Kerala G.O – TA Claims and LTC Claims of Officers-Defects/discrepancies in the existing guidelines — strict instructions and Clarification
GOVERNMENT OF KERALA
Finance (Expenditure-C) Department
Thiruvananthapuram, Dated: 02.02.2019
Sub:- TA Claims and LTC Claims of Officers-Defects/discrepancies in the existing guidelines — strict instructions and Clarification — issued -Reg.
Ref:- 1. GO (P) No.5/2013/Fin dated 02.01.2013.
2. Letter No. FAA(HA Wing)/TA-Misc/2015-16/85, dated 05.02.2016 of Principal Accountant General (General & Social Sector Audit),Kerala, Thiruvananthapuram.
The Principal Accountant (General (G&SSA) in his letter read as 2nd paper above has pointed out that during audit scrutiny of TA/LTC bills of All India Service Officers/State Government Officers, claims are made violating the existing rules under KSR. It is noticed that the violations of rules are due to the absence / non compliance of specific Rules/ directions or ambiguity in Rules / orders issued. Hence, the following instructions are issued to be followed for preferring TA claims / LTC claims.
Traveling Allowance Claims
1. Splitting of tour arised due to unauthorised stay in-between places while traveling in air should not be allowed.
Leave Travel Concession Claims.
1. While preferring LTC claims, Government assistance will be limited to the fare by the shortest direct route calculated on a through ticket fare, irrespective of the fact whether the journey was performed by shortest or any other route. The claims for circular/circuit routes covering all the places mentioned in the sanction order of LTC is not reimbursable.
2. Auto Rickshaw /Taxi fare from residence to air port/Railway station/bus stand and from air port to place of stay and back will not be reimbursable.
3. The LTC claim will be restricted to the actual expenses limited to the railway/road/steamer/airfare by the authorised class of accommodation according to the eligibility ofthe officer on tour as contemplated in KSRs Part II. The Claims made for chartered/private vehicles during LTC is not reimbursable.
4. Change in destination will be allowed only with prior approval of Government. Claims with a change in destination should not be reimbursable. Change in destination invariably be sanctioned only by Government, considering the genuineness of the situation.
5. Fares for sight seeing conducted by taxis/chartered vehicles will not be reimbursable.
6. LTC claims for visiting various places are not reimbursable. The Government assistance admissible will be limited to the actual fare for the actual distance travelled from home town of the Government servant to the declared destination.
7. In case of air journey, the claim for aerial distance will be restricted to actual expenses calculated only by the road distance.
8. The air journey performed in Private airlines while availing LTC are reimbursable subject to the production of a certificate that the flight charges do not exceed that of National airlines, issued by the Competent Authority.
9. LTC claims for multiple destinations are not reimbursable. Government assistance will be limited to the actual fare admissible subject to entitlement, from the home town of the Government servant to the declared destination and claims for visits for multiple destinations are not reimbursable even ifit is mentioned in the sanction order of LTC.
Principal Secretary (Finance)