LTC 80 is a special type of tour package offered by the Indian Government to its employees who are entitled to travel under the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) scheme. These packages are designed to provide travel options to government employees for both domestic and international destinations at discounted rates.
The LTC 80 tour packages offer a wide range of destinations across India and abroad, including popular tourist spots such as Goa, Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Dubai, Singapore, Thailand, and many more.
Authorized travel agents, who have been approved by the government, usually offer these packages. The package generally includes return airfare, hotel accommodation, meals, local transportation, and sightseeing tours.
It is important to note that LTC 80 packages are exclusively available to Indian Government employees who are eligible for the LTC scheme. If you are an eligible government employee, you can contact an authorized travel agent to inquire about the available LTC 80 tour packages and their inclusions. The LTC 80 tour packages provide a great opportunity for government employees to explore new destinations and create unforgettable memories.
Any employee with one year of continuous service on the date of journey performed by him/his family is eligible.
Note: Employees whose spouses are working in Indian Railways/National Airlines are not eligible for LTC. ‘
i) Wife, husband, parents, unmarried children (two) of the Government Servant wholly dependent* on the employee irrespective of whether they are residing with him/her or not;
ii) Married daughters divorced /separated from their husbands and widowed wholly dependent* on the employee.
iii) Unmarried minor brothers as well as unmarried, divorced, separated from their husbands or widowed sisters residing with and wholly dependent* on the employee provided their parents are either not alive or themselves wholly dependent on Govt. Servant. *A member of the family whose income from all sources, including stipend, pension, but excluding Dearness Relief does not exceed Rs 3,500/- p.m. is deemed to be wholly dependent
Journey by Air is permitted to all entitled employees by LTC rules under the following conditions:
(i) Travel by Air India only.
(ii) In Economy class only, irrespective of entitlement. \
(iii) LTC-80 ticket of Air India only to be purchased.
(iv) Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Airlines (at Booking counters/Website of Airlines) or by utilizing the services of Authorized Travel Agents viz. M/s Balmer Lawrie & Company, M/s Ashok Travels & Tours and IRCTC
Entitlement will be the same as for tour/transfer. Reimbursement admissible only in respect of journeys performed by vehicles operated by the Government or any Corporation in the public sector run by the Central or State Government or local body.
By Rail: All employees are entitled to travel by Rail by entitled class by the shortest route to the destination
(a) The leave travel concession to hometown shall be admissible irrespective of the distance between the headquarters of the Government servant and his hometown, once in a block of two calendar years.
(b) The leave travel concession to any place in India shall be admissible irrespective of the distance of the place of visit from the headquarters of the Government servant, once in a block of four calendar years. Provided that in the case of a Government servant to whom leave travel concession to hometown is admissible, the leave travel concession to any place in India availed of by him shall be in lieu of, and adjusted against, the leave travel concession to hometown available to him at the time of commencement of the journey;
(c) A Government servant residing leaving his family at his home town can avail LTC every year to visit his home town by forgoing All India LTC for self and home town/ All India LTC for family (For visit to Jammu & Kashmir, North East Region and Andaman & Nicobar please refer to the attached GOI OM)
NOTE From 1-09-2008, new recruits to the Central Government can travel to their hometown with their families on three occasions and to any place in India on the fourth occasion. This is applicable for the first two blocks of four years after joining the government for the first time. The blocks of four years apply from the initial date of joining, and all other provisions concerning the frequency of travel under LTC remain the same.
The Leave Travel Concession (LTC) can be availed only during earned leave, casual leave, special casual leave, vacation leave, study leave, maternity leave, and paternity leave. LTC during Leave Preparatory to Retirement (LPR) is permissible if the journey is completed before retirement. Therefore, leave is mandatory for availing the LTC. However, LTC cannot be availed during Child Care Leave.
When a government employee or any member of their family intends to avail the concession to visit any place in India, they must declare the intended place of visit in advance to their controlling officer.
