi

Vijayawada

8566

26202

2950

Delhi

Vishakhapatnam

10401

30218

2950

Dibrugarh Dimapur

3251

5106

1850

Dibrugarh Guwahati

4801

1850

Dibrugarh Kolkata

7401

14776

2150

Dibrugarh Lilabari

4051

1850

Dimapur

Guwahati

4701

1850

Dimapur

Imphal

4401

1850

Dimapur

Kolkata

6101

13822

1850

Dimapur

Shillong

4101

1850

Durgapur

Kolkata

2650

1850

Gaya

Kolkata

4501

11744

1850

Gaya

Varanasi

4851

9518

1850

Goa

Kochi

5001

15159

1850

Goa

Hyderabad

5251

13657

1850

Goa

Mumbai

5321

12326

1850

Goa

Pune

4536

8874

1850

Goa

Srinagar

12351

38431

3650

Guwahati

Imphal

4901

9498

1850

Guwahati

Jorhat

3736

1850

Guwahati

Kolkata

5076

11465

1850

Guwahati

Lilabari

5151

1850

Guwahati

Silchar

5251

1850

Guwahati

Tezpur

4436

1850

Gwalior

Mumbai

8401

19551

2150

Hyderabad Kolkata

9696

24985

2950

Hyderabad Mumbai

5251

14980

1850

Hyderabad

Pune

5231

14265

1850

Hyderabad Tirupati

4656

12571

1850

Hyderabad Varanasi

8811

21806

2950

Hyderabad Vijayawada

5051

10655

1850

Hyderabad Vishakhapatnam

4946

12951

1850

Imphal

Kolkata

4281

11680

1850

Imphal

Silchar

4601

1850

Indore

Mumbai

4481

12637

1850

Jaipur

Mumbai

7851

18794

2150

Jammu

Leh

4886

9069

1850

Jammu

Srinagar

4403

6998

1850

Jamnagar

Mumbai

5181

12400

1850

Jodhpur

Mumbai

7686

18670

2150

Jodhpur

Udaipur

4231

8724

1850

Jorhat

Kolkata

4976

1850

Jorhat

Tezpur

4136

1850

Kanpur

Kolkata

7401

2150

Khajuraho Varanasi

4936

12681

1850

Kochi

Kozhikode

3501

7283

1850

Kochi

Madurai

4301

1850

Kochi

Mumbai

8401

21634

2950

Kochi

Trivandrum

4301

8326

1850

Kolkata

Kochi

10051

3650

Kolkata

Lilabari

7800

2150

Kolkata

Mumbai

8486

23558

3650

Kolkata

Patna

5706

1850

Kolkata

Port Blair

11071

26781

2950

Kolkata

Ranchi

4536

1850

Kolkata

Shillong

5481

1850

Kolkata

Silchar

5001

11085

1850

Kolkata

Tezpur

5151

1850

Kozhikode Chennai

5151

1850

Kozhikode Kolkata

8456

3650

Kozhikode Mumbai

9100

17608

2150

Kozhikode Trivandrum

4391

1850

Kullu

Pathankot

4001

1850

Leh

Srinagar

4603

8283

1850

Lilabari

Tezpur

3881

1850

Lucknow

Mumbai

8051

24985

2950

Lucknow

Varanasi

4626

9607

1850

Ludhiana

Pathankot

4201

1850

Madurai

Mumbai

7851

23657

2950

Mangalore Mumbai

6086

15761

1850

Mumbai

Diu

5051

1850

Mumbai

Nagpur

5001

15159

1850

Mumbai

Raipur

9500

20692

2150

Mumbai

Rajkot

5281

12473

1850

Mumbai

Ranchi

9751

22813

2950

Mumbai

Srinagar

9016

23756

3650

Mumbai

Trivandrum

10201

23901

2950

Mumbai

Udaipur

4786

15407

1850

Mumbai

Varanasi

9696

24511

2950

Mumbai

Vishakhapatnam

9101

24872

2950

Patna

Ranchi

4603

1850

Port Blair

Vishakhapatnam

9696

24511

2950

Raipur

Bhubaneshwar

4281

9977

1850

Raipur

Nagpur

5181

12660

1850

Raipur

Vishakhapatnam

4251

11606

1850

Shillong

Jorhat

4551

1850

Silchar

Tezpur

4101

1850

Tirupati

Vijayawada

5406

1850

Vishakhapatnam Bhubaneshwar

5321

10518

1850

Vishakhapatnam Vijayawada

5051

1850

 

TABLE – VI

 

Islanders Fares – 1

Sector & v.v

One Way

Return Airline Fuel
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

Sector

One Way

Airline Fuel

Charge

Fare Basis

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.

