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No daily allowance for central govt employees to travel on Leave Travel Concession

Leave Travel Concession

New Delhi: Central government employees will not get a daily allowance on Leave Travel Concession (LTC), according to reports.

The new rules will be applicable from July 1, 2017, it said.

The LTC allows the grant of leave and ticket reimbursement to employees who are entitled under the rules to travel to their hometowns and other places.

Employees were earlier entitled to an allowance which varied with their ranks.

Any incidental expenses and the expenditure incurred on local journeys shall not be admissible under LTC, said the order issued by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Friday.

However, travel by premium or suvidha trains and services such as tatkal will now be allowed on LTC, it said.

In case of a journey between places not connected by any public means of transport, the government employee will be allowed reimbursement for journey on transfer for a maximum limit of 100km covered by the private/personal transport based on self-certification, it said.

There are about 49.26 lakh central government employees.

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