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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

What if there is no public transport available in a particular stretch of LTC journey? Govt clarifies

WHAT if a government servant travels on LTC up to the nearest airport, railway station or bus terminal by authorized mode of transport and finds no public transport available for the rest of the journey? Can the officer and the family take a taxi for the rest of the journey to reach his destination? DoPT in an office memorandum (OM) dated February 9, 2017, clarified that in case, there is no public transport available in a particular stretch of journey, the government servant may be…
reimbursed as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 kilometers covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the government servant. “Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the Government servant”, it was clarified.
The February 9 OM is titled as the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988, Fulfillment of Procedural Requirements— Clarifications rgd.It was further clarified that in cases where a government servant travels on LTC up to the nearest airport/railway station/bus terminal by authorized mode of transport and undertakes rest of the journey to the declared place of visit by private transport/own arrangement (such as personal vehicle or private taxi etc.), may be dealt with as follows:-
(a) In all such cases the government servant may be required to submit a declaration that he and the members of the family in respect of whom the claim is submitted have indeed travelled upto the declared place of visit.(b) If a public transport is available in a particular area, the government servant will be reimbursed the fare admissible for journey by otherwise entitled mode of public transport from the nearest airport/railway station/bus terminal to the declared place of visit by shortest direct route.
(c) In case, there is no public transport available in a particular stretch of journey, the government servant may be reimbursed as per his entitlement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100 kms covered by the private/personal transport based on a self-certification from the government servant. Beyond this, the expenditure shall be borne by the government servant.
(d) Furnishing of false information will attract disciplinary action under the CCS(CCA) Rules, 1965.

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