 

TABLE – VII

 

Remarks  & Notings

 

1 a) RBD ‘Z’ is Advance Purchase  fare in Business Class. Fare Basis is ‘ZAP’ with minimum  7 days advance purchase  restriction.

 

SAP90, SAP60, SRT60, SAP30 , S30PP, SRT30, TAP14, TRT14, T14PP, TAP7, TRT7, T7PP & T2PP Fares Levels are Advance  Purchase  Fares which are  available  for sale upto 90 days, 60 days, 30 days, 14 days & 7 days respectively in advance before schedule  date of departure  of the flight.

 

b) *Some flights/sectors may not have the Advance Purchase  restrictions and

*Some Sectors are currently  non-operating

 

2 Flight Routing D- Direct flight to destination.

V- Via Flight to Destination with stop/stops  without change of aircraft Link – Connecting Flight to Destination with a change of aircraft at a transit point

 

3 Taxes, Fee & Charges

a) In addition to the above fares, Passenger  Service fee, Airport Development Fee (wherever  applicable)  and Service Tax would apply. Passenger  Service fee is Rs. 238 except  (a) Ex Jammu,Srinagar  Leh where it is 207 (b) ex  Kochi it is 229/- &

(c) ex Delhi, Mumbai,  Chennai, Guwahati,  Hyderabad, Bengaluru,  Lucknow  & Kolkata Rs.149/-

b)

(a)  User Development Fee (IN)  ex  Jaipur Rs. 150,  Guwahati   Rs 381 ( 01 Jun 15 – 31 Mar 16)

Amritsar  Rs. 150, Trichy Rs. 150, Vishakapatnam Rs. 150, Udaipur Rs. 150, Ahmedabad Rs. 126, Mangalore  Rs. 156, Varanasi Rs. 150, Kolkata Rs 515 , Chennai Rs. 191, Lucknow  Rs 449

(b) UDF  from Delhi : Distance  upto 500 Km- Rs 281/- more than 500 Km- Rs 562/- (c) UDF  to Delhi : Distance  upto 500 Km- Rs 238/- more than 500 Km- Rs 475/-

(d) UDF from Mumbai   Rs 314/-

Ex Bengaluru  :  Rs.351 (1st Apr 15- 31st Mar 16)

(e) Airport Development Fee ( YM ) ex Delhi & ex Mumbai Rs. 115/-

c) Service Tax  as applicable  would be additional.

 

Fare Rules :

 

Fee for Refund/revalidation/re-issuance  is levied as detailed  under:effective 27th Apr’13

RBD

Re-Issuance / Refund Fee No-Show  /Refund Fee( within 1 hour of flight departure  )

First Class

F

NIL (Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1087

Business class

C, D &  J

NIL (Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1087
Re-Issuance /Re-validation/Refund Fee No-Show  Fee/Refund Fee

Z

Rs.1087( Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1631
Re-Issuance /Re-validation/ Refund Fee No-Show/Refund Fee( within 1 hour flight departure  )
Economy  Class
Instant Purchase  fares

Y,B & M

NIL (Till 1 hour before departure) Rs.1058
Instant Purchase  fares H,K,Q,V,W,G,L & U Rs.1058( Till 1 hour before departure) *Non-Refundable
Instant & Apex Fares

E, S &  T

Rs.1587( Till 1 hour before departure) *Non-Refundable
(Penalty  amount inclusive  of service tax & Swatchh Bharat Cess (SBC) of 0.20% for Economy  and 0.30% for Business  Class will be applicable  on Base Fare and Airline Fule Charge.)
*Now-Show charges for domestic  sector to be waived off to charge INR 2000 as no-show  penalty only when the passenger  has reported  at the Airport , is no-show  for a Domestic  sector, and only when passenger  is being rolled over / travelling  on the next available  flight of Air India. The waiver of no-show  to INR 2000 , in such cases, to be authorised  by the Duty Manager.

Further, fare difference  if any as per the RBD/ Fare Basis available/  applicable  on the next available  flight will have to be charged from the passenger in addition to the no-show  penalty of INR 2000.

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)

(B) :- 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. 1000 /- 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.1500/- 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 unutilized  non-airline  taxes, if any.

