Interesting question in Parliament on LTC by Air for Non-Entitled Government Employees using LTC 80 Tickets to NER, J&K and Andaman & Nicobar
An interesting question was asked by a member in Rajya Sabha Recently on Relaxation given by Government for allowing Employees who are not entitled for air travel, to travel by air using LTC 80 Tickets when they travel to North Eastern Region, Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman and Nicobar.
The member has questioned that whether Government Employees are permitted to travel by air from their headquarters under this relaxation to travel by Air to NER, J&K and A&N.
Government has replied to this question to the effect that non-entitled employees have been allowed to travel by air to NER, J&K and A&N only between
1. Kolkata/Guwahati and any place in NER,
2. Kolkata/Chennai/Bhubaneswar and Port Blair, and
3. Delhi/Amritsar and any place in J&K
The other question put forth by the member was whether split journey from headquarters to Kolkata, Chennai, or Bhubaneswar by train in entitled class and thereafter by air in economy class from Air India burden more on the exchequer than the direct flight through flexi fare from Air India.
To this Question, Government has replied that it is not possible to quantify the same
The full text of this Rajya Sabha Q&A is as follows
QUESTION NO 2907
LTC 80 for non entitled Government Servant
2907 SHRIMATI BIMLA KASHYAP SOOD
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a): Yes, Sir.