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LTC CCS Rules 2008


LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Glossary

 

DEFINITIONS of words - used in LTC (CCS) Rules

 

FAMILY: Govt. Servant himself / herself, two surviving children (natural born / step children / wards), parents (natural / step mother / step father, brothers (minor & unmarried), sisters (unmarried, divorced, abandoned, separated, widowed) subject to conditions of residency and dependency as per rules.

 

CHILDREN: Natural born, Step Children, Children taken as ward under the "Guardians & wards Act 1890" provided such a ward is treated as a member of the family and the Govt. Servant through a special will has given such a ward the same status as a natural born child.

 

FRESH RECRUIT: A person who has joined Govt. Service for the first time is treated a Fresh Recruit for the First Eight Years.

 

PLACE IN INDIA: Any place within the territory of India (Mainland India & overseas).

 

HOME TOWN: A city, town, village or any other place declared by the Govt. Servant and accepted by Controlling Authority.

 

ONCE IN A PERIOD OF TWO CALENDAR YEARS: Two calendar years block starting from the year 1956. The current Two Years Block period is Years 2012-13.

 

ONCE IN A PERIOD OF FOUR CALENDAR YEARS: Four calendar years block starting from the year 1974. The current Four Years Block Periods is" Year 2010, 2011, 2012 & Year 2013". Next Four Years Block Period would be "Year 2014, 2015, 2016 & Year 2017.

 

SHORTEST ROUTE: Same interpretation as recognized for Travel on Duty.

 

ENTITLED CLASS OF ACCOMMODATION: The class of accommodation is decided by the class to which Govt. Servant is entitled at the time the journey is undertaken.

 

CONTROLLING OFFICER: An officer declared as such under Supplementary Rules 191.

 

DISCIPLINARY AUTHORITY: An authority having the same meaning as assigned in Clause (g) of Rule 2 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules 1965.

 

NEAREST PORT: The port in India nearest to the Home Town of the Govt. Servant.

 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Employees

 

Rule 1 (3) – LTC CCS Rules 2008 is applicable for all Central Govt. Servants - all persons employed in Civil Services & posts including civilians in the Defence Services.

 

Rule 1 (4) – These rules are NOT applicable to persons who are

·         not in the whole time employment of Govt.

·         casual and daily rated employees.

·         paid from contingencies.

·         employees and spouses of employees of Indian Railways & National Airlines.

·         members of the Armed Forces.

·         local recruits in Indian Missions abroad.

·         eligible for any other form of LTC.

 

Rule 2 (1) – State Govt. Servants on Deputation to Central Govt.: Subject to following conditions:

To Home Town :-While availing such LTC, the appropriate authority must certify that the applicant is likely to serve under the Central Govt. for a period of two years from the date of his joining a post under the Central Govt. The admissibility of LTC Hometown during the subsequent two years period will also be subject to a similar condition.

To Any Place in India :- While availing such LTC, the appropriate authority must certify that the applicant is likely to serve under the Central Govt. for a period of four years from the date of his joining a post under the Central Govt.

 

Rule 2 (2) – Persons appointed on Contract Basis: will be eligible for LTC on completion of one year of continuous service if the period of contract is more than one year.

Explanation: Where the initial period of Contract is for one year but is later on extended, the total duration of the contract will be taken into account. The LTC facility to such contract person is subject to provisions of Rule 2 (1) as above.

 

Rule 2 (3) – Re-employed persons : will be eligible for LTC on completion of one year continuous service and subject to conditions as laid down in Rule 2 (1).

Explanation: In the case of Re-employment immediately after retirement, the period of re-employed service may be treated as continuous with the previous service for the purpose of LTC and the concession allowed for the re-employed period provided the travel concession would have been admissible to the re-employed officer had he not retired but had continued as a serving officer.

LTC to any place of India is availed (say in June 2008) in respect of a block of four years period (Year 2006-2009) just before retirement (say on 31st July 2008) by a person and he is re-employed, without any break, he CAN NOT avail LTC till the expiry of the particular block of four years (i.e. up to 31st Dec 2009).

 

LTC to India based Staff serving in Indian Missions Abroad –

 

i-Officers coming on Home-Town-Leave and going back to their old posts on expiry of their leave –The port of disembarkation in India on the approved route will be reckoned as the Starting point for the commencement of LTC to the Home town and the reimbursement allowed at par with the admissible to employees serving in India.

 

ii-Officers coming on Home-Town-Cum-Transfer to a post in India–The journey will be performed from the port of disembarkation in India to new head quarter, via the Home town, and the officer will be allowed as his minimum entitlement transfer T.A. as under IFS Rules 1954(amended).In addition, LTC to the extent the distance from the port of disembarkation to home town and from home town to the new headquarters exceeds the distance for which transfer T.A. is admissible.

