Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
Dated the 2nd December. 2009.
Subject:- LTC to Central Government Employees – Travel by tour packages operated by IRCTC.
The undersigned is directed to refer to DOP&T O.M. of even number dated 14.3.08, allowing tours by road conducted by the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), a Government of India’s undertaking under the Min. of Railways for the purpose of reimbursement of LTC by Government servants on the lines of ITDC/STDC and to say that as the IRCTC is also offering tour packages involving air travel in the sectors like Delhi – Leh, Delhi – Srinagar, Jaipur – Goa, Chennai/Calcutta – Port Blair etc., the question of allowing LTC packages of IRCTC, including the component of air travel has been examined in consultation with the Min. of Finance.
2. It has now been decided to allow the re-imbursement of air fare along with rail and road fare in the case of LTC journey ‘of Government servants in tours offered by IRCTC for reimbursement under LTC provided the IRCTC indicates and certifies the 3 components separately and booking of tickets is done by IRCTC fully complying with the instructions of Govt. of India issued from time to time in this regard such as journey by Air India under LTC 80 scheme in economy class without package benefits etc.
Deputy Secretary to the Govt. of India