CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation for travel by air to visit J & K extended for further 2 years

Continuing the travel bonanza for Central Government Employee, the government on Friday extended the rules – relaxing air travel to visit Jammu & Kashmir under the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) scheme – for another two years (till June 17, 2014).

F.No. 31011/2/2003-Estt.A-IV 
Government of India 
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions 
Department of Personnel & Training 
New Delhi, dated 15th  June, 2012 

Subject:- CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 — Relaxation for travel by air to visit J & K.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even No. dated 18th  June, 2010 on the subject mentioned above and to say that the relaxation for LTC travel to visit J & K under CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 is extended for a further period of two years w.e.f. 18th  June, 2012 subject to the following conditions: 
(a) Travel by Air to continue to be in Economy Class only, irrespective of the entitlement of the officer. 
(b) The condition that air tickets can be purchased either directly from the Airlines (booking counters/website) or through authorized agents only viz., M/s Balmer Lawrie and Co. Ltd., or M/s Ashok Travels and Tours Ltd./IRCTC (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M.No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A)  dated  02.12.2009),  would necessarily apply. 
(c) All other conditions prescribed in this Department’s O.M. dated 18.6.2010, read with O.M. dated 05.8.2010 and 25.8.2011 would continue to apply. 

2.  Hindi version follows.

(B. Bandyopadhyay) 
Under Secretary to the Government of India