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[FAQ 4] – LTC Cash Voucher Scheme – Finmin Clarification

[FAQ 4] – LTC Cash Voucher Scheme – Finmin Clarification – FINMNI OM No.12(2)/2020/E-II.A – Dated 10.03.2021

No.12(2)/2020/E-II.A
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
Department of Expenditure

North Block, New Delhi

Dated 10th March, 2021

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Clarification regarding queries being received in respect of Special Cash Package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession Fare for Central Government Employees during the block 2018-21.

The undersigned is directed to say that this Department has been receiving a number of queries relating to Special Cash Package equivalent in lieu of Leave Travel Concession Fare for Central Government Employees during the block 2018-21 announced by the Government on 12th October, 2020. Three sets of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) have already been clarified vide this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 20th October 2020, 10th November 2020 and 25th November 2020 on the subject mentioned above.

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2. A further set of frequently asked questions have been clarified and are attached herewith at Annexure-‘ A’.

3. This issues with the approval of Competent Authority.

(Sunil Kumar)
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India

Annexure A

S.NoQueryReply
1Whether the full and final settlement of the bills pertaining to LTC Cash Scheme is also to be ensured   by   31st   March,   2021, without any scope of spill over to the next financial year?As far as possible, the claims should be made and settled well before 31st March,   2021,   Ministries/ Departments may consider settlement of only those claims/ purchases made on or before 31st March, 2021 beyond the due date, i.e. 31st March, 2021.
2Whether payment detail of digital instrument used for making payment against this scheme is to be   furnished   by  the  employee, along with the claim?It is clarified that it is for the competent authority of concerned Deptt/PAO to decide on additional document for checking the veracity of claim.
3Is the scheme admissible if payment is made digitally through friend, relative or any  other person?It has already been clarified in point 12 of the FAQ issued vide O.M No. 12(2)/2020-E.II.A dated 20.10.2020 that for digital payment an employee can use  credit card of himself/herself, spouse or any family member.
4For newly recruited officials having three Hometown LTC and one all India LTC, can they avail Special Cash Package for year 2020 in 2021 (upto 31.03.2021) if item is purchased after 31.12.2020 but before 31.03.2021, that is without prior intimation to office?A newly recruited employee, whose LTC expires in December, 2020 which remains unutilized, may be allowed to claim the cash package in lieu of that LTC till 31st March, 2021.
5Portion of the payment was made in cash as against digital payment for the entire transaction. Whether this will be eligible under the Scheme?The portion of digital payment may be allowed to be reimbursed subject to other  conditions  as  contained  in  the O.M. dated 12.10.2020.

Also Read :

LTC Cash Voucher Scheme – Finmin released FAQ-2

LTC Cash Voucher Scheme for Central Government Employees – FINMIN Order

Furnishing information regarding no. of employees opting for LTC Cash Voucher Scheme and Festival Advance Scheme

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