1. LTC Rules

Leave Travel Concession (LTC) Rules

 Governing Law

           Central Government employee and their family members are allowed the facility of Leave Travel Concession regulated as per CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988.


(i)      Any employee (including those appointed on contract basic and those re-employed after retirement) who has competed one year of continuous service on the date of journey is eligible for LTC for himself and his family?

(ii)    Period of unauthorized absence under FR 17A is treated as break in service and will not count for calculating continuous service unless condoned by competent authority.

(iii)   In the case of suspended officials, the concession is admissible only to his family members.

(iv)  Family,  for the purpose of LTC means (w.e.f.1.10.98)-

(a)    Spouse;

        Note: The dependency condition does not apply on spouse.

(b)   Two surviving unmarried children or step children wholly dependent on the employee, whether or not residing with the employee;

(c)    Married daughters divorced, abandoned or separated from their, husbands, and widowed daughters and residing with and wholly dependent on the employee.

(d)   Parents and/or step mother, and/or step father, wholly dependent on the employee.

(e)   Unmarried minor brothers and unmarried/divorced/abandoned/separated from their husbands or widowed sisters residing with and wholly dependent on the employee, provided their father is either not alive or is himself dependent on the employee.

Note:    w.e.f.1.9.2008, a person is said to be wholly dependent if his income from all sources does not exceed the amount of minimum pension in Govt. (i.e. Rs. 3500) and Dearness Relief thereon.


Home Town LTC

(i)      Home town should be declared on entering service.

(ii)    Home town once declared should normally be treated as final.

(iii)   In exceptional circumstances Head of Department may authorize a change once during the entire service.

(iv)  Home town LTC is available once in a block of 2 years such as 2016-17, 2018-19, etc, for travel with family from the place of duty to the home town.