LTC by Air for Non-Entitled Government Employees

Interesting question in Parliament on LTC by Air for Non-Entitled Government Employees using LTC 80 Tickets to NER, J&K and Andaman & Nicobar

An interesting question was asked by a member in Rajya Sabha Recently on Relaxation given by Government for allowing Employees who are not entitled for air travel, to travel by air using LTC 80 Tickets when they travel to North Eastern Region, Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman and Nicobar.

Click here to read DOPT Office Memorandum No. 31011/ 3/ 2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 26.09.2014

The member has questioned that whether Government Employees are permitted to travel by air from their headquarters under this relaxation to travel by Air to NER, J&K and A&N.

Government has replied to this question to the effect that non-entitled employees have been allowed to travel by air to NER, J&K and A&N only between

1. Kolkata/Guwahati and any place in NER,

2. Kolkata/Chennai/Bhubaneswar and Port Blair, and

3. Delhi/Amritsar and any place in J&K

The other question put forth by the member was whether split journey from headquarters to Kolkata, Chennai, or Bhubaneswar by train in entitled class and thereafter by air in economy class from Air India burden more on the exchequer than the direct flight through flexi fare from Air India.

To this Question, Government has replied that it is not possible to quantify the same

The full text of this Rajya Sabha Q&A is as follows

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA

QUESTION NO 2907

ANSWERED ON 18.12.2014

 

LTC 80 for non entitled Government Servant

2907 SHRIMATI BIMLA KASHYAP SOOD

Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-

(a) whether travel by air under LTC 80 fare is allowed to non-entitled Government Servants in certain sectors;
(b) if so, whether they are permitted to travel by air from their headquarters, if not, the reasons therefor;
(c) whether split journey from headquarters to Kolkata, Chennai, or Bhubaneswar by train in entitled class and thereafter by air in economy class from Air India burden more on the exchequer than the direct flight through flexi fare from Air India; and
(d) whether Government proposes to allow such employees to travel by air from headquarters in economy class on flexi fare by Air India?

 

ANSWER

Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

(a): Yes, Sir.

(b): Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors between:
(i) Kolkata/Guwahati and any place in NER
(ii) Kolkata/Chennai/Bhubaneswar and Port Blair
(iii) Delhi/Amritsar and anyplace in J&K
(c): It is not possible to quantify in exact terms as this would depend on multiple factors like distance between the Headquarters and Kolkata/Chennai/Bhubaneswar, entitlement of class of journey by train, i.e. II Tier AC or III Tier AC etc.
(d): There is no such proposal at present.

 

Source: rajyasabha.nic.in

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