Air India LTC 80 Fare for Central Government Employees – Features and Conditions
Central Government Employees drawing grade pay of Rs.5400 and above can travel by air for the tours performed on official duty and while proceeding on LTC. In addition to this eligibility, all Central Government employees can either fully travel by air or for partial distance depending on the classification of their post as “A”, “B” or “C”, while proceeding on LTC to North East Region and Jammu & Kashmir.
However, the air fare that is reimbursed by the Government for LTC will be restricted to LTC 80 fare relating to flights opertaed by Air India.
What is LTC 80?
LTC 80 is a scheme offered by Air India for booking air tickets when central government officers avail LTC. Prior to July 2009, tariff under LTC 80 was not very significant as officers were allowed to travel in private airlines while claiming LTC. In such cases rates under LTC 80 were reimbursed to officers irrespective the amount spent by them for traveling in private airlines.
However, after July 2009, except for travel to NER and J&K availing LTC, travel by private airlines while proceeding on LTC is not allowed and further officers are allowed to claim only the amount not exceeding the LTC 80 rates, when they traveled by Air India in the categories other than LTC 80.
Feature of LTC 80:
Air Travel by Central Government Employees in the case of LTC – General Conditions
- Travel by Air India only
- In economy class only irrespective of entitlement
- LTC-80 ticket of Air India only to be purchased
- Air tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines or by utilising the services of authorised travel Agents
LTC for J&K:
- Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit J&K while availing LTC is available to all the categories of Government Employees including those entitled to travel by air. (DOPT OMs 31011/2/2003-Estt (A-IV) dated 18.06.2010 and 5.08.2010
- Air tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines at booking counters or through website of Airlines or by utilising the services of authorized travel Agents