DoPT’s Clarification Orders – Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands Dt. 20.6.2019
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi-110 001
Dated: June 20, 2019
Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 – Relaxation to travel by air to visit North East Region, Jammu & Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar – clarification reg.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even no. dated 20.09.2018 regarding the relaxation to travel by air on LTC to visit North-East Region (NER), Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) and to say that as per para 2(v) of the aforesaid O.M., Government employees non-entitled to travel by air are allowed air travel in Economy class subject to maximum fare limit of LTC-80 fare in the following sectors:
(a) Between Kolkata/Guwahati and any place in NER.
(b) Between Kolkata/Chennai Visakhapatnam 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/ Visakhapatnam/ Delhi/ Amritsar is to be undertaken as per their entitlement.
- In this regard, several references/RTI applications are received in this Department seeking clarification regarding settlement of LTC claims where a non-entitled Government employee directly travels by air from his Headquarters to the destination in North-East Region (NER), Jammu & Kashmir (J&K) and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N) as opposed to their entitlement.
- The matter has been examined in this Department in consultation with Department of Expenditure. It has been decided that cases of direct air travel by a non-entitled Government employee on LTC from his Headquarters to the place of visit in NER/J&K/ A&N under the special dispensation scheme, may be regulated as per their rail and air entitlement allowed under the special dispensation scheme of travel by air as under:
“Entitled class rail fare from the Headquarters/place of posting to the nearest relevant railhead (i.e. Kolkata/Guwahati/Delhi/Amritsar/Chennai/ Visakhapatnam) based on the place of visit (in NER/J&K/A&N) + LTC-80 Economy class air fare from the same railhead to the place of visit in NER/J&K/A&N; or the actual air fare from the Headquarters to the place of visit, whichever is less.”
- In their application to the staff serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department, this order issues after consultation with Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India