Regulation of cases where circular tour tickets are availed of in conjunction with Leave Travel Concession – Clarification regarding
The undersigned is directed to say that, according to the provisions contained in para 1(d) of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Now the Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms) Office Memorandum No. 43/10/58-Estt(A)., dated the 11th December, 1958, when a Government servant and / or his family avails of concessional circular tour ticket offered by the railways, in conjunction with the leave travel concession, double the fare for 400 Kms (160 Kms in the case of Group D Government servants) is to be calculated proportionately on the basis of the concessional fare charged by the railways for the entitled or the lower class actually used and this amount deducted from the fare for the shortest route between the Headquarters and the home-town, calculated proportionately on the basis of the concessional fare charged. The balance amount would be reimbursed to the Government servant.
The Staff Side of the National Council (J.C.M.) expressed the view that the provision mentioned above operates to the disadvantage of the Government servants and that it should be reviewed to provide for reimbursement on the basis of the fare at normal rate between the headquarters and the home-town, farthest destination by the shortest route. The suggestion made by the Staff Side has been considered in the meeting of the National Council held on the 30th and 31st July, 1976 and it has been decided that in partial modification of the provisions mentioned in para 1 above, in a case where a Government servant and / or his family avail(s) of the concessional circular tour ticket offered by the railways in conjuction with the leave travel concession, the fare at the normal rate for the entitled or lower class actually used, between headquarters and home-town by the shortest route less the usual deductions for the first 400 Kms (160 Kms in the case or Group D Government Servants, of the to and fro journey shall be reimbursed to the Government servant.
The provision contained in the preceding paragraph will also apply to journeys to any place in India admissible under this Department Office Memorandum Nos. 43/6/73-Estt(A), dated the 11th March, 1974 and 3rd Mat, 1974 with reference to the destination indicated by the Government servant at the time of giving intimation regarding his intention to avail of leave travel concession to any place in India. All other conditions applicable to leave travel concession to home-town will be applicable to such cases.
These orders will apply to all cases where the outward journey from headquarters to home-town or to any place in India commenced on or after 24th July, 1976.
Authority: Cabinet Secretariat, Dept. of Per. & Admin. Reforms, O.M.No.35014/4/76–Estt(A), dt, 16.12.1976