NGGOA welcomes amendments in LTC Rules

Port Blair
4 Dec 2017

The Non-Gazetted Govt. Officers’ Association (NGGOA), Andaman and Nicobar Islands has welcomed the recent amendments made by Govt. of India to Leave Travel Concession (LTC) Rules. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), GoI through Office Memorandum dated 31st October, 2017 have settled the long pending demand of employees’ organization. The memorandum envisages full reimbursement as per the entitlement of Government servant for journeys performed on LTC by the family members from home town/any place in India to Headquarters/place of posting of Govt. servant, and back. When such journey is performed from hometown, the LTC shall be counted against ‘Home Town LTC’ and in case the journey from any other place in India, it shall be counted against ‘Any place in India LTC’.
Earlier, no reimbursement was allowed for journeys performed by dependent family members from the home town or any other place in India to visit the employee at his/her place of posting. This change is a big relief to the employees whose family members are staying or pursuing studies at his / her home town or any other place in India. The Govt. of India brought the amendment in LTC rules as per recommendations of the 7th Central Pay Commission in consultation with Joint Consultative Machinery (JCM) staff side. The Association appeals the employees to utilize the new provision in LTC rules which is effective from 31st October, 2017.