Air Travel LTC to J&K, N.E.R and A&N extended by 2 Years

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.

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.

LTC Entitlements of new recruit employees in Central Government services

LTC Entitlements of new recruit employees in Central Government services…

We have some important information collected from various sources for the employees who are newly appointed in Central Government services. The clairifications are given as the type of ‘question and answers’ for easy understanding of CCS LTC Rules…

Question 1. What are the LTC entitlements of a Fresh Recruit?
Answer: Fresh recruits to the Central Government 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 fresh recruits only for the first two blocks of four years applicable after joining the Government for the first time.

Question 2. How are the two blocks of four years applied to the Fresh Recruit?
Answer: The first two blocks of four years shall apply with reference to the initial date of joining the Government service even though the Govt. servant may change the job within the Government subsequently. However, as per Rule 7 of CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, the LTC entitlement of a fresh recruit will be calculated calendar year wise with effect from the date of completion of one year of regular service.

Question 3. Are the LTC blocks of four years in respect of Fresh Recruits same as the regular blocks like 2010-13, 2014-17?
Answer: No. The first two blocks of four years of fresh recruits will be personal to them.
On completion of eight years of LTC, they will be treated at par with other regular LTC beneficiaries as per the prescribed blocks like 2014-17, 2018-21 etc.

Question 4. If a fresh recruit does not avail LTC facility in a particular year, can he/ she avail it in the next year?
No. Carryover of LTC to the next year is not allowed in case of a fresh recruit as he is already entitled to every year LTC. Hence, if a fresh recruit does not avail of the LTC facility in any year, his LTC will deem to have lapsed with the end of that year.

Question 5. How will the LTC entitlements of a Fresh Recruit be exercised after the completion of eight years of service?
Answer: (a) After the completion of eight years of service, when the next LTC cycle of fresh recruit coincides with the beginning of the second two year block (eg. 2016-17) of
the running four year block (2014-17), he will be eligible only for ‘Home Town’ LTC if he/she has availed ‘Any Place in India’ LTC in the eighth year. Cases, where the new LTC cycle of fresh recruit coincides with the second year of the running two year block (ex. 2017 of 2016-2017), he will not be eligible for LTC in that year. Refer illustrations 1 & 3 for further explanation. (b) At the end of the eighth year of LTC, when the new LTC cycle of a fresh recruit coincides with the beginning of a regular four year block, his entitlement in the regular block will be exercised as per the usual LTC Rules. Refer illustration 2.

Question 6. How will the LTC entitlement computed in case of a fresh recruit joining the service on 30 December of any year?
Answer: A fresh recruit who joins the Government service on 31 51December of any year, will be eligible for LTC w.e.f. 31 stDecember of next year. Since, 31 51December is the last date of a calendar year, his first occasion of LTC ends with that year.
Hence, he may avail his first Home Town LTC on the last day of that year. From next year onwards he would be eligible for the remaining seven LTCs. Refer illustration 3.

Question 7. How will the entitlements of a fresh recruit be computed who has joined the Govt. service before 01.09.2008?
Answer: A fresh recruit who has joined Government service before 01.09.2008 (i.e before the introduction of this scheme) and has not completed his first eight years of service as on 01.09.2008 will be eligible for this concession for the remaining time-period till the completion of first eight years of his/ her service. Refer illustration 4.

Question 8. Can a fresh recruit whose Home Town and Headquarters are same, avail LTC to Home Town?
Answer: No. A fresh recruit whose Home Town and Headquarters are same, cannot avail LTC to Home Town. He may avail LTC to any place in India on the fourth and eighth occasion only. As per Rule 8 of CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, LTC to Home Town shall be admissible irrespective of the distance between the Headquarters of the Govt. servant and his Home Town which implies that Headquarters and Home Town should be at different places.

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(B. Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Illustrations

Illustration 1:
An employee joins the Government service on I s’ September, 2008. As per the CCS (LTC) Rules, he will become eligible for LTC with effect from 1 st September, 2009 (i.e. after the completion of one year of regular service). His entitlement for Home Town / All India would be as under:

Year of LTC Type of LTC LTC Occasion
01.09.2008 – 31.08.2009 Nil
01.09.2009 – 31.12.2009 Home Town 1st (First Block of 4 Years)
01.01.2010 – 31.12.2010 Home Town 2nd (First Block of 4 Years)
01.01.2011 – 31.12.2011 Home Town 3rd (First Block of 4 Years)
01.01.2012 – 31.12.2012 Any Place in India 4th (First Block of 4 Years)
01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013 Home Town 5th (Second Block of 4 Years)
01.01.2014 – 31.12.2014 (Running Block) Home Town 6th (Second Block of 4 Years)
01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015 (Running Block) Home Town 7th (Second Block of 4 Years)
01.01.2016 – 31.12.2016 (Running Block) Any Place in India 8th (Second Block of 4 Years)
01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017 (Running Block) Nil
01.01.2018 – 31.12.2021 New LTC Block

