LTC Clarification – Procedure for booking of Air Tickets by non-entitled Govt Employee and claiming entitled rail fare

LTC Clarification – Procedure for booking of Air Tickets by non-entitled Govt Employee and claiming entitled rail fare

LTC Clarification – Procedure for booking of Air Tickets by non-entitled
Govt Employee and claiming entitled rail fare*** No. 31011/5/2014-Estt (A.IV)***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: August 21, 2017 ***OFFICE  MEMORANDUM *** Subject:- Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC – clarification
reg. ***
In case of non-entitled govt. servant travelling by Air on LTC and claiming entitled rail fare, the condition of booking air tickets through authorised travel agents may not be insisted upon

No. 31011/5/2014-Estt (A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
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North Block, New Delhi-110 001

Dated: August 21, 2017
OFFICE MEMORANDUM
 


Subject:- Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC – clarification
reg. 

 

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even no.
dated 23.09.2015 on the subject noted above and to say that as per the
extant instructions, whenever a Government servant claims LTC by air,
he/she is required to book the air tickets directly from the airlines
(Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the services of the
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 O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Est(A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC
journey(s).

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2. In this regard, references are received in this Department seeking
clarification whether the aforesaid condition of booking the tickets
through authorized travel agents needs to be followed in cases where a
non-entitled Government servant travels by air on LTC and claims the
entitled train fare.

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of
Expenditure, Ministry of Finance and it is hereby clarified that in case of
non-entitled Government servants travelling by air on LTC and claiming
entitled rail fare, the condition of booking the air tickets through
authorised travel agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok
Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ may not be insisted upon. In rest of the
cases, the condition of booking the tickets through authorised modes shall
continue to follow.

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Enclosure: As above


(Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India





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