9. Class of Accommodation :
(A) Journey between places connected by rail.
(i) When travelling by railways, employees will be entitled to class of accommodation as follows :
Chairman of the Port Trust shall be eligible to travel by air by National Carriers by economy (Y) Class or A/c. 1st class at his option. Journey by private airlines shall not be permitted.
Dy.Chairman of Port Trusts, Dock Labour Boards & all other officers of Port Trusts
& Dock Labour Boards shall be entitled to travel by train by entitled class of
accommodation as on tour.
Class I and Class II officers.
|Basic pay + Non-practising Allowance||Normal||Rajdhani Express||Shtabdi Express|
|Rs.11000 and above||AC 1st Class||AC 1st Class||AC Chair Car|
|Rs.8600 to Rs.10999||2nd AC 2 tier Sleeper / 1st Class||2nd AC 2 tier Sleeper||AC Chair Car|
Class III and IV employees
|Sr.No.||Pay Range||Normal Trains||Rajdhani Express||Shtabdi Express|
|1.||Rs.9000 and above but below Rs.12000||2nd AC 2 tier Sleeper / 1st Class / AC 3 tier||2nd AC 2 tier sleeper||AC Chair Car|
|2.||Rs.5000 and above but below Rs.9000||1st Class / AC 3 tier Sleeper / AC Chair Car*||AC Chair Car||AC Chair Car|
|3.||Below Rs. 5000||Second Sleeper||-||-|
With a view to encourage the small family norms, the facility of LTC shall be restricted to two surviving children only. The restriction of two surviving children shall not apply in respect of the existing children of an officer and the child born within one year from the date of issue of orders and also in case of multiple births after one child.
With regard to number of occasions on which the LTC can be availed in a block of 4 years, the status quo shall be maintained.
There shall be no encashment of LTC
All the other existing rules, regulations and conditions for availing LTC will continue to apply.
Note : Claim for travel by Rajdhani /
Shatabdi Trains will be allowed only where journey is
actually undertaken by these trains. Both ends of journey should be directly
connected by Rajdhani / Shatabdi Trains.
* Where none of the classes of accommodation is provided in any trains connecting the concerned stations by the direct shortest route, the employees may travel by A/c. two tier.
(ii) The class of railway accommodation to which an employee and his family shall be entitled is the class to which he is entitled at the time the journeys are under taken. It is permissible for an employee or his family or both to travel in a class higher or lower than that to which he or his family is entitled. The Boards liability shall be the fare by the entitled class or the actual expenditure whichever is less.
Only Chairman can travel by Air by National Carriers in economy (Y) class. If any other employee / officer travels by air in National Carriers, between places connected by rail, his claim for LTC will be restricted to the fare of the entitled class by rail other than Rajdhani / Shatabdi express.
(iii) (a) An employee or his family members may avail themselves any concessional return journey tickets offered by the Railway authorities (e.g. seasonal concession, students concession, etc.). In conjunction with the LTC it will be permissible while utilising such a concessional ticket to travel in any class higher or lower, than the entitled class.
(b) Where an employee and/or his family avails of the concessional circular tour ticket offered by the Railway authorities in conjunction with LTC, the fare at the normal rate for the entitled/actual expenditure between Bombay and home town by the shortest route shall be reimbured to the employee. In the case of journeys on the basis of concessional circular for ticket for visit to any place in India, once in a block of four years, the reimbursement shall be the fare at the normal rate for the entitled class or actual expenditure between Bombay and the place visited by the shortest route.
(iv) An employee who is normally entitled to travel by 1st Class may travel by 2nd Class in the deluxe air conditioned trains while availing himself of the concession.
(v) When an employee or any member of his family perform the journey by a long route (which is not the cheapest) in two different classes of Railway accommodation, e.g., partly by 1st Class to which he is entitled and partly by 2nd class, the reimbursement shall be the entitled class fare for the entire distance/actual expenditure whichever is less.
(vi) Where an employee or his family or both travel by air or by road or by steamer between two places connected by rail, the expenditure on the Boards assistance shall be limited to what would have been admissible had the employee or his family travelled by rail in the authorised class or the actual expenses, whichever is less.
(B) Journeys between places not connected by rail :
(i) By road :
Where a public transport system with vehicles running between fixed points, at regular intervals and charging fixed fare rates exists, the asistance will be the fare actually charged by such a system for the appropriate class of accommodation of the transport system.
The appropriate class means :
(a) Class I and II Officers : Any type of bus
(b) Class III and IV who are entitled to travel by 1st class and above by rail : Any type of bus
(c) Other Class III and IV employees - By ordinary or express bus
(ii) By air :
Boards employees may travel by air between places not connected by rail where an alternative means of travel is either not available or is more expensive.
(C) Journeys to Port Blair :
The journey upto the port of embarkation will be regulated as usual.
