G.I., Dept.of Per.& Trg., O.M.No.31011/2/2006-Estt.(A) dated the).I May, 2007
Regulation of journeys by private airlines while availing Leave Travel Concession.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.31011/2/2006-Estt.(A) dated 24th April, 2006 regarding regularization of journey by private airlines while availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC), where it has been inter alia stated that air journeys by non-entitled officers between places connected by train may be allowed, provided the reimbursement of the fare would be restricted to the entitled class by rail other than Rajdhani / Shatabdi Express.
2. In partial modification of the above provision, it has now been decided that the reimbursement may also be given at the rates applicable for Rajdhani / Shatabdi Express trains, provided the Government servant is entitled to it and the headquarter of the Government servant permissible place of commencement of journey and the home town/destination under All India LTC is directly connected by the above mentioned trains and two stations between which the air travel has been performed are connected by Rajdhani / Shatabdi trains. In case the fare paid for the air ticket on LTC is less than the fare being charged for Rajdhani / Shatabdi type trains, the reimbursement would be limited to the actual expenditure. All pending cases may be settled accordingly in terms of this order. However, past cases already settled will not be re-opened.
3. The above orders will be applicable with effect from the date of issue of this Office Memorandum.
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.
5. This issues in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their I.D.No. 841E-IV/2007, dated 9th May, 2007.
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