LTC with Encashment of Leave Salary – DOPT Clarification
LTC with Encashment of Leave Salary – Such encashment of Leave Salary can be drawn along with LTC advance 60 days before proceeding on Leave Travel Concession
While implementing Sixth Pay Commission report government granted certain additional benefits as far as Leave Travel Concession is concerned. One of such benefits is allowing encashment of Earned Leave salary for totally sixty days in the career of a Central government employee (and limited to 10 days for one journey). An employee who desires to proceed on LTC can apply for this encashment Earned Leave availed by him/her for proceeding on LTC.
The most beneficial part of encashment of leave on LTC is that while the leave availed for proceeding on LTC is deducted from the relevant leave account of the employee, the Earned Leave which was utilized for encashment would not be deducted while calculating the total number of earned leave eligible for encashment while an employee is retiring or leaving service otherwise. In other words, a Central Government Employee can encash a maximum of earned leave up to 3oo days if such earned leave is available as credit in his/her account while leaving service, in addition to 60 days of earned leave utilised by her / him for Earned Leave encashment while proceeding on LTC
When Encashment of leave salary can be availed ?
Whether before proceeding on LTC or after journey on LTC is completed
In respect of a clarification sought by Controller of Defence Accounts on this aspect, DOPT has clarified that the benefit of leave encashment may be allowed 60 days before the proposed date of outward journey.
The Full text of this clarification Office Memorandum No.14028/2/2012-Estt.(L) dated 26.06.2012, is as follows.
Department of Personnel & Training
Estt. (Leave) Section
North Block, New Delhi,
Subject :- Payment of Leave Encashment amount along with LTC advance.
The undersigned is directed to refer to the Ministry of Defence’s OM No.11(2)/2011/D(Civ-II) dated 24.1.2012 and reminder 21st March 2012 on the above mentioned subject and to say that the benefit of leave encashment may be allowed 60 days before the proposed date of outward journey. Ministry of Defence may also please ensure that in future reference seeking a clarification are sent to this department with the approved of an officer of the level of Joint Secretary or above.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India