Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have availed LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than authorized agents

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Grant
of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have availed
LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than authorized
agents

Shiva
Gopal Mishra
Secretary
Ph:
23382286
National
Council (Staff Side)
Joint
Consultations Mechinery
For
Central Government Employees
13-C,
Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
E-mail
:nc.jcm.np@gmail.com
No.NC-JCM-2017/
The
Secretary,
Government
of India,
Department
of Personnel & Training,
North
Block,
New
Delhi
February
9, 2017
Sub:-
Grant of one time relaxation to the Central Government Employees who have
availed     LTC-80 and travelled by air by purchasing Ticket from other than
authorized agents.
Ref:-
Decision taken in the New Agenda No.III of the Standing Committee meeting of
the National Council (JCM) held on 25.10.2016
Dear
Sir,
In
the Standing Committee meeting of the National Council (JCM) held under your
chairmanship on 25.10.2016 the Staff Side informed that many non entitled Central
government Employees had availed themselves the benefit of LTC-80 and purchased
ticket from unauthorized agents, unaware of the rule position. Subsequently
audit had returned the LTC final claims without sanctioning them and advised
the administrative divisions of the Ministries concerned to recover the entire
LTC advance from their salary. The staff Side also informed that Ministry of
Defence, with the approval of Hon’ble Defence Minister had forwarded a proposal
the DOPT seeking one time relaxation in such cases. The Secretary (P) informed
in the meeting that the entire issue is under consideration of the DOPT.
To
our shock and surprise the Ministry of Defence vide their ID Note dated
3.2.2017 has issue a letter to the lower formations (copy enclosed) stating
that the DOPT has not agreed for granting bulk relaxation to thousands of Group
B and Group C Defence Civilian Employees. Further DOPT has advised Ministry of
Defence that the proposal for granting relaxation for booking of tickets
through private travel agents may be scrutinized individually and has given
certain guidelines which is practically difficult to adopt at this stage, since
many such employees are due to retire from service shortly. It will be
difficult for the administration to cross verify all those claims since the
number of affected employees are more than 5000. In this situation we suggest
the following for your kind consideration.
“In
the case of those employees who have purchase air tickets from other than
authorized agents and have actually travelled and submitted the tickets along
with boarding pass, in such cases the administration may find out the actual
LTC-80 fare from the concerned Airlines on that particular date when the
concerned employee actually traveled and the claim may be restricted to the
same and the balance amount if any calimed the same may be recovered from the
concerned employee”.
The
above proposal if accepted will reduce lot of administrative work and also will
relieve the concerned employees from financial and mental hardship, thereby
setting and outstanding issue once for all. In case of any further
clarification required the Staff Side may please be invited for a discussion on
the subject. Awaiting for your favorable response please.
Yours
faithfully,
(Shiva
Gopal Mishra)
Secretary
 
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