As per new tips from the central authorities the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) availed by employees, will now embody air tickets. The Centre in a missive despatched to all central ministries and departments stated that the Department of Expenditure’s round from June concerning air travel on authorities obligation may also be relevant for air travel for LTC.
The round acknowledged that air tickets to be availed beneath LTC shall be solely purchased from three Authorised Travel Agents (ATAs), that are Balmer Lawrie & Company Limited, Ashok Travels and Tours and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation.
LTC is an allowance given to employees for assembly travel bills when the worker is on go away from work. The similar is exempted from tax beneath the Income Tax Act.
The memorandum acknowledged, “Government employees are to choose a flight having the Best Available Fare on their entitled travel class, which is the cheapest fare available, preferably for Non-stop flight in a given slot, mentioned below, at the time of booking.”
Employees are inspired to e book flight tickets no less than 21 days previous to the supposed date of travel on LTC, to avail essentially the most aggressive fares and minimise burden on the exchequer, the round additional stated, including that they need to additionally keep away from pointless cancellations.