 

iii-Officers proceeding on Home-Leave-Cum-Transfer to a post outside India–The journey will be performed from the Head Quarter to the port of embarkation in India , via the Home town, and the officer will be allowed as his minimum entitlement transfer T.A. as under IFS Rules 1954 (amended).In addition, LTC to the extent the distance from Head Quarters in India to Home Town AND from Home Town to the port of embarkement in India WHICH exceeds the distance for which Transfer TA is admissible.

If Home Town is en-route to the journey from Head Quarter in India to the Port of Embarkation OR, in case the distance for which LTC would be admissible as above is NEGLIGIBLE- It would be preferable to claim Transfer TA ONLY and NOT any LTC.

 

iv-Officer coming on Leave-Cum-Transfer to a post in another foreign country–The Officer will get minimum entitled Transfer TA PLUS LTC to the extent the distance from the port of disembarkation to Home Town and from Home Town to the Port of embarkation exceeds the distance for which Transfer TA is admissible.

If Home Town is en-route to the journey to/from the Port of Embarkation OR, in case the distance for which LTC would be admissible as above is NEGLIGIBLE- It would be preferable to claim Transfer TA ONLY and NOT any LTC.

 

LTC Facility to Staff of Indian Aid Mission in Nepal/sent to Nepal:-LTC for journeys in India when they come to India on HOME TOWN or Home-Leave-Cum-Transfer arrangement is permissible as follows:

·         The point of commencement / end of the forward / return journey in India for the purpose of LTC will be the nearest Railway Station in India.

·         If the Officer is coming to India on Home-Leave-Cum-Transfer arrangement, the journey will be performed from the place of entry in India to the NEW Head Quarter via the Home-Town- LTC will be admissible for journey from the place of entry to the Home Town and Transfer TA will be admissible for the journey from Home Town to Head Quarter .Transfer TA amount is restricted to the amount that would be admissible had the journey been performed directly from the place of entry in India to the Head Quarter.

If Home Town is enroute on the journey from the place of entry in India to the New Head Quarter, it would be advisable to claim only Transfer TA throughout and NOT the LTC.

 

LTC to Officer Deputed for Training:-

 

A-Training in India

(i) If the Head Quarter is changed during the period of training - LTC for self and family will be between the Station of Training and the Home Town.

(ii) If the Head Quarter is NOT changed during the period of training - LTC for self will be from the Station of Training to Home Town and back either to the same station or to the Head Quarter for the journey actually performed. For the Family, LTC will be between Head Quarter and Home town only.

 

B-Training Abroad

(i) LTC for SELF - Limited to what is admissible if the officer had undertaken the journey from the Head Quarter (from which he proceeded for training abroad) or the Head Quarter (declared under SR 59) to the Home Town and back.

(ii) LTC for FAMILY - Head Quarter from which the officer proceeded on training will be treated as Starting Point for the onward journey for the purpose of LTC.

Rule 7, GID (10)

 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Admissibility of Fresh Recruits

 

LTC for Fresh Recruits - BLOCK I - First 4 Years of service

Year of Service

Admissibility of LTC

Ist Year

NIL

IInd Year

HOME TOWN  LTC - TWICE

IIIrd Year

HOME TOWN  LTC - ONCE

IVth Year

ANY PLACE TO INDIA LTC - ONCE

 

LTC for Fresh Recruits - BLOCK II – Next 4 Years of service

Year of Service

Admissibility of LTC

Vth Year

HOME TOWN  LTC - ONCE

VIth Year

HOME TOWN  LTC - ONCE

VIIth Year

HOME TOWN  LTC - ONCE

VIIIth Year

ANY PLACE TO INDIA LTC - ONCE

(Also available to dependent Family Members)

 

LTC for Fresh Recruits - After 8 Years of service

Blocks

Admissibility of LTC

Block 1 - Two Years Block Year I & II

EITHER HOME TOWN LTC – ONCE OR ANY PLACE TO INDIA -ONCE

Block 2 - Two Years Block Year III & Iv

ANY PLACE TO INDIA – ONCE OR HOME TOWN LTC - ONCE

Note:-Any Place to India LTC can be availed only ONCE in a Block of 4 years. Current Block of 4 years is Year 2010-2013.

 

 

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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Family

 

Govt. Servant Himself / Herself (As the case may be )

Children / Step-children (Son(s) and/or Daughter(s)

Two-Surviving & Un-married

Wholly Dependant on Govt. Servant

Whether Residing or Not with Govt. Servant

Daughter

Married, Divorced,

Abandoned or separated

from their husbands, Widowed.

