LTC : Non-entitled Government servants may not be insisted upon to book air tickets on LTC through authorised agents only – DoPT clarification

LTC : Non-entitled Government servants may not be insisted upon to book air tickets on LTC through authorised agents only – DoPT clarification

LTC : Non-entitled Government servants may not be insisted upon to book air tickets on LTC through authorised agents only – DoPT clarification  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-410 001 Dated: August, 21, 2017 OFFICE MEMORANDUM   Subject- Procedure for booking of air-tickets on LTC – clarification reg. DoPT 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
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-410 001
Dated: August, 21, 2017
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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).
 
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.
Enclosure: As above

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To

The Secretaries
All Ministries/Departments of Government of India
(As per the standard list)

Copy to:-
1. Comptroller & Auditor General of indie, New Delhi.
2. Union Public Service Commission, New Delhi.
3. Central Vigilance Commission, New Delhi.
4. Central Bureau of Investigations, New Delhi.
5. Parliament Library, New Delhi.
6. All Union Territory Administrations.
7. Lok Sabha/Rajya Sabha Secretariat.
8. All attached and Subordinate Offices of Ministry of Personnel, P.G.
& Pensions.
9. NIC, DoP&T with the request to upload this OM on Department’s
website
(Notifications << OMs/Orders << Establishment << LTC
Rules).
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10. Hindi section for Hindi version.

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