HQ, ESIC, New Delhi
Sub: Booking of Tickets for LTC.
Attention is invited on the subjected bringing out the provisions that ESIC has no separate LTC rules therefore CCS (LTC) Rules are applicable to ESIC in toto but with the only exception approved that employees of ESIC can travel by a private airline.
2. As per GoI provisions for booking of tickets for LTC, only two travel agencies namely M/s Balmer Lawrie 86 Company and Ashoka travels are authorized to provide travel tickets. Tickets can also be booked through official counter/website of the airline and IRCTC website. Booking of tickets on account of LTC through any private agent/agent’s websites like Yatra, Makemytrip etc. is strictly prohibited.
3. Inspite of clear provisions, cases are being received in this HQrs office seeking clarification/relaxation on admissibility of LTC claims on journeys performed on tickets procured through private agents/websites. It is reiterated that all cases of LTC where guidelines have not been followed for booking of tickets, are to be disallowed at regional level without any reference to HQrs office.