Wholly Dependant on Govt. Servant

Must be Residing with Govt. Servant

Parents

Father, Mother,

Step mother ,Step father

Wholly Dependant on Govt. Servant

Must be Residing with Govt. Servant

Brothers

Minor AND unmarried

Wholly Dependant on Govt. Servant

Must be Residing with Govt. Servant

Sisters

Unmarried, Divorced,

Abandoned, Separated from their husbands, Widowed

Wholly Dependant on Govt. Servant

Must be Residing with Govt. Servant

 

Dependency Criteria is - Income from all sources NOT exceeding Rs. 3500 per month. The Dearness Relief (DR) on Pension is NOT to be taken into account for income limit. (GID (I) and Circular dt. 23-09-2008).

 

Rule (3):- FAMILY under LTC Rules 2008 includes

(a) the Govt. servant's wife or husband, as the case may be,

Exception: Not more than one wife is included in the term "Family" for the purpose of these Rules. However, if a Govt. servant has two legally wedded wives and the second marriage is with the specific permission of the Govt., the second wife shall also be included in the definition of "Family".

Important - The condition of DEPENDENCY is not applicable on the husband and wife as they are considered one unit.

-Newly married wife or husband allowed (one way) LTC facility.

 

(b) two surviving unmarried children or step children wholly dependent on the Govt. servant, irrespective of whether they are residing with the Govt. servant or not;

Exception: The restriction of the concession to only two surviving children or step children shall not be applicable in respect of

(i) those employees who already have more than two children prior to the coming into force of this restriction w.e.f.20.10.1997;

(ii) children born within one year of the coming into force of this restriction;

(iii) where the number of children exceeds two as a result of second child birth resulting in multiple births

Important- 1- Children taken as ward under the Guardian & Wards Act 1890 by the Govt .Servant is included in the term Family provided such a ward lives with the Govt .Servant and is treated as a member of the family and through a special will has got the same status as that of a natural born child.

Important- 2-Though it is not necessary for the spouse and children to reside with the Govt. servant so as to be eligible for the LTC, the concession in their cases shall, however, be restricted to the actual distance traveled or the distance between the headquarters/place of posting of the Govt. servant and the hometown/place of visit, whichever is less.

 

(c) Married daughters who have been divorced, abandoned or separated from their husbands, widowed daughters – residing with the Govt. servant AND are wholly dependent on the Govt. servant;

Important - Children of divorced, abandoned, separated from their husbands or widowed sisters are not included in the term "Family".

 

(d) Parents and/or step mother and/or step father – residing with the Govt. servant AND are wholly dependent on the Govt. servant;

 

(e) unmarried minor brothers as well as Unmarried, divorced, abandoned, separated from their husbands or widowed sisters – residing with the Govt. servant AND are wholly dependent on the Govt. servant; provided their parents are either not alive or are themselves wholly dependent on the Govt. servant.

 

Check FAQs :

 

·         What if Husband & Wife both are Govt. Servants?

·         Whether Govt. Servant and Family are Independent units?

·         Whether Govt. Servant and/or Family member(s) may visit Home Town / Any Place in India in the same block?

·         Whether Govt. Servant and/or Family member(s) may visit the same or different places?

·         When the LTC is limited to One Way Journey only?

·         What if spouse of Govt. Servant is employed in an office other than a Central Govt. Office where LTC facility is available?

·         What if spouse of Govt. Servant is employed in an office other than a Central Govt. Office where LTC facility is NOT available?

·         Whether LTC Claims for Employee and Family may be submitted separately?

 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Hometown

 

INITIAL DECLARATION

 

Rule (5): Within six months from the date of entry into service, a declaration is to be made to the "Controlling Authority" regarding Home Town.  There is no particular form for this purpose.

(GID 1)

An officer who is his own Controlling Officer for purposes of T. A. should make the initial or any subsequent declaration of his Home Town to his next superior administrative authority (and not to Accounts Officer). However CAG and Secretaries to Govt. will communicate their Home Town declaration to their Accounts Officer concerned.

In the case of Non-Gazetted staff, the Home Town declaration will be kept on the Service Book or other appropriate service record of the Govt. Servant.

In case of Gazetted staff, the Controlling officer shall forward the declaration after due verification to the Accounts Officer concerned who shall keep them with the officer's History of Service.

Initial declaration of Home Town shall be generally accepted and it is not necessary to have an elaborate check on the declaration.  The HOME TOWN declaration shall be kept in Service Book.

[GID 2)

 

CHANGE OF Declaration

 

The declaration of Home town once made shall ordinarily be treated as final. The check point is whether the declared Home town is the place where the Govt. Servant would normally reside but for his absence from such a station for service under Govt.

In exceptional circumstances, the Head of Dept. or if the Govt. Servant himself is the Head of Dept., the Administrative Ministry may authorize a change in such declaration , provided that such a change shall not be made more than once during the service of a Govt. Servant.

In case of Change of Declaration of Home Town at a subsequent date, the followings checks, step wise (e.g. step 2 if step 1 criteria is not specified and so on), should be carried out.

 

Step 1. - Whether the place declared by the employee is the one which requires his physical presence at intervals for discharging various domestic and social obligations, and if so .whether after his entry into service, he had been visiting to that place frequently.

Step 2. - Whether the employee owns residential property in that place or whether he is a member of a joint family having such property.

(where property is owned in more than one place, he may choose any one place, giving reasons for the choice, but the decision of the Controlling Officer whether or not to accept such a place as his Home Town shall be final.)

Step 3. - Whether his near relations are permanently residing in that place.

(Where the presence of near relations at a particular place is to be the determining factor, the presence of near relations should be a more or less permanent nature.}(GID 2)

Step 4. - Whether prior to his entry into Govt. service, he had been living there for some years.

 

Check Points:

·         Above steps, one after the other, need to be applied in cases where the immediately preceding criterion is NOT satisfied.

·         Where PROPERTY is owned at more than one place, the Govt. Servant may choose ANY ONE PLACE, giving reasons for the choice. BUT the decision of the Controlling Officer whether to accept or not such a declaration of HOME TOWN of the Govt. Servant shall be final.

·         Where the presence of NEAR RELATIONS at a particular place is THE determining criterion for the acceptance of the declaration of HOME TOWN, the presence of NEAR RELATIONS should be a more or less permanent nature.

 

SEPARATE HOME TOWNS When both Husband & Wife are Govt. Servants, they may declare separate Home Towns independently.

 

HOME-TOWN-OUTSIDE-INDIA:

 

A Govt. Servant may declare, subject to the satisfaction of the Controlling Officer, a place as HOME TOWN outside India. In that case he will be entitled to HOME TOWN LTC subject to the limitations that

(1) fare will be limited for journey up to and from the Railway Station (by the shortest route) nearest to the home town

OR

(2) The Railway Station for the nearest port of embarkation / disembarkation in India. The term “nearest port” for this purpose means the port in India nearest to the Home Town of the Govt. Servant.[Rule 7 ]

(GID 3)

 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Other Than Hometown

 

Rule 4 (A): “Any place in India” will cover any place within the territory of India, whether it is on the mainland India or overseas.

If there are any local restrictions on visit to places in border areas, it is the responsibility of the official undertaking the visit to fulfill the conditions for visit to the place which is subject to local restrictions.

(GID 5)

 

This definition includes Govt. servant’s own Home town also.

 

Rule 6: Before availing LTC, Govt. Servant has to DECLARE IN ADVANCE THE INTENDED PLACE OF VISIT to his Controlling Authority.

The Govt. Servant and/or member(s) of his family, as the case may be, MUST VISIT THE DECLARED PLACE OF VISIT to become eligible for making the LTC claims.

The journey may be performed by any route to the declared place of visit but the claim will be regulated with reference to the shortest route on a through ticket basis between the Head Quarters and the Declared place of visit.

 

CHANGE OF DECLARED PLACE OF VISIT:

The declared place of visit can be changed before the commencement of journey with the approval of Competent Authority. It cannot be changed after the commencement of journey.

 

EXEMPTION CLAUSES:

1 - If however, it is established that the request for change cannot be made before the commencement of journey owing to conditions beyond the control of the Govt. Servant, the condition may be relaxed by the Head of Deptt. or the Administrative Ministry / department, as the case may be, and the claim allowed.

2 - If the Govt. Servant while proceeding to a particular declared destination (under Four Years LTC) had to stop at a particular station en route and hence could not visit the declared station due to circumstances beyond his control, his claim may be admitted , provided that such intermediary station is en route to his advance declared destination.

 

Rule 11 - DIFFERENT PLACES OF VISIT:

The Govt. Servant and / or member(s) of his family may visit either the same place or different places of their choices.

It is not necessary that all of them should visit the same place.

 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Admissibility of LTC

 

Rule 7 (1): LTC shall be admissible to persons of categories specified in Clauses (i) and (ii) of sub rule (3) of Rule 1 only , if he has completed one year's continuous service under the Central Govt. on the date of journey performed by him or his family, as the case may be, to avail of the concession.

 

Rule 7 (2): LTC shall be admissible during any period of leave, including casual leave and special leave.

·         LTC is NOT admissible for journeys during the weekend holidays without any leave.

·         LTC is admissible during maternity leave.

·         LTC is admissible during paternity leave.

In the case of Govt. Servant serving in a Vacation Department, Vacation will be regarded as regular leave for the purposes of LTC.

 

SPECIAL CASES

LTC is NOT admissible on resignation: LTC shall not be admissible to a Govt. Servant who proceeds on a regular leave and then resigns his post without returning to duty.

 

LTC to HOME-TOWN-OUTSIDE-INDIA:-

A Govt. Servant may declare, subject to the satisfaction of the Controlling Officer, a place as HOME TOWN outside India. In that case he will be entitled to HOME TOWN LTC subject to the limitations that

(1) fare will be limited for journey up to and from the Railway Station (by the shortest route) nearest to the home town OR

(2) the Railway Station for the nearest port of embarkation / disembarkation in India. The term “nearest port” for this purpose means the port in India nearest to the Home Town of the Govt. Servant.

