As per new tips from the central authorities the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) availed by employees, will now embrace air tickets. The Centre in a missive despatched to all central ministries and departments mentioned that the Department of Expenditure’s round from June concerning air travel on authorities responsibility will even be relevant for air travel for LTC.
The round said that air tickets to be availed underneath 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 identical is exempted from tax underneath the Income Tax Act.
The memorandum said, “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 ebook flight tickets not less than 21 days previous to the meant date of travel on LTC, to avail essentially the most aggressive fares and minimise burden on the exchequer, the round additional mentioned, including that they need to additionally keep away from pointless cancellations.