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LTC Claims -Need for observing prescribed procedures

F.No. 31011/3/2015-Estt(A-IV)
Ministry of Personnel, Pensions & Public Grievances
Department of Personnel & Training
Establishment A-IV Desk
North Block, New Delhi
Dated April 1,2015
Subject:- LTC Claims -. Need for observing prescribed procedures

This Department receives a large number of recommendations for relaxation of some or the other provision of the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988, (hereinafter referred to as LTC Rules), in individual cases. It is seen that, in most cases the situation arises are due care had not been exercised by the Government servant and/or the administrative authority in claiming LTC or in examination.

2. The references mainly relate to:

a) Late submission of claims;

b) Booking of air tickets through an agency not authorised by the Government for this purpose;

c) Travel by private vehicles; and

d) Claims for wrong block of years.

3. In this connection it may please be noted that the primary responsibility’ for ensuring compliance with the rules is that of the Government servant. The of-repeated plea of ignorance of rules cannot be a valid ground for relaxation of rules. At the same time it has also been noticed that the administrative authorities have also shown laxity and due diligence on their part could have prevented such situations from arising.

4. Late Submission of Claim

4.1 In terms of Rules 14 and 15(vi) of LTC Rules, the time limit for submission of LTC claim is

i) Within three months of completion of return journey, if no advance is drawn;
ii) Within one month of “completion of returnjoumey, if advance is drawn.
Powers have been delegated, as under, to the Ministries/Departments to relax these limits with the concurrence of the Financial Advisor.

a) Upto 6 months, if no advance is drawri;

b) Upto 3 months if advance is drawn, provided the Government servant refunds the entire amount of advance (not merely the unutilised portion) within 45 days of completion of return journey.

4.2 As per Rule 12(a) of the ‘Compendium of Rules on Advances to Government Servants’, it is the responsibility of the Head of Office to effect recovery of advances and also to see that the conditions attached to each advance are fulfilled. The Drawing and Disbursing Officer (DDO) is required to keep a watch on the advances and furnish monthly statements to the AP&AO. In addition, the DDO is also required to adjust all outstanding short term advances at the close of financial year.

5. Booking of air tickets through agents other than Government approved agents

5.1 Government servants travelling by air under LTC are required to book their tickets either directly from the airline or through the approved agencies viz: Mjs Balmer Lawrie Co. Ltd/ M/s Ashok Tours & Travels Ltd/IRCTC. Booking through any other agency is not permissible.

6. Travel by private vehicles.

6.1 As per LTC rules, a Government servant may travel only by vehicles operated by Central/State Government or local bodies or by any corporation in the public sector owned/controlled by Central/State Government. Journey on LTC by taxi, auto-rickshaw etc, are permissible only between places not connected by rail. This is further subject to the condition that these modes Operate on a regular basis from point to point with the specific approval of the State Govemments/transport authorities concerned and are authorised to ply as public carriers.

7. Claims for wrong block of years

7.1 Whenever a Government servant applies for LTC advance, the administrative authority is required to verify from the service book and certify the entitlement of the Government servant. Cases of the type mentioned in para 2(d) would not arise, if this is properly done.

8. LTC Rules also provide that a government servant who has been granted LTC Advance is required to submit copies of the tickets within 10 days of drawal of advance. The administrative authority can at this stage itself check the date of commencement of journey; whether ticket has been booked direct from airline or through approved agency etc. Any discrepancy can be brought to the notice of the government servant so that he can take remedial action, if needed.

9. Even in cases where advance is not drawn, the Government servant is required to give prior intimation of his intention to avail LTC. The administrative authority can check the details indicated especially w.r.t entitlement. A watch can also be kept to ensure timely submission of claims.

10. All Ministries/Departments are requested to bring the contents of this OM. to the notice of all concerned. It may also be noted that requests for relaxation of rules shall be considered by this Department only if it is established that the deviation is due to reasons beyond the control of the Government servant and there has been no laxity on the part of the administrative authorities concerned.
(Sukesh C aturvedi)
Director (Establishment)

Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualifications-

Inclusion of additional qualification / Review of the qualifications listed in the Annexure to this Departments OM No1/2/89Esst (Pay-1) dated 09/04/1999.


Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions

Department of Personnel and Training

North BlocLNew Delhi

Dated the 1 April, 2015


Sub: Grant of incentive for acquiring higher qualifications - Inclusion of additional

qualifications / Review of the qualifications listed in the Aonexure to this Department's OM No.1/2/89-Estt.(Pay-1) dated 9/4/1999 – reg

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department's OM of even number --dated 28.4.2009 and subsequent reminders of even number dated 11.8.2009,20.82009, 30.10.2009, 7.1.2010 and 22 11 2013 calling for suggestions regarding addition / deletion of qualifications listed in the Annexure to this Department's OM dated 9.4.1999.
2. Only few Ministries / Departments have sent in their suggestions on the subject. The meeting of the Centralized Committee for considering the inclusion of new qualifications for grant of lump sum incentives is going to be held shortly.
3. All the Ministries / Departments are once again requested to furnish their suggestions to this Department latest by 10 1h April, 2015, This may please be accorded priority.
(k K. Jain)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
Tel.: 2309 3178
1. All the Secretaries to the Government of India
2. NIC, DoP&T, with a request to upload this OM on the Department's website under "What is new"




No. PF/ JCA/12/2015                                                                Dated: 8th  April, 2015

The Secretary,
Department of Posts,
Dak Bhawan
New Delhi 110001
Sub: Strike notice dated 06.04.2015 by PJCA – Submission of revised charter
          of demands- reg.
Ref : DG Posts letter F No o8/07/2014- SR  dated 12th February 2015


