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Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implentationof the 6th CPC recommendations.

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The Government has released orders for constituting National Anomaly Committee and Departmental Anomaly Committees for settlement of anomalies arising out of implementation of 6th CPC recommendations.

No.11/2/2008-JCA
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
JCA Section

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OFFICE MEMORANDUM



Dated the 12th January, 2009 



Subject:- Setting up of Anomaly Committee to settle the Anomalies arising out of the implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations. 


Definition of Anomaly 
Anomaly will include the following cases:
(a) Where the Official Side and the Staff Side are of the opinion that any recommendation is in contravention of the principle or the policy enunciated by the 6th CPC itself without the Commission assigning any reason: and 

(b) Where the maximum of the revised scale is less than the amount at which one is entitled to be fixed except in those cases where the same is as a result of modified fixation formula adopted by the Government and 

(c) Where the amount of revised allowance is less than the existing rate. 

(2) Composition: There will be 2 levels of Anomaly Committees, National and Departmental, consisting of representatives of the Official Side and the Staff Side of the National Council and the Departmental Council respectively. 

(3) The Departmental Anomaly Committee may be chaired by the Additional Secretary (Admn.) or the Joint Secretary (Admn.), if there is no post of Additional Secretary (Admn.). Financial Adviser of the Ministry/ Department shall be one of the Members of the Departmental Anomaly Committee. 

(4) The National Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies common to two or more Departments and in respect of common categories of employees. The Departmental Anomaly Committee will deal with anomalies pertaining exclusively to the Department concerned and having no repercussions on the employees of another Ministry/Department in the opinion of the Financial Adviser. The items already taken up by the Fast Track Committee will not be considered by the Anomaly Committee. 

(5) The Anomaly Committee shall receive anomalies through Secretary, Staff Side of respective Council upto six months from the date of its constitution an it will finally dispose of all the anomalies within a period of one year from the date of its constitution. Any recommendations of the Anomaly Committee to resolve the anomaly shall to the approval of the Government. 

(6) Cases where there is a dispute about the definition of "anomaly" and those where there is a disagreement the staff side and the official side on the anomaly will be referred to and "Arbitrator" to be appointed out of a panel of names proposed by the two sides. However, this arbitration will not be a part of the JCM scheme. 

(7) The Arbitrator so appointed shall consider the disputed cases arising in the Anomaly Committees at the National as well as Departmental level. 

(8) Orders regarding appointment of the Arbitrator and constitution of Anomaly Committee at National Level will be issued separately. 

(9) All Ministries/Departments are accordingly requested to take urgent action to set up the Anomaly Committees for settlement of anomalies arising out of implementation of the 6th CPC recommendations as stipulated above.

Sd/- 
(Dinesh Kapila) 
Deputy Secretary (JCA)


Source document from www.persmin.nic.in

Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission

Travelling Allowance Rules – 6th Central Pay Commission

G.I., M.F., O.M. F.No.19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23rd September, 2008

Travelling Allowance Rules – Implementation of the Sixth Central Pay Commission.
                  
The undersigned in directed to say that in pursuance of the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to Travelling Allowance entitlements, sanction of the President is conveyed to the modifications in the Travelling Allowance Rules as set out in the Annexure to this Office Memorandum in so far as they apply to civilian employees of the Central Government. Separate orders will be issued by the Ministries of Defence and Railways in respect of their personnel.

2. The ‘Grade Pay’ for determining the TA/DA entitlement is as indicated in Central Civil Service(Revised Pay) Rules 2008.

3. The term ‘Pay’ for the purpose of these orders refer to basic pay as defined in Rule3(8) of Central Civil Service(Revised Pay)Rules 2008 and includes the revised non-practicing allowance, if any, admissible in addition.

4. In respect of those employees who opt to continue in their pre-revised scales of pay, the corresponding Grade Pay of the pay sclaes of the post occupied on 1/1/2006 would determine the TA/DA entitlements under these orders. However, for determining the Composite Transfer Grant for such employees, the term pay shall also include, in addition to the basic pay in the pre-revised Scales, stagnation increments, Dearness Pay and NPA as per orders in force on 1/1/2006.

