Guidelines on Air Travel on Leave Travel Concession (LTC)

Finance Ministry Regarding Purchase of Air Tickets on LTC / Tours.

1. On Official Tours:

(i) For travel by Airlines other than Air India because of operational or other reasons or on account of non-availability of Air India flights, individual cases for relaxation to be referred to M/o Civil Aviation, as stated in this Ministry's OM No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13.072009.


(ii) Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/ website of Airlines ) or by utilizing the service of Authorised Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours.

2. LTC:

(i) Travel by Air India only.

(ii) In Economy class only, irrespective of entitlement.

(iii) LTC-80 ticket of Air India only to be purchased.

(iv) Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking Counters / website of Airlines ) or or by utilizing the service of Authorised Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC ( to the extend IRCTC is authorized as per DOP&T OM No. 31011/6/2002-Estt (A) dt 01.12.2009 )

3. LTC for J&K:

(i) Relaxation to travel by Private Airlines to visit J&K while availing LTC is available to all the categories of Government Employees, including those entitled to travel by Air (DOP&T OMs No. 31011/2/2003-Estt. (A-IV) dated 18.06.2010 and 04.08.2010 refer ).

(ii) For purchase of Air Tickets, however, the procedure as given under para 2 (iv) above should be followed.
 
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