LTC by Air to Jammu and Kashmir, NER and Andaman and Nicobar Reintroduced
LTC by Air to Jammu and Kashmir, NER and Andaman and Nicobar – DOPT relaxes norms for Central Government Employees who are not entitled other wise to travel by Air on LTC – Relaxation will be valid for Two Years till September 2016
After relaxation to travel by air on LTC to NER, and Jammu and Kashmir got expired in June 2014, Government has reintroduced the same for Central Government Employees who are not entitled for travelling by Air on LTC.
As per the LTC Rules, Central Government Employees who are in receipt of Grade Pay of Rs. 5400 above will be eligible to travel by Air while availing LTC. However, DOPT has issued Office Memorandum dated 26.09.2014 to extend the benefit of travelling by Air to all Central Government Emplyees irrespective of Grade Pay, when LTC is availed for travelling to Jammu and Kashmir, NER and Andaman and Nicobar
Highlights of this relaxation are as follows:
All eligible Government Employees can travel by Air to visit any place in North Eastern Region, Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman and Nicobar Islands against the conversion of one block of their Home Town LTC.
Fresh Recruits are also eligible to avail this air travel benefit against conversion of one of the three Home Towns in a block of four years
As this concession is in addition to All India LTC applicable to all Central Government Employees, the same will be also available to Central Government Employees who are entitled to Travel by Air while availing LTC. These Central Government Employees can avail this LTC relaxation to travel to NER, J&K and A&N, in addition to All India LTC and they can travel by Air from their respective Head Quarters itself to Destination.
Central Government Employees who are not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors:
a. Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER
b. Between Kolkata/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair.
c. Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K
All Central Government Employees should use only LTC 80 Tickets as far as this relaxation is concerned
This relaxtion to travel by Air will also be applicable when Central Government Emplyees who are not entitled to travel by air, avail regular All India LTC to NER, J&K and A&N in 4 year block.
In other words, a Central Government Employee who is not entitled to travel by Air can fly twice by availing LTC in a 4 year block when he/she chose to travel by Air to NER, J&K and A&N by availing relaxation and also travel to one of these places under ALL India LTC.
The full text of office memorandum dated 26.09.2014 is as follows
Download DOPT Office Memorandum No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 26.09.2014 for granting relaxation to Central Government Employees who are not entitled for air travel while availing LTC, for travelling by Air when they avail LTC to proceed to North Eastern Regions – NER, Jammu and Kashmir and Andaman & Nicobar Islands (A&N)