One time relaxation for LTC Cash voucher scheme for new recruits who got appointed in the year 2012

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One time relaxation for LTC Cash voucher scheme for new recruits who got appointed in the year 2012

One time relaxation for LTC Cash voucher scheme for new recruits who got appointed in the year 2012 AGENDA DISCUSSED DURING THE STANDING COMMITTEE ME

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One time relaxation for LTC Cash voucher scheme for new recruits who got appointed in the year 2012

AGENDA DISCUSSED DURING THE STANDING COMMITTEE MEETING HELD ON 26.2.2021 – DECISIONS TAKEN

New Agenda items for the meeting of Standing Committee (received on 08.02.2021)

Agenda Item No. and Ministry / Deptt.: 20/ 21/ SC DoPT – Estt:I

Brief: One time relaxation for LTC Cash voucher scheme for new recruits who got appointed in the year 2012.

Comments from concerned Ministry/Department: Establishment (A-IV), DoPT has informed through their letter dated 22.02.2021 that fresh recruits are eligible for 8 LTCs every year (six Home Town LTCs and two All India LTCs) in their initial years of service after completing one year of service. Therefore, in the case of a fresh recruit appointed the year 2012, the eighth LTC will expire in the year 2020. As per Special Cash Package scheme m lieu of LTC announced by the Department of Expenditure, ministry of Finance and the FAQs issued vide DoE’s OM No. 12(2)/ 2020-E.II(A) dated 10.11.2020, the fresh recruits are also eligible to submit their cash vouchers upto 31st March, 2021 .

The fresh recruits who had booked their tickets during the lockdown period but could not undertake Journey during the lockdown and their advance money having being put a ‘credit shell’ by the airlines, have also been allowed to undertake their journey on or before 28th February, 2021 vide DoPT’s OM No . 31011/ 1/2020-Estt (A-IV) dated 05.02.2021.

However , the fresh recruits who have utilized their eighth LTC up to the year 2020 and special cash package in lieu thereof, up to 31st March, 2021, are not eligible for any LTC m the year 202 1 since a minimum block of two years in their case is not available out of the current LTC block year 2018-2021 {2018-19 and 2020-21} This is as per LTC rules and has been followed for all fresh recruits considering the fact that they are eligible for availing eight LTCs in their initial eight years of service after completion of one year. Further, the special Cash package Scheme has been announced by the Ministry of Finance for the Central Government Employees for the current LTC book year 2018-2021 and the employees can avail of the said scheme for the block year available to them upto 31stMarch, 2021 only. Any further extension of the scheme beyond 31st March 202 1 for any category of employee, whether fresh recruit or otherwise, 1s m the domain of Department of Expenditure, Ministry of Finance.

Decision/ comments in the meeting of 26.2.2021: The staff side demanded for extending the LTC cash voucher special package to the employees recruited during 20 12 and also for extending the period of 2018-19 LTC up to 31.12.2021. The Office Side agreed to examine the same.


One time relaxation for LTC Cash voucher scheme for new recruits

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