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Leave Travel Concession to West Bengal Government Employees

State Govt. employees may be allowed the benefit of leave travel concession once in service career, but the benefit may be availed of by them during the period of five years preceding the actual date of retirement on superannuation.

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Entitlement of the benefit:

The State Govt. employees may be allowed the benefit of leave travel concession once in service career, but the benefit may be availed of by them during the period of five years preceding the actual date of retirement on superannuation. The employee who has been duly permitted to retire voluntarily, may also be allowed to avail of the benefit before his such retirement.

Kinds of Journeys available:

The employees who will be entitled to the leave travel concession, will be granted the concession for the following kinds of journeys:

‘Family’ for the purpose of leave travel concession:

Declaration of place of visit:

When the concession to visit ‘home-town’ or any place in India is proposed to be availed of by a Government employee or any member of the family of such Government employee, the intended place of visit will have to be declared by the Government employee in advance to his Controlling Authority. The declared place of visit may be changed before the commencement of the journey with the approval of his controlling authority, but it may not be changed after the commencement of the journey except in exceptional circumstances where it is established that the request for change could not be made before the commencement of the journey owing to circumstances beyond the control of the Government employee.

Mileage Allowance and Class of accommodation:

Pay Range (Basic Pay) Rajdhani Exp. Shatabdi Exp. Other Trains
Officers drawing pay of Rs. 8,000/- and above AC. – II Class 2-Tier Sleeper A C. Chair Car AC. – II Class 2- Tier Sleeper
Rs. 4100/- and above, but less than Rs. 8,000/- AC. – II Class 3-Tier Sleeper Do First Class/ A.C. – II Class 3-Tier Sleeper/A.C. Chair Car
Below Rs. 4100/- Do Do Second Class Sleeper

Note: For Journeys to home-town and back or to any place of India and back on L.T.C., Government employees may be allowed to travel by higher class of accommodation by rail or ship, but the re-imbursement will be limited to entitled class of fare(s).

Pay Range (Basic Pay) Entitlement of Class of accommodation
Officers drawing pay of Rs. 6,500/- and above First/ ‘A’ Cabin Class
Rs. 4100/- and above, but less than Rs. 6,500/- Second/ ‘B’ Cabin Class
Less than Rs. 4100/- Bunk Class

Note: For journeys to any place in India including Port-Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep Group of Islands, the Government employees may be allowed to avail journeys by National Carrier or Private Airlines in the lowest class of accommodation, but re-imbursement will be limited to entitled class of accommodation by rail or ship.

Note: For journeys to Agartala in Tripura, Government employees may be allowed to undertake journeys by Private Airlines in the lowest class of accommodation, but the re- imbursement will be limited to entitled class of accommodation by the National Carrier or actual fare for the journeys performed by Private Airlines, whichever is less.

Admissibility of leave travel concession in case of the spouse of the Government employees:

The benefit of leave travel concession in case of the spouse of the Government employee will be regulated in the following manner:

Reimbursement:

Reimbursement under the leave travel concession facility will not cover incidental expenses and expenditure incurred on local journeys. Reimbursement for expenses of journey shall be allowed on the basis of a point to point journey on a through ticket over the shortest direct route.

Grant of advance and adjustment thereof:

Advance may be granted to Government employees to enable them to avail themselves of the concession and the provisions for grant of advance as laid down in Rule 323 of WBFR Volume-I will apply in respect of such drawal. Drawal of such advance for the benefit of L.T.C. however, is subject to the following conditions:

References:

G.O. No. 9924-F dated 07.12.2005
G.O. No. 607-F dated 20.01.2006
G.O. No. 4367-F dated 13.06.2006