(d) No Re-validation or Cancellation Fee applicable  on Infant Tickets.

5 Applicable  Fares as on 02nd Dec’15

6 These  fares are subject to Change without prior  notice.

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Clarification for booking of air-tickets on LTC – Dopt issued on 23.9.2015

Clarification for booking of air-tickets on LTC – Dopt issued on 23.9.2015

 

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No.31011/5/2014-Estt (A.IV), dated 23.9.2015

 

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

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.31011/4/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 19th June, 2014 which lays down that 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. 31011/6/2002-Est(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey(s). Vide DoPT’s O.M. 31011/5/2014-Estt.(AIV) dated 24.09.2014, the web-portal of these authorized travel agents will also be treated as an acceptable mode for purchase of air tickets on LTC subject to the conditions stated vide Department of Expenditure’s O.M. No. 19024/1/2012-E-IV dated 5thSeptember, 2014.

 

2. It has been observed that various Ministries/Departments continue to send references to DoPT seeking relaxation regarding the booking of air tickets for the purpose of LTC from the travel agents not authorised by the aforesaid O.M.. In most of the cases, the common reason stated by the LTC beneficiaries is that they were not aware of the guidelines and inadvertently booked the tickets from other travel agents.

 

3. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to ensure a wide circulation of the guidelines as stated in para 1 of this O.M.. This point may also be emphasized by the Administration whenever any advance is sought or intention to avail LTC is conveyed by the Government servant.

 

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MOD invites LTC Claim Details for one time relaxation – BPMS

MOD invites LTC Claim Details for one time relaxation – BPMS

 

One Time Relaxation for LTC claim

 

(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)

 

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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LTC advance – 65 days before the proposed date of outward journey

LTC advance – 65 days before the proposed date of outward journey

 

Period for applying LTC advance

 

A Government servant can draw the Leave Travel Concession advance 65 days before the proposed date of outward journey.

 

Indian Railways has fixed the advance reservation period as 120 days excluding the date of journey w.e.f. 01.04.2015 for all long distance mail/express trains as well as Shatabdi Express trains.

 

The issue of any change in instructions relating to drawal of advance for LTC has to be decided keeping in view all factors including changes made by the Railways, as well as financial implications.

 

This was stated by the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singh in a written reply to a question by Shri Kiranmay Nanda in the Rajya Sabha today.

 

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Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC: Orders issued on 6.7.2015

A(FYS) Clarification orders on definition of Hometown LTC – Orders issued on 6.7.2015

PC of A (Fys) clarified that “areas falling within Urban Agglomeration of a city but within different districts may be termed as same station for the purposes of LTC Rules”.

OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
10-AI S.K. BOSE ROAD, KOLKATA – 700 001.

No.T/1/72/Circular-28

Date: 06.07.2015

To
1. The Secretary, OFB, 10-A, S.K. Bose Rd., Kol – 700 001
2. All Sr. General Managers / All General Managers Ordnance / Equipments Factories
3. All Group Controllers & Br. SAO/AOs.

Sub: Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC

Attention is invited to HQr office CGDA, New Delhi letter No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC/Vol-II dated 04/03/2014 in regard to above mentioned subject wherein it is clarified that “areas falling within Urban Agglomeration of a city but within different districts may be termed as same station for the purposes of LTC Rules”.

It is, therefore, once again impressed upon all concerned to comply the aforesaid guidelines while availing home town conversion in LTC.

Kindly ensure maximum/wide publicity of the above points within your jurisdiction for effecting compliances.

This has approval of J. C. A. (Fys.).

sd/-
(VIDHU AGGARWAL)
Asstt. Cont. of Accounts (Fys.)

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Headquarters/Home Town LTC: Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue

Headquarters/Home Town Leave Travel Concession : Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue

Headquarters / Place of Posting and Home Town LTC: Central Government Employees’ Confusions Continue on this matter

“The number of Central Government employees utilizing the LTC facilities has increased substantially thanks to the initiative of the tourism department to encourage the development of economically-backward states”

Not many would have know this message that there are a number of retired Central Government employees who had completed 40 years of their service without utilizing even a single LTC facility.

“Once upon a time, LTC was considered as a wasteful expense…things have changed, and now people treat it as an indulgence…!”

In the past, not many were interested in LTC because the families were big and only the lowest class journey fare was reimbursed by the Central Government. But, now, LTC includes travel in air-conditioned class and air-fare. Not surprisingly, employees are now very much interested and are utilizing the facility without fail.