The PJCA had reviewed the progress on the reply given by the department on the items of Strike Charter of Demands in the meeting held on 5.2.2015 in Dak Bhawan, New Delhi. Even though the progress is not satisfactory, the reply on some of the items in the earlier Charter of demands is accepted. PJCA has recorded disagreement on the remaining items and hence we are submitting herewith the revised charter of demands containing 26 demands which is enclosed herewith.
DA: Revised Charter of Demands
 Yours faithfully,

     (D.THEAGARAJAN)                                                    (R.N. PARASHAR)
Secretary General FNPO                                           Secretary General   NFPE

1.  No Corporatization and privatization in Postal Services.
2. Inclusion of Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the terms of reference of Seventh Central Pay   Commission. Grant of Civil Servant status to GDS and grant of all benefits of departmental employees on pro-rata basis without any discrimination.
     3.  Regularise the services of Casual, Parttime, Contingent Employees and Remove the cut off date
4.  Grant of merger of 100% DA with pay with effect from 01.01.2014 for all purposes, including GDS.
5.  Grant of 25% pay as Interim Relief (IR) with effect from 01.01.2014 to all employees including GDS.
6.  Scrap the New Pension Scheme (NPS) and include all employees recruited on or after 01.01.2004 under the old statutory pension scheme.
7. Remove 5% condition for compassionate appointment and grant appointment in all deserving cases as in the case of Railways. Remove the minimum 50 points condition for GDS compassionate appointment.
8.  Fill up all vacant posts in all cadres including drivers Artisans , Assistant Managers, Managers and Senior Managers in MMS & GDS.
     (a)    By direct recruitment
     (b)   By holding DPC and granting promotions
     (c)    By conducting departmental promotional examination.
     (d) Replace all condemned vehicles in MMS
9. Implement cadre restructuring in Postal, RMS, MMS and Postal Accounts as per the proposal signed with the JCM (DC) staff side.
10 . Settle issues relating to Postmaster Cadre officials.
     (a)    Allow to write IP and PS Group ‘B’ examinations
     (b)   Relaxation in service conditions for promotion from one grade to another, at par with general line promotions to identical posts.
     (c)    Filling up of all PS Group ‘B’, PM Grade III and Grade II posts by eligible officials and till that time adhoc-promotion may be granted.
     (d)   Other related issues such as filling up of 100% senior Postmaster/Chief Postmaster posts earmarked for PM cadre by PM cadre officials alone and maintainance of Circle Gradation list etc.
11. Reimburse full mileage allowance to System Administrators and fix duty hours and responsibilities of System Administrators. Create separate cadre for System Administrators.
12. Grant of Cash handling allowance to Treasurers in Post offices at par with cashiers in RMS & Administrative offices.
13. Counting of Special allowance granted to PO & RMS Accountants for pay fixation on promotions as the promotional post involves higher responsibilities.
14. Settle all issues related to IT Moderinisation Project – computerization, Core Banking Solution, Core Insurance Solution etc.
     (a)    Replace out dated computers and peripherals with new ones.
     (b)   Increase network capabilities and Bandwidth.
     (c)    Set right the Users credential problems in leave arrangements etc.
     (d)   Stop hasty “Go live” of CBS, CIS till cleansing of data pucca.
     (e)    Provide all assistance and stop harassment in the Implementation of CBS & CIS
     (f)      Grant enhanced financial powers to Head Postmasters
     15. Prompt and regular holding of JCM, Departmental Council meeting, Periodical meeting with Secretary Department of Posts, Sports Board meeting and Welfare Board meeting. Ensure representation of recognised Federations in Sports Board and Welfare Board by calling for nominations.
16. Ensure full protection of existing allowance (TRCA) of GDS employees and introduce Medical Reimbursement Scheme to GDS. Existing monthly emoluments (TRCA) drawn by the GDS should not be reduced under any circumstances. Revision of cash handling norms.
17. (a)   All Circle offices/Regional offices/DPLI office, Kolkata must be allowed to function as Circle Processing Centres (CPCs) while implementing Core Insurance Solutions (CIS) through McCamish for steady growth of PLI/RPLI Business
     (b) Stop diversion of 615 posts (576 posts of PAs from C.O.s and 39 posts of PAs from APS PLI CELL) ordered vide Department of Posts, Establishment Division No. 43-47/2013-PE-II dated the 9th June, 2014.
  (c)   Stop harassment and victimization of staff of Circle Administrative offices
     in the name of decentralization of PLI/RPLI.
18. Allot sufficient funds to circles for carrying out constructions, Repairs and Maintenance of Departmental buildings/Postal Staff quarters and RMS Rest houses.
19. Make substitute arrangement in all vacant Postmen/ Mail Guard and MTS Posts. Wherever GDS are not available, outsiders should be allowed to work as substitutes.
20. Modify the orders dated 22/5/1979 regarding existing time factor given for delivery of articles taking in to account the actual time required for door to door delivery.
21. Open L1 offices as recommended by CPMG AP Circle eg: Guntakal RMS .
22. Powers for writing APARs of SBCO staff may be delegated to AO (SBCO) instead of Divisional heads and stop imposing the work of SB Branch on SBCO.
23. Prompt supply of good quality uniform and kit items and change of old specification.
24. Stop vindictive actions of GM (Finance) Postal Accounts Chennai. More than hundred Postal Accounts employees are charge sheeted. GM (Finance) even refused to heed the instructions of DDG (PAF).
25. Review of marks of JAO (P) Part-II examination held in December 2012 in r/o SC/ST candidates. As the exam was conducted on the basis of old Recruitment Rules i.e JAO and the said posts are Group ‘B’ (Non-Gazetted) review may be held.
26. Revise the Postmen /MailGuards /MTS Recruitment Rules. Stop open market recruitment. Restore Seniority quota promotion. 

2. End of a legacy: India Post discontinues traditional money order service

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