The LTC scam is being investigated by CBI

The LTC scam is being investigated by CBI

            In a reply to the  question asked by Shri. Shri KINJARAPU RAM MOHAN NAIDU regarding the Media Reports about LTC scam, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office Shri .DR. JITENDRA SINGH submitted the fallowing ..

             Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) had received a letter from Central Vigilance Commissioner addressed to Cabinet Secretary regarding irregularities and misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) by the public servants in the Central Government, its Public Enterprises (PSEs) and Public Sector Banks, in violation of the guidelines. The matter is being investigated by CBI. Government of India formulates the policies and schemes keeping in mind the various service requirements of the employees and their welfare. Various Ministries/Departments & other agencies of the Government of India are responsible for the proper implementation of these policies. These policies are reviewed from time to time and also amended when situation demands. In case of Leave Travel concession if any fraudulent claim is made, the irregularities are looked into in terms of Rule 16 of the CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988 and disciplinary proceedings are initiated against the Government servant on the charge of preferring a fraudulent claim which may result in imposition of the any of the penalties specified in Rule 11 of CCS (Classification, Control and Appeal Rules), 1965. If found guilty, the Government servant shall not be allowed the next two or more sets of LTC in addition to the sets already withheld during the pendency of the disciplinary proceedings.

 

The question and Answer tabled in the Lokhsabha is given below

 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF     PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS

LOK SABHA

UNSTARRED       QUESTION NO  807

ANSWERED ON                 16.07.2014

LTC SCAM

807 .       Shri KINJARAPU RAM MOHAN NAIDU

Will the Minister of         PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS           be pleased to state:-

(a) whether the Government is aware of any LTC scam in the country as reported in the media;

(b) if so, the details thereof along wih the nature of the said scam; and 

(c) the action taken against the defaulting officials/VVIPs and the measures taken to prevent its recurrence in future?

ANSWER

 Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)

 

                    (a),(b) & (c): Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) had received a letter from Central Vigilance Commissioner addressed to Cabinet Secretary regarding irregularities and misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) by the public servants in the Central Government, its Public Enterprises (PSEs) and Public Sector Banks, in violation of the guidelines. The matter is being investigated by CBI. Government of India formulates the policies and schemes keeping in mind the various service requirements of the employees and their welfare. Various Ministries/Departments & other agencies of the Government of India are responsible for the proper implementation of these policies. These policies are reviewed from time to time and also amended when situation demands. In case of Leave Travel concession if any fraudulent claim is made, the irregularities are looked into in terms of Rule 16 of the CCS(LTC) Rules, 1988 and disciplinary proceedings are initiated against the Government servant on the charge of preferring a fraudulent claim which may result in imposition of the any of the penalties specified in Rule 11 of CCS (Classification, Control and Appeal Rules), 1965. If found guilty, the Government servant shall not be allowed the next two or more sets of LTC in addition to the sets already withheld during the pendency of the disciplinary proceedings.

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