From the port of embarkation to Port Blair, the entitlement is as below :
|Sr.No.||Basic Pay||Class entitled|
|(a)||All Class I & II Officers||Deluxe Class with attached toilet Cabin||I Class||Deluxe Cabin|
|(b)||Class III employees drawing Rs.7860 and above||Deluxe Class with attached toilet Cabin||I Class||I Class Cabin|
|(c)||Class III employees drawing Rs.5780 and above but less than Rs.7860||I Class with common toilet||I Class||I Class Cabin|
|(d)||Class III employees drawing Rs.5140 and above but less than Rs.5780||A.C. Dormitory Class||II Class||II Class A Cabin|
|(e)||Class III employees drawing less than Rs.5140||A.C. Dormitory Class||Sofa||II Class Cabin|
|(f )||All Class IV employees||Bunk Class||Floor sitting||Bunk Class|
(D) Entitlement for journey by sea or steamer :
|Sr.No.||Basic Pay||Class entitled|
|(a)||All Class I & II Officers||Highest Class|
|(b)||Class III employees drawing Rs.7860 and above||Highest Class|
|(c)||Class III employees drawing Rs.5780 and above but less than Rs.7860||If there be two classes, the lower class. If there be more than two classes, the middle or the second class.|
|(d)||Class III employees drawing Rs.5140 and above but less than Rs.5780||If there be two classes, only the lower class. If there be three classes, the middle or the second class.|
|(e)||Class III employees drawing less than Rs.5140||If there be four classes, the third class.|
|(f )||All Class IV employees||The lowest class.|
(E) Journeys by vehicles of the following categories are not recognised for purpose of LTC.
(a) Private chartered vehicles including vehicles taken on hire by private parties from Tourism Development Corporation in public sector or State Transport Corporation or transport undertakings of local bodies and run on charter by such private parties.
(b) Vehicles whether owned, borrowed or hired by BPT employees - However, travel by private buses operating as regular transport service from point to point at regular intervals on fixed fare rates, with the approval of Regional Transport Authority/State Government does not amount to travel by private chartered bus. Journeys by the chartered bus shall be admissible for LTC only in those cases where tour is wholly operated and conducted by ITDC/State Tourism Development Corporation certify that the tour was actually conducted/operated by them and not by a private person/party.
(c) Journey by a chartered rail coach is, also, not admissible unless the chartered tour is wholly operated and conducted by a Central or State Undertaking.
(F) The temporary dislocation of surface transport cannot be taken as non-availability of alternative means. The reimbursement in such cases will be restricted to entitled class of road/rail journey.
(G) When husband and wife are both Boards employees, the concession will be admissible to the family on the scale admissible to the husband or the wife and not both.
(H) (a) Special supplementary charges levied by the Railway from those travelling by Super Fast Express Trains in reserved accommodation, is also reimbursable under the LTC in the same way as the amount of rail fares.
(b) The extra cost incurred for the reservation charges will be borne by the Board.
( c) Reimbursement of telegram charges paid to Railway authorities for reservation of berth on train in case of journey on LTC is not admissible.
(d) No incidental expenses shall be admissible for journeys performed under the concession.
(I) Concession based on shortest route :
(a) The Boards liability for the cost of railway fare between Bombay and the place visited by the employee or his home town, as the case may be, shall be limited to the shore of the fare by the shortest route calculated on the "through" ticket basis. The employee or his family members may travel by any route or halt anywhere on the way to or from the the place visited by the employee, or home town, as the case may be, but the Boards assistance shall be limited to their share of the fare as above. Where the shortest route is disrupted due to accidents or other causes, the power to grant reimbursement by the actual route travelled may be exercised by the Head of Department.
(b) In cases, where more than one mode of conveyance are available, e.g. where two places are connected by a direct bus as well as by a bus which plies by a longer route and where other public conveyances are also available and a doubt or difficulty is experienced in determining the shortest practicable route the distance as ascertained from the local authorities concerned may be accepted for the purpose of local journeys.
The terms Shortest route shall carry the same interpretation as recognised for travel on duty.
(J) Journeys of weighted mileage for visiting home town If, for the entire leave travel journey or a part thereof, an employee has to pay railway fare on the basis of an assumed or weighted mileage ( example, on Kalka-Simla Section ) or at inflated rates (example on Siliguri Darjeeling Section) and if the fare for the total distance travelled by rail (including the fare on the basis of assumed or weighted mileage or at the inflated rate, as the case may be) be more than the fare for the initial distance at ordinary rates, the employee concerned shall be entitled to the travel concession irrespective of the actual distance between Bombay and the place visited, by the employee or his home town as the case may be. In such a case, the amount reimbursable by the Board to the employee shall be the difference between the cost of the actual railway fare (inclusive of the passenger tax) from Bombay to place of visit or home town and the cost of railway fare (inclusive of passenger tax) at ordinary rates from Bombay for both the outward and return journeys.
Pay limits prescribed in this regulation shall be revised to corresponding pay limit with respect to the revised scales whenever pay scales are revised.