Leave Travel Concession (LTC)
In relaxation of CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988, the Government have decided to permit Government servants to travel by air to North Eastern Region (NER) on LTC for a period of two years w.e.f. 2 May, 2008 as indicated below:-
(i) Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ Central Government employees will be entitled to travel by Air from their place of posting or nearest airpor t to a city in the NER or nearest airpor t.
(ii) Other categories of employees will be entitled to travel by air to a city in the NER from Guwahati or Kolkata.
(iii) All Central Government employees will be allowed conversion of one block of Home Town LTC into LTC for destinations in NER.
Consequent upon the acceptance of the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission following decisions have been taken regarding LTC which are effective from 1st September, 2008.
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 marr ied/divorced/abandoned/separated/widowed daughters shall continue without any change.
Increase in the number of Home-Town LTC for fresh recruits
Fresh recruits to 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 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.
Entitlement for LTC at par with Official Tour
Travel entitlements, for the pur pose of official tour/transfer or LTC, will be the same but no daily allowance shall be admissible for tr avel 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 Jour ney by Private Air lines will however, continue to be admissible as per instructions issued by Ministry of Finance and DOPT.