Only some days are left for Central Authorities Staff to finish the LTC journey, which they might not do final yr attributable to lockdown and their refund quantity was stored in ‘Çredit Shell’ by the airways.
The Division of Personnel and Coaching (DoPT) clarified in an Workplace Memorandum dated 05-02-2021 that within the above cae, the final date to finish the LTC journey is 28-02-2021 and such LTC could be counted for the block yr utilized for. This may additionally apply to contemporary recruits who’re eligible to assert LTC yearly within the preliminary block of eight years.
Because of the lockdown final yr, many Central Authorities Staff weren’t capable of full the journey to assert the LTC profit. Lots of them have been even not issued refunds because the airways stored the quantity with them, permitting the workers to finish their journey inside a yr.
“…it’s clarified that the workers who have been eligible to carry out LTC journey in 2020 as per LTC Guidelines, however couldn’t carry out the LTC journey in the course of the lockdown interval (March-Might, 2020) and whose refund quantity has been stored in ‘Credit score Shell’ by the airways, are allowed to carry out their LTC journey until 28.02.202 1, and such LTC shall be counted in opposition to the block yr utilized for. This shall additionally apply in instances of contemporary recruits who’re entitled to LTC yearly for the preliminary block of eight years,” the DoPT mentioned.
In a earlier O.M. dated seventh January 2021, the DoPT had mentioned, “In instances the place the airways have stored the refund quantity in ‘Credit score Shell’, Ministries /Departments could prolong the interval of reimbursement of LTC advance taken by the Authorities servant for LTC journey scheduled in the course of the lockdown interval (March-Might,202 0), until 28.02.2021 or until such time the quantity in ‘Credit score Shell’ is utilised by the Authorities servant to carry out LTC journey, whichever is earlier.”