Clarification on LTC to Jammu and Kashmir
We all know that Government has relaxed certain conditions when a government employee proceeds on Leave travel concession to Jammu and Kashmir and North East Regions.
One of such relaxations is, the home town LTC which is allowed once in two years in a LTC block year of 4 years, can be converted in to LTC to these states in addition to one All India LTC in block of 4 years.
However, the home town of the Government employee who is availing this concession should not be his place of working.
Now, Clarification is sought in this regard in the department of defence accounts to the effect that whether the government employee who is not entitled for conversion of home town LTC to LTC to J&K, will be eligible to convert his/her All India LTC as LTC to J&K and whether while such travel is made the government employee is entitled for air travel as in the case of employee who are entitled to travel by air while availing LTC to J&K.
The controller of defence has provided the following clarification in this matter by referring the DOPT Office Memorandum No: 31011/4/2007-Estt(A) dated 02.05.2008 and OM No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A-IV) dated 18.06.2010
Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, PaIam, Delhi Cantt-110010
(Through CGDA Mail Server)
Sub: Clarification regarding Relaxation for travel by air to visit J&K against All India LTC.
The following doubts regarding admissibility of LTC claim on account of air travel to NER/J&K against all India LTC availed by a Government servant (being non entitled to travel by Air) whose HQrs. Office and home town is the same was taken up with DoP&T for clarification:
(i) Whether an individual who is not entitled to Home Town Concession (due to his HQrs and home town being same) can convert his All India LTC to
visit NER/J&K, and,
(Ii) Whether he will be allowed to travel by air to NER/J&K on conversion of his All India LTC (being non-entitled to travel by air) or not, in terms of
the guidelines laid down In GoI, D0P&T OM No. 31011/4/2007-Estt(A) dated 02.05.2008 and OM No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.(A-IV) dated 18.06.2010.
2. The D0P&T has clarified vide its OM No. 31011/8/2010-Estt.(A) dated 21st December 2011 that “a Government employee can avail All India LTC to visit J&K by air and those who are not entitled to travel by air may be allowed to travel by air to a city in the J&K from Delhi or Amritsar. And journey upto Delhi/Amritsar will have to be taken as per their entitlement.”
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