GOVERNMENT OF ORISSA
Bhubaneswar the 16th June, 1994.
Sub: Leave Travel Concession (L.T.C.) to visit any place of interest within the territory of India.
Government have had under consideration the question of granting travel concession during leave to Government Employees for journey to any place within the territory of India.
After careful consideration, Governor has been pleased to decide that concessions of the nature and to the extent laid down below will be admissible to the employees of the State Government with effect from 1st July, 1994.
2. Nature of Concessions:
The concession will be admissible only once during the service period of a Government servant.
NOTE: Any place in India will cover any place within the territory of India whether it is mainland India or overseas. If there are any local restrictions on visit to places in border areas, it is the responsibility of the Government servant undertaking the visit to fulfil the conditions for visit to the place which is subject to local restrictions.
(i) All Government servants including those appointed on temporary basis, will be eligible for the concession
(ii) Part-time employees, employees paid out of Office-expenses or borne on work-charged establishments will not be eligible for this concession.
(iii) The benefit will not be admissible during the period of suspension or deputation.
(iv) While allowing Government servants to travel on L.T.C., the Controlling Officer/ Head of Office should see that not more than 10% of the total staff strength are allowed to avail the benefit at a time. However, this power should be exercised with greater flexibility on public grounds.
(v) The benefit will be admissible only on application made by a Government servant in the prescribed form as in Annexure.
(i) The L.T.C. will be admissible to the Government servant himself and in addition to not more than four dependant family members. The term ‘family’, shall have the same meaning as given in Rule-14 of the O.T.A. Rules.
Where both husband and wife are Government servant the concession will be admissible to the family on the scale admissible to the husband or wife not both. In that case one of them will avail the benefit and the other will be treated as a member of the family and will not be entitled to avail the concession for self independently.
(ii) The L.T.C. shall be admissible during leave of any kind not exceeding sixty day including vacation.
(iii) The journeys on L.T.C. may be performed by the Government servant and the family members together or separately to the some place or to different places of their choice. When journeys are performed separately, the outward journey of the second batch should commence within six months from the date of commencement of the journey by the first batch.
5. Declaration of place of visit to any place in India:
The intended place of visit shall be declared by the Government servant in advance to his Controlling Officer. The place of visit once declared, shall not be changed under any circumstances.
(1) Journey by Rail: For travel by train under L.T.C., entitlement to different classes of accommodation shall be as under:
(a) Government servants of First Grade: Second class A.C., Two tier/ First Class Non A.C.
(b) Government servants of Second Grade: First class non A.C., A.C. Chair Car.
(c) Government servants of Third Grade and Fourth Grade: Second Class Sleeper.
(2) Journey by road: Government’s assistance towards the cost of journey between places not connected by rail will be admissible to Government servants as under:-
(i) Where a public transport system with vehicles running between fixed points at regular interval and charging fixed rates exists, the assistance of the fare actually charged by such a system for the appropriate class of accommodation of the transport system.
NOTE: Appropriate class means as follows:-
(a) First grade/ Second grade Government servants: By any type of bus including super deluxe, express etc. but excluding air conditioned bus.
(b) Third Grade/ Fourth Grade Government servants: By ordinary bus only. The claim for travel by the express bus may also be admitted if, the journey is actually performed such bus on account of non-availability of seats in ordinary bus.
(ii) Where a public transport system as aforesaid does not exist, the assistance will be limited to the actual fare paid or double the mileage allowance fixed under Rule-53 of O..T.A. Rules, whichever is less.
(iii) Notwithstanding anything contained in sub-para (l) or (2), where a Government servant travelling by road takes a seat or seats in a bus, van or other vehicle operated by Tourism Development Corporations in the Public Sector, State Transport Corporations and Transport Services run by other Governments or local bodies, the reimbursement shall be either the actual hire charges or the amount reimbursable on the journey to the declared place of visit had the Journey been undertaken by entitled class by rail by the shortest direct route, whichever is less.
(3) Journey by Sea or By Steamer:
For travel by ship/ steamer under L.T.C. between place not connected by shipping/ steamer services, entitlement of different classes of accommodation will be as under:
(i) First grade/ Second grade Government servants: By any type of accommodation.
(ii) Third Grade/ Fourth Grade Government servants: If there be two classes, only the lower class; if there be three classes, the middle/ second class; if there be four classes, the third class.
4. Places partly connected by rail.
Where the place of interest and the headquarters are partly, connected by rail; the rail route shall be the admissible route and the Government servant can avail other admissible mode of travel for the portion of the distance which is not connected by rail.