 

LTC entitlement for FAMILY IN SPECIAL CASES: Family can perform journey separately. Govt. Servant and his Family may put up separate claims. In such case, however, the claim should be for both outward and inward journey.

(1) - Entitlement to reimbursement in respect of outward journey ONLY:

(i) A dependent son / daughter getting employment or getting married after going to Home Town or remaining there for pursuing studies- Claim will be for OUTWARD journey only.

(ii) The family having performed the journey to Home Town has no intention of completing the return journey from Home Town - Claim will be for OUTWARD journey only. In such case Govt. Servant has to forego in writing the concessions in respect of return journey if performed by the family members at a subsequent date.

 

(2) - Entitlement to reimbursement in respect of inward journey ONLY:

(i) A newly married wife coming from Home Town to Head Quarter Station or a wife who has been living long at Home Town and did not avail herself of the LTC in respect of the outward journey - Claim will be for INWARD journey only.

(ii) A dependent son/ daughter returning with parents or coming along from Home Town where he / she has been pursuing studies or living with Grandparents- Claim will be for INWARD journey only.

(iii) A child who was previously below five / twelve years of age but has completed five / twelve years of age only at the time of return journey -Claim will be for INWARD journey accordingly.

(iv) A child legally adopted by a Govt. Servant while staying in Home Town -Claim will be for INWARD journey only.

 

LTC in COMBINATION WITH TRANSFER JOURNEY:

An officer going to Home Town on regular leave proceeds there from on transfer to the new Head Quarter may be allowed as his minimum entitlement Transfer T.A. under SR 124 or SR 126 as the case may be.

He may be allowed in addition LTC under the rules to the extent the distance from old Head Quarter to Home Town and from Home Town to the new Head Quarter exceeds the distance for which Transfer T.A. is admissible.

An option is also available to such Govt. Servant NOT to avail LTC at all and being permitted to avail of it on some other occasion within the block period, subject to other conditions fulfilled.

This option has to be exercised at the time of preferring Transfer T.A. claim for himself and family.

 

LTC in COMBINATION WITH TOUR JOURNEY:

HOME TOWN LTC THAN TOUR: An officer proceeding with proper prior permission to HOME TOWN on regular leave from a Tour Station and returns to Head Quarter directly from Home Town T.A. on Tour may be allowed for the journey from the Head Quarter to the Tour Station from which Govt. Servant proceeds to Home Town and LTC for the journey from Tour Station to Home Town and back to Head Quarter deeming the tour station as the starting point for the onward journey.

 

TOUR THAN HOME TOWN LTC: An officer proceeding with proper prior permission to a Tour Station from HOME TOWN and returns to Head Quarter there from: LTC as admissible under the rules may be allowed from Head Quarter to Home Town and T.A. as on Tour for the journey from Home Town to Tour Station and back to Head Quarter will also be allowed.

(Above provisions are subject to limitation clauses laid down in MOF O.M. No. F.5 (44)-E.IV/48 dated 23rd April 1948)

 

ALL India LTC in COMBINATION WITH TOUR JOURNEY:

Above procedures for combined claims of Transfer/Tour with Home Town LTC shall also be applicable in case of Combination Transfer /Tour journey with All India LTC.

 

Break in Service: - A period of unauthorized absence on duty shall be deemed to have caused Break-in-Service, unless condoned by the Appointing Authority, while calculating the Minimum Period of Continuous Service. (FR 17-A)

 

Fundamental Rule 17-A: - Without prejudice to the provisions of Rule 27 of the Central Civil Services (Pension) Rules 1972, a period of an unauthorized absence

 

(i) in the case of employee working in industrial establishments during a strike which has been declared illegal under the provisions of Industrial Dispute Act 1947 or any other law for the time being in force.

(ii) in the case of other employees as a result of acting in combination or in concerted manner such as during a strike without any authority from or valid reason to the satisfaction of the competent authority, and

(iii) in the case of an individual employee, remaining absent unauthorized or deserting the post shall be deemed to cause an interruption or break in the service of the employee, unless otherwise decided by the competent authority for the purpose of LTC, quasi-permanency and eligibility for appearing in departmental examinations, for which a minimum period of continuous service is required.

 

STRIKE includes general, token, sympathetic or any similar activities.

Competent Authority means the Appointing Authority.

 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Types of LTC

 

HOME TOWN LTC

 

The LTC to Hometown shall be available irrespective of the distance between the Headquarter of the Govt. Servant and his Home town – once in a block of two calendar years, such as 2010-11, 2012-13 and so on.

