LTC to Headquarters for Dependant family Members – DoPT Clarification

LTC to Headquarters for Dependant family Members – DoPT Clarification

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk

North Block New Delhi.
Dated October 31, 2017


Subject: Journey to Headquarters on LTC in respect of dependent family members of the Government servant – Clarification reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 31011/14/86- Estt.(A-1V) dated 08.05.1987, which inter alia provides that the Govt. servant and the members of the family may claim LTC independently, however, reimbursement in such cases will be restricted to the actual distance travelled by the family or the distance between the headquarters/place of posting of the Government servant and the place visited/hometown, whichever is less.

2. Restriction of reimbursement to the distance from the Headquarter/place of posting creates an anomalous situation where the Government servant seeks to avail of LTC in respect of members of the family to the Headquarters/place of posting either from the Home town of the Government servant or from anywhere else. For illustration, a dependent child of a Govt. servant (posted in Delhi) staying and pursuing studies in Mumbai may visit a Government servant at his Headquarters/place of posting (i.e. Delhi) on LTC, however, reimbursement in such case shall be admissible for distance between the Headquarters and place of visit (which in this case is Headquarters itself), which shall be NIL in this case.

3. To resolve the issue, the matter has been considered by this Department in consultation with Joint Consultative Machinery – Staff side and Department of Expenditure. It is clarified that full reimbursement as per the entitlement of the Government servant shall be allowed for journey(s) performed on LTC by the family members from any place in India to Headquarters/place of posting of the Government servant and back. When such journey is performed from the Home Town, the LTC shall be counted against ‘Home Town’ LTC and in case the journey is from any other place in India, then it shall be counted against ‘Any place in India’ LTC.

4. The provisions of this OM (para 3) will have prospective effect.

5. Hindi version will follow.

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

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7 thoughts on “LTC to Headquarters for Dependant family Members – DoPT Clarification”



  2. Is there any change in the dependency criteria after implementation of 7 CPC?

    The old rule dated 23.09.2008 is as “A member of family whose income from all sources, including pension, temporary increase in pension does not exceed Rs.3500 from 01.09.2008 and Dearness relief thereon is deemed to be wholly dependent·on the Government servant.”

    Requesting to clarify latest updates related to dependency criteria after implementation of 7 CPC mainly related to income of parent.

  3. There is any memorandum about dependency of family member of central govt employee for clarification about age limit of son for LTC facilities as provided in CGHS facilities….may please be intimate if any OM issued about this …

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