August 30, 2013

Leave Travel Concession (LTC) rules and applicability

Recently you might have noticed that few PSU employees misused the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) component of their salary by claiming in a wrong way. So let us first understand what is Leave Travel Concession (LTC) and how to get the claims.

Leave Travel Concession (LTC) is nothing but a type of salary component where your employer is providing some yearly benefit to travel with your family. Usually it is mentioned as yearly component but will be paid on monthly wise. This facility will be availed to only “Family” members. Family meaning for this purpose includes spouse and children. The point to be noted that if you have more than two children then you can claim for up to only two children, not more than that. It also includes brothers, sisters and parents who are wholly or mainly dependent upon the employee. Below are the few features which you must understand it.

Taxability-

Suppose Mr.X is entitled for the yearly LTC of Rs.50,000 and he joined the company on 1st June 2012 (Financial Year 2012-13) and he took journey in the month of December 2012. But according to LTC yearly applicability, this journey will be considered for the year 2012 but not for 2013. Because LTC will be considered on yearly base starting from 1st January of a year to 31st Decemeber of a year ending. It is not same like Financial Year (1st April to 31st March). Usually LTC can be availed twice in a block of a four calendar years. Current block of years will be as below.

2002-2005 (From 1st January 2002 to 31st December 2005)

2006-2009 (From 1st January 2006 to 31st December 2009)

2010-2013 (From 1st January 2010 to 31st December 2013)

2014-2017 (From 1st January 2014 to 31st December 2017).

As said above you can claim only twice in a block of 4 years period. If you claimed twice in a block then the remaining concession will be taxable income as per your slab. But if not at all claimed on a block or claimed only once then you can carry forward the remaining facility to immediate next block. In such a case excluding the previous carry forward you are again entitled to travel twice in a block of that presiding year. Suppose Mr.X claimed only once in the block of 2010-13 then he can carry forward the remaining one travel to immediate next block i.e. 2014-017. So in the block of 2014-17 he will be totally entitled for 3 travels.

Conditions to allow LTC

1) If journey is performed by Air-Amount of economy class air fare of the national carried by the shortest route or the amount spent, whichever is less.

This is where PSU’s few employees manipulated. Instead of claiming for shortest route they claimed as per their wish. Which costed Government exchequer a lot.

2) If journey is performed by Rail-Amount of air-conditioned first class rail fare by the shortest route or amount spent, whichever is less.

3) If origin of journey and destination are connected by rail but journey is performed by any other mode of transport-Amount of air-conditioned first class rail fare by the shortest route or amount spent, whichever is less.

4) If origin of journey and destination are not connected by rail-

  • Where recognized public transport system exists-First class or deluxe class fare by the shortest route or the amount spent, whichever is less.
  • Where no recognized public transport system exists-A amount of air-conditioned first class rail fare by the shortest route or amount spent, whichever is less.

5) Exemption will be based on the actual expenses-Suppose Mr.X is entitled for Rs.50,000 LTC but if he claimed Rs.40,000 as expenses then he will be entitled for Rs.40,000 LTC. Also at the same time if he claimed LTC for Rs.60,000 then he will be entitled only for Rs.50,000.

6) Exemption is available on in respect of fare-It strictly includes only air fare, rail fare or bus fare. It will not include an such expenses like boarding or lodging expenses or taxi charges.

7) Fare for more than 2 children-If kids are born before 1st October 1998 then they are all eligible for travel irrespective of number. But kids who born after 1st October 1998 then only two kids will be allowed to travel. So if Mr.X has 3 kids born before 1st October 1998 and 3 kids after 1st October 1998 then he can claim expenses for all kids born before 1st October 1998 but only for two kids who born after 1st October 1998.

8) If you travel two times in a single year then you can claim both in the same year.

9) You must be on earned/annual leave during the period of travel. So your travel during holidays will not be considered as LTC.

10) If husband and wife both are working and entitled for LTA then both can’t claim for the same trave.

Proof of travel-It is not obligatory part to submit proof !!! Yes recent judgements on this issue clearly mentioned that it is employer’s wish to ask for proof and verify it. But your employer have right to ask for the proof. Remember when your employer file LTC to income tax department then the assessing officer can ask the proof not to the employer but to the employee !!!

Hence it is always advisable to have proper proof before going to submit LTC (whether your employer asking for it or not). Because at the end you are answerable to Income Tax Department but not your employer.

 

 

 

622 Comments

  1. Dear sir
    Me and my wife are working in same PSU.
    As per rule only one can Avail LFA/LTC.
    But what about deduction made by employer that is being made monthly from cafeteria part.
    Will it be deducted from both salary or the person who declares for availing LTC.

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  2. Dear sir
    My husband is a central government employee.He availed for LTC in March 2020 to Andaman islands and we are leaving for Andaman on 26th March from CHENNAI airport.But due to fear Covid19 we are planning of dropping.We got some information that there is a chance of postponing the trip and utilising the same with in 6months of time.Is there any possibility for this postponement.Kindly guide us.
    Thanking you

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  3. Sir,
    I’m employee in CAPF, in our case we are relieved from duty in afternoon, i.e. day before actually leave starts. eg if I’ve applied for leave from 12th of Feb., My office order is given to me on 11th of Feb and I’m relieved from duties in the afternoon of 11th of Feb itself. Can I claim LTC in such a situation or I’ve to wait till 12th Feb for proceeding on leave inorder to claim LTC.

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    • I have availed all India LTC from Delhi to Mumbai.
      I have gone by Rajdhani to Mumbai and paid Rs.3080 per ticket. Distance in ticket 1384 KM
      Returned by other Rajadhani from Mumbai to Delhi and paid 3345 per ticket Distance on ticket 1496 Km
      Deptt is saying that I am entitled for Rs.3080 only for return journey . I have not taken any extra journey.

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  4. I am a central government employee. Can i avail home town ltc in 2020 ( For the block year 2018-19 extended year 2020) and again avail home town ltc or all India ltc in the same year i.e.2020 but for the block 2020-21. Please clarify

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  5. Sir,
    On the sad demise of my mother on a Sunday, I rushed to my home town by air. I informed through mail to my controlling office about it seeking permission to leave the headquarter with the request that leave application shall be submitted after joining the duty.
    With my joining I submitted my EL mentioning therein to avail home town LTC and that the home town LTC claim shall follow separately. My leave was sanctioned accordingly.
    My family members travelled few days after my journey to home town. We returned together.
    Is my home town LTC claim is admissible or not. Pl guide.
    Regards.

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      • Dear Sir… U replied No to Mr. Arun’s question… Can u pl justify with documentary evidence…. Pl note that, I m not countering your good self…. I too received one such case wherein an employee sent his for confinement on LTC and before completion of 6 months she returned…. The employees missed LTC for his personal issues, whereas I don’t have documentary evidence to prove that LTC cannot be availed for personal useths she returned to

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        • Dear Narayanan,
          You have all rights to question 🙂 Please check the Government LTC rules.

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  6. Sir, both type of LTC (Home town & Any where in India) can be avail in a single year ie in 2020.

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  7. Sir, i want to know that if i started a journey on 10 Nov 2019 and finished on 05 February 2020, in which block year it will reflect. As i joined the department on August 2016.

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  8. Hello
    I want to go on LTC immediately after marriage. Can i take permission for myself and my wife before marriage ( as the duration on LTC is after marriage only).

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  9. Hi
    I m working in central government job. And my parents (>70 yrs age) totally dependent on me. Also my younger brother (physically handicapped 100% as dumb and deaf) age 27 year old dependent on me.

    Whether I can claim his journey along with me during all india LTC?
    Can I saw his dependency during LTC journey?

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    • Dear Chetan,
      Please refer your employer-provided definition of dependent properly.

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  10. Dear Sir,

    i had applied for to my employer (PSU) for a ltc trip to shri kedarnath, uttarakhand. My application is approved, but they have declined to approve the inclusion of my dependent parents for the purpose of LTC claim. When i checked online, the tax rules clearly state that LTC is applicable for entire family (including dependent parents). Can i make the claim directly in my ITR and get a refund from the income tax department for my entire family (including self, spouse, kid and dependent parents)?

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  11. I am join in 29 Jan 2019
    Can I eligible for LTC or not in block year of 2017-2019

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  12. I am central government employee, I have joined in the end of Oct 15, I haven’t avail any HTC or LTC. Can i avail LTC In January 2020? If yes, will you please send me the link of memo clarifying the ltc to travel any place in India after block of 4 years. Thanks you.

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  13. Sir,
    kindly tell me whether it is possible to go abroad within the LTC leave period. for example if my destination is Mumbai, after reaching there with my own money can i travel to say dubai and come back to mumbai and then back to my starting destination.

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  14. After sanction of LTC , an employee proceeded on leave but after return, he want to get the sanctioned LTC cancelled due to his personal reason. Whether it can be ?

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  15. Dear sir, I m central govt employee, I have ltc facility, my husband is in psu they have leave fare assistance some amount included in his monthly salary, can I avail ltc for myself and one child.

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  16. Sir, I work in KVS, My senior scale is due on 5-09-2019, but pay fixation to higher scale may be done jan 2020 or Feb. Weather I am deemed to avail LTC as per new scale ( flight entitlement) in December 2019?

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  17. please reply me ,
    I have already availed LTC in block year 2010-13 , details are as under;-
    1. availed HTC ( home town) in June 2013 and again LTC in December 2013 ( any where to india) with the approval of HOD.
    Sir, a audit party made a para for recovery of LTC availed in December 2013, with interest and also recovered 10 days leave encasement.
    sir, audit party has not make para in 2014, all clear
    next year in 2015 they made para.

    please clear me is this right?
    the office has deducted about 1lakh 20 thousand from my salary.
    secondly if , they found the both is wrong , whey not they recoved the lowest amount which is 25000/ expend in HTC in june 2013.
    please give me reply .

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  18. mother in law of male employee is dependent and can avail ltc

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  19. Sir ,
    I am working in bank (psu)my wife is working in indian postal department(central govt). both of us can claim ltc for entire family ?

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  20. I am a central govt. employee, and want to avail htc converted to ltc for 4 days, can i avail leave encashment for 10 days while taking leave for 4days EL?

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    • Dear Dharmendra,
      Whether your employer allow leave encashment in this manner?

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  21. sir
    my home town is 50km away from my place of posting, but the district is same . Can i avail HTC ? I want to convert HTC to all india LTC and want to go port blair.
    Thanks in advance.

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      • Sir
        By OM No. 31011/3/2018-Estt.(A-IV) 25.09.2018.

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        • Is your bill passed sir?

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  22. Sir I joined in August 2011,25th of December 2018 tak na hi home town liya nahi all india LTC .Kya mai december 2018 me all india LTC k liye eligible hun.

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  23. Sir, if avail LTC, get prior permission must or not?

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  24. is government servant is eligible for ltc claim if onwards journey in r/o his daughter was not performed from place of visit to HQ station

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    • Dear Aravind,
      It is better to discuss the same with your employer.

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  25. Wish to enquire about the 5 day Samudram package, while claiming LTC to Lakshadeep. I have booked a tour in the said package. The ticket cost is divided into transportation cost and Tour charges. I wish to clarify that Will my charges under transportation shall be reimbursed under LTC rules? Is there any supporting document? As per SPORTS, the society who organises this package tour, the transportation charges shall be reimbursable.

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  26. +Sir if an employee travel badogara through Kolkata return to kolkata and leave from Kolkata after 24 hours whether it is advisable to reimbursement

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    • Dear Perumal,
      I am not sure about the places. However, if these are part of travel plan then YES.

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  27. Hello Sir ,
    I am group ‘C’ employee with the pay level 2 . My family wants to visit my duty station i.e A & N, Port Blair as per NE concession one hometown LTC for me, my family is entitled to visit NER/A&N and the journey may be completed within six months rule, is it compulsory to travel in Air India to visit the sector as per OM No.31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV )
    dated 19 Sep 2016 Para 2 (V) (a) and (b) or this letter is for block year/four year LTC please help……

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    • Dear Pritam, I am not sure about your employer notification. Better to be in touch with your employer for the same.

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      • Sir
        My department is governed by CCS Rules, I just know about as per CCS rules pl help……

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        • Dear Pritam,
          Check the rulebook then. I am not an expert to guide to your employer specific rules.

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  28. My basic is 31100. How can I check my Annual LTC eligibility?

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  29. When Rly. employees are getting 3sets of privilege pass and 4sets of PTOs in a calendar year, then why he will opt for LTC which is available only upto two in a block year (four calendar years)? How it is a good news for rly. employees as mentioned in some media channels? How it is helpful to Rly. employees? What is meaning of LTC against privilege passes/PTOs?

