Government employees can now draw the advance 125 days prior to the journey, provided the journey should be by train and should be included in LTC (Leave Travel Concession).
Indian Railways increasing the Advance Reservation Period (ARP) for booking accommodation in trains from 60 days to 120 days (excluding the date of journey) with effect from April 1, 2015.
So, according to ‘www.babusofindia.com’ , the DoPT in turn in an office memorandum dated May 13, 2016 said, “the time-limit for drawal of LTC advance by the Government servants may be increased from 65 days (i.e. 2 months and 5 days) to 125 days (i.e. 4 months and 5 days) in case of journey by train”.
So, it enables government employees to draw advance for LTC journey for himself and his family 125 prior to the journey, if wanted.
But in case of journey by air, sea or road, the rules are same as earlier and the time period shall remain 65 days only.
But according to rules and regulations, the employee has to produce the outward journey tickets in front of competent authority within 10 days of withdrawal.
This order has been issued to secretaries of all the ministries and departments.