DOP&T issued an order today on extending the relaxation for travel by air to visit North Eastern Region under CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 , for further two years beyond 1st May 2010.
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers on leave Travel Concession (LTC) matters
1.How are the claims of LTC be adjusted in case of delayed submission ?
Where advance has been drawn, the claim for reimbursement shall be submitted within one month of the completion of the return journey.Where no advance has been drawn, the expenditure incurred shall be submitted within three months of the completion of the return journey.Administrative Ministry / Department concerned can admit the claims in relaxation of the provisions subject to the following time limits without reference to DoPT:
(a) Where no advance is taken, LTC bill submitted within a period not exceeding six months; and
b) Where advance has been drawn, claim for reimbursement submitted within a period of three months after the completion of return journey (provided the Govt. servant refunds the entire advance within 45 days after the completion of the return journey. Rule 14 of CCS (LTC) Rules. 1988 read with –O.M. No. 31011/5/2007 – Estt A dated 27 September 2007
2. Can a Govt. Servant visit NER or J&K on more than one occasion on conversion of Hometown under the relaxation allowed for LTC visits to NER/J&K?
Govt servant who has availed the benefit of Home Town Conversion to NER/J&K in one block (say 2006-2009) can again visit NER/J&K in the new/next block (say 2010-2013) subject to availability of LTC in a particular block so long as the relaxation is in force.1. O.M.No.31011/4/2007-Estt(A) dated 02.05.20082.O.M.No.31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 23.04.20103.O.M.No.31011/2/2003-Estt(A) dated 18.06.2010
3. Can a Govt employee avail of air travel to NER /J&K in case of All India LTC if his Hometown and the Headquarters are at the same place?
Both NER and J&K scheme of LTC allow relaxation for air travel on All India LTC to all categories of Employees to all categories of employees to the extent specified in the DOP&T’s O.M.31011/4/2007-Estt(A) dated 02.05.2008 and DOP&T’s O.M. 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A) dated 18.06.2010 even if the Hometown and the Headquarters are same
4. Whether Govt. servant who was already availed one Home Town LTC in the current block can avail LTC to visit NER?
Yes, he can avail it against All India LTC.
5. Can a Govt. Servant avail the benefit of visiting NER/J&K twice in a particular block of 4 years ?
Yes, a Govt servant can visit NER/J&K by conversion of his Home Town LTC and also by availing All India LTC subject to validity period of the scheme and fulfilling of other conditions.
6. Can a fresh recruit avail the benefit of Home Town Conversion to NER/J&K?
A fresh recruit Govt. servant can also avail the benefit of Home Town conversion to NER/J&K against one of the three occasions of Home Town available to him in each block.
7.Can fresh recruit avail of conversion of Home town to Visit NER/J&K under the relaxation allowed for visiting NER / J&K?
Any Govt. employee can avail of the relaxation for visiting NER/J&K and convert one Home Town LTC for such visit a block of 4 years as long as the relaxations continue .1.O.M.No.31011 /4/ 2007-Estt(A) dated 02.05.2008 2.O.M.No.31011/2/2003-Estt(A) dated 18.06.2010
8.Can a fresh recruit Govt. Servant avail of All India LTC anytime during the 4 year Block?
It can be availed only in the 4th occasion of block and not at random.
9.Whether Carry over of LTC is allowed to fresh recruits?
Carry over of LTC is not allowed to fresh recruits as they are eligible for every year LTC for the first 8 years of Service
10.Who is a fresh recruit entitled for LTC every year?
A person who has joined service for the first time is treated as a fresh recruit for the first eight years.O.M. No.31011/4/2008-Estt(A) dated 23.09.2008
11.How the LTC entitlements of fresh recruits are regulated in the first eight years?
On completion of one year, the fresh recruit can be allowed 3 Home Town LTC and 1 All India LTC in each block of Four Years in the first 8 years O.M.No.31011/4/2008-Estt(A) dated 23.09.2008
12.Whether Dependent Parents of fresh recruits can avail LTC for the journey from Home Town to Headquarters and back?
No, the dependent parents of fresh recruits can not avail LTC for the journey from Hometown to Headquarters and back.
13.Whether claims for reimbursement can be allowed for road journeys by bus/taxi or other vehicle operated by private operators?
LTC Rules do not permit reimbursement for journey by a private car (owned / borrowed/hired) or a bus/van or other vehicle owned by private operators. LTC facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by Govt. or any Corporation in the Public sector run by the Central or State Govt. or a local body, Rule 12(2) of CCS (LTS) Rules 1988 read with –DoPT’s O.M.No.31011/4/2008-Estt.A dated 23 September, 2008
14.Whether airfare of children whose full fare is charged by the airlines is reimbursed?
If full fare has been charged by the airlines and paid by the Government servant the same will be reimbursed.
15.Can a Govt., servant use the service of travel agents for LTC purpose?
Yes, but it should be limited to M/s. Balmer Lawire and company and M/s. Ashok Travels and Tours.
16.What is the definition of family for LTC?
For LTC purpose, family consists of Spouse of the Govt. servant and tow surviving unmarried children or Step children Married daughters, who have been divorced, abandoned or separated from their husbands and widowed daughters residing with and wholly dependent on the Govt. Servant
iii) Parents and/or step parents residing with and wholly dependent on the Govt. Servant
iv) Unmarried minor brothers as well as unmarried, divorced, abandoned, separated from their husbands and widowed sisters residing with and wholly dependent on the Govt. Servant provided their parents are either not alive and are themselves wholly dependent on the Govt. servant Rule 4 of CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988 read with O.M. No.31011/4/2008- Estt(A) dated 23.09.2008
17.What are the dependency criteria?
A member of family whose income from all sources, including pension, temporary Increase in pension does not exceed Rs.3500 from 01.09.2008 and Dearness relief thereon is deemed to be wholly dependent of the Government servant
18. Can parents/children residing at other places avail LTC to visit the Govt. servant at Headquarters and go Back?
No, reimbursement of LTC claims being restricted to the entitlement for journey between Headquarters and place of visit, the amount reimbursable in such cases is nil.O.M. No.31011/14/86-Estt(A) dated 07.05.1987
Read All Latest : LTC Orders and Clarifications
LTC Travel by Air to NER, Srinagar, and Portblair is extended up to 2014
It Has been decided by the Government to extend the Relaxation for LTC travel by Air to visit North Eastern Region by conversion of Home Town LTC further for two more years beyond 01.05.2012. To day the DOP&T issued order for Extending this LTC Relaxation up to 01-05-2014 [ See the Order ]
LTC Home Town conversion to NER and Jammu and Kashmir up to 2016
We have already raised this issue in this website on 30th June 2014 in the post titled “The Relaxation for LTC by Air to visit JK should have been extended” . After that Confederation of Central Government employees and Workers has also taken up this issue with DOPT to extend this Concession. Accordingly now DOPT issued order for Relaxation to travel by air to visit Jammu & Kashmir, NER and Andaman Nicobar Islands.
An additional Tourist destination has been granted to visit for central government employees. Through this LTC relaxation they can now travel to PORT BLAIR by Air from Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar if they are not entitled to travel by AIR. Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class [ See the Order ]
LTC Relaxation to Travel by Air further extended till 2018
Extension of LTC by Air Travel to Jammu and Kashmir two years beyond 25-9-2016 is a Good news for central government employees.
LTC by Air to Jammu and Kashmir, North Eastern Region and Andaman Nicobar Islands is allowed up to 25-9-2020
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/Chennai Nisakhapatnam 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. See the Order for other details