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  30. Sir
    I am Gazzeted Officer of Uttar Pradesh Government. Whether I can avail all India LTC?
    Pls tell me

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      • Thats the problem. I am not able to find that employer rule book anywhere.

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  31. Hi sir I don’t want htc only all India ltc and I join my duty on October 2018 how much LTC I take in first four year

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  32. If punjab pensioner has not avalied LTC in the block 2015-2017 by giving his consent and he come in 2018 for avaling the same.will it be paid to him or not?

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    • Megha-Yes, you can carry forward such unclaimed LTC for the immediate next block. Refer my above post for the same.

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  33. From an employer’s perspective is LTC/LTA a compulsory component of the salary? If yes why? If no why?

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    • Najesh-Not compulsory because it depends on the employer as of which facilities he want to give to his employees.

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  34. I am applying for LTC for 29.12.2017 and my returning is on 10.01.2018. will it fall in love he block 2014-17…

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  35. What is the percentage of LTC claim for 8years old dependent son?

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    • Manikantan-There is no such % based on claim. It may be with your employer.

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      • ok can i know how much will get claim for 8 years old son if my eligibility is Rs.50000/-

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        • Manikantam-I am not sure who said you the % of claim based on age.

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          • I am confused in this just need a clarification not able to find out how much i will get claim for 8 years old son either full or half when i claim ltc

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  36. I want to know if travel to Lakshadweep by the Samudram package (travel charges) is reimbursable by LTC? Is there any order for this.

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    • RAchita-Yes, it can be acceptable. Order to the particular route? Check with your employer.

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    • Sir, I am Central Servant under Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Govt. of India. I had availed LTC on this January 2017 to Andaman Nicobar on the basis of formal permission by the competent authority and received the 90% amount from our authorised PAO. But when I am claiming the remaining 10% the PAO refused my claim and asked me to return all the LTC amount with panel interest as the ticket was booked through Private agent(Yatra.com). At the same time, the Fare for the booked ticket is same of Air India fare. So I had again try to claim that particular amount by mentioning the Reference letter by DOPT and Ministry of Defence regarding the Proposal For one time relaxation in respect of LTC 80 reimbursement claims, if the ticket booked through private agents in any circumstances. But Now also they refuse my claim and asked me to pay the amount with panel interest. So please give me the suggestion regarding my case and save me from huge financial loss.. Thanking You.

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        • I ,m having the same problem.Can anyone advice me??

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            • Sir,

              In my case, I applied for Hometown LTC and the Administrative officer wrongly reimbursed only “BASE FARE” citing that I am eligible for 2AC and have traveled by air. She reduced my claim by Rs1200 and settled it. Now I showed her the relevant circulars and she says “I am sorry, I didnt know. Thank you for because of you others will get proper fare”. But for me she’s not revising the Bill with a supplementary bill. Can u help me out? Is it under FR-II/SRII??

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              • Bhuvanesh-How can I help you for the matter which is between you and employer?

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                • Thank you very much for replying.
                  I am sorry, I assumed that you are the Expert for the Rules for Central/State Govt LTC Rules. Hence, I asked you towards the end if the same was covered under FR-II/SR-2. Apparently it is and the same is being revised

                  (For your future visitors). LTC claim is revise-able to the extent that the benefits being requested/demanded accrued to the employee on the date of journey, given they are not warranted under an order enhancing the benefits with retrospective effect.

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              • Since same is my problem, can you please send this circular to my email id pl. [email protected]

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  37. Can I get LTC claim for hometown if I commence journey to my home town on 24-12-2017 and return by 04-01-2018?
    And if I go to an all India LTC in 2018 April itself after the above said claim, shall I get the claim?

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    • Rajesh-I am not sure but in my thinking, it will fall for 2017 block.

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      • Thank you sir

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  38. Sir
    I have approved earned leave and I am going to my hometown during these leave..can I avail LTC during this period..
    One more thing, I am going alone from my HQ and coming back with my family…can I claim reimbursement in this case…

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    • Amit-Yes. But I don’t think your employer allow to reimburse of your family’s return expenses. Check with them.

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  39. I am a central govt. employee and my husband is in bank of India. Can we both avail LTC facility in the same block year?
    But my office is asking an undertaking from my husband that he will not avail LTC in that block year.

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    • Ashwini-It is more of employer rules related. Hence, first check those rules by your employer and then proceed.

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  40. I want to avail all India LTC from my HQ i.e Ranchi(Jharkhand) to Durgapur (West Bengal) with my wife and son. For this purpose I want to take only 01 day EL on 20.10.2017 and suffix 21.10.2017 being saturday and 22.10.2017 being Sunday. Onward journey begins on 20.10.2017 morning and Return journey on Sunday morning. Please clarify can I avail LTC on 01 day Earned leave. Is there any DoPT ruling in this regard.

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  41. Sir, My father is working in PNB as a Chief Clerk. Can we take LTC with Flight tickets?

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  42. i want to know whether a central govt employee is entitled for all India LTC for the block year 2014-2017 in the year 2017 since my spouse in state govt has already taken cash benifit against all India LTC for the block year from 2012-2015 in the year 2015.

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    • Mansi-I am not aware of each employer rules. Hence, better to discuss the same with your employer.

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  43. Ref to dopt letter 31011/3/2015-estt(a.iv) dated 18 feb 2016 para5
    Fresh recruit may at his option chose to avail ltc under normal ltc rules.
    An individual joins in 12-10-2008
    As per fresh recruit his first occasion 2009 and the eight 2016. And nil In 2017
    Individual didn’t availed any LTC so no option previously taken.
    Now in 2017 he apply for LTC giving the option para5 of above letter for regular running ltc cycle 2014-17 and block 2016-17 .
    Application is rejected as he completed eight year of service in 2016 and he cant exercised the option ,as expired.
    When a Fresh recruit has his choice either regular or fresh. He can chose the period but eight year has never been exercised .is eight year the time frame one should exercise or he has his option for regular .

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  44. Sir,
    I works in dept of post and I would like to get information on ltc. I am planning for 30 days of. Trip to ladakh. 30 days for Boatd upside and downsides.
    My mode of travel is my bike. I don’t want to claim the mileage or fare. All need get travel and el encashment for my travel expenses. Is my dream journey is possible

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  45. May I purchase ltc ticket from private airlines to srinagar having grade pay 4800 direct myself online not through ashoka or authorised agent.please give clarification

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  46. Husband and wife, both are in govt. service. LTC with leave encashment was claimed by Mrs. wife with in 2 months after completion of journey (no advance was taken). Mr. Husband claimed leave encashment after 10 months of completion journey. He didn’t intimate anything to the authority before going on journey (not even claimed leave/permission) suddenly after 10 months claiming leave encashment on compensatory leave and then submitted earned leave for the same after 11 months.
    Is he entitled to claim 10 day leave encashment (only) after 10 months, if no, under which rule/section should I refer it and how should I start and end this matter ?

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    • Gopal-How can such unplanned travel can be claimed by an employee? I think he did wrong by claiming without proper leave permission and procedure follows up.

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      • That’s what I think but he obtained a certificate for non availing/claiming LTC before journey (without intimating anything). Now He said I am only claiming leave encashment, LTC is claimed by my wife so acc. to the we both can claim leave encashment and I got a certificate of non claiming LTC. The biggest problem is there is no rule/section regarding time limit for claiming leave encashment. I want the rule regarding this so that I can prove it.

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  47. WE ARE WORKING IN FOOD CORPORATION OF INDIA AS ASSISTANT GRADE.II, WHETHER WE ELIGIBLE FOR AC.II TIER OR AC.III TIER OF TRAIN

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  48. SIR IS LTC CLAIMABLE IN PATERNAL LEAVE AS I HAVE TO VISIT HOME TOWN . AND THIS YEAR ON 29 sep 2017 one RH followed by 30 sep, 01 & 02 Oct 2017 Holiday then 03 Oct to 17 PATERNAL Leave followed by 18 Oct to 27 Oct 2017 EL. The onward journey is from 29 sep and returning is on 28 Oct 2017.
    Joining duties on 30 Oct Since 28&29 Oct being Sat Sun . Will LTC be considered or kind of leave should be modified?

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      • Then what should be appropriate to avail the LTC ON SUCH SITUATION

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        • Ajay-You have to take the leave from the work specifically for LTC.

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          • LTC FOR HOMETOWN AS VISITING HOME. As read details of availing LTC , its mentioned During Leave only: The concession can be availed during / Earned leave / casual leave / special casual
            leave / vacation leave / study leave / Maternity leave / paternity leave. LTC during Leave Preparatory to
            Retirement (LPR) is permissible if the journey is completed before retirement. (So, leave is mandatory
            for availing the LTC). LTC cannot be availed during Child Care Leave.
            So on such situations the case is genuine.
            RH being a kind of Gazetted holiday so 29Sep17 RH followed by General Holidays ie 30sep-02oct17 are Holidays and next working day which starts on 03oct17 can be the starting day of paternal leave continued to 15 days ie upto 17oct17, later EL will continue from18oct17-27oct17 .
            PATERNITY LEAVE also says it can be availed with any kind of leave except Casual leaver. In my case paternity leave is have prefix of RH and suffix of EL. But problem rise with the administration which is not clarifying with proper referral for not considering the case. Sir if u find any referral for not considering let me know.

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            • Ajay-In that case, better confirm with your employer before jumping to judging anything.

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  49. I got married this year. And i am a fresh employee and currently in the fifth year of service. Can i avail LTC for my wife in this block year??

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  50. I have claimed LTC tax exemption for block year 2014-15. I have travelled once in 2016 and have claimed LTC tax exemption again for block year 2016-17. I have further travelled once more in 2017, so can I claim LTC tax exemption for the 2017 journey in the next block year 2018-2021.

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    • Anupam-How can you claim the tax benefits where the journey was for the last block?

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  51. I joint Central Government office on Sept 2008 after that I have taken Hometown LTC in

    Dec 2010. After that I have taken All India LTC to Andaman & Nicobar in Oct 2012 and

    subsequently in Oct 2013, I took Hometown LTC conversion to J & K. Now after ALMOST 4

    years, our main accounts department has raised a query that I have availed 03 in LTCs in

    block year 2010-2013. Is that Correct?

    As I am a fresh recruit it is my option to choose whether to go through normal block

    years or new rule of fresh recruits according on one of the OM. So I should be considered

    under normal block years, such that i have taken Hometown LTC in Dec 2010 as Grace period

    for that block. And in Oct 2012 All India LTC and Oct 2013 Hometown LTC Conversion for

    2010-2013 block year. Please guide me sir what shud I do now?

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  52. I have four children.May I claim tuition fee any of the two.It means second and fourth child without changing any name.I dont want to claim fee of first and third children.Is it possible?

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  53. I have four children.I am availing tuition fee of second and fourth children. First and third are the students of govt school.The thitd oneis disable and first is married.Is it right.

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  54. What is one additional warrant for travel granted to defence personnel ( do they get double LTC in a year)? As now paramilitary forces personnel are also eligible for additional warrant in 7th cpc. (Except initially for some years every year LTC is granted).

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    • Nitin-I am not sure about employer specific features. Check with your employer.

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  55. Joined Dec 2015 central govt, posted in North east. Can I avail LTC by private air as air India doesn’t operate between Dimapur and any UP airports.( I m eligible for air travel in 7th cpc as in pay level 7)

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  56. I have availed ltc to north east during block year 2014-17 wef 6.1.2015to11.1.2015.May I again avail lct against Home Town upto?

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    • Ansar-Refer above post regarding how many LTCs are available in a block.

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  57. I’m in private job and have LTA of my salary structure but have not claimed in last 2 years. My wife is govt. Employee and wants her LTC this year for family. Can she include and claim LTC for me also? Do I need to give any declaration to my wife’s department’s?

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    • Naresh-If you both want to club your LTA, then you have to show separate proof.

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  58. l have four children.Two of them have born before 1.10.1998 and rest two of them have born after 1.10.1998.May I avail ltc of all four children.Please reply with evidence

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  59. What is maximum period of leave i can be on LTC. I am planning for a LTC for 60 Days to my home town. I have enough leave balance. Is it accepted. Let me know your advice

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  60. I am recruited since last 3 years and entitled for Air travel. My family (wife and daughter) stays at hometown. I would like to know 1) whether they are eligible for visiting my workplace and return to hometown alone? 2) Can I avail the hometown visit as well as All India LTC in the same year (more specific in the same month)? 3) Can my parents (father’s EPF pension is less than 3500 INR) avail the LTC too from hometown to my workplace and returns?
    Thanks

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    • Sir I have not received my reply till now, could you please reply on that. Thanks

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      • Sabyasachi-1) If the employee (YOU) not in that travel, then how can it be considered for your LTC?
        2) In my view, you CAN if your employer allows it.
        3) Family meaning spouse and children only.

