Procedure for booking of air tickets on LTC – Clarification PCAFYS Circular
OFFICE OF THE PRINCIPAL CONTROLLER OF ACCOUNTS (FYS)
10-A, S.K. BOSE ROAD. KOLKATA – 7OO OO1
No.T/1/72/Circular – 30
Sub: Procedure for booking of air tickets on LTC – Clarification reg
ln cognizance to the issues on the subject, attention is invited to Deptt. of Personnel and Training O.M. No. 31011/5/2014-Estt.(A-lV) dated 23/09/2015 wherein it is directed that “the Government employees are required to book the air tickets directly from the airlines (Booking counters, website of airlines) or by utilizing the service of Authorized Travel Agents viz. ‘M/s Balmer Lawrie’, ‘M/s Ashok Travels & Tours’ and ‘IRCTC’ (to the extent IRCTC is authorized as per DoPT O.M. No. 31011/6/2002-Estt.(A) dated 02/12/2009 while undertaking LTC journey(s). Vide DoPT’s O.M. 31011/5/2014-Estt.(A-lV) dated 24/09/2014, the web-portal of these authorized travel agents will also be treated as an acceptable mode for purchase of air tickets on LTC subject to the conditions stated vide Department of Expenditure’s O. M. No. 19024/1/2012-E-lV dated 5th September,2014.
Further, Para 2 of the Circular dated 23/09/2015 also clarifies that the mere pretext for inadvertent booking of Air Ticket from unauthorized agents due to non-awareness of the Circular etc. will not amount to re-consideration of the LTC Claim submitted by the claimants deviating from the instruction contained therein.
It is, therefore, once again impressed upon all concerned to comply with the aforesaid guidelines strictly and not fonryard such claims to this office.
Kindly ensure maximum / wide publicity of the above O.M. to all concerned within your jurisdiction for effecting compliance.
Controller of Accounts (Fys.)
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