Leave Travel Concession (LTC) for AP State and Telangana State Employees: Eligibility, Family definition, Home Town, Frequency Journeys details provideed
(i) All Government servants including those appointed on temporary basis, who have put in a continuous service of not less than five years, are eligible for the concession.
(ii) Officers re-employed for a period of not less than one year in continuation of superannuation from Government service are also eligible for the concession and the period of re-employment shall be treated as continuous with the previous service for this purpose.
(iii) Persons appointed on a contract basis are also eligible for the concession,.If the period of contract is five years or more. Where the initial contract is for less than five years,later it is extended to five years or more, the total duration of the service shall be taken into account for the purpose.
(iv) The concession is not applicable to the following persons
(a) Who are not whole time employees.
(b) Who are paid from contingencies.
(c) Who are borne on work-charged establishment.
(d) who are industrial employees.
III.FAMILY – definition:
A. The Government servant’s wife or husband and two surviving unmarried children or stepchildren wholly dependent on the Government servant, irrespective of whether they are residing with the Government servant or not.
B. Married daughters divorced, abandoned or separated from their husbands and widowed daughters and are residing with the Government servant and wholly dependent on the Government servant.
The term “Family” for this purpose shall be the same as admissible in connection with the transfer of the Govt. employee with the following exceptions.
i. The parents of Gazetted Officers shall not be treated as family members.
ii. The parents of Non – Gazetted Officers shall not be treated as dependents, if either of them is a pensioner (including family pensioner).
iii. In case of more than two children, The children born on or after 1-4-1996, will not be treated as members of the family, if the number of children born prior to 1-4-1996 were two or more for whom the claim is made.
Note: The parents of married female NonGazetted Govt. employees will be treated as members of family provided they are dependent on them.
The Commission,recommends that a member of the family whose income from all sources, including stipend, pension (including dearness relief thereon) does not exceed the minimum family pension and dearness relief thereon, shall be deemed as dependent on the employee.
IV) HOME TOWN:
a) The word “Home Town” means the place which is declared by the Government servant duly supported by reasons such as native place, being the permanent residence of his parents, grand-parents or owner ship of immovable property.
(b) (i) Every Government servant is required to give declaration of his Home Town.
(ii) The non-Gazetted Government, employees shall submit their declaration to the Officer, who has been declared as the Controlling Officer in respect of the traveling allowance claims of the Government servants. After the declarations are approved by the Controlling Officer, they shall be communicated to the Heads of Offices in which the non-Gazetted employees are working. The Heads of Offices shall record the particulars of the Home Town in the service books of the employees. Every Controlling Officer shall maintain a list of the Home towns of all the Government Servants, whose traveling allowance claims are counter-signed by him.
(iii) The Gazetted Officers shall submit their declarations to the concerned Heads of Departments who shall, after acceptance, communicate the same to the Accountant General for reccin his office. The Heads of Departments and the Secretaries to Government shall communicate thieir declarations direct to the Accountant General, Andhra Pradesh for record in his office
V) FREQUENCY AND JOURNEYS:
Government employees are permitted to avail Leave Travel Concession in Block Period of 4 years to visit Home Town during the first block of two consecutive calendar years and may avail this concession to visit any place within the state during the second block.
As per G.O. Ms. No.151, Finance (TA) Department, dated:04.05.2010 Government employees were permitted to avail Leave Travel concession to go to any place outside the State also but within the country, together with eligible family members during the second Block period of two years subject to the condition that their claim shall be restricted to the last point in that direction within the state.
Government later permitted the employees to avail Leave Travel Concession to go to any place outside the State also but within the country, together with eligible family members during the second Block period of two years subject to the condition that their claim shall be restricted to the last point in that direction within the State.
On the representation of the employees Government again issued orders vide G.O.Ms.No.98, Finance (TA)Dept., dt.21.5.2011 permitting all the Government employees to travel anywhere in India on LTC once in entire service during second part of the Block Period upto a maximum distance of 3500 K.Ms to& fro and subject to restricting the claim to Rs.12,500/-. Keeping in view the increase in railway fares, the Commission recommends for the enhancement of the claim amount from Rs.12,500/ to Rs.18,750/, while keeping the limit of the maximum distance as 3,500 KMs only.
In cases where the employees are entitled to travel by air while on official tour, they along with their family members, may be permitted to travel by air and claim the actual amount paid for the journey in L.T.C. also. The Commission therefore recommends to issue revised instructions accordingly.