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        • Thanks for your reply. I would also like to know that whether my family can travel along with me from home to my work place while my journey will be return and family one side. Is reimbursement possible for my family? Thanks.

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  61. I joined govt service on 1st feb 2016. My headquater and home town is same. Can I avail LTC to visit north east in 2017 in the block of 2014-17?

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  62. Hi I am a defence officer. I want to avail ltc advance under Rule 177B for my family. Do I need to book air india ticket under concessionary type only? Or can I go on and select economy and book. Im asking as the concessionary fare is much higher. Will I be reimbursed if I book tickets under non-concessionary type? Kindly answer.

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    • Sabita-There is no such rule that you must book the CONCESSION tickets only. However, it is always best to confirm the same with your employer.

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  63. I am a Central Govt. employee (Central Ordnance Depot). I got the permission to travel US ( my daughter & family are in US) for 15 days only. I have applied for 15 days only with the hope that I will extend the leave upto 3 months after reaching US. Is possible to extend the leave further by giving any ground. If not otherwise what will be the effect on my service if I continue on leave for three to four months after the sanctioned period of 15 days. You reply and suggestions are requested.

    Reply
    • Mathai-Check with the employer. I am not sure how they can extend the leave for another 3 months. It purely depends on you and your employer contact.

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  64. Sir,
    I have availed LTC from Raipur to trivandrum (shortest route is raipur – mumbai – trivandrum) by air india(I am eligible for air travel). On return journey, due to some personal problem I have travelled in the route trivandrum-mumbai-bhopal by air india and from bhopal to raipur by train. I have taken advance earlier. Whether my LTC claim will be restricted for shortest route for the return journey. Whether my LTC claim will be accepted? My employer is in confusion. Kindly help

    Reply
      • Thank you for the quick response. That means my claim should be accepted and it will be restricted to the shortest route for return journey, right?

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  65. I plan not to avail medical facilities from my government office as medical facilities in my husband’s private office is better. Can I still avail LTC facility for me and my husband from my office?

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  66. I am working in Central Govt.Department. My question relating to LTC advance is that I have already purchased railway and air tickets from my savings. Can I apply for LTC advance now i.e. before my LTC journey.

    Reply
      • Sir , can you mention rule position or andy instruction about if tickets already purchased thereafter LTC advance too sanctioned.
        

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  67. Sir,
    My wife is a bank employee and i am central govt. Employee. My wife avail LFC in year 2016 for both.
    Can i avail LTC in 2017 for me and my wife both. Pls suggest as per rule.

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  68. You have mentioned that “You must be on earned/annual leave during the period of travel. So your travel during holidays will not be considered as LTC”.

    As far as I understand, it is not mandatory. The number of leave & type of leave or holidays are not specified by the Income Tax Act. Can you please confirm?

    Reply
    • Pramod-The quantum and type of leave may not be mentioned but it is the rule.

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  69. Sir,

    My permanently disabled brother age 50 years is fully dependent on me, and i am availing CGHS facility for him. Can i also avail LTC facility for him?

    thanks

    Reply
    • Umesh-Family meaning for LTC is only spouse and children but not brothers.

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      • But Govt provide CGHS facility to major dependent disabled brother too.

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  70. i m a centrral gov employee and my wife is working in punjab national bank can we both are taking ltc in same block year

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  71. Sir i joined in ministry of defence on 12th May 2016 . Can i take the LTC in year 2017 after May . I want to take all India LTC with mummy nd papa . Can i eligible for that or not . Bcoz v can take once all India LTC in a block and this block is finished in 2017 . Pls tell me

    Reply
    • Punit-Whether you checked with your employer? Whether the salary part constitute that much that you can travel and claim?

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  72. I have work with company from 1st Dec 2011 to till date. Now leaving. As on date ctc is 12 lacs. How can I claim for ltc

    Reply
      • Thanks for your prompt reply. I needed approximate amount based on the data. My basic salary is 12k.

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  73. sir,i am a uttar pradesh govt. employee in health deptt.can i avail Leave travel concession? if yes then how can i apply for this?please reply

    Reply
    • Rahul-Check at first whether your employer provide that facility or not.

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  74. HELLO sIR,

    I am a employee of center govt. at chandigarh.

    my permanent address is KHARAR..punjab state..distance from my office is 15 km(Fifteen kilometer)

    please tell me can i eligable for HOME TOWN LTC..

    Thnx

    Harvinder Singh
    KHARAR

    punjab

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  75. Sir,
    I joined 17.11.2008. Can i avail All India LTC in 2017 for block year 2014-17.

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  76. Hello Sir,
    would be grateful if you could throw some light on

    1)the time period for the submission of claim in case a) if advance is drawn and b) when advance is not drawn. If there is a time limit on submission of claims, how can one avail the exemption in individual capacity during filling the return at the end of year ?.

    2) how to account for amount corresponding to local travel in a hired taxi at the place of visit? does it needs to be though the govt authorised service providers? is it necessary in any case to furnish the documentary evidence in regard of travel by taxi ?

    Reply
    • Peeyush-1) In my view whether advance drawn or not does not matter but the travel during that financial year is the thing you have to fulfill.
      2) Documentary evidence for travel is MUST.

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      • While availing LTC, do we get local travel as well? Is there any OM on this matter?

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  77. Myself P.Lakshmi Narasamma is working as Asst. Chief Technical Officer in CRIDA, Hyderabad. My husband who is working in a public sector is retiring in january, 2016. I have submitted my request for availment of medical and LTC from my office. Kindly provide me the rule so that I can submit to the office.

    Reply
    • Lakshmi-In above post, I already explained the general rules applicable to LTC.

      Reply
      • Kindly post me the reply from me. General rules applicable to LTC. I could not follow

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        • Lakshmi-Better you check with specific rules with your employer. I already postal general rules of LTC in above post.

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  78. Hello,

    I am a central govt. employee. I want to know if my wife travels to my hometown by Air India and I follow her to my hometown a week later and then travel back to HQ together, can I claim LTC for both me and my wife for the entire journey from HQ to hometown and back?

    Regards
    Abhishek

    Reply
    • Abhishek-How can your wife journey be claimed when you are not on HOLIDAY?

      Reply
      • ah.. I forgot to mention that she is a PSU employee, although she has put her name in my LTC. She will be on EL for the whole duration. Can I then take as I listed in my earlier post?

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        • Abhishek-My point is when employee (YOU) is not only holiday then how can you list her travel as LTC?

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          • Thanks!

            I need clarification on another count … do I need to buy LTC-80 ticket from Air India only or any Air India ticket will do? Also, I am planning to buy ticket from Balmer and Laurie, is it acceptable?

            Abhishek

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            • hi abhishek its vikash here working in central government. if you have entitled your wife in your ltc, she can travel alone but she has to come back within six months from the date of start if you want to claim both sides to and fro. for any clarification go to DOPT site and see ltc rules.do not believe on what any says see the rules by your self

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              • Vikas-Thanks for your update as even I too not aware of this information.

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            • Abhishek-I am not sure about this. Better to check with your employer.

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  79. I am central Govt employee working at Pune entitled for air travel. I am taking LTC and Air India Flight is from Mumbai to my final LTC destination. I understand that we have to travel from Pune to Mumbai by rail or by govt bus. But rail and bus are not convenient to reach Mumbai airport. However there are private taxis which pick up you from your home and drop at airport. Is it possible that I take a private taxi and dont claim any fare for Pune-Mumbai-Pune sector. Please advise

    Reply
      • Thanks for prompt reply. I asked this as our office people are confused. In 2011 I did the same and office held my claim telling I should have not traveled by private car and thus your total claim becomes invalid. but somehow later they passed it

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        • Prasad-If they finally passed it then what is confusion for them NOW?

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  80. Will be grateful if you address two queries in this regard-
    1. This exemption can only be availed through the employer or can be accounted for while filing return individually also?

    2. Does the block year 2014-17 implies that the journey needs to be completed in 2017, however exemption will be claimed while filing for the return of 2017-18 in July 2018?

    Thank you in advance

    Reply
    • Sunil-1) You can avail tax deduction while filing IT return.
      2) Yes, you are right.

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  81. i want to take ltc from delhi to goa during december 2016.there is no direct flight available during this time from delhi to goa but instead there is stoppage that is delhi to pune then goa. can i avail ltc?

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  82. For block 2014-17, can I take All In dia LTC commencing journey in December 2016 and HT in 2017 May.

    Reply
      • Thank you

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      • I’m planning to commence journey on 26th Dec 2016 but returning on 4th Jan 2017, is it ok for All India LTC 2014-17. One HT in May 2017?

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    • An employee on deputation avail LTC from the office where he went on deputation and submitting the claim in his parent department. Can it possible

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  83. During the period 2014-17, I have availed LTC (Home Town) in May-June, 2016. Now I want to avail LTC (any where in India) tentatively in January, 2017. Can I do so?

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  84. Sir,
    I was onLLTC tour to Rajastan from 4 September 2016 and i traveled form Goa to Jaipur by Air and jaipur to Jodpur by by train. From Jodpur i traveled to Abu Road by Train and Abu road to Mount Abu By LUX Bus.I stayed Mount Abu one day and traveled to Udaipur by Lux Bus. From Udaipur i traveled to Goa by Air. But bus ticket from Abu road to Mount and Mount Abu to Udaipur i lost and submitted the bill with condo nation letter our controlling officer returned the LTC bill asking bills. All the bills are having PNR numbers and submitted in original,execept the bus ticket whichi lost.Kindly advice in the matter that how to get that bus fair

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  85. Hi..I got approval for my LTC from office to travel to J&K. However, I booked my tickets using website which was not allowed (goibibo) unknowingly. When I cam e back and came to know about this, I asked my office that since i have booked from where i was not supposed to book…u dont pay me money and keep my LTC as unused so that i can use it later but office gave me in writing that LTC is considered utilised and money would not be given ofcourse.

    Can you please tell me if this is as per rules, really..!

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  86. My husband is a business man but income tax payee.I am a central govt. employee.can I avail LTC for my husband also.

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  87. sir
    I enrolled in oct’2011 n took two times ltc in 2013 now i would like to avail 4 year block ltc with family can I avail in 2017?

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  88. Sir presently 2014-17 is going on. I want to avail HTC in 2016 and ltc in 2017. Can I avail?

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  89. Sir my mother (widow) getting pension more than 1500/month and residing with me and dependent on me .as i m working in central govt. can i avail LTC benifits for her also.

    Reply
    • Yes you can avail her LTC also as the pension of Rs 1500/per month is a widow pension not a family pension she is drawing against in favour of her husband or deceased husband

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  90. Dear Sir,

    Fresh recruits in PSU are entitled for three times home town ltc and forth occasion ltc any where india for a block of four years & upto 8 years for the first time. Would like to know whether there are any tax implications for these first years? or these LTCs are tax free for the fresh recruits. Kindly please let us know. Thank you.

    Reply
      • Dear Sir,

        I am not clear on your reply. Could you please elaborate on the taxation rules for LTC for the fresh recruits. How many of them are tax free amongst the 8 LTCs ( 2 blocks of 4 years)which are given to the new recruits in central govt. or PSU?

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        • Venkat-The rules are same for new joinee or old joinee. Taxation rules mentioned above.

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  91. Hi Basavaraj,
    Air India certified that Ahmedabad to Hyderabad economy fare is Rs 13,500 where as an employee travelled from Ahmedabad to Jaipur in Economy and from New Delhi to Hyderabad in airindia economy both the journeys costing him Rs 10,000. Claims section restricted the claim proportionately on actually travelled fare basis i.e. TAP-14 (dynamic fare pricing of AirIndia) and paid Rs 5162/-. Is the action of the claims section correct?

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  92. Hi this is sameer, state govt. employee. Can i claim reimbursement of Home Town LTC govt. bus ticket of my son whose age is 4 year old.

    Reply
    • Sameer-Do you feel buses charge anything for a 4 year old kid?

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  93. Dear sir,

    Iam a PSU employee and now introduce LTC Can I travel by flight irrespective of category also We planed 11th sptember to 16 th sepetmber in this 5 holidays is it allowed commuted leave combined with holiday for availing LTC

    Reply
    • Revi-You can travel by air. But if you are travelling during holidays, then check with employer the perfect days they consider as leaves and holidays.

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  94. I am working in Central Govt. and my wife is working in a PSU bank.

