New Delhi: Central government employees will not get a daily allowance on leave travel concession or LTC, according to an official order. The LTC allows the grant of leave and ticket reimbursement to employees who are entitled under the rules to travel to their hometowns and other places. Employees were earlier entitled to an allowance which varied with their ranks.
Any incidental expenses and the expenditure incurred on local journeys will not be admissible under LTC, said the order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training yesterday.
However, travel by premium or suvidha trains and services such as tatkal will now be allowed on LTC, it said. “Further, reimbursement of tatkal charges or premium tatkal charges shall also be admissible for the purpose of LTC,” the order said.
Reimbursement for the purpose of LTC will be admissible for 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, the order said.
In case of a journey between places not connected by any public means of transport, the government employee will be allowed reimbursement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 km covered by the private/personal transport based on self-certification, it said.
“Beyond this, the expenditure will be borne by the government servant,” the order said.
The move follows the implementation of recommendations of the seventh Central Pay Commission relating to travelling allowance entitlements of central government employees. The rules have undergone changes.
The travel entitlements of government servants for LTC will be the same as travel allowance entitlements, it said.