LTC Travel in Tejas : Reimbursement of Tejas Express ticket fare under LTC- DoPT OM dated 12.1.2024

DoPT issued OM dated 12.1.2024 regarding LTC Travel in Tejas and it has been clarified that the reimbursement of ticket fare of Tejas Express trains is not allowed under LTC.

LTC Travel in Tejas Trains

F.No. 31011/01/2024 – Pers. Policy A-IV
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
(Pers. Policy A-IV Section)

North Block, New Delhi.
Dated: 12th January, 2024

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Clarification regarding admissibility of travel by Tejas trains while availing of LTC – reg.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No. 31011/8 /2017-Estt. A.IV dated 19.09.2017 on the subject noted above, which inter-alia provides that the travel entitlements of Government servants for the purpose of LTC shall be the same as that of TA entitlements, as notified vide Department of Expenditure (DoE), MoF’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017, except the air travel entitlement for Level 6 to Level 8 of the Pay Matrix, which is allowed in respect of TA only and not for LTC.

2. This Department has been receiving a number of references including RTI applications regarding admissibility of Tejas trains on LTC.

No Reimbursement of Tejas Express ticket fare under LTC

3. The matter has been examined in consultation with Department of Expenditure (DoE) wherein the DoE has informed that Tejas Rajdhani Express Trains are covered under DoE’s OM No. 19030/1/2017-E.IV dated 13.07.2017. Accordingly, it is clarified that in addition to trains mentioned in the DOPT’s OM No. 31011/8/2017-Estt.A-IV dated 19.09.2017 only Tejas Rajdhani Express Trains are covered. Further, it is also clarified that the reimbursement of ticket fare of Tejas Express trains is not allowed under LTC.

4.The claim of reimbursement in respect of LTC journey is to be settled as per the above instructions, however the cases which have already been settled, need not be reopened.

5. Hindi version will follow.

(Satish Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Government of India
Tel: 2304 0341

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