    I have two children. Can I avail LTC for all four members of the family

    for a block from both sides i.e. Govt. and PSU Bank.

    please reply and also give the details if there is any DoPT circular in this regard.

    Reply
      • dear Sir, I am not asking your view. I am looking for correct rule position in this regard. you comment seems to be generic without giving any basis. please provide the answer with the reference circular.

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        • Neeraj-If you are so particular then throw the same question to your employer. Because being employer he must make sure the RULE to the EMPLOYEE that is YOU, but not to me. I am not here to go through the rule book of all employers. It is your employer who must make sure that each of his employee must know the rules.

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  95. Hello Sir, I am working in Diphu Assam as a faculty of Central University and my home town is Kolkata. Dimapur to Kolkata is my shortest aerial route. I want to avail home town LTC by going alone from my HQ to Home town and want to come back with my family from hometown to HQ. My employer is in some doubt, is it allowed, please suggest me and kindly guide me if I can get some downloaded documentary support in its favour. please help me Sir.

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    • Somenath-In my view, you can claim your LTC but not for family.

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  96. Hello Sir,

    First of all I would like to appreciate your article with detailed information.

    My question is that I’m an employee under central government and now i’m selected in other department which is also under the central government.(I also applied through proper channel) So now i’m going to put resign and I have to give 3 month service before leave.

    I just want to know can i avail LTC during this period or not.

    Thanks in advance.

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      • Excuseme sir– My Employer is not from other planet, that’s why i asked you about central government rule …If i have to check with employer ..Then whats the benifit of your advice…

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        • Sukhjinder-Whether your employer is Central Govt, State Govt or as you said FROM OTHER PLANT, it is YOU who has to check with employer. Central Government employee means you can ask anything and I can answer all your doubts. Check with your employer. For me all employer same. No such special status as you are CENTRAL GOVT EMPLOYEE.

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  97. We, both husband and wife are serving in private companies in Gujarat. Husband is availing LTC for the family. Whether my wife is eligible to get LTC.

    Reply
    • Jacob-If her employer providing that option, then she can avail.

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  98. I am working in a private company in Gujarat and availing LTC for my family. My wife also serve in a school as Clerk. Whether my wife can claim LTC for our family from her employer every alternate year (one year husband and another year wife)

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  99. Hello sir,
    I am J.p.verma , I want to know that travel certificate which is given by airlines after completion of travel can be used for l.t.c reimbursement ,if unable to submit boarding pass of flights and I would also like to tell u that I work in l.i.c of India ,so I m entitled to claim l.t.c concession ,my auditor is denying to reimburse my L.t.c amount on behalf of travel certificate , so please help me out to understand the rules of L.t.c.

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  100. sir, i am PSU employee. my daughter is 27 years old but unemloyed
    can she include in cghs scheme.
    is she come in family family member defination.

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  101. Thanks dear for such a detailed information.only i would like to draw ur attention towards the condition 8 says-LTA can claimed twice in a yr if performed. I had a doubt. All the documents I went through suggests it can be claimed once in a yr. I may be wrong Plz verify

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  102. Sir,

    My wife working with Delhi Aided school, how can we claim LTC, and what part is payable under LTC.
    I mean full what is process of availing LTC.

    Thanks

    Reply
    • Rajesh-The process is explained above. If you still have doubts, then contact her employer.

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  103. I AM A CENTRAL INSTUTUTION EMPLOYEE AND LTC RULES ARE APPLICABLE IN OUR INSTITUTION. I WANT TO PROCEED ON LTC FROM 13/10/2016 TO 18/10/2016 . 13/10/2016 WILL BE LAST DAY OF POOJA HOLIDAY , 14/10/2016 AND 15/10/2016 WILL BE WORKING DAYS FOR WHICH I WILL SUBMITT CASUAL LEAVE APPLICATION , 15/10/2016 AND 16/10/2016 WILL BE SATURDAY AND SUNDAY WHILE 18/10/2016 WILL BE MONADY FOR WHICH I WILL AGAIN SUBMITT CASUAL LEAVE APPLICATION .
    CAN YOU GUIDE US WHETHER I WILL ENTITLED FOR PROCEEDING ON LTC FOR 13/10/2016 TO 18/10/2016 INCLUDING SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IN BETWEEN .

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    • Shaun-In that case 13th and 18th also be considered as travel days.

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  104. i am uttar pradesh state goverment employee.. can i avail LTC .please name the circular please.

    Reply
    • Tripathi-It depends on the conditions of employment. Check with your employer.

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      • i am permanent emplyment in uttar prasedh goverment. i am helath supervissor

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  105. siri was a haryana govt employee,i m retired on 30-06-2016.m i eligible for ltc for the blocck year 2016-2019.

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    • Naib-I am not sure of eligibility. But suggest you to consult your employer.

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  106. Hi, i am in punjab police. I want to know if LTC is available to punjab police. I want to visit jammu and kashmir. So give me details or any contact number of a person whom LTC came under.

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  107. Sir I am central govt employee and my wife is a bank(PSU) employee.she is availing ltc for is block year (feb 2013-feb2015) now I want to on(sep’2016)avail all india ltc to Jammu and Kashmir(hometown convert to all india) for the year 2014-15(extend). I don’t avail anny hometown ltc. .can I avail?

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  108. My family is residing in home town(Kolkata) & I want to visit J&K, can i start my journey from home town instead of bringing my whole family to the headquarters (Nagpur)?????????

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  109. Sir,
    I am Haryana State Govt. retired employee and had availed LTC for the block of years 2011-2015. Now I am entitled for LTC for the block years 2016-2019. When I can claim LTC for the said block years 2016-2019.
    Ram Niwas Nagpal
    #2203/44-C, Chandigarh

    Reply
    • Ram-Check the block years. You mentioned wrong. During the current block, you can avail the LTC.

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  110. Sir,
    I m working in a min of def org. I have gone on in an emrgency to Kolkata but could not info my dept. After coming back to my offcie I claimed my journey as LTC. But dept is not progressing my claim stating that I have not taking prior permission for LTC.

    Pleasr help me I m in a big fin prog due to long illness of my wife.

    Regards

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  111. i am central government employee in mumbai..i want LTC any were in india..i want go to port blair from mumbai..
    so what is a rules..

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  112. what is shortest route that can be claimed for LTC. I am working in Gandhinagar and my Home town is Ahmedabad. Dist between Gandhinagar and Ahmedabad is 40 km. Can I claim Home town LTC?

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  113. Dear Sir, I have joined Central Govt. office in 1997 and not declared home town at the time of joining. I got married in 1998. My husbands uncle (my cousin father in law) is staying in rural village which is 40 km away from headquarter and we have to visit there frequently. Can I declare this village as home town? Is residential proof is necessary to attach with declaration form application? – Regards Savita Dalvi

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      • Is residence proof is compulsory in that case?

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  114. Hello Sir

    My place of work is Delhi and my home town is in Dibrugarh(Assam). I m a central govt employee in 8700 grade.
    There is no direct Air India flight between Delhi to Dibrugarh. My office allowed flght from Delhi to Kolkatta and i have to change flight at Kolkata and from Kolkata to dibrugarh another flight.

    My query is that can break at Kolkatta for 3/4 days?

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  115. For the block year 2010 to 2013 – In the extended duration i.e in 2014 is two LTC allowed – one for home town in Nov 2014 and other for All India in Dec 2014 ( for block year 2010 – 2013). Again for block year 2014 to 2017 – one in Oct 2015 for all India?

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    • Lash-Yes, because the earlier all India was actually extended and it belong to 2010-13.

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  116. Hi,
    I had taken valentry retirement from Railways, I am entitle for Railway preveilage pass with my wife, from last 5 years i have taken only one set of pass but not used it. My wife is working in Delhi Administration Deptt. Can she avail LTC ?
    Please advice
    Thanks
    Kamal

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  117. Sir please let me know that my father is a govt employee and I also working with the same office as a contract basis. But when my father fill up the LTC form the department say that your son does not take this facility because he is also working with you in the same office. Please let me know this rule is applicable or not.

    Reply
    • Manish-Not at all. Because both are workers and both have equal rights.

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      • Thanking you sir, please suggest me to what should I do now?

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        • Manish-Raise the issue with higher authorities of the employment.

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  118. Dear Sir, I am CG in department of AYUSH, I am newly joined employee, I dont have any idea about the LTC and especially leave encashment rules in LTC, I do request you to guide me about leave encashment while availing LTC.
    Thanking you in anticipation

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  119. Dear Sir,

    I availed LTC for my self and my wife for vaisno devi trip.some how we missed it yatra parchi for the vasino devi which now employer is asking to us.after depositing the bus bill from jaamu to katra.I don’t see what employer wants to prove.kindly let me know what things I can do to avoid this situation.

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  120. I joined CG service on August 2015. My home place is near my HQ and so I suppose I am not eligible for HS LTC nor its conversion. On April 2014, I took my first LTC. Since I was already in service before the implementation of sixth pay commission, I was under the impression that I am not eligible for the additional LTC benefits to newly recruited CG employees. I thought I was availing the LTC for the block 2010-2013 under the grace period option. When I was planning for the LTC of 2014-17, I was told that my LTC will be considered under the scheme for newly recruited CG employees and that I did not avail any of it till my eligible period of 2013 and so the last one will be considered as belonging to the 2014-17 block ( since there is no grace period under the scheme for newly recruited CG Employees). So the so called additional LTC benefits turned out to be a punishment for me ( No LTC till 2017). Can the additional LTC benefits to newly recruited Central Government Employees be considered optional? Is there any other way out?

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  121. Sir, I am a central excise inspector. I have put my claim for ltc but have not given separate prior intimation. I have mentioned on the EL application form that I ll be claiming ltc to delhi . now admin people are saying that claim can’t be sanctioned because prior intimation is not given. Is it not sufficient to put intended place of visit on EL form itself. Or there is any other clarification or case law with which I can claim my ltc. I have also given condonation letter. Thanks in advance ..

    Reply
    • Shweta-In my view prior approval of leave intending you want to avail LTC is just for their intimation. They can approve it NOW also. But they are doing it intentionally. Also, check the rule book of your employer.

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  122. I work for a PSU & have recently given the notice period of 3 months before resignation.
    During this notice period can i avail my LTS as i haven’t availed it since 2013 .. ?

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  123. Dear Sir,

    I am planning to visit the places in kerala and tamilnadu by following the below mentioned route by air :

    To : Kolkata —Bangalore —Koch i

    Return : Madurai —Chennai –Kolkata

    I work in a public sector bank as scale 2 manager .I want to know the LFC limit for one person for the aforesaid route.]

    Kindly let me know the limit ASAP.

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  124. I am working in CRPF as Sub Inspector. I have not kept my family members at duty place / headquarter. I have applied for 4 years LTC for the block year 2014-2017 for me from duty place (Allahabad) to Ajmer and back and for family members from home Town (Sasaram) to Ajmer and back. The same has also been sanctioned by the H. O. O. Accordingly, I have submitted my LTC Claim. But, LTC bill is not preparing with the reason that my family members are not entitled from Home Town. Please intimate whether my family members are entitle for 4 years LTC from Hometown (SASARAM) yo visiting place (AJMER) or from duty place (ALLAHABAD) to visiting place (AJMER)., where they are residing at home town?

    Reply
    • Israil-The reason may be they approved your LTC without your family members.

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  125. sir i availed last block ltc facility 2010-2013. Can I avail next block facility i.e.2014-2017. I am working in punjab govt office and going to retire april 2016 Please clarify

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  126. we are a corporate department in haryana. our one of employee retired on 28-02-16. can he availe full ltc for block year 2016-2019 as per govt rules in haryana.

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      • THANKS SO MUCH FOR UR REPLY,

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  127. Sir, I worked in a public sector bank for 3 yrs and 6 months and now working in Central govt. autonomous organization. Sir whether am i eligible for “central government ltc rules for new recruits” ? Will i be considered as Fresh Recruit in Central govt. autonomous organization.

    Thank u

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  128. I am married female employee. Joined in 1997 and not declared hometown at that time.

    Can I now declare home town under near relatives? Who can be treated as near relatives?

    Regards

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  129. Sir, I am Female married Central Govt. employee. Can my father (72 years old) whose is not earning any income become dependent family member for availing LTC. Please clarify.

    Savita D.

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    • Savita-If they don’t have their own earning, then you can include them in your family.

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      • I joined Central Govt. Job in 1997 in Pune (Pin code 411007) Dist. Pune Taluka Haveli. I have not declared any home town at that time. I got married in 1998.

