It is not required to submit original bills to avail the benefit under special cash package in lieu of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) fare for the Central Government Employees.
The government has issued a third set of Frequently Asked Questions and replies for the Central Government Employees on the LTC cash voucher scheme, based on the queries from various quarters.
The Department of Expenditure (DoE), Ministry of Finance have clarified that a self-attested photocopy in place of original bills would suffice. However, the employee will have to produce the original bill for verification on demand.
“No, self-attested photocopy would suffice. However, the original bills may be produced on demand for information,” DoE said in an official clarification while responding to a query on whether it was mandatory to submit original bills to DDO.
This is an important clarification for the central government employees who want to avail the benefit of the special package. As the original bills/voucher may be required by the employee for claiming the warranty and ownership of the service.
In case of employees who are due to retire before December 31, 2020, the original bill/voucher must be submitted and settled before the date of superannuation, the DoE said.