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.

Relaxation to travel by air to visit J&K, NER and A&N for further two years on LTC – Dopt Order

Relaxation to travel by air to visit J&K, NER and A&N for further two years on LTC – Dopt Order

No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: 26th September, 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER and A&N.

The undersigned is directed to say that in relaxation to CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988, it has been decided by the Government to permit Government servants to travel by air to North East Region (NER) , Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) as per the following scheme

(i) All eligible Government servants may avail LTC to visit any place in NER/ A&N against the conversion of one block of their Home Town LTC. Fresh Recruits are also eligible for this benefit against conversion of one of the three Home Towns in a block of four years applicable to them.

(ii) Government servants entitled to travel by air can avail this LTC from their Headquarters in Economy class.

(iii) Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors:

a. Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER
b. Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair.
c. Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K

Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar / Delhi / Amritsar will have to be undertaken as per their entitlement.

(iv) Air travel is to be performed by Air India in Economy Class only and at LTC-80 fare or less.

(v) Air travel by non-entitled officers on the sectors mentioned in item (iii) above may be permitted while availing LTC to any place in India (4 year Block) also.

(vi) Air Tickets to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey. Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted.

2. These orders shall be in operation for a period of two years from the date of issue of this O.M.

3. All the Ministries/ Departments are advised to bring it to the notice of all their employees that any misuse of LTC will be viewed seriously and the employees will be liable for appropriate action under the rules. In order to keep a check on any kind of misuse of LTC, Ministries/ Departments are advised to randomly get some of the air tickets submitted by the officials verified from the Airlines concerned with regard to the actual cost of air travel vis-a-vis the cost indicated on the air tickets submitted by the officials.

4. In their application to the staff serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, these orders issue after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

sd/-
(B. Bandyopadhyay)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Ph. (011) 23040341

Source: www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/31011_3_2014-Estt.A-IV-26092014.pdf]

Dopt orders on Leave Travel Concession : Air Travel on LTC to J&K, NER and A&N…

 

No.31011/3/2005-Estt(A) 25/05/2005 CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 – Visit to Andaman & Nicobar Islands instead ofHome Town LTC andtravel by air from Kolkata or Chennai to Port Blair and back – relaxation thereof. Download
No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) 02/05/2008 CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER. Download
No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) 14/05/2008 Central Civil Services (LTC) Rules, 1988 – clarification regarding reimbursement of fare in respect of travel by air to visit NER. Download
No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A-IV) 18/06/2010 CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation for travel by air to visit J&K. Download
No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) 23/04/2010 CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER. Download
No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) 20/04/2010 CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER. Download
No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.A-IV 15/06/2012 CCS(LTC) Rules,1988 – Relaxation for travel by air to visit J and K. Download
No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) 30/04/2012 CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation for travel by air to visit NER. Download
No.31011/2/2003-Estt(A) 25/08/2011 CCS(LTC) Rules, 1998-Relaxation for travel by air to visit J&K, Download
31011/3/2014-Estt(A-IV) 26/09/2014 Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 -Relaxation to travel by air to visit NER and A&N Download

Fraudulent LTC Claims – CGDAOrder

Fraudulent LTC Claims – CGDAOrder

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

No.AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC/VoI.II

Dated: 12/08/2014

To
All PCsDA/CsDA
P C of A(Fys) Kolkata

Subject: Fraudulent LTC Claims.

In line with the instructions issued by AT-IV Section of this HQrs vide circular No. AT/IV/4462/LTC-fraud dated 6/08/2014, in connection with disclosure of fraudulent LTC claims in lieu of journey undertaken by Defence Personnel and civilians to J&K in lieu of home town under the relaxation extended by government under DoP&T orders, all PCsDA/CsDA are here by requested to be extremely vigilant in processing the LTC Claims preferred by DAD Personnel on account of LTC to J&K in lieu of hometown /AI LTC. Some of the salient deviations observed in audit while processing the claims are listed below for guidance:

(a) Forged e-tickets have been found enclosed with the claims wherein the amount claimed were more than double the actual cost of tickets when confirm from the airlines.

(b) The tickets were purchased from unauthorized travel agents in violation to prevailing orders.

(c) As on date only Air India issues air tickets under LTC-80 scheme, however it has been observed that “LTC-80” was mentioned in forged private airlines tickets, specially in J&K Sector.

d) Availing package/cash back facility with LTC-80 tickets have been issued by private airlines and forging the entire expenditure as cost of tickets by keeping the same less than LTC-80 fares.

sd/-
(P.K.Rai)
Dy. CGDA(AN)

Source: www.cgda.nic.in
[http://www.cgda.nic.in/adm/fraudulent%20ltc%20140814.pdf]

Reference Order issued by this department on 6.8.2014 – Click here

Extension of relaxation for travel by Air on LTC to visit J&K and NER – Confederation writes to Dopt

Extension of relaxation for travel by Air on LTC to visit J&K and NER – Confederation writes to Dopt

Confederation Secretary General Shri M.Krishnan writes to the Secretary of Department of Personnel and Training  regarding extension of the facility of travel by air on LTC to visit J&K and NER.

He requested in his letter to extend the facility to the employees working in Central Government service. He also added, this extension not only for exclusively encourage tourism to these regions but for the Central servants to be motivated for visiting the finest places of our Indian soil.

More details please log on to www.confederationhq.blogspot.in

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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