        Can I now declare home town under near relatives residing permanently in rural village. My mother’s sister (i.e. my mavshi) is residing at Medankarwadi, chakan District Pune Taluka Khed which is 40 km away from Pune. Can I include her as near relative? Is there any criteria for distance under this category? Waiting for reply .

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          • whether in-laws are considered as “near relatives” for the purpose of changing home town declaration…?

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            • Srinivas-I already explained the same above. Family means spouse and kids but not in-laws.

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              • not ‘family’, sir.
                whether in-laws are considered as “near relatives” for the purpose of changing home town declaration…, as per the change of home town conditions, the third conditions says ” (iii) Whether his near relations are resident in that place.” So if my in -laws stay in City ‘X’ can I change my home town to “X”???

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                • Srinivas-If they are residing in hometown then how can you claim the TRAVEL? I don’t think it is acceptable.

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  130. Sir , I am central government employee. My 26 years old son is physically disabled and fully depend on me. please clarify that my this son can avail LT C.

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    • RPS-If he is unmarried, then yes he will be considered as part of family.

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  131. Sir,
    I am posted as a translator in a central university in madhya pradesh since march, 2012. I hvnt availed any ltc till the date. I am going to be married in jan 2016. Can i avail my ltc to andman with my wife in feb 2016.
    2. My gradepay is 4200/- can i avail ltc air from kolkata to portblair.

    Reply
    • Abhishek-Yes, you can avail LTC in Feb, 2016. Regarding Air travel, check the same with your employer.

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  132. Sir, me and my wife both are govt. employees. I surrender my LTC and medical facilities and same avail from my wife’s employer. my parents totally depends on us. My wife’s employer agreed that her parents in laws are totally depends on her and allow medical facilities to them but for LTC the wife’s employer said that there is no such rule that allow parents in laws for LTC. My wife not entitle her family I.e. her father and mother for benefit of LTC and medical facilities.
    Sir please clarify the rule and send/mail a copy of order to me. Can I submit it as a proof?

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  133. I am a non entitled officer in scale 9300-34800, 4600.
    I wish to avail All India LTC. As per latest rules I can travel to Andaman by air from Kolkata.
    However due to unavailability of tickets, 1 journey ticket is non Air India. Will I be able to claim the rail/ship fare for the same?

    Reply
      • While submitting ltc claim, what amount do I put for rail fare after travelling by air? I travelled by air but I can claim only rail fare for 1 sector. Since fares in different trains in the same route are different, how do I choose the fare amount for claim? Pls advice.

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          • Wasn’t reimbursed the rail/ship fare for Kol-PB sector. GP-4600. Kindly advice on what can be done?

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  134. my brother is in government service. my mother availed home town / ltc. but failed to give prior intimation. she is eligible for claiming ltc or not. please help

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  135. sir. i claimed my ltc kashmir home town against 2012-13 in june 2014 now i want to claim ltc NER against my home town block year 2014-15 in dec 2015. sir please suggest it will do or not.

    Reply
    • Shaikh-Please check the block years start and end date as explained above.

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  136. Whether a Central Govt. employee residing in NER can avail LTC in NER (in lieu of Home town LTC). As in DOPT circular No. 31011/3/2014-Estt.(A-IV) dated 26.9.2014 it is clearly mentioned in para (iii) that non entitled govt. servants can travel by air between Kolkata/Guwahati and any place in NER.

    Reply
    • Choudhary-I am not aware of your state rules. Please contact your employer.

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  137. I am Central Govt. employee and wife in Bank(PSU). so how can we avail LTC .
    I am new recruit & can avail 8 year LTC ( 3 home town and 1 All india). if I avail LTC facility from central govt. than is my wife also eligible for LTC or encashment.
    Please provide detail , i have lots of confusion about this matter .
    if i availed home town conversion LTC in 2015 and want to avail all india LTC in 2016 , In that Case can my wife avail encashment from bank in 2016.
    Please provide me LTC rule when Husband is central Govt. and wife is in bank.

    Reply
      • according employer
        you can not take ltc facilities from both side in same block.
        means if i avail LTC from central govt. than my wife can’t take encasement from bank .

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  138. Hello Sir,
    I am Central Govt. employee and wife in Bank(PSU). so how can we avail LTC .
    I am new recruit & can avail 8 year LTC ( 3 home town and 1 All india). if I avail LTC facility from central govt. than is my wife also eligible for LTC or encashment.

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  139. hi i lost my boarding passes after availing LTC TO j$k now i want to claim the reimbursement so i asked the airline to reissue the boarding passes but airline gave me a certificate of completion the of travel . can i claim the reimbursement on behalf on this certificate? if yes please code the rule

    Reply
      • Thank you. Your answer has solved my problem too. I lost 4 boarding passes. I ll get certificate from Air India.
        But also I lost 4 Volvo (Haryana roadways) tickets from IGI airport New Delhi to Chandigarh for which no record of name is there because these were purchased at counter at the bus arrival. They do not record it. However some ticket nos. are recorded by me while typing claim form. In Haryana many denomination tickets are given for one ticket. I have some of these nos. How you advise?

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          • Dear Basavaraj, I had written to Air India to issue me duplicate pass or certificate etc in lieu of four lost boarding passes. They mailed me to contact reservation office. I contacted. They said me to contact any AI office. AI Chandigarh gave me flown status certificate which shows journey fro which sector to which with date and name of passenger. All four separately. This should be enough. But my Head of the Department (Ministry of Labour & E) did not accept it. What next? It’s too much. They have neither rejected claim and saying to produce passes and bus tickets Inspite of my having given undertaking. What’s the possible remedy?

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            • Rajesh-In my view it is enough. Raise the issue with higher authority of your employer.

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  140. sir,return journey by train-I mean Delhi to chennai – train;Chennai to port Blair -air
    return journey:
    port Blair to kolkata-air;Kolkata to Delhi-train
    bcs I’ll get rajdhani daily from Kolkata not chennai n I’ll take short tour of Kolkata
    my question is that it is possible to journey in port Blair via chennai n back via kolkata

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    • Sanat-I don’t know the route map. But if it is shortest then you can take the journey.

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      • If journey is circular, ticket is reimbursed subject to shortest route fare.

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  141. Hello sir,I m a central govt employee of GP 4200. Presently posted in Delhi.I want to take port Blair LTC(2years block 2014-2015) on Feb 2016.I want to go Delhi to Chennai by train n port Blair by air n return port Blair to Kolkata by air n Delhi by train.is it possible as per rule n shall I reimburse those total fare of train n air?

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  142. Sir I am working since June 2014…and now I want to go for home town LTC conversion Andaman Block year 2014-15..what I am eligible or not..because its my first LTC…

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  143. sir, my wife had joined in JAN 2014. After five months she take maternity paid leave in jone2014 and rejoined in december2014. now working as regular service. so i tell u regarding LTC for block tear 2012-15.
    KYA MERI WIFE KO LTC MIL SAKTI HAI ?

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  144. I have already availed home town LTC conversion to J&K for 2014-2015 block. Whether four years block LTC for 2014-17 can be availed during dec 2015.

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  145. i am central govt. employee since feb 2013. I availed the LTC facility to J & K in june 2014 with my husband, daughter, father in law & mother in law. At the time of filing the form for undertaking the journey, i gave dependency certificate of my parents in law & the office had no issue about it. On coming back from journey when i submitted the ticket details, my office denied reimbursement of the ticket of my parents in law saying that they are not entitled to LTC. Now after 1 year office has asked me to deposit the excess amount in relation to my parents in law.
    Plz help.

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  146. sir i applied for hometown ltc in dec 2014 for the journey in jan 2015. will it be counted for 2014 or i can again avail hometown ltc in 2015

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  147. I and my dependent family want to visit GOA on LTC. Can I leave Delhi on 30 Dec. 2015 and return on 5 Jan. 2016? Is it allowable under LTC rules? Kindly clarify….

    Reply
    • Singh-LTC year starts from 1st Jan to 31st December. So check the same about the consideration with your employer.

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  148. Can LTC avail direct flight Delhi to Portblair by Air India if not entitled (below Grade Pay 5400/-) if performed journey , it journey restricted or not . They get full amount or restricted by Delhi to Kolkatta by train and kolkotta to portblair by air or by ship entitled And not get any claim. please clarify as urgent basis , Group going on 10 September 2015

    Reply
    • Shashi-There is no restrictions of travel through air or rail. But it must be shortest distance.

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      • if they are not enteiled to by air than only entitled by air by kotlotta or chennai, and bhuwaneshwar

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        • (iii) Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by
          air in Economy class in the following sectors:
          a. Between Kolkata/ Guwahati and any place in NER
          b. Between Kolkata/ Chermai/ Bhubaneswar and Port Blair.
          c. Between Delhi / Amritsar and any place in J&K
          Journey for these non-entitled employees from their Headquarters up to
          Kolkata/ Guwahati/ Chennai/ Bhubaneswar / Delhi / Amritsar will have to be
          undertaken as per their entitlement.

          can avail direct flight delhi to portblair if not entitled

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          • Shashi-I am not aware about your employer rules. Check with them.

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  149. Sir, I am central govt employees 4200 grade pay, I want to avail All India LTC , Delhi to Ranchi direct train, but return journey ranchi devghar then Barauni to Delhi. Is it admissible? Please give the reply..

    Reply
    • Gopal-It must be shortest route. I don’t know much about the areas you are sharing. Hence, hard for me to say specific answer.

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  150. I joined ordnance factory khamaria as a DBW in 31 Dec.2012.married but stay alone and want to take home town LTC alone Every year .can I take it ?

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  151. sir i am working in FCI since 2011 ,i availed ltc bharat darshan in 2013 as per old circular but after new circular arrived on 24 oct 2014 for new recruits. i want to take ltc bharat darshan for year 2015 . can i availed bharat darshan for 2015.

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      • Sir my mother (widow) getting pension more than 1500/month and residing with me and dependent on me .as i m working in govt of gujrat can i avail LTc benifits for her also

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    • Sir i am working as a medical officer in uttarpradesh since one year can i take LTC

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  152. Sir
    i am working in a govt aided school since 2008 my GP – 2400/- . Now i want to avail LTC for the block year 2014-17
    i want to go kerala by air please let me know the rules of re-imbursement of air fare. can my in-laws go with us? their fare can be re-imbursed?

    Reply
    • Satita-First check the same with your employer. I am not aware about your employer rules.

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  153. Dear Sir,
    My wife is working in Dellhi Administration ( Education Department). Her Mother in law is allowed to go in LTC tour. expances will be reimbursed or not.

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  154. I AM WORKING IN MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF DELHI (SAME AS CENTRAL GOVT) AS SR MEDICAL OFFICER IN GP OF 6600.
    MY WIFE IS WORKING AS MANAGER IN PRIVATE COMPANY, WHERE SHE GETS LTA ( FIXED ). AND AVAILS AS A TAXABLE AMOUNT.

    CAN I AVAIL LTC FOR ME, HER AND MY CHILD.

    WHAT DOCUMENTS R REQUIRED BY ME FOR HER COMPANY TO GET LTC FROM MY OFFICE.

    Reply
    • Himanshu-You can avail but why you required documents for your wife’s company?

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  155. I want to claim ltc reimbursement but my return journey ticket had lost after completed journey. I have PNR SMS which is send it by indian railway. So pls give me suggestion can i claim above this.

    Reply
    • Rajkumar-If you booked the tickets online then you may get the same in historical transactions. Check with your employer regarding the SMS (I think it is hard to accept).

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  156. Sir,I’m working at alappuzha rms (trivandrum division)… My. Home town is trivandrum itself… Alappuzha is a different district. Can I take home ltc conversion

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  157. How to claim LTA if not travellwd,
    is there any ways to save 20% deduction on total LTA

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  158. I have undertaken journey on August 2014. But failed to submit proof before company deadline for this assessment year. So can i claim the same travel exemption in next year? If not how can i claim it while filing online tax return this year as there is no option in ITR 1?

    Reply
      • Si, can i claim it while filing tax returns for previous financial year? if so how?

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          • Thank you sir. But can you please explain how i should claim it as there is no option in ITR 1 form.

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  159. Sir, I(joined on 11.06.2010) and my wife(joined on 31.07.2010) both working in the same PSU bank.I have availed LTC in July 2014 with my wife and only son but my wife was denied the LTC by the bank saying only one of the husband or wife can claim for LTC trip.Please guide with relevant Government rules so that I could quote it.

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  160. If an employee is retiring in 2014, can he avail LTC 2 times as allowed in block of 4 years?
    what of he is retiring in 2016?

    Reply
    • Ankur-For both the questions, my answer is YES. Again the rules will be same as above.