5. These orders shall take effect from 1st September,2008. However, if the Travelling Allowance entitlements in terms of the revised entitlements now prescribed result in a lowering of the existing entitlements in the case of any individual, groups or classes of employees, the entitlements, particularly in respect of ‘node of travel, class of accommodation, etc,. shall not be lowered. They will instead continue to be governed by the earlier orders on the subject till such time as they become eligible, in the normal course, for the higher entitlements.

6. The claims submitted in respect of journey made on or after 1st September,2008, may be regulated in accordance with these orders.

7. It may be noted that no additional funds will be provided on account of revision in TA/DA entitlements. It may therefore be ensured that permission to official travel is given judiciously and restricted only to absolutely essential official requirements.

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

ANNEXURE

Annexure to Ministry of Finance, Department of Expenditure O.M.No.19030/3/2008-E.IV dated 23rd September, 2008.

In supersession of S.R.17 and G.O.I , M.F. No.10/2/98-IC& 19030/2/97-E.IV dated 17/4/1998, the following provisions will be applicable with effect from 1.9.2008.

2. Entitlements for Journeys on Tour

A. Travel Entitlements within the Country
Grade Pay
Travel Entitlements

Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.10,000/- and above and those in pay scale of HAG + and above
Business / Club Class by air / AC First class by train

Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.7,600 and Rs.8,900
Economy Class by air / AC First class by train

Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.5,400 and Rs.6,600
Economy Class by air / AC II Tier class by train

Officers drawing grade pay of Rs.4,200, Rs.4,600 and Rs.4,800
AC II Tier class by train

Officers drawing grade pay below Rs.4,200
First class / AC IIi Tier / AC Chair car by train

The revised Travel entitlements are subject to following: -
(i) In case of places not connected by rail, travel by AC bus for all those entitled to travel by AC II Tier and above by train and by Deluxe/ordinary bus for others is allowed.
(ii) (ii) In case of road travel between places connected by rail, travel by any means of public transport is allowed provided the total fare does not exceed the train fare by the entitled class.
(iii) (iii) Henceforth, all mileage points earned by Government employees on tickets purchased for official travel shall be utilized by the concerned department for other official travel by their officers. Any usage of these mileage points for purposes of private travel by an officer will attract departmental action. This is to ensure that the benefits out of official travel, which is funded by the Government, should accrue to the Government.
(iv) (iv) All Government servants are allowed to travel below their entitled class of travel.

B. International Travel Entitlement:
(i) Cabinet Secretary/Secretary to G.O.I. and Equivalent First Class.
(ii) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 10,000 and above and those in pay scale of HAG+ Business/Club Class.
(iii) Others Economy Class.

