LTC by Air – Government has clarified that it has no proposal to allow Air Travel in Private Airlines while proceeding on LTC
The present LTC Rules and clarification issued by Government from time time do not allow Air Travel in Private Airlines while proceeding on LTC. Travel by Air when LTC is claimed can be made only when the a Government Employee / dependent Family Members have purchased LTC 80 Air tickets in Air India
Repeated representations from all quarters are submitted to the Government to allow Air Travel by Private Airlines in the case of LTC when the airfare of Private airlines is less than the Air India LTC 80 Airfare. Air Travel in Private Airlines will also be required in the cases when Government Air Carrier Air India does not operate flights to a destination where the Government Employee intends to travel by air on LTC.
However, Government has recently clarified in the Parliament to the effect that it has no proposal to allow Air Travel by Private Airlines while proceeding on LTC
This reply has been given by Shri.V.Narayanasamy, Minister of State for Personnel Ministry in respect of Lok Sabha unstarred Question No: 4072 raised by Shri.N.S.V.Chitthan
Source : PIB & rajyasabha.nic.in