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7th Pay Commission Big Update: Finance Ministry Changes LTC Rules For Central Government Employees

The Department of Expenditure that comes under the Ministry of Finance has announced new rules for the central government employees asking for reimbursement under LTC scheme.

Abha Toppo
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The government is also considering to give up to Rs 2 lakh DA

As per latest reports, the LTC rules under the 7th pay commission have been amended by the Central government. For the government employees, Leave Travel Concession is a very important component of their salary. It gives them the facility to travel by air or train or road and the government reimburses the travel cost. However, the new rules could be a matter of concern for a few employees.

New LTC Rules for Central Govt. Employees

Purchase the cheapest fare: As per the new rules by the Finance Ministry, the central government employees should choose the ‘cheapest fare’ that is available in the travel class. The tickets must be booked at least three weeks before the date of travel.

One ticket only: This rule says the employees can book only 1 ticket for each leg of the journey. Besides, the tickets should be booked only through authorised travelling agents. For eg: IRCTC, Bomer Lawrie & Company and Ashok Travels.

Try to Avoid Cancellation: The employees have also been asked to avoid cancelling their tickets.

Explain, if cancelled: The employees will have to submit an explanation within 72 hours the reason for cancelling the tickets. Also they should not pay any fees to the agents.

Latest Update on 8th Pay Commission

Sources said that the Centre is planning to cancel out the Pay Commission system in the days to come. There may never be any 8th pay commission for the central government employees. The hike or increase in the salary will be done considering the performance of the employee, similar to the system in the private sector.

Besides this, central government employees who have been waiting for DA may soon receive good news. The 18-month wait for DA arrears is officially over. The government is considering giving up to Rs 2 lakh in DA all at once. 

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