Clarification on Regulation of LTC claims of Government servants who undertake journeys by air between places connected by rail – OM dated 28.04.1995
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
New Delhi, the 28th April, 1995
Subject: Regulation of journeys by air while availing Leave Travel Concession – Clarifications regarding.
Under the provisions of rule 12(3) of the Central Civil Services (LTC) Rules, 1988, air travel is permissible between the places not connected by rail, where an alternative means of travel is either not available or is more expensive. A number of references are being received seeking clarification with regard to regulation of LTC claims of Government servants who undertake journeys by air between places connected by rail.
2. The matter has been considered and it has been decided that reimbursement of fare in cases where a Government servant performs, journeys on LTC by air between places connected by rail, may be restricted to the fare of the entitled class by rail other than Rajdhani/ Shatabadi Express.
3. These provisions are, however, not applicable in respect of journeys undertaken by private airlines.