LTC rules for central government employees: Eligibility, inclusions, special provisions and more details | India Business News


LTC rules: Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, through Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) has issued guidelines for leave travel concession (LTC) for Central Government employees. First of all, it is important to understand that these are all central government employees Eligible for LTC? What are the terms and conditions? Here's what you need to know.

What is Leave Travel Concession (LTC)?

According to an ET report, the latest office memorandum, dated April 30, 2024, defines leave travel concession as a travel benefit that allows Government employee To visit your hometown or any place in India during a period of four years. Employees have two options: either they can visit their hometown twice in a four-year block, with each visit occurring in two years, or can visit their hometown once in the first two years and once in the next two years. You can visit any other place in India once during this period.
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Who is eligible for LTC?

As per the office memorandum, LTC rules apply to the following groups:
1. People working in civil service positions, including civilian government employees defense services Related to the operation of the association.
2. state government employees Who are on deputation to the Central Government.
3. People who are employed on contract basis.
4. Persons who have been re-employed after retirement.

Who is not eligible for LTC?

The following categories of people are not eligible for LTC:
a) Government servants who are not full-time employees.
B) People in casual or daily wage jobs.
c) Payments were made to individuals from the contingency fund.
d) Railway Employees*
e) Members of the armed forces.
f) Local recruitment in Indian missions abroad.
g) Any person who is already eligible for other types of travel concessions whether on leave or otherwise.
However, Railway employees may be permitted to avail “All India LTC” once in a block of four years under specific conditions.
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Special provisions for specific employee categories

The special provisions in Rule 2 of the LTC Guidelines outline the following:
1. Eligibility for certain employees
Employees in Groups (ii), (iii), and (iv) of Rule 1(3) must have one year of continuous service to be eligible for LTC. The concerned authority must also confirm that the employee will continue to work with the Central Government for at least two more years to qualify for hometown LTC, and at least four more years for LTC at any place in India. Will continue to work for years.
2. contract based employees
For contract-based employees, the total period of their contract, including any extensions, will determine their eligibility for LTC.
3. retired people re-employed
If someone is re-employed without a break immediately after retirement, his re-employed period is considered continuous with his previous service. They can avail LTC for the re-employment period, but only if they could avail it before retirement. For example, if an officer avails LTC to visit any place in India during a four-year block and is re-employed immediately after retirement, he will be eligible till the end of the four-year block. Cannot avail the same LTC benefit.

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