After issue of DOPT O.M. No.31011/2/2003-estt.(A) dated 18/6/2010 regarding relaxation for travel by air to visit J&K, clarifications have been sought by Government servants/various Ministries/Departments from time to time. The doubts raised by various authorities have now been clarified by Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) as under:-
Point raised Clarification
1 Whether entitled officers can travel by Private airlines to J&K ?
Yes. Travel by private airlines is available to all the categories of Government employees including those entitled in travel by Air.
2 Whether the restriction of LTC 80 fare of Air India will apply in these cases ?
LTC 80 fare would apply to all cases including those entitled to travel by air irrespective of their airlines.
This issues in consultation with Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure) vide their I.D. No.821838/SO-E.IV/2010 dated 3rd August, 2010.