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.


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.




721 Responses

  1. Sir,
    The LTC Claim applied by employee for Wife, Twin Daughters whose date of Birth is 07.07.2001(BOTH TWINS) and for Son(DOB is 04.06.2007) How to settle the claim, claim can be given to both twins and Son. please reply sir.

  2. Dear Sir,
    Plan to visit Havelock Island on LTC. Hq is Delhi. Onwards Journey: Delhi to Port Blair
    Backwards: Port Blair to Hyderabad to Goa to Delhi. Pl clarify:
    1. if I the backwards airfare will be reimbursed (restricting it to Port Blair-Delhi fare)
    2. if the ferry charges from Port Blair to Havelock Island will be reimbursed.
    Grateful for prompt guidance!
    Many thanks & Regards,

  3. Dear Sir,

    I would like to inquire about my eligibility for LTC (Leave Travel Concession) benefits. I have one child from my first delivery and twins from my second delivery. Could you please advise if I qualify for LTC benefits in this situation?

    Thank you for your attention to this matter.

  4. Hi
    Recently I availed LTC (All India) for Andaman’s for the block of 2018-22. I booked my air ticket through IRCTC prior to 14 days rather the 21 days. I took leave encashment and did not drawn advance.
    Now, while settling LTC bills competent authority has turned down my claim stating that I have not booked air tickets prior to 21 days, hence did not fulfill the condition of point IV of the OM. No. 31011/12/202-E-IV dated 29.08.2022. I have been asked to remit the leave encashment drawn.

    Please provide your opinion.

  5. Sir,
    if a Cental govt. servant has three children-
    1. daughter – 35yrs old – married
    2. daughter – 30 yrs old – unmarried – salaried
    3. son -22yrs old -student
    Can he apply ltc for his son (3rd child) ???

  6. I retired from central govt office and before retirement i availed ltc for me, wife and depandant son. My ltc sanctioned and i submitted my ltc bill and office cleared the bill. After one year of retirement my office enquiring about my depandant son. I explained them he was dependant on me till my retirement. Is not harrassment to a retired employee?

  7. Sir ..I m working in central government ,and my husband is in PSU.I want to avail LTC of me and my husband. Sir pl tell me the process ..to avail LTC.Is there any written document is required to avail

  8. Sir I have availed 2020-21hometown ltc against special ltc scheme can I avail all india ltc 2018-21 in extended till 2022 my employer told me you can’t avail ltc two ltc in last two year whats the actual rules of it because my employer is self confused

  9. Hi sir,
    Is there any minimum gap between two LTCs to be maintained. Suppose i took one on 15th December 2022. Can i take another in March 2023.


  10. sir I Have one question for you..
    One employee is applied for LTC for hometown for the block 2020-21 (extended upto 31st Dec 2022)
    Journey Start on 31 December 2022
    and end on 3 January 2023
    but He applied CL from 01.01.2023 to 03.03.2023.

    31 December is Saturday.

    Can he avail this LTC or should he start his journey before 31December 2022?

    My doubt is of His leave as the CL will count now in 2023 but he is availing LTC for 2020-21(extended upto 31st Dec 2022)

  11. Can a Govt. Servant avail LTC during the grace period of the previous block and Current block LTC in the same calendar year. e.g. All India LTc of the 2018-2021 in April 2022 and All India LTC of the 2022-2025 block in Novemberv2022

  12. Sir I have availed my LTC benefit of year and I am going to attend a training from office side but in irctc app by mistake LTC category selected and it is printed on air ticket also , will it affect reimbursement of the fare of present journey .

  13. sir
    I am living in kolkata.I am going to prayagraj. while on return I and my family will visit Benaras and will be stay there for 2 days. And there after we will be returned to my duty place.Does it any effect on LTC claim?please answer.