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  161. Dear Sir,

    My month of retirement is June 2015. I have availed LTC (any where India) in the month of March 2015 from block year 2014-17. Can I avail home town LTC from the block year 2014-17 in the month of June 2015?. If so, please provide rules.

    Thanking you

    Reply
    • Umesh-Before that check what your employer provides in the rulebook.

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      • Dear Sir,
        Our Section Officer is searching for the rules. I have gone through the Swamy’s compilation of CCS Leave Travel Concession Rules.[Incorporating Orders received up to May 2012]. Not able to locate the rules. Please help.

        Thanking you

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      • I have availed LTC all india for block year 2014 -2017 in January 2014,Can i avail LTC home town for North east (shilong) in 2015,If yes please site me rules to quote in my office.

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  162. Sir I am an employ of Central Government ( Border Security Force) and presently posted in Tripura. My family staying at Delhi and I have retained Govt Qtr, while I am coming leave at Delhi can I claim fare from Tripura to Delhi. What is the special concession for those person posted in N E Region. Please guide me.

    Reply
    • Ranjjan-I am not aware about the rules and regulation for NE Region (If any special rules applies to that particular region), suggest you to check with your employer.

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  163. I have availed hometown LTC for the bock year 2014-15 in October 2014.Whether I can avail LTC for the block 2014-17 to anywhere in India in May 2015.

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  164. Plese give me clarifiacation on my E mail

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  165. I have taken LFA advance from ONGC in April 2014 and needs to settle the claim the Income Tax benifit before 31st March-2015. I however plan to go to US in June-2015.
    What can be done to avail the Income Tax benefit against LFA in this case.

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  166. I am working as Office Supdt. in Kandla Port Trust since 3/1976 and due to retire from Board service on attaining the age of superannuation on 31/7/2015. I intend to avail LTC Bharat Darshan now i.e. 2014-2017. Till date no LTC or Bharat Darshan facilities has been availed by me. Pl clarify as to whether I can avail such facility before my retirement

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  167. Sir,
    I am working in Indian Council for Medical Research (an autonomous body of Central Government). I wish to avail LTC home town. My ticket is for 9 PM on a friday evening and return is for 9 PM on Sunday evening and will reach Chennai, my work place, on Monday morning at 8 AM.

    If I take leave on Friday and MOnday, then would I be eligible for LTC home town, since LTC cannot be claimed when taken during closed holidays?

    Thanks
    Basilea

    Reply
    • Basilea-But your travel completes one day before holiday. So I don’t think any problem. Still I suggest you to discuss with your employer.

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  168. employees from administration are very confused with rules and regulation as it is changing very frequently. For. example. previously beneficiary are allowed to travel only air India but later they allowed travel by private airlines on the basis of cost comparative advantage. now if the routes are connected by rail, they are not allowed to travel by air. that too only on accrual earned leave. why this much restriction sir?. if employee is working such far away distance, then he should be allowed to travel even by private ariline which is very much cheaper than air India.

    Reply
    • Rajgopal-It depends on your employer like how generous they are 🙂

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  169. I am staying in Delhi and my two childrens’s are in hostel at Pune. We planed LTA in April 1st week to GOA. I along with wife travelled from Delhi to Goa and back and my children travelled from Pune to Goa and back. Can i claim childrens ticket from Pune to Goa and back for LTA benefit with my family LTA claim.

    Reply
    • Balvir-I think your employer allow the from destination of your work place. But still check with your employer for the same.

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  170. Sir,
    What should be the minimum distance of one’s Hometown from headquarter
    to be eligible to avail Hometown ltc?

    Reply
    • Sir

      Thank you very much for previous reply.To be more clear on my previous question regarding minimum distance of one’s Hometown and headquarter what I want to ask is my office is at a place called Tarnaka in Hyderabad and a staff member’s residence is around 5 kms from office i.e at outskirts of Hyderabad .The individual wants to avail home town LTC for a distance of 5 kms for the sake of leave encashment .Can his LTC claim be entertained.

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        • Dear Sir, The same case is with me. I am staying in Office quarter at Pune University and having house at village Dhayari (which is 20 km away from headquarter. Prior to shifting in office quarter I was staying in this place. We have to visit there frequently. Can I declare this as home town?

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          • Savita-You can. But what I am pointing is rules of employer must be understandable first, then decide of declaring.

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  171. sir, I am an employee in a University of Haryana Govt. I am 25 unmarried. My father in govt. job from last 25 years. He availed LTC. when i applied for LTC, University says that u r unmarried you could not claim for LTC, because only one person is eligible for LTC in your family. sir my age is 25, so i am depend on my father or not. plz give me suggestion about this…

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    • Ritu-You can claim LTC, but your father not comes under family meaning.

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  172. My duty place is located at trivandrum. I wish to take LTC to mysore. mysore is not connected directly with rail . Can I have that trip via Bangalore that is the shortest route connected by rail. By road KSRTC service is there.

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  173. I availed LTC all India and LTC for home town both in 2014 for the block year 2014-2017. As per your LTC rules and applicability , in Conditions to allow LTC it is clearly written in point (8) that “If you travel two times in a single year then you can claim both in the same year”. Can you please mention the Govt. rule, so that I can inform our office. Kindly reply.

    Reply
    • If you travel two times in a single year then you can claim both in the same year

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  174. I availed LTC all India and LTC for home town both in 2014 for the block year 2014-2017. As per your LTC rules and applicability , in Conditions to allow LTC it is clearly written in point (8) that “If you travel two times in a single year then you can claim both in the same year”. Can you please mention the Govt. rule, so that I can inform our office. Kindly reply.

    Reply
    • Shyamal-No need to search Govt rules, you can check with your employer.

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  175. LTC for the block year 2010 – 2013 (extended upto 31 Dec 2014). Journey starts from 27 Dec 2014 which will be completed on 04 Jan 2015. Admissible for block 2010-2013 or not? I may also be known d reference details

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  176. Can one claim for ailtc in Dec 13 (17th Dec 13 to 21st Dec 13) when one had availed home town ltc from 21 june 13 to 26 june 13 for block year 10-13, school authorities in delhi adm are refusing saying you have claimed one so you cannot claim anot her. I think inone block year you can claim two. Time gap no bar .I shall be thankful for reply as I spent out of my pocket 2 lakh .it was with permission and then they back
    ed.

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      • Sir,I went through the ltc rule book .No such cool off period mentioned there between two ltc.

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        • Sartaj-Then put the same to your employer and let me know what is their view.

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  177. I am a Central Government employee while my wife works in a private company. She has LTA facility and took it in September 2014 while visiting Mumbai by herself (alone).

    Now we both want to visit Kerala on my LTC entitlement. Is this permissible?

    Reply
    • Sarbajit-First check the rules of your employment then go ahead.

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  178. Hello
    I want to take All India LTC from Ludhiana to Varanasi. My plan is to take flight from Amritsar to Varanasi and my return journey plan is to go to Lucknow by Train from Varanasi and stay for 2 days in Lucknow. From Lucknow i planned to take a flight to Amritsar and then Amritsar to Ludhiana by Train. Is it possible?

    Reply
    • Raj-First thing I am not aware about these places and what will be the shortest distance to travel. So how can I guide you?

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  179. I am Central Govt Employee, drawing LTC benefit and my wife works in private sector wherein she gets LTA benefit.
    1) Can we both draw the benefit from respective employer, avoinding the same block years?

    2) In case, my wife decides to take my benefit, what undertaking from her will be required by me to submit to my office?

    Reply
    • Pankaj-Please read the condition number tenth and then proceed.

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  180. Hi,

    I traveled to Goa on 30th September’14 via flight and return back on 4th October. Took leaves on 30th and 1st October (2 days). 2 & 3rd October were holidays and 4 was saturday.

    Will I be eligible for LTC claim? I have not availed leave for 4 days but travel spanned over holidays thus making it for 4 days.

    Thanks,
    Kapil

    Reply
    • Kapil-In my view I think it will be only 2 days to be availed but not 4 days.

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  181. Hello Sir

    Sir i have not availed the all India LTC (block year 2010-2013).Can i eligible to apply all India LTC in December 2014 ? I am in CSIR lab,kolkata.

    Reply
    • Asian-I am not aware about your employer rule book. Hence request you to cross check once again.

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  182. i have availed LTC OF CONVERSION OF HOME TOWN IN APRIL 2014 FOR BLOCK YEAR 2014-2015. Now i have applied all india LTC FOR MY FAMILY TO VARANASI. The admin is refusing that u can not avail in the same block year both.kindly clarify

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  183. i have availed LTC OF HOME TOWN IN MAY 2014 FOR BLOCK YEAR 2014-2015. Now i have applied all india LTC fOR MY FAMILY TO KERALA. The admin is refusing that u can not avail in the same block year both.kindly clarify

    Reply
    • Guarav-I don’t think there is any such restrictions. But still I suggest you to refer your employer rule book. In few cases rules changes based on employer.

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  184. Sir,
    I newly joined my duties on 1.4.2013 as permanent employee…I has been confirmed on 1.4.2014… so, can I avail the LTC for for the block period 2010-2013 (Grace Period till 31.12.2014)…. or I will have to take LTC for the block 2014-2017….. our department is followed the rules of central govt…

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  185. Sir, I have never availed LTC whereas joined in 2014 in Central Govt.Service. Can I avail LTC before 31-December-2014 for the block year 2010-13.

    Reply
    • Vinay-If it is permissible in your employer rule book then go ahead.

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  186. Sir, I am central government employee joined on 16th June 2010. I am eligible for all India ltc. My wife working at state government in contract basis. In my office concerned clerk tellng ur wife is working so your wife is not eligible for ltc. She is not claimed the same in her office. Can I claim for her or not. Please reply. Thank you.

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  187. I have not availed LTC for the block 2009-2013, according to the rules LTC can be carry forward for the first year of the next block year. What if I avail LTC on 25th Dec. 2014 and continue on LTC till the first week of next year, 2015. Does the rule permit so ?

    Reply
    • Gaurav-In that case LTC will be considered to previous year but not to next year.

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    • LTC for the block year 2010 – 2013 (extended upto 31 Dec 2014). Journey starts from 28 Dec 2014 which will be completed on 07 Jan 2015. Admissible or not? pls refer specific authority details.

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  188. Hi I have joined Government services since Oct 2011 so please clarify for which block year I am entitled for All India LTC.

    Reply
      • Mr Basav,

        As Mr Gaurav has joined Govt service in Oct 2011 so his LTC entitelment would start from 01Novemberr 2012 (1 year of service).

        For a new recruit in CG, His Block year would be different from others for the first Eight years of service.

        In case of Mr Gaurav
        first Block Year would be November 2012- October13
        Next Block Year November 13 – October 14 and so on

        He would be entitled for LTC every Block year for the first eight year of service.

        Thanks

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  189. Please let me know whether LTC for the block 2010-2013 has been extended up to 31.12.2014 and I also want to know that can I avail the facility of LTC via AIR for NER as my pay-band is below Rs.4200/- and I am working in Delhi Govt.

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  190. Kindly tell me the rule of LTC, if someone has joined in 2008 then whether he can take hometown upto 2016 or only in two blocks.

    Reply
    • Amit-Only in two blocks. But before that check your employer rule book.

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  191. Sir,
    I am a central Govt. employee joined in the month of Aug 2011. Now I wish to take all India LTC 2010-2013 ( Extended up to 31/12/2014 for my family and myself separately. Can I take all India LTC (extended) for my self and family separately? Is there any condition for extended LTC e.g New employees ( joining Aug 2011) can’t take this (extended LTC) facility?

    Reply
    • Pius-There is no such restriction, but request you to first discuss with your employer.

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  192. Dear Sir/Madam,

    I have not availed Home Town LTC and All India LTC of the Block Year 2010-13. Can I avail both the LTCs in the extended calender year 2014.
    Regards.

    Reply
    • Sachidanand-First check the rule book of your employer then go ahead.

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  193. Hi,

    Please suggest me

    My mother had traveled to my home town in the month of April 2014. Wherein she lost her Train ticket which she board from LTT to Ghy. I had the PNR & Train no but which does not reflect the name of the passenger & fares.

    Could someone help me out in order to claim my LTC Claim.

    Regards,
    Margreth
    9673238112

    Reply
    • Margreth-I am not aware about how to get it. But as far as LTC rules concerned you must retain the travel documents.

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  194. Dear Sir,
    I had Applied for LTC against hometown conversion and proceeded to J&K on 29th May 2014 for the same,however due to some technical reasons sanction for the same was
    not given.Since I did not avail LTC in block year 2010-13( extended til 31st Dec 2014 as per rules), I applied for a revised all India LTC in place of Home Town conversion.My office now says that you can not claim the same after coming back from the journey and should have applied for the same before commencement of the journey.What do the rules say in this regard? I work in ESIC.

