Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Guidelines on Air Travel on Tours/LTC

No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

New Delhi dated the 16th September, 2010

Office Memorandum

Subject: Guidelines on Air Travel on Tours/LTC.

This Department is receiving repeated references seeking clarifications with regard to purchase of Air tickets through authorized agents and relaxation for travel by Airlines other than Indian Airlines. The following guidelines may be noted for compliance:

1. On Official Tours:

(I) For travel by Airlines other than Air India because of operational or other reasons or on account of non-availability of Air India flights, individual cases for relaxation to be referred to Mb Civil Aviation, as stated in this Ministry’s OM No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13.07.09.

(ii) Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters! Website of Airlines) or by utilizing the services of Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company, MIs Ashok Travels & Tours.


2. LTC:

(I) Travel by Air India only.

(ii) In Economy class only, irrespective of entitlement.

(iii)LTC-80 ticket of Air India only to be purchased.

(iv)Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/Website of Airlines) or by utilizing the services of Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawne & Company, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoP&T OM No. 3101 l/6/2002-Estt.(A) dt. 02.12.09).


3. LTCforJ&K:

(I) Relaxation to travel by Private Airlines to visit J&K while availing LTC is available to all the categories of Govt. employees, including those entitled to travel by Air [D0P&T OMs No. 3101 1/2/2003-Estt.(A-lV) dated 18.06.10 and 05.08.10 refer].

(ii) For purchase of Air tickets. however, the procedure as given under para 2 (iv) above should be followed.


4. All Ministries/Departments of Govt. of India are requested to strictly adhere to these instructions.


(Karan Singh)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

 

 

Source document from www.persmin.nic.in

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am a Central Govt. Employee intend to visit J&K in lieu of All India LTC for the block yr. 2010-13. Can I avail Private Airlines with lower fare than LTC 80 fare from Srinagar to Delhi?

chacks said...

i am a central government employee with grade pay of Rs.5400 who availed Home Town concession to kolkata from chennai by booking flight ticket to and fro by Air India. But, due to my father's demise had to take the first available flight from kolkata in the morning by Indigo because there were no Air INdia flights from kolkata to chennai till 18.30 hrs. this was an emergency situation. Incidentally me and my wife travelled by Air India from Chennai and my wife and daughter travelled by Air India from Kolkata. am i eligible to claim the single return ticket. Please guide me. s b chakraborthy

sanjoy said...

i am a central govt. employee with grade pay Rs.4200/-. i am now posted at Port Blair.i live alone here and my family lives at Kolkata. I intend to travel Kashmir with my family by converting this year Home town LTC for 2012 during May'2012.Now if i avail Home town LTC to visit J&K, then should i get Home town LTC in next year i.e.2013 to visit Kolkata from Port Blair? plz guide me. S. Ghosh

Anonymous said...

Cable car / rope way can be allowed for ltc reimbursement during tour to J&K

yati said...

i am a central govt. employee with grade pay Rs.2400/-. intend to visit J&K in lieu of All India LTC for the block yr. 2010-13. Can I avail by air travel.

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