26 Jul, 2018 11:26p.m.

Govt. considering including Central Asian counties under LTC

The central government is considering allowing its employees to go abroad on Leave Travel Concession (LTC), top officials said on Thursday. The move comes shortly after the government had announce that the earlier proposal to allow LTC to its employees to visit SAARC countries is shelved.

The plan, which has been initiated by the Ministry of External Affairs, proposes to include five Central Asian countries under the LTC scheme. The countries are Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. The move to allow central government employees to visit these countries is aimed at increasing India's foot print in the strategically important Central Asian region, they said.

A proposal in this regard has been finalised by the Personnel Ministry, which has asked for comments from other departments concerned such as Home, Tourism, Civil Aviation and Expenditure "at the earliest possible", sources indicated.

The timing of the implementation of new rules is crucial as it is considered as efforts to woo government employees in the elections of 2019.

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