    Reply
    • Devendra-I am not aware about what ESIC rules books state. So better to consult any senior rank officer of your organization.

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  195. sir, my mother is punjab gov. employee she applied for ltc for four members of our family and she already got the 75% advance but i can’t go go due to some reason what will be the consequences.

    Reply
    • Ram-You need to submit the actual expenses and pay back the rest of amount if necessary. Otherwise it will get adjusted against the 75% advance.

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      • sir, my mother onlt got 75% of the ltc advance the adjustment can be done in the rest of the 25 % that is yet to be given. most importantly i want to ask can it cause any kind of legal trouble?

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  196. I had joined in the Department on 09-08-2010, a fresh recruit. According to 6th pay commission I get three times home town ltc and forth occasion ltc any where india for a block of four years & upto 8 years for the first time. In this connection i would like to say that will I be eligible for availing ltc any where india in current year, i.e 2014 or not?

    according to me, the first home town ltc will be 2011 (after completion of one year)
    second will be 2012
    third will be 2013 & final & fourth occasion will be 2014 ltc anywhere india

    But office is not permitting me to avail any where india ltc. Kindly guide me Sir

    Reply
      • Our office is saying the reason as follows:

        The last block year was 2010-2013. I was entitled to go first home town ltc in the year 2011 (after completion of one year exactly, i.e. after Sep 2011) and second one in 2012, 3rd home town ltc was in 2013, block of four years was over. I lost my anywhere india ltc due to completion of block year and there is no carry-over of block or extension of block for new recruits.

        Current block of four years is 2014-2017, for the first three years home town ltc be available for me and last year (fourth occasion) i.e 2017 only i will be eligible to avail ltc anywhere india, said our office. There is no ruling like that. Can you please guide me in this matter which one I have to avail ltc in the current year.

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        • I have also the same case as mr. vasu h. My joining was in august 2010. As per the rules new recruits become eligible to take ltc after completion of one year so i was eligible to late ltc after august 2011. I have not taken ltc that year. I took my first home town ltc in december 12. Then i have converted a hometown ltc to j&k in december 13. so in all respect i have taken two hometown in the block 2010-2013. I agreed to laps a hometown as the new recruits can avail 3 hometown first in three years after being eligible. Now i wanted to take all india LTC in 2014 for the block 2010-13. shall i can avail this for the current year?

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  197. I am working in Railways, I received leave salary during this financial year and we had a journey to kerala by hiring car spent 3 days there. I am having no proof of money spent. Can I claim exemption from tax.

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  198. i am a central govt employee. my wife is insurance agent and income tax payee. can i avail ltc for her.
    Second is my unmarried son also income tax payee is eligible for ltc.

    Reply
    • Ajay-There is no rule for eligibility for LTC like dependent must not be tax payer. So you can avail.

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  199. Sir I am Class-I officer with grade pay of Rs.6600/- pm and working in a Central Govt. office in New Delhi. I intend to avail LTC 2014-2017 for self and dependent family members from New Delhi to Lakshadweep. I intend to travel by air N.Delhi – Cochin – N.Delhi as per my entitlement. However I intend to travel from Cochin to Lakshadweep by Ship being operated by SCI as per entitlement. Sir, I wanted to know from you – can I and family members travel by Helicopter between Lakshadweep and Cochin? Perhaps Pawan Hans are providing copter services between Cochin-Lakshadweep. Pl advice. Regards.

    Reply
    • Thakur-Please read eligibility criteria points of 3 and 4 to understand your problem in a better way.

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  200. Hello
    I am a central govt female employeeworking in Pune. I have 3 queries
    1. Can I avail LTC for my mother in law? She is fully dependent on me and residing with me. My office says I cannot avail LTC for her as there is no such rule. Pl clarify why it is not fitting in the rule.
    2. I want to avail LTC for the block 2014 to 2017. Can I avail that block in October 2014. I read that previous block 2010-2013 is extended till December 2014? I have already availed that LTC. Can I avail the current block 2014-2017 in October this year??
    3. I am planning to visit Jaipur and and return from Jodhpur. Is this permissible in LTC rule?

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    • Neelima-1) She will not fit into the definition of family. So you can’t
      2) I am not aware about the extension. That you can check with department.
      3) Yes it is permissible.

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      • Thanks Basu ji.

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    • Yes u can it can be either mother or mother in law. That’s d way it is at least in DU

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  201. Sir,

    i am a central govt employee (Grade Pay: 6600). i want to avail All India LTC from New Delhi to Kharagpur…..now the nearest airport to kharagpur is either kolkata airport (150 Kms) or Bhuwneshwar airport (600 kms).

    i want to go to kolkata by flight (02 days stay at kolkata)…kolkata to kharagpur by train (02 days stay)…..back from kharagpur to bhuwneshwar by train (03 days stay at bhuwneshwar) and bhuwneshwar to new delhi by flight ……

    flight charges under LTC for Delhi to kolkata is more than that of bhwneshwar to new delhi…….i will pay extra fare of train for kharagpur to bhuwneshwar

    please clarify : a) can i perform journey in breaks
    b) is it necessary to follow same route for return journey
    c) please suggest if any flaw in my plan

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    • Subodh-If you perform journey with break then each travel is considered as different LTC. There is no such rule to follow the same route while return. But you must abide by the rule that the distance must be shortest.

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      • Thank you sir,

        but please tell me that how long we can stay at any connecting station

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  202. sir 17 june 2014 ko by air ltc ka last date the. to kia me all over india ki ltc by dec 2014 ko la sakti ho . mera grad pay 4200 ha.

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  203. I am a Punjab Govt Employee. Please clear that on the central pattern do we can travel by air to J&K even if we are not entitled for by air travel. Secondly if it is not allowed and we travel by air to J&K, can I claim rail or bus fares as per my entitlement without producing tickets.

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  204. I am a Punjab Govt Employee. My questions are
    1.

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  205. sir
    i am working in directorate of education gnct of delhi. i want to know whether i can avail ltc for the block 2010-2013 in this year 2014. if yes upto when in this year i can avail the same.

    Reply
    • Singh-Please read above rules regarding who can extend their LTC.

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  206. Sir
    Kya Shrinagar ke liye by air ltc 2014 DEC. Tak extend hoga ? Please tell me.

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    • Dinesh-It will be, but must be shortest distance and withing the above mentioned rules.

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  207. Hello Sir,
    I am a central govt employee since 2012,
    As per LTC rule for fresh recruited person for first 8 yr, they can only avail all india LTC only on the final year of the corresponding block.
    My question is can i avail my all India LTC for the block year: 2010-13, on the extended year till 31st Dec 2014 ?

    Reply
    • Chandan-Your rule says “Only final year of corresponding block” but not extended year. Then how can you be eligible to avail this?

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  208. Husband is working in PSU and wife works in Central Govt dept. They are availaing LTC facility available in PSU of husband. On retirement of husband whether they can avail the facility in Central Goct where wife is working

    Reply
    • Raju-Yes they can avail if such facility available wife’s Central Govt.

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  209. One of my colleague is retiring by 30.6.2014. Whether he can avail LTC for the all india block 2014-17 and under which rule number

    Reply
    • Sujatha-He can avail the facility as he is still working in the year 2014.

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      • Thank you sir for your instant reply. But office(Central Govt.) wants to know the rule under which he is eligible to put up the case to PAO,Chennai
        sujatha

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  210. I am a punjab govt employee and want to know that on which grade pay or upto air travelling is permissible for availing LTC.

    regards
    manoj mongia

    Reply
    • Manoj-Better to contact your higher officers, as it depends on your employer rule.

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  211. Sir i am a punjab govt employee and want to avail ltc in june 14 . please tell about competence to grant permission of ltc. My grade pay is rs 5000. If there is any condition of applying in one month advance for such permission.

    Reply
    • Viney-I am sorry to say that I don’t know who is competent authority in your state. Hence request you to contact your immediate seniors.

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      • Sir if you have any information about when to apply for permission

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          • Permission to go for travel by taking ltc. Sir actually ddo is asking for one month prior permission from HOD

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            • Viney-Then it is more of internal official matter than the procedural matter of LTC. Hence I can’t help you out in this regard.

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  212. Dear Sir,
    I’m employee of Bhakra Beas Management Board.
    I availed LTC During 2010-13 Block Year with my family
    I’m working at Hisar (Harayana) & Entitled to AC3
    I Start Journey from Ambala to Goa (Shirdi) & apply for claim.
    But my office has main two objection:
    1. That I can not break Journey.
    2. That claimed from Ambala to Goa is longest Route. So fare claim will be pass for Delhi to Goa & back Goa to Delhi only b’coz I did not travel Hisar to Delhi Shortest route.
    Now my point is that : I’ not claiming Hisar to Ambala fare (I used personal car). Also I’ll not Claim Ambala to Shirdi Train Fare due to journey break. Due to Ambala to Delhi train fare is less then Hisar to Delhi train fare, it is justified to actual travel by longest route is cheaper then shortest route. but my office(Accountant) is not agree with my point
    So your are requested to reply me what to do..?

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    • Deepak-I am unable to understand the routes you provided. But whatever the employer suggesting you is correct.

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    • Sorry for Hindi Font not working…………………….

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  213. Sir I want to know that whether I can avail both any place ltc and home town ltc in 2014,as I could not avail any of them in last block year.
    thanks

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    • yes…but condition is you should not availed LTC in the extension period in the block 2010-11 i.e in 2012. If you haven’t, you can avail Home / All India LTC of 2010-13 (extension period upto Dec’2014) in 2014 & All India / Home Town LTC of 2014-15 block also in 2014.

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  214. i am going to be retired on 31 July 2014 so can i availed leave travel concession 2014-2017 any where in india

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  215. LTC block started from 1st January and I already encashed Ltc for 2014 and 2015 block and my employer increased ltc amount from Rs. 40 000 to Rs. 50 000 for a block with effect from 1st April 2014 Can I claim Rs. 10 000 as a hike price of Ltc and can enjoy for travel under rule. If yes please give me the rule.

    As block started from 1st January can Employer increase from 1st of April .

    Thanking you.

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    • Bhagban-Please read the maximum LTC available in any block is two times. So if you avail once again then for the entire block you can’t avail again.

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  216. Hello sir, Thanx 4 Very significantly informative post. Could u kindly let me know since am i CGEmployee,can i travel by Pvt.Airlines & booked d tickets through viz.Make-my-Trip/Ease-my-Trip etc. as my Grade Pay is Rs.4600/- & i belong to the Non-Entitled officers,while claiming LTC for anywhere in India.
    Regards,
    Kiran.

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    • Kiran-You can book or travel through any means. But while claiming the above rules will apply like shortest distance type of travel.

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    • No. … as per LTC Rules, Non-entitled officers can not travel by Private Airlines. They can travel by Indian Airlines only and their claim will be restricted to shortest train fare in admissible class. You can travel by Private airlines only between Dehi & Jammu/Srinagar and Kolkata & NER.

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  217. I AM A PUNJAB GOVT.EMPLOYE.I WANT TO CLAIM LTC DURING JUNE 2014.MY EMPLOYER HAS ASKED ME TO PRODUCE LATEST CIRCULAR OF PUNJAB GOVT.REGARDING CURRENT STATUS OF NEW BLOCK YEAR-2014-2017.PLEASE GUIDE ME.THANKS & REGARDS.

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    • Dr.Gupta-What circular they need? Whether to give them proof of starting LTC year or what?

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      • SIR,MY EMPLOYER IS SAYING THAT THEY NEED CIRCULAR MENTIONING CURRENT BLOCK YEAR.

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        • Gupta-Then you need to search in your departmental notification which I am not aware.

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          • THANKS SIR.SO KIND OF YOU.

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  218. Whether the block of four year ie 2010-13 is extended for 2014 … plz confirm … I want to avail 2010-13 block this month …

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    • Sandeep-There is no such extension. Each block will end and start as I said above.

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  219. I have claimed All India LTC for the block year 2010-2013
    but my family has not claimed all India LTC for the block year 2010-13.

    Now please clarify whether
    1) Can I avail All India LTC for the year block year 2014-17 for self alone.
    2) Can my family avail All India LTC for the block year 2010-13 for family

    Can we travel together to the same place for two different block years i.e.
    2010-13 (family) and 2014-17 (self alone).
    Please clarify.
    regards,
    SWAMY

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    • Narayanaswamy-There is no such thing that Individual LTC or Family LTC. Whether you traveled alone or with family is rest with you. Yes you can travel to same place irrespective of number of times you visited previously.

