Ministry of Finance, department of Expenditure issued latest Guide Lines on Air travel on Tours/LTC Vide Memo No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 16/09/2010.The following Guide Lines may be noted for Compliance.
On Official Tours
1.For travel by Air Lines other than Air India because of operational ot other reasons or on account of non-availability of Air India flights, individual cases for relaxation to be referred to M/O Civil aviation, as stated in Finance Ministry's OM No.19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13/07/2009
2.Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Air lines (at Booking counter/Website of air lines) or by utilizing the services of Authorised travel Agents viz. M/S Balmer Lawrie&Company, M/S Ashok Travels& Tours.
1.Travel by Air India Only
2.In Economy class only, irrespective of entitlement
3.LTC-80 ticket of Air India only to be purchased
4.Air Tickets may be purchased directly from Air lines (at Booking counter/Website of air lines) or by utilizing the services of Authorised travel Agents viz. M/S Balmer Lawrie&Company, M/S Ashok Travels& Tours and IRCTC (to the extent IRCTC is Authorised as per DOP&T OM No.31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02/12/2009)
LTC for J&K
1.Relaxation to travel by private Airlines to visit J&K while availing LTC is available to all the categories of Govt Employees, including those entitled to travel by Air (DPOT OMs No.31011/2/2003-Estt.(A) dated 18/06/10 and 05/08/10 refer)
2.For purchase of Air Tickets, however, te procedure as given under para 2(4) above should be followed.
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