In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of Section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with the Governments of the States concerned, hereby makes the following rules, namely :-
1.Short title and commencement. - (1) These rules may be called the All India Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1975. They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2.Definition - In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, a member of the Service means a member of an All India Service, as defined in section 2 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951).
3. Regulation of Leave Travel Concession - (1) The Leave Travel Concession of a member of the Service, serving in connection with the affairs of the Union, shall be regulated in the same manner and subject to the same conditions, as are applicable to the officers of the Central Civil Services, Class I:
3(2) The Leave Travel Concession of a member of the Service serving in connection with the affairs of a State, shall be regulated in the same manner, and subject to the same conditions, as are applicable to the officers of the State Civil Services, Class I:
Provided that the concession afforded to a member of the Service under this sub-rule shall not at any time be inferior to that to which he would be entitled under sub-rule (1), had he been appointed to serve in connection with the affairs of the Union.
4.Interpretation - If any question arises as to the interpretation of these rules, it shall be referred to the Central Government for decision.
(No. 24/2/74-AIS(II), dt. 10.2.1975).
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA DECISION’S
(2)LTC is not admissible to visit a place outside India.
(D P & AR File No. 11022/1/77-AIS(II).
(3) A question has been raised whether LTC is admissible during the period of suspension. It is clarified that a Government servant under suspension cannot avail of LTC as he cannot get any leave including casual leave during the period of supension. As he continues to be in service during the period of suspension, members of his family are entitled to LTC.
(D P & AR File No. 11022/1/77-AIS(I).
(4) Provision to rule 3(2) of LTC Rules empowers an Officer to opt for the Central Rules. It is clarified that in a particular block of years, a member of the Service serving under the State Government can exercise option to be governed by either Central Rules or the States Rules in toto. It is not permissible to pick up certain features of the State Rules and certain other features of the Central Rules for the purpose of claims.
(D P & AR letter No. 11022/6/77-AIS(II), dated 1st October, 1977).
Under Central Government Rules, a Government servant can draw advance in respect of the journey proposed to be performed under the Leave Travel Concession scheme by himself and/or by members of his family 60 days before the proposed date of the outward journey. He should however produce railway cash receipts within ten days of the drawal of the advance to the competent authority to show that he has actually utilised the amount to purchase tickets. These orders are applicable to All India Service officers also, who are governed by the Central Rules.
The Central Government have decided that in the case of Leave Travel Concession to visit any place in India (other than home town), once in a block of four years, the reimbursement of fare may be allowed for the entire distance both ways without any deduction in respect of the first 400/160 kms as at present . Leave Travel Concession to home town shall also be admissible irrespective of the distance between the headquarters of the Government Servant and his home-town once in a block of two calander years.
(D P & AR letters no. 31011/10/77-Estt.(A);dated 1st September, 1978 and 31011/2/84-Estt.(A) dated 11.7.85.)
The simplified procedure laid down in the D P & AR OM No. 31011/1/77-Estt.A, dated the 1st October, 1977 is applicable to members of All India Services also, who are governed by the Central Rules.
(D P & AR letter No. 11022/1/77-AIS(II), dated 7th November, 1977.)
(D P & AR OM No. 31011/1/77-Estt.(A) dated 1st October, 1977.)
SUBJECT :- Simplification and rationalisation of procedures relating to leave travel concession scheme - Recommendations of Task Force.
The undersigned is directed to say that the Government of India have had under consideration the question of rationalising and simplifying the procedure regulating the claims of Central Government employees under the Leave Travel Concession Scheme. A Task Force was constituted to go into the matter and after considering their recommendations, Government have decided that the existing Leave Travel Concession Scheme for Central Government servants, as amended from time to time, shall be modified to the extent indicated below with immediate effect :-
- It is not necessary to have an elaborate check on the declaration of home town by an employee. The declaration made by theGovernment servant initially may be accepted and a detailed check may be applied only when he seeks a change.
- Advance on account of Leave Travel Concession may be sanctioned by the Head of the Office instead of by the Controlling Officer.
- Where the shortest route by which the journey is required to be performed is disrupted due to accidents or other causes, the power to grant reimbursement by the actual route travelled may be exercised by the Controlling Authority, instead of by the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms, in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) as at present.