Subject:- Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988 —Relaxation to travel by private airlines to visit J&K.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Ministry’s O.M. No. 31011/3/2014- Estt.(A-IV) dated 26th September, 2014. It has been decided that the Government servants while availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC) to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) under the special dispensation scheme allowed by the aforesaid O.M. may also travel by private airlines subject to the following conditions:-
(i) Officers entitled to travel by air may also travel by private airlines from their headquarters;
(ii) Officers not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by private airlines between Delhi /Amritsar and any place in J&K.
2. Air travel by private airlines is to be performed in Economy Class only an at LTC- 80 fare of Air India or less.
3. Air Tickets to be purchased directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT’s O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Est (A) dated 02.12.2009) while undertaking LTC journey. Booking of tickets through other agencies is not permitted.
4. All other conditions prescribed in this Ministry’s Q.M. No. 31011/3/2014-Estt(A- IV) dated 26.09.2014 would continue to apply.
5. The order will remain in force for a period of one year from the date of issue of this order.