Practical difficulties began when a number of employees began to travel. One of them was the situation where the office location and the employee’s hometown are the same. Usually, Central Government employees are posted in towns and cities that are away from their hometown, or their native place. At the time of joining, the employees are required to denote a village or town as their home Town. This cannot be changed.

Once in every four years, the Government would give the option to reimburse the to and fro travel tickets for the employee and his/her family to go to their hometown to meet their relatives and to look after the family’s immovable properties located there. This facility is called the Home Town LTC.

In the past, since only a few utilized this facility, there wasn’t any confusion in implementing them. When the Government announced that Home Town LTC could be converted as All India LTC, troubles began and clarifications were required.

LTC rules state that the headquarter/place of posting and the employee’s Home Town are the same, then he/she is not entitled to the conversion of Home Town LTC.

There are many questions in the minds of the employees about this clause.

Will the facility of Home Town LTC be denied if the headquarters and home town share the same Postal Pin code?

Does this apply if both come under the limits of the same municipality or Panchayat?

Will the 8 KM rule of CGHS apply to this?

Should the home town and headquarters not be located in the same district?

What does the phrase “irrespective of distance,” which is underlined in a number of orders, mean?

Will the interpretation differ from one office to the other?

A number of such doubts prevail among employees.

One thing is for certain – Central Government employees will now be very alert about definitions regarding hometowns.

Source: http://90paisa.org/

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Central Government Employees: No LTC in case of posting in home town

Central Government Employees: No LTC in case of posting in home town

New Delhi: Employees who are posted in their home town cannot take Leave Travel Concession (LTC), the Centre has said.
“Government employees whose headquarters or place of posting and home town are one and the same are not eligible for home town LTC,” it said.

Besides, these employees cannot convert home town LTC to avail special concession scheme to travel to North East region, Jammu and Kashmir, and Andaman and Nicobar Islands, the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in its Office Memorandum No.31011 /4/2007-Estt.(A-IV) dated May 18.

However, government employees whose headquarters are Delhi and reside in cities or towns outside the national capital and falling in other states of National Capital Region (NCR) are eligible for home town concession, the order said.

Every new recruit in government service is required to declare his or her home town to avail the benefits of LTC.

The LTC allows grant of leave and ticket reimbursement to eligible central government employees to travel to their home towns.

However, the government has recently allowed employees to visit North-East region and Jammu and Kashmir, among others, in order to promote tourism and increase people-to-people contact.

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Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988- Clarification regarding eligibility of Home Town Concession- FAQ

Dopt Clarification on LTC – Eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions

G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg., O.M.No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A-IV), dated 18.5.2015

Subject: Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988- Clarification regarding eligibility of Home Town Concession- Frequently Asked Questions.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department receives a number of references from Government servants/ various Ministries/Departments seeking clarifications regarding the eligibility of Government employees in respect of Home Town LTC. The point of doubts raised and their clarifications are as under :-

ltc

S.No. / Query / Clarification
1. Whether the employees whose Headquarters/ Place of posting and Home Town are same, are eligible for Home Town LTC?

No. Government employees whose headquarters/place of posting and Home Town are one and the same are not eligible for Home Town LTC.

2. Whether the employees who are not eligible for Home Town LTC may avail the Special Concession scheme of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to North East Region, allowed by DoPT’s 31011/3/2014-Estt.A-IV 26.09.2014?

No. Employees whose Home Town & Headquarters are same are not eligible for Home town LTC and hence, the question of conversion of Home Town LTC to travel to these places under special concession scheme does not arise.

3. Whether the employees residing in cities / towns outside Delhi which fall under other states of National Capital Region (NCR) are eligible for Home Town Concession?

Yes, Cities/Towns which outside Delhi and fall in other states of NCR are not to be treated as Delhi Headquarters. Hence, the Government employees whose headquarters are Delhi and reside in cities/towns outside Delhi falling in other states of NCR, are eligible for Jammu & Kashmir & Andaman & Nicobar Islands as eligible for Home Town Concession.

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Government directs officers to strictly follow LTC Rules

Government directs officers to strictly follow LTC Rules

 

New Delhi: The officers of all departments have been asked to do due diligence while processing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) claims of employees as part of fresh set of guidelines issued by the Centre.

