Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC
Office of the Principal Controller of Accounts (Fys)
10A, S. K. Bose Road, Kolkata — 700001
All Controllers of Finance and Accounts (Fys)
In continuation to CGDA, Delhi Cantt. letter No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTC dated 28- 05-2013 circulated under this office Circular No. 063/AN/VIII/LTC/XIV dated 28-06-2013 on the above subject, HQrs. Office has further clarified vide No. AN/XIV/14162/TA/DA/LTCNol-II dated 04-03-2014 (copy enclosed) that areas falling within Urban Agglomeration of a city but within different districts may be termed as ‘same station’ for the purposes of LTC Rules.
The same may please be circulated to all Branch Accounts Offices under your jurisdiction for information, guidance and necessary action.
Controller General of Defence Accounts,
Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
Dated : 04/03/2014
The P C of A(Fys)
10 A, S.K.Bose Road,
Subject: Clarification on definition of Hometown LTC.
Reference: Your Office letter No. Pay/Tech-I/LTC dated 25.11.2013.
The matter has been examined in the light of extant rules on the above subject and the facts brought out under your letter cited above.
2. In this regard, attention is invited to GoI, M.F. O.M. No. 21011/13/89- E.II(B), dated 20.12.89 also reproduced under Rule 5 of FRSR Part IV DA , DR and HRA Rules which clearly stipulates that – “the phrase ‘same station’ includes all places which are treated contiguous to the qualified city/town in terms of paras 3(b)(ii) and Para 3(b)(iii) and those places which are included in the Urban Agglomeration of a qualified city”.
3. In terms of the above OM, areas falling within Urban Agglomeration of a city but within different districts may be termed as’same station”for the purposes of LTC Rules. Hence, practice being followed by your office is in consonance to the rules.