  14. I am going on LTC from 2nd September (Friday) and will join the office on 26th September (Monday)…..so can i book my flight frm my home town to headquarter for 26th morning frm 7am to 10am and will directly come to office and join ? As some of the officials are saying you can not show that on joining day you were traveling during office hours

  15. I and my wife on LTC travelled from cochin to bangalur by alliance air. Ticket booked through goibibo. Return journey by garib rath train 3rd ac from bengalur to cochin. How process my LTC claim ?

  16. and my husband are in higher education department of Haryana Govt. We have joined on Aug 2017. we got married on 12 dec 2019. My husband received his LTC on 1st Jan 2020. Kindly clarify that could I also claim the LTC of session 2016-2019 ?

  17. Sir, my name is Himanshu Badola, DC and I m posted in NDRF, Vadodara, Gujarat. Sir I just took family LTC upto Havelock Island. But my department is saying that journey by private ship i.e. Mackruzz is not admissible between Port Blair n Havelock.
    Pls guide me if it is right or not.

  18. Sir, I joined bank in Jul-13. I have encashed 15 days PL in the 1st 3 blocks of 2 years each. Now in the 4th block I am unable to claim pl encashment due to home posting. Can i claim 30 days encashment in the 5th block of 2 years and then 15 days in the 6th block of 2 years?

  19. Is there any rule for gap between two ltc?
    e:g I availed Home town ltc in the month of Nov 2020? and I am applying in the month of May 2021 again? I am hearing gap of 6 months required: I am a new recruiter to KVS 2019

  20. I am Ashok Kumar and my wife we both are government employees. I have taken the LTC with my wife in year 2018, now I am retired. So, is it possible that my wife can avail LTC because she will retire in 2021. Kindly give suggestions.

  21. Sir..My joining date is feb 2013 in center government department …
    I availed one and only LTC in 2018( all india ) .. now I transfered in new department w.e.f december 20…
    Now I want to avail All india LTC for 2021….But clerical staff says previous employer give me wrong LTC it should be take in 2017….

  22. Can I apply for earned leave from monday but start my journey from saturday ,as saturday and sundays are off for me , will that travel ticket apply for ltc ,or i have to waste my 2 days and start on monday.

  23. Sir,
    My home town and Regional office (headquarters) are same. my Home town is 40 km away from headquarers but comes in the same headquarters range. Am i eligible to claim LTC for Home town and avail this facility of special cash package as i have already availed anywhere in india claim for the block year 18-21. please gudie with dopt circular if any.

  24. sir
    I am state government employee and my wife is basic education teacher.
    can I claim LTC with my wife.

  25. Sir, i have booked LTC for self and wife. But in the service records the name of wife is Shweta Chetan Pawar while on aadhar card it is Shweta Dipak Rane. So, for booking flight ticket, i have mentioned Aadhar name of wife for airport check. Now, the issue is when i will submit the LTC claim, the authority will consider the claim or reject the ltc amount for wife.plz clarify.

  26. Sir A person who submitted LTC claim in respect of his son who is crossing age 25 years whether he is eligible or not

  27. Sir, I have 3 children. All below 20 years. I want to claim LTC for two younger children (second and third), is it possible? Or I am eligible to claim only for two eldest children?

  28. Sir,

    I travelled on dates 26-Feb-2021 to 28-Feb-2021, can I claim this in next FY 2021-22? My employer is saying the proof submission deadline is completed and not accepting my Tax deduction request. Please reply.

  29. Sir , I am working in psu(bank), my spouse is working in isro. I have encashed ltc for block year 17-18 from my bank . I know its possible to claim ltc from isro for the same block year but both cannot claim for the same journey. But the officials in isro are not allowing my spouse to take ltc. How can i prove them that both can claim ltc at different times for same block year. Please help me sir.

  30. Sir
    Can we avail LTC during maternity leave. And is there any OM related to this?
    If so, can you please tell the OM number please.

  31. Sir, one query.
    Is it compulsory that employee journey is mandatory. I mean, can LTC be availed if journey is performed by dependants only i.e only wife and child.