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  220. I am planning to avail LTC Home town to NER. If my outward journey is last week of April 2014 and return journey is first or second week of May 2014, can I claim Travel by Air Concession for the journey? The concession of Travel by Air to NER expires on 30.04.2014.

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      • North Eastern Region. The concession of Travel by Air to North Eastern Region expires on 30.03.2014 if not extended. What if my outward journey is last week of April but return journey is May 2014 i.e. after expiry of concession?

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  221. I am a Central Government Employee (Post Office). I have availed the LTC for the block 2010-13 in Feb 2014(extended year). Whether I can avail Home town LTC or All India LTC for the block of 2014-17 in the same year of 2014. My Department says that if one LTC is availed in a year of 2 blocks, then the next one can take, whether extended or current , only after the 2 year block.

    Reply
    • Resmy-It depends on your employer rule book. Hence better first to get confirmation from them.

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  222. Can i use a carried over and an present LTC in unison or for single tour/vacation??
    if yes, than would there be any kind tax implied on such conditions?
    Thank you

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    • Harpeet-I think you can use but there are no specific ruling on this. Check with your HR before proceeding.

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      • Thank you

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  223. Sir, I m posted in Central Govt. at New Delhi. I have applied for Delhi Goa LTC. Can I come back from Goa via Mumbai by breaking journey at Mumbai. If I take multi city ticket, the fare is almost equal to HLTC fare or little above.
    2and option: can I come from Goa to Mumbai, Mumbai to Chandigarh by air, Chandigarh to Delhi by train/ bus. Fare is little above Delhi Goa HLTC if I undertake circular journey.
    3rd options: Delhi Goa air, Goa Mumbai train, Mumbai Delhi air. Can I undertake it?

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    • Dr.Rajesh-You can take any route according to your comfort, but do remember to stick to the rule of “shortest route traveled or amount spent whichever is less”.

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  224. Dear Sir,

    Is it possible to avail Home Town Conversion of LTC facility to visit J&K & NER within 31.05.2014 if both the places of Home Town and Head Quarters are the same i.e. at the same location.

    Thanks & regards,

    Mitali

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  225. When husband is an Air India employee and wife is central government employee. Husband is entitled for free passes every year and wife has not claimed ltc for life time till date. Can wife claim home town ltc for home town and visit north east before the extended period lapses. But wife has travelled to USA by availing husband’s free pass in this block of 2010-2013.

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    • BALA-How can overseas travel be considered as home town travel?

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  226. I would like to know can LTC amount be claimed without performing the journey? There are many organizations who allow such claims and deduct TAX on the said amount. Is there any particular clause / rule defining the same? If yes I would like to know the same.

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    • Kamal-There are so many way people do such irregularities. There is no such Govt rule where you can claim without travelling. If you have risk taking ability then you are free to take such risks at your own.

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      • Thanks for your reply. But my question is Can LTA / LTC amount be treated as part of Salary and it can be given after deducting tax on it? Is there any such provision under Sec. 10(5)

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        • Kamal-It forms your salary package. Hence no question of considering it post tax deduction.

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        • To add more to it…. LTA amount not availed can it be added to the salary at the end of the year and can one get the same considering it as taxable.

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          • Kamal-Yes, whatever not availed LTC will be treated as taxable income.

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            • Thanks for the reply and information but thats what my question is. Is there any ruling for the same or any section in IT Act defining the same. I want to know that particular clause/rule

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              • First of all, let me thank you for taking pain and providing the information to all the people who seek your help. Its not easy these days and many of us dont do that. You are doing a great job for the people by helping them with their queries and suggestions for a better saving as well as solving many of their problems. Thanks for all your replies.

                I hope you will continue the same in future also.

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                • M trying to open the file but it shows error 404: File or directory not found. Please help

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                  • Kamal-I think you not copying the full link I provided, instead you are trying to click it.

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  227. Sir;
    Railway issues circular journey ticket in which journey start and end in same station but the route are different with multiple stoppage in concessional rate
    I want to purchase the ticket to avail 4 years block LTC
    Is the fare reimburse able as per LTC rule
    Please answer.

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  228. Circular journey ticket availed during 4 years block can be claimed

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  229. sir. please intimate c
    an i claim circular journey ticket fare for performing journey during 4 years block ltc

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    • Nandan-I am unable to understand your question. Can you elaborate more?

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  230. Myself is a state goverment employee. As per policy I am entitled to recieve LTC once in four year. In the current Income tax slab ( 2010-2013), I had recived LTC once. While in said period I had cariied out 2 journeys. I had claimed exemption for one journey which I had taken in the 2012-13 return. I had recently carried out one more journey in Feb 2014.

    My Question is can I claim for more than one journey even if I am getting LFA only once in a block of four years? IF yes, then can i claim for journey taken in calander year 2014 for the block of 2010-13?

    Thanks in advance for your resp

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    • Lalita-Your employer rule book claiming that you are entitled for a LTC per block (as you claimed). Now you already availed this benefit for block of 2010-13. So the journey you took in Feb 2014 will be available for claim 2014-17 block only. You can’t avail the 2014 travel to previous 2013 block LTC. Also according to rule two travels are allowed in a block year, but I don’t know how your employer fixed one LTC. Please confirm at your end about this too.

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  231. I am Delhi govt. employee and I want to know that can I avail LTC for more then two children’s whose date of birth is as under-
    first child DOB-12.03.1998
    Second child DOB-13.09.2000
    Third and Fourth child/Twins DOB-02.04.2007

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    • Chenpal-Please refer above point no.7, where I clearly mentioned that if kid’s birth date is prior to 1st October 1998 will be eligible. So second and third children are eligible to travel according to maximum limit of two kids. Your first kid is eligible based on the rule which I said. Hence all of the three kids are eligible to travel.

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  232. Hi Sir,

    I have joined central government organization in 2012. As per new LTC rules, can I claim anywhere in India LTC in the 1st year of the current block year i.e, in 2014 for block year 2014-17. is it necessary that anywhere in india ltc can only be claimed in the fourth year i.e, 2017. Please guide.

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    • Moulshree-You can claim LTC by travelling anywhere in India.

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      • Hi Sir,
        But the admin department says that All India LTC can be availed only in 4th occasion of the block and not at random as per the document:
        http://www.iiti.ac.in/Administration/25032013_LTC.pdf
        Page 3. point (v).
        Is there any other special scenario as per which I can claim LTC in 1st year of the block. Is there any other document where I can show them the rules. Please let me know.

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        • Moulshree-Yes you are right. But it seems to be specific to your department which differentiate between Home Town LTC and All India LTC, which not exists in general form.

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  233. Dear Sir,

    Do you have any letter or circular for block year of 2014-2017.

    M in Punjab govt. and want to LTC this year but my DDO (passing authority) is asking for it.

    As per him he is not aware about the block year (2014-17).

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    • Narender-If the previous block is closing on 31st December 2013 then ask your passing authority when the next block starts? Is it from 2015? No right? I don’t know what prompting him to ask such questions.

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  234. suitable reasons to get permission for extended year

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    • Rakesh-Are you commenting related to extension of LTC to next block? If so then until and unless you are within the above said rule then I don’t think you need to provide any suitable reasons. Because it is your for your benefit. If you travel then enjoy travel with tax benefit otherwise no.

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  235. In Banks if both the husband & wife are employed in different organisations then both of them can avail LTC facility in their own terms . However as said by you in item no 10 above the reimbursement of fare under LTC cannot be made to both of them for the same journey. In other words if LTC to any where in India can be availed by the Husband for the entire family whose term for any where in India is 2007 to 2011.& LTC to anywhere in India can be availed by the Wife for the entire family whose term for anywhere in India is 2010 to 2013. Here u can observe that term for anywhere in India clashes in this case but both of them are entiled if they are travelled by different journey . eg If husband’s claim of journey for anywhere in India is ,for the journey from 26/07/2010 to 25/08/2010.And Wife;s claim of journey for any where in India is for the journey from 20/04/2013 to 05/05/2013 . Then both journeys can be paid by their respective employers, But I do not know what is the position in Govt and Autonomous and I want to know the details of Govt of India guidlines ( circular no with date ) in the matter.If this matter is not clear in any of the guidelines& I wanted to know the Govt Interpretation whether I can write/send e-mail directly to the Govt of India Department of personnel or through which web site i get clarification with relevant Govt circular no with date in this matter

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    • Jagadeesh-The above condition put specifically for those who claim LTC for the same journey. Doing so they may make a profit. To avoid such things, it is epcifically mentioned so. If the journey is in different dates any in India then both can be claimed. For further clarification you may contact CBDT.

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  236. 2014/2017 ltc full rule h ltc canvertion

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    • Rajkumar-I didn’t get what you are saying. Can you elaborate on that?

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    • rajesh sawhney / sir I am central govt. employee and since 2010 onward i have not applied for ltc and presently posted in north eastern region. I would like to know that can i avail 4 year ltc 2010 – 2013 in jan 2014 . Further my home town is Delhi and my family is staying there. Can I take ltc for my self fm north east to delhi and fm there with my family to andman and nicobar and back. also suggest if rate of air india fare are higher than pakage tour offered by pvt agencies(including indian air lines fare) than can i bought package tour and is it refund able.

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      • Rajesh-Yes you can carry forward the LTC which you not availed for the period of 2010-13. Yes you can avail it on Jan 2014 which is the starting of next block of LTC period. Yes you can do so as you mentioned the travelling distance. Only travel cost will be reimbursed but not the packaged tour cost.

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  237. Hi, Nice and informative post. Can LTA be claimed even if its not claimed with employer (ie by providing proofs to employer) and then at the time of tax filing in June? If yes, how to go about the same?

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    • Selva-Thanks. Yes you can do so. If you already filed income tax return through your employer (without claiming LTA) then you can revise it and submit the LTA.

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  238. Ok
    thanks for clearing my doubt.

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  239. Hello sir,
    The Leave Travel Concession (LTC) & (LTA) is same concept means in some organization it spell as
    LTA claiming.
    I have querry reg,
    you have mention in point no.8.
    8) If you travel two times in a single year then you can claim both in the same year.
    & also you have mention that if a person claimed twice in a block then the remaining concession will be taxable income as per your slab.
    then my question is in Block of 4 year i.e ( 2010-13)if a person already claimed for 1st time in period between 2010-12 & if again he want to claim for the next in 2013 & as per your statement
    If you travel two times in a single year then you can claim both in the same year.then he eligible for any of one travel and another will be fully taxable is it right.

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    • Raj-Yes both LTC or LTA are same.Yes if one claimed within the period of 2010-12 then he can claim one more time in the year 2013. Yes for that particular year he can claim one travel and next one in next year. But he can travel in a single year. But claiming will be once in a year if it is beginning of block. For example for the block of 2010-13, if one travel two times in 2010 then he can claim one in 2010 and next in 2011. But if one travel two times in a year of 2011 then they can claim LTC for 2010 and 2011.

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      • For 2010-2013 we have two sub blocks of 2010-11 & 2012-13. Each sub block is extendable by one year. now for sub block 2010-11 , I have taken all india LTC in 2012 ( Extended year) Can I avail 2012-13 sub block in 2013 for Home LTC. Our accounts person says you cannot avail two LTC in one sub block i.e., 2012 & 2013.

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        • Amit-I don’t know about any sub-blocks within LTA blocks of a 4 years each. Keep in mind that you can avail two times in a block which I already mentioned above. If you already availed a LTC in the year of 2012 then you are eligible for availing one more within Dec 2013.

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        • I have taken home town LTC for the block year 2012-13 in the month of nov.2013 can I eligible for all India LTC for the block year 2010-13 extended up to 31-12-2014

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          • I availed LTC all India and LTC for home town both in 2014 for the block year 2014-2017. As per your LTC rules and applicability , in Conditions to allow LTC it is clearly written in point (8) that “If you travel two times in a single year then you can claim both in the same year”. Can you please mention the Govt. rule, so that I can inform our office. Kindly reply.

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            • I have availed LTC all india for block year 2014 -2017 in January 2014,Can i avail LTC home town for North east (shilong) in 2015,If yes please site me rules to quote in my office.

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                • Sir I am working as a lecturer in gujarat government and I have already one 5 years old daughter and if I got twins boy in next delivery of my wife and my brother adopt my one boy than can I got LTC chance or not? Please guide me.

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                    • Dear,
                      I joined Gujarat State job in Februar 2017. I have 3 children, so I am eligible for LTC for 2 children only and leave encashment? OR not eligible for LTC and leave encashment?

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