GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
QUESTION NO 2907
ANSWERED ON 18.12.2014
LTC 80 for non entitled Government Servants
2907 SHRIMATI BIMLA KASHYAP SOOD
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether travel by air under LTC 80 fare is allowed to non-entitled Government Servants in certain sectors;
(b) if so, whether they are permitted to travel by air from their headquarters, if not, the reasons therefor;
(c) whether split journey from headquarters to Kolkata, Chennai, or Bhubaneswar by train in entitled class and thereafter by air in economy class from Air India burden more on the exchequer than the direct flight through flexi fare from Air India; and
(d) whether Government proposes to allow such employees to travel by air from headquarters in economy class on flexi fare by Air India?
Minister of State in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office. (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a): Yes, Sir.
(b): Government servants not entitled to travel by air may be permitted to travel by air in Economy class in the following sectors between:
(i) Kolkata/Guwahati and any place in NER
(ii) Kolkata/Chennai/Bhubaneswar and Port Blair
(iii) Delhi/Amritsar and anyplace in J&K
(c): It is not possible to quantify in exact terms as this would depend on multiple factors like distance between the Headquarters and Kolkata/Chennai/Bhubaneswar, entitlement of class of journey by train, i.e. II Tier AC or III Tier AC etc.
(d): There is no such proposal at present.