 

ANY PLACE IN INDIA LTC

 

The LTC to any place in India shall be admissible irrespective of the distance of the place of visit from the Head quarter of the Govt. Servant – once in a block of four calendar years, such as 2010-13, 2014-17 and so on.

 

Provided that in the case of a Govt. Servant to whom LTC to Hometown is admissible, LTC to any place in India availed of by him shall be - in lieu of and adjusted against the LTC to Home town available to him at the time of commencement of the journey.

 

EVERY YEAR HOME TOWN LTC

 

Govt. Servant whose family lives away from him at his home town, in lieu of all concessions under LTC schemes, including LTC to visit any place in India once in a block of four years which would otherwise be admissible to him and members of his family – may choose to avail of LTC for self only to visit Home Town every year.

 

Every year Home Town LTC to Unmarried Govt. Servants

 

An Unmarried Govt. Servant who has left his/her WHOLLY DEPENDANT parents, sisters and minor brothers at his/her hometown may avail of LTC for self only to visit his/her home town every year.

 

Three times Home Town & Onetime Any Place in India in four year block LTC for FRESH RECRUITS

 

·         Fresh Recruit to Central Govt. may travel his home town along with his family on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place of India on the fourth occasion.

·         This facility is available only for the first two blocks of four years applicable after joining the Govt., for the first time.

·         The block of four years shall apply with reference to the initial date of joining the Govt. even though the employee changes the job within Govt. Subsequently.

·         The existing blocks will remain the same but the entitlements of new recruits will be different in the first eight years of service.

·         All other provisions concerning frequency of travel under LTC shall be as it is.

 

Special provisions for persons posted in N.E.Regions

 

A Govt. Servant who leaves his family behind at the old headquarter or another selected place of residence, and who has not availed of transfer travelling allowance for the family has the option of

 

(a) To avail LTC to Home Town once in a block period of two years under normal LTC Rules,

Or

(b) In lieu of may avail the facility for himself / herself to travel once a year from the station of posting to the home town or the place where the family is residing

and

for the family (restricted only to the spouse and two dependent children of age up to 18 years in respect of sons and up to 24 years in respect of daughters) also to travel once a year to visit the Govt.Servant's station of posting.

 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Block Period

 

CCS (LTC) Rules cover 2 Block Periods of Calendar Years:

(a)  Two Year Block

(b)  Four Year Block

 

Rule 8 (a): ONCE in a PERIOD of TWO Calendar Years means once in a period of two calendar years (starting from year 1956). The concession on subsequent occasions is admissible at any time during the blocks 2008-09, 2010-2011 and 2012-13 and so on.

 

Rule 8 (b): ONCE in a PERIOD of FOUR Calendar Years means once in a period of four calendar years (starting from year 1974). This concession on subsequent occasions is admissible at any time during the blocks 1978-81, 1982-85, 2006-2009 and 2010-2013 and so on.

 

FIRST BLOCK ON ENTRY INTO SERVICE

 

A Govt. Servant recruited any time during year 2006 or earlier will be entitled for LTC concessions during the block year 2006-2007:

BUT a Govt. Servant recruited any time during year 2007 will NOT be entitled for LTC concessions as he would have not completed ONE YEAR OF SERVICE before 1st January 2008 (requirement under Rule 7). He can avail LTC concessions during the block period 2008-2009 only. (Rule 7)

 

BLOCK PERIOD FOR DEPUTATIONIST

 

For “Deputationist” serving under the Central Govt., the BLOCK PERIOD is NOT on the basis of Calendar year but it will be period of TWO YEARS commencing from the ACTUAL date of his joining under the Centre.(Rule 2)

 

GRACE PERIOD FOR AVAILING LTC

 

The LTC admissible for a particular BLOCK of TWO years (Home Town), if NOT availed of during that block, may be availed of in the FIRST YEAR of the NEXT TWO YEAR BLOCK.

 

This relaxation is available for Employee as well as Family independently of each other.

 

The LTC admissible for a particular BLOCK of FOUR years(Any Place in India) , if NOT availed of during that block, may be availed of in the FIRST YEAR of the NEXT FOUR YEAR BLOCK , subject to fulfillment of the condition that

 

“Employee is entitled to a carry forward of LTC to HOME TOWN for THAT year.-(Rule 10).”

There is a possibility of an Employee availing LTC TWICE the CALENDAR YEAR.

(Employee could not avail LTC due for BLOCK 2010-11 by 31st Dec 2011.He may avail it by 31st Dec 2012 i.e. during the one year Grace Period. Thus he may avail first LTC of Block 2010-11 in calendar year 2012 and second LTC of Block 2012-13 in Calendar year 2012 itself thus TWO LTC in ONE Calendar Year!!)

