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Sunday, August 10, 2008


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Saturday, August 9, 2008

NER Bonanza

The central Government has permitted its employees to travel by air to North-Eastern Region on LTC vide its DOPT OM No. F No. 31011/4/2007 -Estt(A) dated02/05/2008. The salient features of the scheme is as under-

(1) All Central Government employees are allowed conversion of one block of Home Town LTC to LTC for destinations in NER.
(2) This facility will be available up to 01/05/2010.
(3)Group A and Group B Central Government employees are entitled to travel by Air from their place of posting or nearest airport to a city in the NER or nearest airport.
(4) Other categories of employees are entitled to travel by air to a city in the NER from Guwahati or Kolkata.

Some of the queries of employees have been clarified by DOPT OM No. 31011/4/2007-Estt.(A) dated 14/05/2008, accordingly-

(1) NER includes Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim & Tripura
(2) Travel by Private Airlines on LTC has already been permitted by government subject to conditions mentioned in DOPT OM No. 31011/2/2006-Estt.(A)dated 24/4/2006 and DOPT OM No.31011/2/2006-Estt(A) dated 21/05/2007, but for this LTC facility full fare will be reimbursed.
(3)This facility is in lieu of one home town LTC and so, only those who are entitled for Home Town LTC can avail this facility.
(4) Tour packages offered by Indian Airlines or its ilk is permissible however, reimbursement will be limited to fare at the normal rate for the entitled class between headquarters and place of visit by shortest route or cost actually paid whichever is less.

6th Pay Commission recomendations

Leave Trave Concession scheme is a facility to government servants to enable them to tour different region of the country while on leave and get acquainted with the rich and diverse culture of the country.
SPC recommendations on LTC Facility
Sixth Pay Commission (SPC) has recommended that
... Central Government employees should be allowed to travel to their home town along with their families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion. This facility shall be available to the Government officers only for the first two blocks of four years applicable after joining the Government for the first time. The blocs of 4 years shall apply with reference to the initial date of joining the Government even though the employee changes the job within Government subsequently. The existing blocks will remain the
same but the entitlements of the new recruit will be different in the first eight years of service. All other provisions concerning frequency of travel under LTC are proposed to be retained.

... travel entitlements, whether for the purpose of official tour/transfer or LTC, should be same but no daily allowance shall be payable for travel on LTC. Further, the facility shall be admissible only in respect of journeys performed in vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or a local body.

... parents and/or step parents (stepmother and stepfather) who are wholly dependent on the Government employee shall be included in the definition of family for the purpose of LTC irrespective of whether they are residing with the Government employee or not. The definition of dependency is being linked to the minimum family pension for all purposes. Accordingly,all parents and/or step parents whose total income from all sources is less than the minimum family pension prescribed in Central Government and dearness relief thereon would be included in the definition of family for this purpose. The extant conditions in respect of other relations included in the family including married /divorced /abandoned /separated /widowed daughters shall continue without any change.

... while encashment of Earned Leave upto 10 days along with LTC to the extent of total of 60 days may be continued, the leave encashed at the time of availing LTC should not be deducted from the maximum amount of Earned Leave encashable at the time of retirement. Consequently, the
employees would be eligible to encash 300 days of Earned Leave at the time of their retirement, even though they may have encashed Earned Leave of upto 60 days during their career while
availing LTC, whether to their home town or to any place in India. Insofar as Railways is concerned, the employees shall be allowed to avail of this encashment at the time of availing of
passes for a maximum of 60 days in the entire career subject to the condition that successive encashment cannot be made before a minimum period of two years has elapsed.