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Booking of LTC Air Tickets allowed only through Authorised Agents – DOPT Clarification

LTC by Air – Booking of LTC Air Tickets allowed only through Authorised Agents ‘M/s  Balmer  Lawrie  &  Company’,   ‘M/s  Ashok  Travels  &  Tours’  and  ‘IRCTC’ and through their websites

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:    September  23, 2015

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.    No. 31011/4/2014-Estt.(A-IV)    dated  19th  June,  2014 which  lays down  that  the  Government employees   are  required   to  book  the  air  tickets   directly   from   the  airlines   (Booking counters,  website  of airlines)  or by utilizing the service  of 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-Estt.(A)     dated 02.12.2009)  while  undertaking  LTC journey(s).  Vide DoPT’s  O.M. 31011/5/2014-Estt.(A­ IV)  dated  24.09.2014,   the  web-portal   of  these  authorized   travel  agents  will  also  be treated   as  an  acceptable   mode  for  purchase   of air  tickets   on  LTC  subject   to  the conditions  stated  vide  Department  of Expenditure’s   O.M.  No.  19024/1/2012-E-IV   dated 5th  September,  2014.

2.           It  has  been  observed   that  various   Ministries/Departments     continue   to  send references  to  DoPT  seeking  relaxation   regarding    the  booking    of  air  tickets   for  the purpose   of  LTC from  the  travel   agents   not  authorised    by  the  aforesaid    O.M .. In most  of  the  cases,   the  common    reason   stated   by  the  LTC  beneficiaries     is  that they  were   not  aware   of  the  guidelines    and  inadvertently     booked   the  tickets   from other  travel  agents.

3.      All  the  Ministries/    Departments     are  advised   to  ensure   a wide  circulation    of the   guidelines     as   stated    in   para   ,1  of   this   O.M..   This    point    may   also    be emphasized    by  the  Administration     whenever    any  advance    is  sought   or  intention to avail  LTC is conveyed    by the  Government    servant.

(M.P. Rama Rao)

Under Secretary  to the Government  of India

Download DOPT Office Memorandum No.31011/5/2014-Estt (A.IV) dated 23.09.2015

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