Avail LTC in Block Year 2014-17 before it expires on 31st December 2018
All India LTC and Home Town LTC for Central Government Employees are allowed normally once in 4 Years and 2 years respectively. This interval is regulated by running block years which are called as All India LTC Block Year and Home Town Block year respectively.
Avail Extended LTC Block Year 2014-17 before it expires on 31st December 2018 – Extended LTC Block under Rule 10 of LTC Rules 1988 benefits Central Government Employees by way of allowing LTC for current period while saving the LTC Benefit for current block which can be availed in the next 4 years.
Even while the Current LTC Block Year for Central Government Employees is 2018-21 is under operation, automatic extension of One Year given for all LTC block years under Rule 10 of LTC Rules allows for availing All India LTC and Home Town LTC in respect of extended LTC block 2014-17 till 31st December 2018 if not availed already.
Rule 10 of Leave Travel Concession Rules, 1988 reads as follows.
Carry over of leave travel concession:-
A Government servant who is unable to avail of the leave travel concession within a particular block of two years or four years may avail of the same within the first year of the next block of two years or four years. If a Government servant is entitled to leave travel concession to home town, he can carry forward the leave travel concession to any place in India for a block of four years only if he has carried forward the leave travel concession to home town in respect of the second block of two years within the block of four years.
It is also significant to mention here that availing Carry over of LTC to within first year of next LTC block does not in any way restrict Central Government Employees to avail LTC in respect of current LTC Block year immediately following Carry over of LTC Period. In other words, if an employee avails LTC until 31st December 2018 which is applicable in respect of carried forward LTC Block 2014-17, he / she can avail LTC in respect of LTC Block Year 2018-21 from January 2019.
Leave Encashment while availing LTC:
When Central Government Employees avail LTC using extended LTC Block they will be entitled to Leave Encashment up to 10 days as in the case of regular LTC.