  32. Dear Sir,
    Previously i worked in Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan where i declared New Delhi as my hometown. Now i joined Delhi Govt. Can i change my hometown from New Delhi to Rajasthan.
    Till date Delhi admn never took declaration from me about my hometown.
    Clerical staff considered my hometown as delhi but service not continued and pay not protected.
    In that case, is it possible to change?

  33. i have three children can i eligible for ltc…there are any rules about who have more thane 2 children are not eligible for ltc..plz reply

  34. Dear sir,

    in block of 2018-21, I opted for one travel. Start date : 25th December 2019, end date: 6th January, 2020. I submitted all bills on 14th January 2020 and company considered it.

    Now issue is, when I tried to submit proof of LTC Cash voucher scheme, Company informed me that you are not eligible as you already consumed 2020-21 block.

    I didn’t utilize 2018-19 block. I informed company same. I started travel in 2019 and requested company to consider my travel in previous block (2018-19). They didn’t accept my request.

    I am loosing close to 20000 Rs. because of this. Any alternative solution? How to approach my company?

      1. Hello sir,

        I submitted only one trip detail for 4 years block in 2020. I am eligible for two trips right?

        Instead of second trip, I am requesting for LTC Cash Voucher scheme. Am I not eligible?

          1. I think the question is very clear. If ravi availed his trip in 2018-19 block in which he started the trip in Dec 2019 and only the return was on 6 Jan 2020. Shouldn’t this be considered in 2018-19 block instead of two block 2018-19 and 2020-21.

  35. Hello sir very informative article ,thank you .
    I have a query regarding admissibility of the ltc claim when employee has performed air journey but entitled to a 2 tier only but there will be 4 to 5 different fares for same 2 tier Ac in that case should we accept cheapest (least ) fare or highest one and also past date train fare enquiry is not available hence claim calculation days train fare can be considered but departed train fare is lowest so please confirm how settle the claim

  36. Thank you for writing such a great article. One query i have is that i am working in public sector bank and my wife is working in kendriya vidyalaya which is under central government. Now can we both avail ltc from our organisation for separate journey on different occasion meaning on one occasion can i avail for both me and my wife and on another occasion my wife can claim for both herself and me or is only one person is eligible to claim it for life time

  37. Sir, My home town is 25 Km away from the Regional Office of a PSU and i am working in Regional Office. However, regional office and my hometown are situated in two separate Districts. Now, I have few questions on it.

    1. Can i avail Home town LTC to NER, J&K or Andaman & Carnicobar Island (in lieu of Home town LTC) in each year for the first three years.

    2. Can I avail LTC to any place in India on the fourth year?

  38. I have performed my journey one day prior according to my LTC sanction order. Now my LTC claim is returned by HOO. Is it possible to amend the Office order? How to claim it.

  39. 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.

  40. 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

  41. 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.

    1. 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.

  42. 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

  43. 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.

      1. 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

  44. 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.

  45. 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).

  46. 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?

  47. 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)?

  48. 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.

  49. 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.

  50. 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 ?

      1. After sanction of LTC , an employee, he want to get the sanctioned LTC cancelled due to indivdual election duty. Whether it can be ?

  51. 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.

  52. 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?

  53. 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 .

  54. 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 ?

  55. 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?

  56. 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.

  57. 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.

  58. 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

  59. 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.

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

  61. 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……

  62. 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?

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

  64. 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

  65. 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?

          1. 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

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

    1. 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.

            1. 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??

                1. 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.

  67. 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?

  68. 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…

  69. 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.

  70. 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.

  71. 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.

  72. 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 .

  73. 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

  74. 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

  75. 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 ?

      1. 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.


  77. 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?

          1. 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.

  78. 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??

  79. 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.

  80. 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?

  81. 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?

  82. 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.

  83. 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).

  84. 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)

  85. 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?

  86. 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?

  87. 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

  88. 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

  89. 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?

        1. 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.

  90. 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?

  91. 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.

  92. 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.

  93. 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

      1. 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?

  94. 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?

  95. 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.

