Guidelines on Air Travel on Tours/LTC

Consequent on repeated clarifications with regard to purchase of air tickets through authorised agents and relaxation for travel by airlines other than Indian Airlines, Government has issued following guidelines.

1. On Official Tours:

  • For travel by Airlines other than Air India because of operational or other reasons or on account of non-availablity of Air India flights, individual cases for relaxation to be referred to Ministry of civil Aviation as stated in Ministry's OM No: 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13.07.09
  • Air tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines at booking counters or through website of Airlines or by utilising the services of authorised travel Agents

2.  LTC:

  • 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

3. 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 authorised travel Agents

For more details download Office Memorandum No: 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16-09-2010

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