Leave Travel Concession Description: (LTC) introduced in 1956 was regulated by orders issued from time to time. These were brought out in the form of CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988.
Leave Travel Concession is reimbursement of expenditure incurred by the Government Servant and his family members to travel from headquarters station to home town and back (during the period of regular leave taken by the Government Servant) under these Rules.
At present, the employees are eligible to avail leave travel concession once in a block of four consecutive calendar years, along with their family members. Out of the four years, this concession has to be availed to go to “Home Town” during the first block of two years.
During the second block of two years the employees can avail this concession to visit any place within the State (including Home Town). During the availment of this concession, the journeys have to be performed by train if the places are connected by train.
However, they may also perform the journey by A.P.S.R.T.C. buses between the two places connected by train, in which case, the claim is to be restricted to either the actual expenditure incurred or to the amount admissible had the journey been performed by train, whichever is less.
In cases where the places are not connected by train but are connected by road only, the journeys have to be performed only by A.P.S.R.T.C. buses.
The entitlement of class of travel/different kinds of busses shall be in accordance with the entitlements in the case of journeys on official tour.
If the journeys are performed by air, the claim shall be restricted to what is admissible had the journey been made by rail or bus as the case may be. Travel by private buses, taxis, etc. is prohibited.
However, travel by A.P. Tourism development corporation buses is allowed. In support of the actual charges incurred by the employee, while availing the L.T.C., the used original Air/ Rail/ Bus tickets have to be enclosed to the T.A. claim.