If a government servant is unable to use their leave travel concession within a particular block of two years or four years, they can avail it within the first year of the next block. However, if they are entitled to LTC to their hometown, they can only carry forward the LTC to any place in India for a block of four years if they have carried forward the LTC to their hometown in respect of the second block of two years within the block of four years.
Government employees can encase a maximum of ten days of earned leave when availing of the Leave Travel Concession (LTC), up to a total of sixty days during their entire career. The leave encashed at the time of LTC will not be deducted from the maximum amount of earned leave encashable at the time of retirement. It is also clarified that if both the husband and wife are government servants, then the encashment of leave equal to 10 days at the time of availing of LTC will continue to be available to both, subject to a maximum of sixty days each during their career.
Reimbursement under the leave travel concession scheme shall not cover incidental expenses. Incidental expenses and local journeys are not covered under the LTC scheme. The reimbursement for the expenses of the journey will only be allowed for a point-to-point journey on a through ticket over the shortest direct route. The Government employee can claim reimbursement for the travel fare incurred during the journey, including the fare for transport by rail, road, air, or sea. However, expenses incurred on meals, hotel accommodation, sightseeing, local transport, and other related expenses will not be reimbursed under the scheme.
Government employees can take an advance of up to 90% of the fare for the LTC journey, which can be used for both the outward and return journey if the leave taken or the anticipated absence of family members does not exceed 90 days. However, if the period of leave or anticipated absence exceeds 90 days, then the advance may be drawn only for the outward journey.
Both types of LTCs, i.e., Home Town LTC and Anywhere in India LTC, allow the journeys to commence from a place other than the Headquarters and also terminate at that place. However, the concession is limited to the journey between Headquarters and the place of visit only.
To claim LTC, it is essential to visit the declared home town or place of visit in India. Failure to visit the declared place will result in the disallowance of the LTC claim.
A claim for reimbursement of LTC expenses must be submitted within three months of completing the return journey. If no advance was drawn, failure to submit the claim within this time frame will result in forfeiture. If an advance was drawn, the claim should be submitted within one month of return, and if not submitted within three months, the claim will be forfeited and the advance will be recovered.
Leave Travel Concession (LTC) scheme is available in a block of four years. Employees can avail of the scheme once in every four-year block for travel within India or to foreign countries. The current block is 2018-2021, and the next block will be from 2022-2025. If an employee does not avail of the LTC scheme in a particular block year, they cannot carry it forward to the next block year. It is essential to plan and utilize the LTC scheme within the eligible block years.
The duration of leave travel concession (LTC) can vary depending on the employee’s entitlement and the purpose of travel. Generally, LTC is granted for a maximum of 17 days for each trip, including the time required for travel. However, this can vary based on the rules and regulations of the organization or department the employee is working for. Additionally, the number of LTC trips that an employee is eligible for within a block of time can also vary. It’s best to check with your employer or HR department for specific details on LTC entitlements for your organization.
Yes, you can visit two places during your Leave Travel Concession (LTC) journey. However, please note that the concession will only be applicable for travel between the Headquarters and the declared place of visit. If you choose to visit two places, the distance between those two places should be within the distance of the declared place of visit from the Headquarters. Additionally, you would need to provide appropriate documentation and receipts for your travel and expenses incurred for both places to claim reimbursement under LTC.
Yes, employees of the Government of India are eligible for Leave Travel Concession (LTC) to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands as it has been declared a tourist destination by the government. However, the reimbursement of expenses for LTC travel to these islands may be subject to certain conditions and limits, as per the prevailing government guidelines.
Yes, employees of the Government of India who avail Leave Travel Concession (LTC) to visit Andaman and Nicobar Islands can claim car rental charges as part of their LTC tour package, subject to certain conditions and limits, as per the prevailing government guidelines.
Yes, employees of the Government of India who avail Leave Travel Concession (LTC) can visit Diglipur in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as it has been declared a tourist destination by the government. However, the reimbursement of expenses for LTC travel to Diglipur may be subject to certain conditions and limits, as per the prevailing government guidelines.