Air Travel concession on LTC for Central Government employees and families extended for 2 Years.
The eagerly awaited Air Travel Concession – travelling by air – is finally announced by the central government…..
Air travel concession, under the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) scheme, to places like Jammu and Kashmir, North Eastern Region (NER), and also Andaman and Nicobar Islands has been extended by two more years.
It may be assumed that the scheme was revived due to constant reminders from various employee unions, associations and federations.
Twice in every four years, Central Government employees are given fare concessions to travel to their home town. Instead of two trips to home town, the employees are eligible to convert one of them as ALL INDIA LTC. Depending upon their designation, the employees are eligible to utilize air, ship, rail and road transportation facilities, along with the travel class.
The government is trying to bring development and financial assistance in economically backward states like Jammu & Kashmir and North Eastern states. As part of its various development schemes, the Government is trying to encourage tourism to these areas. The air travel concession, which is being offered for six years now, is part of this attempt. Awareness of this concession has increased only in the past two years and Central Government employees had only recently started utilizing the option. Under the scheme, Central Government employees can travel to these regions, with their families, by air, and reimburse the air tickets.
This time, there is a minor change from the previous order – Andaman and Nicobar Islands have been added to the list of destinations. The announcement is a boon for the Central Government employees and those who didn’t utilize this opportunity in the previous round, and travel via air with their entire family.