`No LTC benefits for employee facing disciplinary enquiry`

An employee facing disciplinary enquiry will not be able to avail benefits of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) allowance as per rules, the Government said on Wednesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Dec 18, 2013, 16:33 PM IST

New Delhi: An employee facing disciplinary enquiry will not be able to avail benefits of Leave Travel Concession (LTC) allowance as per rules, the Government said on Wednesday.

It said all government policies, including LTC policy, is timely reviewed and amended to check bogus claims and inflated air travel bills by government employees.

"During the pendency of disciplinary proceedings, the government servant shall not be allowed the next two or more sets of LTC in addition to the sets already withheld," Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy told Lok Sabha in a written reply.
The government formulates the policies and schemes keeping in mind various service requirements of employees and their welfare.

Various ministries or departments and other independent agencies of the Centre are responsible for proper implementation of these policies.
"These policies are reviewed from time to time and also amended when situation demands," he said.

In case of any fraudulent activities coming to the notice of designated body or agencies, the irregularities are looked into in terms of Rule 16 of CCS (LTC) Rules, 1988 and disciplinary proceedings are initiated against the government servant on the charge of preferring a fraudulent claim which may result in imposition of penalties.