C. Entitlement for journeys by Sea or by River Steamer (SR. 40):
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Grade Pay
(1)
Entitlement
(2)
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Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 5400/- and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above
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Highest Class.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200, Rs. 4600 and Rs. 4800 If there be two classes only on the steamer, the lower class.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 2400 and Rs. 2800 If there be two classes only on the steamer, the lower class.
If there be three classes, the middle or the second class.
If there be four classes, the third class.
Officers drawing grade pay less than Rs. 2400 The lowest class.
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(ii) Accommodation entitlements for travel between the mainland and the A&N Group of Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Island by ships operated by the Shipping Corporation of India Limited will be as follows:
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Grade Pay
(1)
Entitlement
(2)
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Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 5400 and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above
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Deluxe Class.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs 4200, Rs.4600 and Rs 4800 First/’A’ Cabin class.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs 2400 and Rs. 2800 Second/’B’ Cabin Class.
Officers drawing grade pay less than Rs. 2400 Bunk Class.
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D. Mileage Allowance for Journeys by Road:
In supersession of S.R.46 and the Government of India’s order thereunder, the grade pay ranges for travel by public/bus/auto/rickshaw/scooter/motor cycle, full taxi/taxi/own car is revised as indicated below:
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Grade Pay
(1)
Entitlement
(2)
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(i) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs 10,000 and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above.
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Actual fare by any type of public bus including air-conditioned bus;
OR
At prescribed rates of AC Taxi when the journey is actually performed by AC Taxi;
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw, own scooter, motor cycle, moped etc.
(ii) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 5400, Rs. 6600, Rs. 7600, Rs. 8700 and Rs. 8900 Same as at (i) above with the exception that journeys by AC taxi will not be permissible
(iii) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200, Rs. 4600 and Rs. 4800 Same as at (ii) above.
(iv) Officers drawing grade pay of Rs 2400 and above but less than Rs. 4200. Actual fare by any type of public bus other than air-conditioned bus;
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw for journeys by auto rickshaw/own scooter/motorcycle/moped etc.
(v) Officers drawing grade pay below Rs. 2400. Actual tare by ordinary public bus only;
OR
At prescribed rates for auto rickshaw/own scooter/motorcycle/ moped etc.
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(b) Mileage allowance for road journeys shall be regulated at the following rates in places where no specific rates have been prescribed either by the Director of Transport of the concerned State or of the neighbouring States:
(i) For journeys performed in own car/taxi: Rs. 16 per km.
(ii) For journeys performed by auto rickshaw own scooter, etc.: Rs. 8 per km.
(c) The rate of Mileage Allowance for journeys on bicycle on tour and transfer, is revised from 60 paise to Rs 1.20 per kilometer.

3. Daily Allowance on Tour:
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Grade Pay
Daily Allowance
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Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 10,000/- and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above
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Reimbursement for Hotel accommodation/guest house of upto Rs. 5000 per day, reimbursement of AC taxi charges of upto 50 kms for travel within the city and reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 500 per day.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 7600 to Rs. 8900 Reimbursement for Hotel accommodation of upto Rs. 3000 per day; reimbursement of non-AC taxi charges of upto 50 kms per diem for travel within the city and reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 300 per day.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 5400 to Rs. 6600 Reimbursement for Hotel accommodation of upto Rs. 1500 per day, reimbursement of taxi charges of upto Rs. 150 per diem for travel within the city and reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 200 per day.
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200 to 4800 Reimbursement for Hotel accommodation of upto Rs. 500 per day; reimbursement of travel charges of upto Rs. 100 per diem for travel within the city and reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 150 per day.
Officers drawing grade pay of below Rs. 4200 Reimbursement for Hotel accommodation of upto Rs. 300 per day, reimbursement of travel charges of upto Rs. 50 per diem for travel within the city and reimbursement of food bills not exceeding Rs. 100 per day.
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In case of stay/journey on Government ships, boats etc. or journey to remote places on foot/mules etc., for scientific/data collection purposes in organization like FSI, Survey of India, GSI etc., daily allowance will be paid at rate equivalent to that provided tor reimbursement of food bill. However, in this case the amount will be sanctioned irrespective of the actual expenditure incurred on this account with the approval of the Head of Department/controlling officer. For journeys on foot, an allowance of Rs. 5 per kilometer travelled on foot shall be payable additionally.

4. TA on Transfer:
A. Accommodation and Mileage Allowance Entitlements:
(i) Accommodation and Mileage Allowance entitlements as prescribed at para 2 above, except for International Travel, for journey on tour by different modes will also be applicable in case of journeys on transfer. The general conditions of admissibility prescribed in S.R. 114 will, however, continue to be applicable.
(ii) The provisions relating to small family norms as contained in para 4(A) of Annexure to M/o Finance O.M. F. No. 10/2/98-IC & F. No. 19030/2/97-EIV dt. 17th April 1998, shall continue to be applicable.

B. Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance:
(i) The Composite Transfer Grant shall be equal to one month’s pay as defined in para 3 of this O.M. in case of transfer involving a change of station located at a distance of or more than 20 km from each other.
(ii) In cases of transfer to stations which are at a distance of less than 20 kms from the old station and of transfer within the same city, one third of the composite transfer grant will be admissible, provided a change of residence is actually involved.
(iii) At present, only one transfer grant is permitted if the transfer of husband and wife takes place within 6 months of each other from the same place to the same place. With effect from the date of implementation of these orders, in cases where the transfer take place within six months, but after 60 days of the transfer of the spouse, fifty percent of the transfer grant on transfer shall be allowed to the spouse transferred later. No transfer grant shall be admissible to the spouse transferred later in case both the transfers are ordered within 60 days. The existing provisions shall continue to be applicable in case of transfers after a period or six months or more. Other rules precluding transfer grant in case of transfer at own request or transfer other than in public interest, shall continue to apply unchanged in their case.

C. Transportation of Personal Effects:
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Grade pay
(1)
By Train/steamer
(2)
Rate per km – for transport by road 
(Rs. per km)
(3)
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Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 7600 and above and those in pay scale HAG+ and above
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6000 kgs. by goods train/4 wheeler wagon/1 double container
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18.00
(Rs. 0.30 per kg. per km.)
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200, Rs. 4600, Rs. 4800, Rs. 5400 and Rs. 6600 6000 kgs. by goods Train/4 wheeler wagon/1 single container 18.00
(Rs. 0.30 per kg. per km.)
Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 2800 3000 kgs. 9.00
(Rs.0.31 per kg. per km.)
Officers drawing grade pay below Rs. 2800 1500 kgs. 4.60
(Rs.0.31 per kg. per km.)
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The rates for transporting the entitled weight by Steamer will be equal to the prevailing rates prescribed by such transport in ships operated by Shipping Corporation of India.

D. Transportation of Conveyance:
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Grade Pay
(1)
Scale
(2)
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Officers drawing grade pay of Rs. 4200 and above and those in pay scales of HAG+ and above
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One motor car etc or one motor cycle/scooter, or one horse
Officers drawing grade pay less than Rs. 4200 One motorcycle/scooter/Moped or one bicycle.
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5. T.A. Entitlement of Retiring employees:
A. Transportation of Conveyance:
In partial modification of S.R. 147 the expenditure on transportation of conveyance by government servants on their retirement shall be reimbursed without insisting on the requirement that the possession of the conveyance by them while in service at their last place of duty should have been in public interest.

B. Lumpsum Transfer Grant and Packing Allowance:
(i) The composite transfer grant equal to a month’s pay last drawn as defined in para 3 of this O.M. may be granted in the case of those employees who, on retirement, settle down at places other than the last station(s) of their duty located at a distance of or more than 20 kms. The transfer incidentals and road mileage for journeys between the residence and the railway station/bus stand, etc. at the old and new station, presently admissible are subsumed in the composite transfer grant and will not be separately admissible.
(ii) As in the case of serving employees, government servants who, on retirement, settle at the last station of duty itself or within a distance of less than 20 kms may be paid one third of the composite transfer grant subject to the condition that a change of residence is actually involved.

6. The TA/DA rates mentioned in para 2 D(b) and (c) (mileage for road journey by/taxi/own car/auto rickshaw/ own scooter/bicycle etc.), para (3) (all components of dally allowance on tour including rate of DA for journey on foot) and para 4(c) (rates of transportation of personal effects) of this Annexure, shall automatically increase by 25% whenever Dearness Allowance payable on the revised pay structure goes up by 50%.

Source document from www.finmin.nic.in
http://india.gov.in/govt/studies/ta.pdf

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CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES (LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION) RULES

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LTC Rules for Central Government Employees...

LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION - RULES

Types of leave travel concession:-

1. Home Town:-
The leave travel concession to hometown shall be admissible irrespective of the distance between the headquarters of the Government servant and his hometown, once in a block of two calendar years, such as 2006-2007, 2008-2009 and so on.

