Travel entitlement for the purpose of Leave Travel Concession.



No.31011/4/2008-Esst.(A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel and Training

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New Delhi, the 3rd June, 2009.

Office Memorandum


Subject: Travel entitlement for the purpose of Leave Travel Concession.

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

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

3. These orders shall take effect from the date of issue.

4. Hindi version will follow.

(Simmi R.Nakra)
Director

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4 comments

A no. of employees have traveled in business class for LTC since 10th November, 2008 till the issue of above OM and their claims have been allowed by the PAO due to ignorance or otherwise. A special audit exercise is required to recover the amount paid over and above the entitlements.

The people availing LTC and traveling by business class and all DDO's should be careful to note that amount spent over and above economy class fare is taxable and is to be added to taxable salary income of the employee. Refer section 10(5) of Income Tax Act, 1961 read with Rule 2B of the Income Tax Rules.

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A number of Central Government services officers has availed LTC facilities through Kingfisher Air lines and other airlines on highest rates, as they are giving cash back scheme upto 50% or other kind of incentives benefits after availing journey and their claims has already been passed in full without considering deductions by audit authorities on prouction of tickets.

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I visited gangtok last month. There was no prepaid taxi available at Bagdogra airport. Therefore, I was compelled to take a private taxi from Bagdogra to Gangtok @Rs.2500/-. I also faced shortage of taxi while my return to Bagdogra due to cyclone, heavy rain and landslide and again I took a private taxi. My office is now denying my claim of private taxi. What should I do for my claim to be passed.

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This OM is effective from 3rd June 2009. what about the employees who were made to pay back (after sanctioning the LTC amount by authorities) whose air tickets were booked on 11th november 2008. if this OM is made effective from November 2008, many grieved employees will get justice

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