Leave Travel Concession (LTC) : Report of Committe – 7th CPC
Leave Travel Concession (LTC) (Para 8.15.28-34)
Existing Provisions: It is granted to facilitate home travel as well as travel to different parts of the country. Presently two hometown visits are allowed in a block of four years with one hometown visit substitutable with “All India” visit. However, for the first two 4-year blocks, three hometown visits and one “All India” visit are permissible. It is not granted to personnel whose spouse is working in Indian Railways.
Recommendations of 7th CPC: Splitting of hometown LTC to be allowed in case of employees posted in North East, Ladakh and Island territories of Andama n, Nicobar and Lakshadweep. Presently, personnel of Defence forces serving in field/high altitude/CI Ops areas are granted one additional free railway warrant. This should be extended to all personnel of CAPFs and the Indian Coast Guard mutatis mutandis.
I. Ministry of Home Affairs: Additional LTC (to and fro journey by Railways) may be extended to all CAPF personnel working anywhere on Ops duty and not in respect of personnel serving in Field/ high altitude/ CI Ops areas only as they discharge their responsibilities in extremely difficult areas which lead to increase in stress level and hence require to visit their families.
II. Defence Forces: Additional Free Passage granted to Indian Army be extended to similarly placed Naval Officers. However, this demand has not been supported by the MoD as Navy Officers are not posted in the Field / High Altitude Areas.
Analysis and Recommendations of the Committee:
The Committee notes that the benefit presently available to personnel of Defence Forces is being extended mutatis mutandis to CAPFs and Indian Coast Guard. Also, personnel of Indian Navy are not deployed on Field / High Altitude / CI Ops duties. Therefore, the recommendations of the 7th CPC on LTC may be accepted without any change. However, the Committee is also of the view that as the Indian Navy personnel are not deployed for Field Duties, additional free Railway Warrant to Indian Coast Guard may also not be granted.
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