("Hometown" means the town, village or any other place declared as such by the Government servant and accepted by the controlling officer)


2. Any Place in India:-
The leave travel concession to any place in India shall be admissible irrespective of the distance of the place of visit from the headquarters of the Government servant, once in a block of four calendar years, such as 2006-2007, 2008-2009 and so on:

(The expression "any place in India" will cover any place within the territory of India whether it is on the mainland, or overseas. If there are any local restrictions on visits to places in border areas, it is the responsibility of the Govt. servant undertaking the visit to fulfil the conditions for visit to the places which are subject to local restrictions.)

Govt. of India’s Decision-Leave Travel Concession
Fresh recruits to Central Government may be are allowed to travel to their home town along with their families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion.

This facility shall be available to the Government officers only for the first two blocks of four years applicable after joining the Government for the first time. The blocks of 4 years shall apply with reference to the initial date of joining the Government even though the employee changes the job within Government subsequently. The existing blocks will remain the same but the entitlements of the new recruit will be different in the first eight years of service. All other provisions concerning frequency of travel under LTC are retained.

Travel entitlements:-
For the purpose of official tour/transfer or LTC, will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC. Further, the facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

Air Journey by Private Airlines
will however, continue to be admissible as per Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 19024/1/E-IV/2005 dated the 24th March, 2006

(1)LTC to a newly married husband of a female Government servant:-
When a female Govt. servant proceeds to her hometown, availing of Leave Travel Concession and gets married in the hometown, LTC may be allowed also to be husband of the female Govt. servant, for the journey performed by him from the hometown to the headquarters of the female Govt. servant.[OM No. 48/2/65-Ests.(A), dated 2.4.1965]

(2)Change of Hometown:-
The hometown once declared and accepted by the controlling officer shall be treated as final. In exceptional circumstances, the Head of the Department or if the Government servant himself is the Head of the Department, the Administrative Ministry, may authorise a change in such declaration provided that such a change shall not be made more than once during the service of a Government servant.

(3)Carry over of leave travel concession:-
A Government servant who is unable to avail of the leave travel concession within a particular block of two years or four years may avail of the same within the first year of the next block of two years or four years. If a Government servant is entitled to leave travel concession to home town, he can carry forward the leave travel concession to any place in India for a block of four years only if he has carried forward the leave travel concession to home town in respect of the second block of two years within the block of four years.

(4)Advance may be granted up to 90% of the estimated Fare:-
The President has been pleased to decide that employees of the Lakshadweep and A&N Administrations may be sanctioned an advance of 90% of the estimated ship fare fromIsland to Mainland and back for availing Annual Free Sea Passage. It has also been decided to increase the amount of advance for availing LTC from 80% to 90% of estimated fare in respect of the Central Govt. employees.

(5) Encashment of earned leave along with LTC Leave Travel Concession:-
(a) Government officers are allowed to encash ten days earned leave at the time of availing of LTC to the extent of sixty days during the entire career.

(b) The leave encashed at the time of LTC will not be deducted from the maximum amount of earned leave encashable at the time of retirement.

(c) It is further clarified that where both husband and wife are Government servants, the present entitlement for availing LTC shall remain unchanged, and encashment of leave equal to 10 days at the time of availing of LTC will continue to be available to both, subject to a maximum of sixty days each during the career.

(d) At least equal number of days of earned leave should be availed along with encashment

(e) The balance at credit should more than 30 days after deducting the total of leave availed plus leave for which encahment was availed.

Leave Travelling Concession (L T C) - Rules at a glance

The highlights for LTC Leave Travel Concession are:
1.Leave Travelling Concession is admissible to all Government Servants between Headquarters and their Hometowns.

2.Who have completed one year of service on the date of journey, they only eligible to take Leave TravellingConcession.(From 1.9.2008 onwards fresh rcruits along with their families are allowed to visit their home towns on three occasiions and to "Any place in India" on fourth occasion during a block of four years in the initial period of 8 years after joining the government for the first time.)