 

During the Block Years of 2010-13, an Employee can avail TWO concessions i.e. one for 2010-11 and second for 2012-13 in following combinations:

(a) Both of LTC to HOME TOWN, OR

(b) FIRST block i.e. Year 2010-11 for LTC Any Place in India and SECOND BLOCK i.e. Year 2012-13 for LTC to HOME TOWN, OR

(c) FIRST block i.e. Year 2010-11 for LTC to HOME TOWN and SECOND BLOCK i.e. Year 2012-13 for LTC to Any Place in India.

 

The Concession to travel to Any Place in India can be carried forwarded to NEXT calendar year ONLY:-

(a) If he has not availed it against the concessions for the FIRST year BLOCK, AND

(b) If he has not availed the LTC to HOME TOWN for the SECOND year BLOCK.

 

If an Employee has failed to avail the LTC for the BLOCK year 2010-11, before the expiry of the GRACE period up to 31st Dec.2012, he shall be losing that concession and cannot carry it forward to year 2013.

 

Rule (9):- RETURN JOURNEY in NEXT YEAR

 

In the event of the return journey falling in the SUCCEEDING calendar year, the LTC will be counted against the year in which the outward journey commenced. (Rule 9)

The OUTWARD LTC journey may start before mid-night of 31st Dec.2013 and RETURN journey may be in next calendar year i.e. year 2014.


 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Entitlement

 

LTC Entitlement - As per Mode of travel

Travel By Air

Grade Pay

Entitlement

Rs.10000 & Above and those in HAG+ & above

Business / Club Class by National Carrier

Rs.8900,Rs.8700,
Rs.7600,Rs.6600,
Rs.5400

Economy Class by National Carrier

 

Travel By Train

Grade Pay

Entitlement / All Trains

Rajdhani Express Train

Shatabdi Express Train

Rs.10000 & Above and those in HAG+ & above

AC First Class

AC First Class

Executive Class

Rs.8900, Rs.8700 & Rs.7600

AC First Class

AC First Class

Executive Class

Rs.6600, Rs.5400,

Rs.4800,Rs.4600 &

Rs.4200.

Second AC II tier sleeper

Second AC II tier sleeper

Rs.2400 and above but less than Rs.4200

First Class / AC III tier sleeper / AC Chair car *

AC III tier sleeper / AC Chair car

AC Chair car

Below Rs.2400

First Class / AC III tier sleeper / AC Chair car *

Not Entitled

Not Entitled

* Note 1:- All Employees- Pay range Rs. 4100 and above but less than Rs. 8000 - Entitled for First Class / AC II tier sleeper / AC Chair Car, may travel by AC II tier sleeper provided any of the trains connecting the originating and destination stations concerned by the direct shortest route do not provide these three classes of accommodation (i.e. First Class / AC III tier sleeper / AC Chair car).

Note 2: - Entitlement by Rajdhani / Shatabdi Express Trains would be applicable in cases where journey is actually performed by these trains and not for determining entitlement on notional basis.

Note 3:- Both ends of journey i.e. place of start of journey and the destination should be directly connected by Rajdhani / Shatabdi Express Trains.

 

Travel By Road

Grade Pay

Entitlement

Rs.10000 & Above and those in HAG+ & above

AC Taxi / Ordinary Taxi /Auto rickshaw / Own Scooter / Motorcycle / Moped /Any Public Bus including AC Bus

Rs.8900, Rs.8700 & Rs.7600

Ordinary Taxi /Auto rickshaw / Own Scooter / Motorcycle / Moped /Any Public Bus including AC Bus

 

Note 1:- PLACES NOT CONNECTED BY RAIL: - Those entitled to Travel by AC II tier and above by train entitlement shall be AC Bus. For others, the entitlement shall be Deluxe / Ordinary Bus.

Note 2:- PLACES CONNECTED BY RAIL: - Travel by Road by any means of PUBLIC transport is allowed provided the total fare does not exceed the TRAIN FARE by ENTITLED Class.

Note 3:- All Govt. Servants are allowed to Travel Below Entitled Class of Travel.

Note 4:- Employee and his family may avail the facility of CONCESSIONAL CIRCULAR TRIP TICKETS offered by railways in conjunction with LTC tours. The reimbursement will be limited to the fare for the entitled class ACTUALLY used by Shortest Route as per conditions laid down in Rule 13.

Rule (13):- If a Govt. Servant performs the journey by purchasing a circular Tour Ticket, his claim will be regulated as between the Headquarter and his Home Town / Declared Place of Visit by the SHORTEST DIRECT ROUTE by the class of accommodation for which ticket was actually purchased or entitled class, whichever is less.

Note 4:- All MILEAGE POINTS earned by Employee on tickets purchased for travel will be utilized by the concerned department for other official travels by their employees. Any usage of such mileage points earned for purpose of private travel by an employee will attract departmental action.

Note 5:- LTC is admissible only for journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Govt. or any Corporation in the public sector run by Central or State Govt. or Local Body.

