CENTRAL CIVIL SERVICES
(LEAVE TRAVEL CONCESSION) RULES, 1988
1. Short title, commencement and application. –
(1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave Travel Concession) Rules, 1988. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette. (3) Subject to the provisions of sub-rule (4), these rules shall apply to all persons – (i) who are appointed to civil services and posts including civilian Government servants in the Defence Services in connection with the affairs of the Union; (ii) who are employed under a State Government and who are on deputation with the Central Government; (iii) who are appointed on contract basis; and
(iv) who are re-employed after their retirement.
(4) These rules shall not apply to –
(a) Government servants not in whole-time employment;
(b) persons in casual and daily rated employment;
(c) persons paid from contingencies;
(d) Railway servants;
(e) members of the Armed Forces;
(f) local recruits in Indian Missions abroad; and
(g) persons eligible to any other form of travel concession available during leave or otherwise. 2. Special provisions regarding certain categories of employees – (1) In the case of persons belonging to categories mentioned in clauses (ii), (iii) and (iv) of sub-rule (3) of Rule 1, the leave travel concessions shall be admissible on completion of one year’s continuous service under the Central Government and provided that it is certified by the appropriate administrative authority that the employee concerned is likely to continue to serve under the Central Government for a period of at least two years in the case of Leave Travel Concession to hometown and at least four years in the case of leave travel concession to any place in India to be reckoned from the date of his joining the post under the Central Government. (2) In the case of officers appointed on contract basis, where the initial contract is for one year but is later extended, the total duration of the contract will be taken into account for the purpose of leave travel concession. (3) In the case of persons re-employed, immediately after retirement without any break, the period of re-employed service will be treated as continuous with the previous service for the purpose of leave travel concession and the concession allowed for the re-employed period, provided that the leave travel concession would have been admissible to the re-employed officer had he not retired but had continued as serving officer. Illustration:- If an officer has availed of the concession to visit any place in India in respect of a block of four years before his retirement and he is re-employed without any break, he cannot avail this concession till the expiry of the particular block of four years. 3. Scope – The leave travel concession will cover the Government servant himself and his family. 4. Definitions.- In these Rules, unless the context otherwise requires, - (a) "a place in India" will cover any place within the territory of India, whether it is on the mainland India or overseas; (b) "controlling officer" means an officer declared as such under Supplementary Rule 191; (c) "Disciplinary Authority" shall have the same meaning as assigned in clause (g) of Rule 2 of the Central Civil Services (Classification, Control and Appeal) Rules, 1965; (d) "Family" means:-
(i) the Government servant’s wife or husband, as the case may be, and two surviving unmarried children or step children wholly dependent on the Government servant, irrespective of whether they are residing with the Government servant or not; (ii) married daughters who have been divorced, abandoned or separated from their husbands and widowed daughters and are residing with the Government servant and are wholly dependent on the Government servant; (iii) parents and/or step mother residing with and wholly dependent on the Government servant; (iv) unmarried minor...