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

  96. 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.

  97. 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?

  98. 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?


  99. 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

  100. 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

  101. 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

  102. 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

  103. 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..


    Harvinder Singh


  104. 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 ?

  105. 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.

  106. 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?


      1. 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?

          1. 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?


            1. 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

  107. 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

      1. 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

  108. 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

  109. 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?

      1. 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?

    1. 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

  110. 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?

  111. 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

  112. 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..!

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

  114. 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?

  115. 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.

    1. 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

  116. 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.

      1. 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?

  117. 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?

  118. 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.

  119. 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

  120. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

  121. 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.

  122. 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.

      1. 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…

        1. 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.

  123. 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.

  124. 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)

  125. 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.

  126. 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.

  127. 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

  128. 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.



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

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

  132. 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.

  133. 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?

  134. 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)?????????

  135. 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

  136. 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.


  137. 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..

  138. 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?

  139. 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

  140. 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?

  141. 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?

  142. 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

  143. 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.

  144. 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

  145. 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.

  146. 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?

  147. 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 ..

    1. 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.

  148. 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 .. ?

  149. 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.

  150. 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?

  151. 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

  152. 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.

  153. 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

  154. 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?


  155. 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.

      1. 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 .

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

              1. 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”???

  156. 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.

  157. 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.

  158. 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?

  159. 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?

      1. 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.

  160. 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

  161. 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.

  162. 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.

  163. 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.

      1. 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 .

  164. 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.

  165. 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

      1. 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?

          1. 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?

  166. 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

  167. 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?

  168. 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…

  169. 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.

  170. 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.

  171. 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.

  172. 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

  173. 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….

  174. 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

        1. (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

  175. 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..

  176. 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 ?

  177. 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.

      1. 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

  178. 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?

  179. 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.




  181. 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.

  182. 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

  183. 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?

  184. 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.

  185. 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?

  186. 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

      1. 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

      2. 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.

  187. 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.

  188. 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.

  189. 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.

  190. 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

  191. 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?


  192. 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.

  193. 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.

    1. 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.

        1. 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?

  194. 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…

  195. 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.

  196. 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.

  197. 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.

  198. 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

  199. 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

  200. 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?

  201. 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?

  202. 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?

  203. 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.


  204. 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.

  205. 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

  206. 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

  207. 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…

  208. 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.

  209. 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.

  210. 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 ?

    1. 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.

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

      1. 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.


  212. 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.

  213. 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.

  214. 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?

  215. 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.

  216. 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.


  217. 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.

  218. 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.

      1. 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?

  219. 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

      1. 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.

        1. 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?

  220. 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.

  221. 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.

  222. 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.

  223. 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?

  224. 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

    1. 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.

  225. 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.

  226. 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.

  227. 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.

  228. 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 ?

  229. 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

  230. 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

      1. 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

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

    manoj mongia

  232. 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.

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

  233. 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..?

  234. 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.

    1. 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.

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

  236. 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.

  237. 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.

    1. 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.


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

  240. 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.

    1. 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.

  241. 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.

      1. 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?

  242. 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.

  243. 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

  244. 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?

  245. 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,


  246. 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.

  247. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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)

        1. 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.

            1. 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

              1. 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.

  248. 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.

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

  250. 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

    1. 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.

  251. 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

    1. 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.

  252. 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.

      1. 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:
        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.

  253. 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).

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

  254. 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

    1. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

  255. 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?

    1. Regarding the point – You must be on earned/annual leave during the period of travel. So your travel during holidays will not be considered as LTC.

      How many leaves should we take. Can the same be combined with holidays?

  256. 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.

    1. 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.

      1. 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.

        1. 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.

        2. 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

          1. 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.

            1. 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.

                1. 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.

                    1. 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?

                  1. If You have one child from first delivery and twins in second child. In this case you are consider as having two child. twins are considered as one child. so don’t worry. You don’t have give your child to someone for adoption.

                    Note : If you have twins from first delivery they they will consider as two child.

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