Explanations:
(i) After the completion of the first eight years, when the fresh recruit gets into the middle of the running regular block of four calendar years (ex. 2014-2017) where the new LTC cycle of fresh recruit coincides with the second year of the running two year block (ex. 2017 of 2016-2017), he will not be eligible for LTC in that year (i.e. 2017).

(ii) It can be seen from above that LTC entitlement for a fresh recruit is calculated calendar year wise with effect from the date of completion of one year of regular service.

Illustration 2:
An employee joins the Government service on 1″ January, 2009. As per the CCS (LTC) Rules, he will become eligible for LTC with effect from 1″ January, 2010 (i.e. after the completion of one year of regular service). His entitlement for Home Town / All India LTC would be as under:

Year of LTC Type of LTC LTC Occasion
01.01.2009 – 31.12.2009 Nil
01.01.2010 – 31.12.2010 Home Town 1st
01.01.2011 – 31.12.2011 Home Town 2nd
01.01.2012 – 31.12.2012 Home Town 3rd
01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013 Any Place in India 4th
01.01.2014 – 31.12.2014 Home Town 5th
01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015 Home Town 6th
01.01.2016 – 31.12.2016 Home Town 7th
01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017 Any Place in India 8th
01.01.2018 – 31.12.2021 New LTC Block

Explanations:
(i) At the end of the eighth year of LTC, when the new LTC cycle of a fresh recruit coincides with the beginning of a regular four year block, his entitlement in the regular block will be exercised as per the usual LTC Rules.

Illustration 3:
An employee joins the Government service on 31 51 December, 2011. As per the CCS (LTC) Rules, he will become eligible for LTC with effect from 31 stDecember, 2012 (i.e. after completion of one year of regular service). His entitlement for Home Town / All India LTC would be as under:

Year of LTC Type of LTC LTC Occasion
31.01.2011 – 30.12.2012 Nil
31.12.2012 Home Town 1st
01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013 Home Town 2nd
01.01.2014 – 31.12.2014 Home Town 3rd
01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015 Any Place in India 4th
01.01.2016 – 31.12.2016 Home Town 5th
01.01.2017 – 31.12.2017 Home Town 6th
01.01.2018 – 31.12.2018 Home Town 7th (Running Block – 2018-21)
01.01.2019 – 31.12.2019 Any Place in India 8th (Running Block – 2018-21)
01.01.2020 – 31.12.2021 Home Town (Running Block – 2018-21)
01.01.2022 – 31.12.2025 New LTC Block

Explanations: A fresh recruit who joins on 31 st December of any year, will be eligible for LTC w.e.f. 31st December of next year. Since, 31 5t December is the last date of that calendar year, his first occasion of LTC ends with that year. Hence, he may avail his first home town LTC on that day only (eg. 31 51 December, 2012). Froth next year onwards he will be eligible for the remaining seven LTCs.

After the completion of eight years of service, when the next LTC cycle of fresh recruit coincides with the beginning of the second two year block (eg. 2020-21) of the running four year block (2018-21), he will be eligible only for the ‘Home Town’ LTC in that block if he has av«.Ied of ‘Any Place in India’ LTC in the eighth year. In case, the fresh recruit forgoes his eighth year LTC, then he has a choice to avail either ‘Any Place in India’ or ‘Home Town’ LTC in the following two year block (i.e. in 2020-21).

Illustration 4:
An employee joins the Government service on 10 thMay, 2006. As per the CCS (LTC) Rules, he will become eligible for LTC with effect from 10 thMay, 2007 (i.e. after the completion of one year of regular service). His entitlement for Home Town / All India LTC would be as under:

Year of LTC Type of LTC LTC Occasion
10.05.2006 – 09.05.2007 Nil
10.05.2007 – 31.12.2007 Home Town/ Any Place in India 1st
01.01.2008 – 31.12.2008 Home Town 2nd
01.01.2009 – 31.12.2009 Home Town 3rd
01.01.2010 – 31.12.2010 Any Place in India 4th
01.01.2011 – 31.12.2011 Home Town 5th
01.01.2012 – 31.12.2012 Home Town 6th
01.01.2013 – 31.12.2013 Home Town 7th
01.01.2014 – 31.12.2014 Any Place in India 8th
01.01.2015 – 31.12.2015 Nil

Explanation
A fresh recruit who has joined the Government service before 01.09.2008 (i.e before the introduction of this scheme) and has not completed his first eight years of service as on 01.09.2008 will be eligible for this concession for the remaining time-period till the completion of first eight years of his/ her service.