“As per LTC rules, a government servant may travel only by vehicles operated by central or state government or local bodies or by any corporation in the public sector owned or controlled by central or state government.Journey on LTC by taxi, auto-rickshaw etc, are permissible only between places not connected by rail,” the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in its order F. No. 31011/3/2015-Estt (A-IV) dated April 1.

The move comes after the DoPT received a large number of recommendations for relaxation of some or the other provision of the LTC rules in individual cases.

It is seen that, in most cases the situation arises as due care had not been exercised by the government servant or the administrative authority in claiming LTC or in examination, the order issued to secretaries of all departments said.

“In this connection it may please be noted that the primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with the rules is that of the government servant. The of-repeated plea of ignorance of rules cannot be a valid ground for relaxation of rules.

“At the same time it has also been noticed that the administrative authorities have also shown laxity and due diligence on their part could have prevented such situations from arising,” the DoPT said.

Government servants travelling by air under LTC are required to book their tickets either directly from the airline or through the approved agencies viz: Balmer Lawrie & Co Ltd, Ashok Tours & Travels Ltd or IRCTC. “Booking through any other agency is not permissible,” it said.

The Centre has been taking many steps to check instances of any irregularity in LTC claims.

CBI is also probing fake travel bills scam (also known as LTC scam) allegedly involving certain government employees.

There are about 48 lakh central government employees.

PTI

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LTC Claims – Need for observing prescribed procedures

LTC Claims – Need for observing prescribed procedures

F. No. 31011/3/2015-Estt (A-IV)
Ministry of Personnel, Pensions & Public Grievances
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
*****

North Block, New Delhi
Dated April 1, 2015

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- LTC Claims — Need for observing prescribed procedures

This Department receives a large number of recommendations for relaxation of some or the other provision of the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988, (hereinafter referred to as LTC Rules), in individual cases. It is seen that, in most cases the situation arises are due care had not been exercised by the Government servant and/or the administrative authority in claiming LTC or in examination.

2. The references mainly relate to:

a) Late submission of claims;
b) Booking of air tickets through an agency not authorised by the Government for this purpose;
c) Travel by private vehicles; and
d) Claims for wrong block of years.

3. In this connection it may please be noted that the primary responsibility for ensuring compliance with the rules is that of the Government servant. The of-repeated plea of ignorance of rules cannot be a valid ground for relaxation of rules. At the same time it has also been noticed that the administrative authorities have also shown laxity and due diligence on their part could have prevented such situations from arising.

4. Late Submission of Claim

4.1 In terms of Rules 14 and 15(v i) of LTC Rules, the time limit for submission of LTC claim is :

i) Within three months of completion of return journey, if no advance is drawn;
ii) Within one month of completion of return journey, if advance is drawn.
Powers have been delegated, as under, to the  ministries/Departments to relax these limits with the concurrence of the Financial Advisor.

a) Upto 6 months, if no advance is drawn;
b) Upto 3 months if advance is drawn, provided the Government servant refunds the entire amount of advance (not merely the unutilised portion) within 45 days of completion of return journey.
4.2 As per Rule 12(a) of the ‘Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants’, it is the responsibility of the Head of Office to effect recovery of advances and also to see that the conditions attached to each advance are fulfilled. The Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) is required to keep a watch on the advances and furnish monthly statements to the AP&AO. In addition, the DDO is also required to adjust all outstanding short term advances at the close of financial year.

5. Booking of air tickets through agents other than Government approved agents

5.1 Government servants travelling by air under LTC are required to book their tickets either directly from the airline or through the approved agencies viz: M/s Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd/ M/s Ashok Tours & Travels Ltd/IRCTC. Booking through any other agency is not permissible.
6. Travel by private vehicles.

6.1 As per LTC rules, a Government servant may travel only by vehicles operated by Central/State Government or local bodies or by any corporation in the public sector owned/controlled by Central/State Government. Journey on LTC by taxi, auto-rickshaw etc, are permissible only between places not connected by rail. This is further subject to the condition that these modes operate on a regular basis from point to point with the specific approval of the State Governments/transport authorities concerned and are authorised to ply as public carriers.

7. Claims for wrong block of years

7.1 Whenever a Government servant applies for LTC advance, the administrative authority is required to verify from the service book and certify the entitlement of the Government servant. Cases of the type mentioned in para 2(d) would not arise if this is properly done.