Rule (12) (1):- Air Travel by National Courier is allowed between (a) Leh and Shrinagar :(b) Jammu and Chandigarh during WINTER.

This special concession is admissible to Employee, his/her spouse, two dependent children (up to 18 years for Boy and up to 24 years for Girl).

Rule (12)(2):-Journey by Air on national Carrier by otherwise Non-entitled employee - LTC Claim will be restricted to the eligibility by the entitled class of accommodation by Rail or by Road as the case may be.will be.

Rule (12)(3): An Employee may travel by Air between places Not Connected by Rail where an alternative means of travel is either not available or is more expensive.

Rule (12)(4): Journey by a Chartered Rail Coach is NOT permissible under LTC Rules unless the Chartered Tour is wholly operated and conducted by a Central or State Undertaking.

Rule (12)(5): Journey by Animal Transport (e.g. Pony, Camel, Elephant etc.) is admissible between Places NOT Connected by Any Other Means of Transport

The Amount admissible will be as per rate of Mileage Allowance for Journeys on Transfer. The Rates are:

 

Journey By Sea / By River Steamer

Grade Pay

Ships*

Steamers

Rs.5400 and above

Deluxe Class

Highest Class

Rs.4800, Rs.4600 & Rs.4200

First /"A" Cabin Class

If there are only TWO classes on the Steamer, the lower class

Rs.2800 & Rs.2400

Second / "B" Cabin Class

If there are only TWO classes on the Steamer, the lower class.

If there are THREE classes on the Steamer, the middle or second class.

If there are FOUR classes on the Steamer, the third class.

Below Rs.2400

Bunk Class

Lowest Class

 

* Ships are operated by Shipping Corporation of India Ltd. between the Mainland and Andman & Nicobar Islands/ Lakshadweep Group of Islands.


 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Advance and Adjustment

 

Rule (15):- GRANT OF ADVANCE & ADJUSTMENT thereof:-

 

(i) An Employee may get Advance to enable him to avail of LTC.  The amount of such advance in each case shall be limited to Four Fifths (i.e. 80%) of the estimated amount which the employee would get as reimbursement in respect of journey both ways.

 

(ii) If the family travels separately from the employee, the advance may also be drawn separately to the extent admissible.

 

(iii) The Advance may be drawn both for the Forward and Return journeys at the time of commencement of the forward journey , provided the period of leave taken by the employee or the period of anticipated absence of the members of the family does not exceed three months or ninety days. If this limit is exceeded, then the advance may be drawn for the outward journey only.

 

(iv) If the limit of three months or ninety days is exceeded after the advance had already been drawn for both the journeys, one half of the advance should be refunded to the Employee forthwith.

 

(v) The advance should be refunded in full if the outward journey is not commenced within 30 days of the grant of advance. However in cases where reservations can be made 60 days before the proposed date of the outward journey and advance is granted accordingly, the Employee should produce the tickets within ten days of the drawl of advance, irrespective of the date of commencement of the journey.

 

(vi) Where an advance has been drawn by an Employee, the claim for reimbursement of the expenditure incurred on the journey shall be submitted within one month of the completion of the return journey. On an Employee’s failure to do so, he shall be requested to refund the entire amount of advance forthwith in one lump sum. No request for recovery of the advance in installments shall be entertained.

 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Reimbursement and Carry Over

 

Rule (13) REIMBURSEMENT:-

 

Reimbursement for expenses of journeys shall be allowed under LTC Rules

· Only on the basis of a point-to-point journey

· On a through ticket

· Over the shortest direct route.

 

Reimbursement under the LTC Rules shall NOT cover

· Incidental Expenditures

· Expenditure incurred on local journeys.

 

CARRY OVER

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.

 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Forfeiture

 

Rule (14) FORFEITURE OF CLAIM

 

IF LTC ADVANCE HAS BEEN TAKEN

 

Final claim of LTC should be preferred within one month of the completion of return journey.

If that is not done, the entire advance should be recovered in lump sum after which it will be taken as if no advance had been drawn and the claim preferred within three months of completion of return journey.

 

IF LTC ADVANCE HAS NOT BEEN TAKEN

 

Final claim of LTC should be preferred within three months of completion of return journey.

Else LTC claim stands forfeited or deemed to have been relinquished.

 


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LTC CCS Rules 2008 - Relaxations and Interpretations

 

RELAXATIONS

Ministries / Departments can admit the claim in relaxation of provisions on the following time limits:

 

A- Where no LTC Advance has been taken – if Bill is submitted within six months.

 

B- Where LTC Advance has been taken - if bill is submitted within three months after the completion of return journey provided the Govt. Servant refunds the entire advance within 45 days after the completion of the return journey.


INTERPRETATION

If there is any doubt regarding any of the provisions in these rules, the matter shall be referred to the government of India in the Department of Personnel and Training, who shall decide the same.