3.In the case of journey to home town, admisible once in a block of two years. The blocks are 1956 - 57, 1958 - 59 and so on: presently the blocks are 2006 - 07 and 2008 - 09.

4.In the case of journey to "Any place in Indai", admissible once in a block of four years. This will be in lieu of one journey to home town. The current block ia 2006 - 09.

5. Not admissible during holidays alone.(Admissible during regular/casual/special casual leave, study leave, maternity leave and duringpaternity leave.)

6.Also admissible during leave preparatory to retirements, provided the return journey is completed before the expiry of the leave.

7. Leave Travelling Concession is admissible to all journeys by Train/Road/Steamer.

8. In the case of an employee under suspension, admissible only to the family of the government servant.

9. Concession is admissible for self and family.

10. Leave Travelling Concession not availed during a block year, that may be availed within the grace time (i.e., before end of the next year.)

11. Family members may travel independently in any number of batches. The return of each group must be completed within six months from the commencement of that group's outward journey. This condition may be relaxed by the Head of the Department in special cases.

12. The government servant and or members of the familymay travel under the concession to travel to "any where in India"either to the same place or different places of their choice.

13. The government servant can visit his home town also under the concession to travel to "any where in India".

14. Some members of the family can avail home town concession and others can avail "any where in India" concession in the same block year.

15. Reimbursement allowed by the entitled class or actually travelled class, whichever is less.

16. Before commencement of Leave Travelling Concession would be intimated within 45 days, only eligible to get 90% anticipated reimbursement may be granted as advance.

F.No. 31011/4/2008- Estt.(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Public Grieances & Pension
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi, the 23rd September, 2008
OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject- Sixth Central Pay Commission - Recommendations relating to LTC - Acceptance of

Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission, it has been decided to make necessary additions/changes in the CCS(LTC)Rules, 1988 as indicated below-

Rule 4(d) Definition of Family:

The parents and /or step parents (stepmother and stepfather) who are wholly dependent on the Government employees shall be included in the definition of family for the purpose of LTC, irrespective of whether they are residing with the Government employee or not.

The definition of dependency will be linked to the minimum family pension prescribed in Central Government and dearness relief thereon. The extant conditions in respect of other relations included in the family including married / divorced / abandoned / Seprated / Widowed daughters shall continue without any change

Rule 8 Types of LTC

Fresh recruits to Central Government may be are allowed to travel to their home town along with their families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion. This facility shall be available to the Government officers only for the first blocks of four years applicable after joining the Government for the first time. The blocks of 4 years shall apply with reference to the initial date of joining the Government even though the employee changes the job within Government subsequently. The existing blocks will remain the same but the entitlements of the new recruit will be different in the first eight years of service. All other provisions concerning frequency of travel under LTC are retained.


Rule 12 Entitlement

Travel entitlements, for the purpose of official tour/transfer or LTC, will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for travel on LTC. Further, the facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body. Air Journey by Private Airlines will however, continue to be admissible as per Ministry of Finance O.M. No. 19024/I/E-IV/2005 dated the 24th March. 2006 and in terms of the ordersof DOPT in this regard.

Encashment of Earned Leave aIongwith LTC

Government officers are allowed to encash ten days earned leave at the time of availng of LTC to the extent of sixty days during the entire career. The leave encashed at the time of LTC will not be deducted from the maximum amount of earned leave encashable at the time of retirement. It is further clarified that where both husband and wife are Government servants, the present entitlement for availing LTC shall remain unchanged, and encashment of leave equal to 10 days at the time of availing of LTC will continue to be available to both, subject to a maximum of sixty days each during the career.

2. These changes are effective from 1st September, 2008.

3. The LTC claim pertaining to the period prior to 31st August, 2008 shall be regulated
as per rules applicable on the date of journey and LTC cIaim already settled will not be re
opened.

4. In so far as persons working in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders are being issued in consultation with C & A.G. of India.

5. Hindi version will follow.

sd/-
(P. Prabhakaran)
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India

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