8. LTC Rules also provide that a government servant who has been granted LTC Advance is required to submit copies of the tickets within 10 days of drawal of advance. The administrative authority can at this stage itself check the date of commencement of journey;
whether ticket has been booked direct from airline or through approved agency etc. Any discrepancy can be brought to the notice of the government servant so that he can take remedial action, if needed.
9. Even in cases where advance is not drawn, the Government servant is required to give prior intimation of his intention to avail LTC. The administrative authority can check the details indicated especially w.r.t entitlement. A watch can also be kept to ensure timely submission of claims.
10. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this O.M. to the notice of all concerned. It may also be noted that requests for relaxation of rules shall be considered by this Department only if it is established that the deviation is due to reasons beyond the control of the Government servant and there has been no laxity on the part of the administrative authorities concerned.

(Mukesh Chaturvedi)
Director (Establishment)
Te1:23093176

To
The Secretaries
All Ministries/Departments (As per standard list)

Source: www.persmin.gov.in

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CGDA: Air tickets are to be purchased from authorized travel agents only

Air tickets are to be purchased from  authorized travel agents only: CGDA

Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam , Delhi Cantt-110010

IMPORTANT CIRCULAR

No.AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC/Deviation/Vol-IV

Dated: 27/01/2015

To
All PCsDA/CsDA
(through CGDA Mail Server)

Subject: Purchase of air tickets from authorized travel agents – Reg

Of late, this HQrs office has been receiving requests from officers / staff of this department to relax the guidelines laid down under DoP&T OM dated and take up their case for according regularization sanction Ministry.

2. In this connection, it is intimated that Ministry of Finance had granted time relaxation to the guidelines on air travel to purchase air tickets from authorized travel agents to officials who had undertaken air journey before 24.08.2011.However, Ministry while granting such sanction had clarified that journeys undertaken after the specified date i.e 24.08.2011 will not be considered for granting regularization sanction.

3. Inspite of clear instruction issued by this HQrs from time to time to adhere to the guidelines laid down in DoP&T OM dated 16.9.2010, receipt of requests from officers/staff through Controllers for condonation of non compliance to these instructions is not understood. In this regard, a recent circular bearing No. AN/XIV/ 19015/Govt orders/2014 dated 25/05/2014 also refers vide which content of DoP&T OM No. 31011/4/2014-Estt (A.IV) dated 19/06/2014 has been circulated stressing on the fact that the employees may be made aware of the modes in which air tickets are to be booked so as to avoid breach of any LTC rules.

4. In view of the foregoing, it is enjoined upon all, that the contents of this circular may be brought to the notice of all concerned to ensure strict compliancy and adherence.

Sd/-
(S.J.Bajaj)
AO(AN)

Source: http://cgda.nic.in/adm/circular/purchase%20air%20ticket%20280115.pdf

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PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONAL LTC TO NEPAL, BHUTAN, MALE AND SRILANKA

PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONAL LTC TO NEPAL, BHUTAN, MALE AND SRILANKA

Following PM Narendra Modi’s visit to Nepal for the Saarc summit, the government is mulling a proposal to provide leave travel concession (LTC) for government employees to four countries — Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Sri Lanka — to boost tourism in the neighbourhood. The LTC will be modeled on the schemes for the north-east and J&K which helped increase tourism and fueled economic improvement in the two regions.

Incidentally, there has been a sharp dip in tourist arrivals from all four countries in the last few years. While Sri Lanka remains one of India’s top source countries, tourism arrivals declined by 11% in 2013 while arrivals from Maldives dropped by 10% between 2012 and 2013.

Similarly, the number of tourists from Nepal came down by 9% while Bhutan, which has a small share of tourists (15,016), saw a drop of 1% in the same period.

Sources in the tourism ministry said, “Introducing LTC for 20 lakh government employees could encourage greater people to people exchange among the Saarc countries. But there will have to be some reciprocal arrangement. We are working on that.” Sources said India was in touch with the countries to consider the proposal’s viability.

At the Saarc summit, Modi had highlighted the need for better connectivity in the region. In his speech, he had said, “It is still harder to travel within our region than to Bangkok or Singapore; and, more expensive to speak to each other.”

There are a large number of Buddhists in the region and India hopes to capitalize on that. Besides Lumbini in Nepal, other significant spots for Buddhists are in India including Bodh Gaya, Sarnath and Kapilvastu. Modi also flagged off a Kathmandu-Delhi bus but plans for greater rail and road connectivity were stonewalled after Pakistan blocked two agreements in Nepal.

Source: Times of India

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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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