Source: CG Staff News

Extension of LTC facilities to Defence Industrial Employees – CGDA Orders

Extension of LTC facilities to Defence Industrial Employees – CGDA Orders

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

Circular

No.AT/IV/LTC/III

dated: 12/08/2014

To
All PCs DA/Cs DA
PCoA(Fys) Kolkata

Sub: Extension of LTC facilities to Defence Industrial Employees

A reference was received from MES Employee’s Union Pune wherein a doubt has been raised that whether LTC claims on account of IRCTC packages are to be restricted to the shortest route from HQrs to the declared place of visit or the entire tour package is to be reimbursed.

2. The matter was referred to MoD for clarification. MoD D(Civ-II) in consultation with DoPT has clarified vide MoD ID No.1 1(1)/2013/D(Civ-II) dated:14.07.2014, that “reimbursement in such cases will be in accordance with Gol Decision (I) and GID (2) under Rule 13 of CCS (LTC) Rules 1988, whichever is applicable”.

3. Copy of the same is enclosed herewith for information and taking necessary action while admitting such claims.

sd/-
A.N.Das)
Jt.CGDA(AT-III)

Source: www.cgda.nic.in
[http://www.cgda.nic.in/audit/extension%20of%20ltc%20to%20defence%20Indust%20emp%20130814.pdf]

Fraudulent claim of Leave Travel concession – Disciplinary proceedings are initiated against the Government servant as per existing rules…

Fraudulent claim of Leave Travel concession – Disciplinary proceedings are initiated against the Government servant as per existing rules…

While answering to a question in Lok Sabha on 16th July 2014 about misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession by the Central Government employees, Dopt Minister said that the “Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) had received a letter from Central Vigilance Commissioner addressed to Cabinet Secretary regarding irregularities and misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) by the public servants in the Central Government, its Public Enterprises (PSEs) and Public Sector Banks, in violation of the guidelines.

The matter is being investigated by CBI.

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LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION – Will Air Travel Continue for the Next 2 Years?

LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION

Will Air Travel Continue for the Next 2 Years?

For a number of years, Central Government employees have been enjoying the benefits of Leave Travel Concession (LTC). When a Central Government employee is employed at a place that is not his home town, then, once every two years or twice every four years, he/she is eligible to reimburse the travel expenses incurred for travelling to and back, along with the entire family.

A BLOCK YEAR consists of four years. The current block year runs from 2010 to 2013. This is divided into two – 2010-11 and 2012-13, and concession to travel to the home town is offered twice. Instead of two trips to home town, the employee is eligible to convert one of them as ALL INDIA LTC concession. Those who haven’t availed of the concession of the 2012-13 year block can utilize it in 2014.

Depending on their designation, the employees are eligible to utilize air, ship, rail and road transportation facilities, along with the travel class.

In the year 2010, in order to develop Jammu & Kashmir and North-East Region, it was announced that Central Government employees are eligible to travel to these regions via air from Delhi and Kolkata respectively. It was also announced that the travel expenses could be claimed in advance. Following this announcement, Central Government employees have started travelling via air, along with their families. From the HEADQUARTERS, where they are employed, they have to travel to New Delhi or Kolkata by train and go to Shri Nagar or Gauhati by airplane.

This concession is given in two categories, on the basis of grade pay. Those with GP higher than Rs. 4200 and above are eligible to travel from the airport nearest to their work headquarters. Those with GP lesser than Rs. 4200 will have to travel to Delhi or Kolkata by train and continue only the rest of the journey by airplane.

These concessions were initially announced for only two years and then extended to 2013. Each BLOCK YEAR can be carried forward to one year, i.e., those who haven’t utilized the facility in 2012-13 BLOCK YEAR can avail of it until December 2014.

This wonderful opportunity will draw to a close very soon. The Government has issued permission to travel by air to the NORTH-EAST REGION until 30.04.2014 and to JAMMU & KASHMIR until 17.06.2014.

Question is – Will this concession be extended for the next two years?

Source: www.90paisa.blogspot.in
[http://90paisa.blogspot.in/2014/04/ltc-will-air-travel-continue-for-next-2.html]