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LTC – Time Limit fixed for processing application and claims

LTC for Central Government Employees – DoPT fixes time limit for processing of LTC application and claims to facilitate employees to plan in advance for the tour

LTC time limit fixed for processing application and claims

Department of Personnel and Training has issued an OM on Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 — Fulfillment of Procedural requirements

No.31011/3/2015-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: January 11, 2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel concession) Rules, 1988 — Fulfillment of Procedural requirements.

This Department is in receipt of a number of references regarding the procedural difficulties faced by the Government employees in application and settlement of the LTC claims. Sometimes, the Government servants claim that failure to follow the correct procedure was on account of a lack of knowledge of the rules/instructions while in the other cases the delay is caused in the late processing of LTC claims.

2. To remove these bottlenecks, this Department has decided to simplify the procedure of application and make the procedure of processing of LTC claims time bound. The following time-limits shall be followed while processing the LTC applications/claims of the Government servants.

S.No. Course   of action Time  limit
1.  Leave  Sanction 5  days + 2 days*
2. Sanction  of LTC advance  5  days + 2 days*
3. Time   taken  by  Administration for verification   of  L TC  claim  after  the LTC bill is submitted  by the Government   employee   for settlement. 10 days + 2 days*
4. Time taken by DDO 5 days +  2 days*
5.  Time taken by PAO 5 days +  2 days*

*It may be noted that in cases where the place of posting of the Government employees is away from their Headquarters, additional 2 days transit-time may be allowed. The person proceeds on LTC after S.No.1 and 2 i.e. after ten days of applying LTC.

3. Under CCS (LTC) Ruler, the Government servants are required to inform their Controlling Officer before the journey(s) on LTC to be undertaken. It has now been decided that the Leave Sanctioning Authority shall obtain a self-certification from the employee regarding the proposed LTC journey. The proforma for self-certification has been annexed with this O.M.

4. In addition to the above, it has been decided that whenever a Government servant applies for LTC, he/she may be provided with a copy of the guidelines (enclosed) which needs to be followed while availing LTC.

5. Employees may be encouraged to share interesting insights and pictures, if any, of the destination he/she visited while availing LTC on an appropriate forum.

6. Comments of the above proposal may be furnished within 15 days via e-mail to e- mail address jha.sn@nic.in.

(Surya Narayan Jha)

Under Secretary to the Government of India

Download DoPT OM No.31011/3/2015-Estt (A.IV) dated 11.01.2016

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