MCA has given general permission to travel by

F. No. AV.18011/05/2012-AI
Government of India/ Ministry of Civil Aviation
Rajiv Gandhi Bhawan, Safdarjung Airport
New Delhi-no 003, dated : 19.12.2014
Subject: Air Travel on LTC for the Block year 2010-13 — relaxation of Government
instructions regarding.
Ministry of Finance (MoF) vide O.M. No. 19024/1/2009-E.IV dated 13.7.2009 inter
alia envisage that in all cases of air travel, both domestic and international, where the
Government of India bears the cost of air passage, the officials concerned may travel only
by Air India. For travel to stations not connected by Air India, the officials may travel by
Air India to the hub/ point closest to their eventual destination, beyond which they may
utilize the services of another airline etc. Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) vide
O.M. No.31o11/2/2006-Estt.(A) dated 27th July, 2009 had extended the applicability of
the MoF's instructions for LTC purposes. MoF directed that in all cases of deviation of
above instructions etc. individual cases be referred to the Ministry of Civil Aviation
(MoCA) for relaxation.
This Ministry has been receiving a number of requests for consideration of blanket/
general permission for LTC on routes where Air India does not provide service and also Air
India tickets are not available. The matter has been examined in this Ministry and it has
been decided with the approval of Competent Authority to grant permission to
Government officials to travel by an airline other than Air India w.e.f. 10.12.2014, only
for the purpose of the LTC Block year culminating on 31.12.2014 and only in cases of nonavailability of required number of seats on Air India for onward journey till 31.12.2014 and
also subject to the condition that the fare charged by any private airline, which is over and
above the LTC 80 fare for the sector, shall be borne by the concerned Government official
and also subject to the condition that purchase of tickets is done in accordance with the
instructions issued by Ministry of Finance from time to time.
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
1. All Ministries/Departments of the Government of India for circulation to all
attached/subordinate/autonomous bodies under their jurisdiction.
2. Ministry of Finance, E.IV Division, North Block, New Delhi
3. Department of Personnel & Training, North Block, New Delhi.
4. Copy along with copies of enclosures sent to Director, NIC Cell, M/o Civil Aviation
for uploading on the website of the Ministry.
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