Irregularities and misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession

Irregularities and misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession  – DOPT’s Draft OM

No. 31011/3/2013-Estt (A.IV)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North block New Delhi-110001
Dated: July 12,2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject-Irregularities and misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession- Guidelines to be followed.

The undersigned is directed to enclose a copy of draft OM on the subject noted above for comments within 15 days to the undersigned (email address :[email protected]),

{Surya Narayan Jha)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

No. 31011/3/2013-Estt
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel. Pubic Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training
Establishment A—IV Desk

North Block. New 001
2016

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Irregularities and misuse in availing Leave Travel Concession- Guidelines to be followed.

The undersigned is directed to say that some instances where some Government servants colluded with private travel agents to submit LTC claims showing inflated airfare to clandestinely Obtain undue benefits like free boarding/lodging/transport or cash refunds have come to notice of the Government.

2. In order to curb these malpractices the following steps may be taken:

(i) As per instructions reiterated from time to time, in all cases whenever a Govt. servant claims LTC by air, he/she is required to book the air tickets either directly through the airlines (Booking counters. website of airlines) or by utilizing the Service of authorized travel agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company. ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ .

Proposals from different Ministries/Departments for relaxation continue to be received on the plea that the Government servant was not aware Of this requirement Vide the 0M dated No. 31011/3/2015-Estt CA IV) dated February. 2016 detailed guidelines on submission and processing of Claims were circulated. These guidelines ace required to be made available to Government servants whenever they apply for LTC, Plea of ignorance of the instructions therefore cannot be used by such Government servants.

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