LTC Rules stipulates that Central Government Employees entitled to Air Travel while availing LTC will have to travel only by Air India on purchase of Air India LTC 80 Air tickets, a concessional air ticket applicable to Central Government Employees, State Government Employees, PSU Employees etc., when they travel under LTC.
In the event of Travel by private airlines or non-purchase of Air India LTC-80 air ticket, the employee concerned will not be reimbursed with the Air fare claimed under LTC.
However, in case of non-availability of Air India Flights to destination for which travel by LTC is planned, travel under LTC 80 Air tickets can be relaxed on case to case basis
Documents required by Air India for purchasing LTC 80 Air Tickets:
Official ID card. In the case of purchasing LTC 80 Air Tickets for Family members they have to carry the copy of the Identity Card of the employee.
Validity of LTC 80 Air Tickets:
One Year from the date of Issue
Discount applicable to Children and Infants for LTC 80 Air Fare:
Normal discount on the class of travel in respect of Children and they are not entitled to any additional discount. In the case of Infants (Under 2 years) 1st accompanying Infant – Rs.1000 per coupon, Plus applicable taxes. 2nd and more Infants, no discount permissible.
Change of Date and Cancellation of LTC 80 Air Tickets:
Change of Date of Travel and Cancellation of LTC 80 Air Tickets are allowed subject to payment of fee applicable.
Author’s Note: Government insists for purchasing Air India LTC 80 Air tickets for the reasons that these tickets are entititled to Change of dates and cancellation by default. So, neither the Govt nor the employee will incur loss in the event of change of date or cancellation of Travel Plan. In fact, there are many types of Air Fares are available in Air India itself which will be lesser than LTC 80 Air fare after dicounts. However, Air Tickets in discounted price will not be allowed for changing date of travel or cancellation of tickets.