GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
FINANCE (AUDIT) DEPARTMENT
325, SARAT CHATTERJEE ROAD, NABANNA
No. 5152-F(P) Howrah, the 6th September, 2019
Sub: Additional instructions for availing Leave Travel Concession in respect of State Government Employees
It has come to the notice of the Government that some government employees are often availing Leave Travel Concession (LTC), particularly, in the neighbouring foreign countries through some private tour operators/package tour agencies in violation of the provisions of para 2E(e) of Memo No. 9924-F dated 07-12-2005.
Keeping in view of the above position, the undersigned is directed by order of the Governor to lay down the following instructions in addition to all previous instructions/ guidelines/ clarifications issued from time to time.
1) Every government employee intending to avail LTC in foreign countries or within the country for himself/herself or any member of his/her family, shall, at the time of submission of application either for station leave permission or for drawal of advance, furnish a declaration in the following manner:
‘The estimated cost claimed by me is only Air Fare/ Train Fare/ Bus Fare as admissible as per rule. I will not directly or indirectly built-in/avail any package including cost of food and lodging in my claim.’
2) Such an employee shall also furnish another declaration at the time of submitting claim for reimbursement/adjustment of advance drawn in the following manner:
‘The travel cost claimed by me is only Air Fare/ Train Fare/ Bus Fare as admissible as per rule. I have not directly or indirectly built-in/availed any package including cost of food and lodging in my claim.’
3) In the case of travelling by air, the tickets should be booked directly from the Booking Counter of the Airlines or from the Website of the Airlines.
In case, any violation of the declaration or booking of tickets is detected subsequently, it will be seriously dealt with in terms of provisions of the West Bengal Services (Clarification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1971.
The undersigned is further directed to say, in partial modification of Memo No. 3430-F dated 02-05-1981, that the government employees will avail LTC white on Earned Leave or on half pay leave without commutation or on Casual leave if total absence dose not exceed 7 (Seven) days at a stretch or on holidays declared by Government.
This instruction shall take effect immediately.
Sd/- H. K. Dwivedi
Additional Chief Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal