The government will not sanction leave travel allowance for an employee who uses personal car or taxi as mode of transport.However, the rule shall not be applicable to employees with a handicap or disability of self or dependent family member. According to a government notification, the employees can avail the LTA only if they travel by Indian Railways or Air India and state transport corporation buses.
The order issued by department of personnel said the LTA facility will be admissible only in respect of journeys made in vehicles ‘operated by the government or any corporation in the public sector run by the central government, state government or a local body’.
However, the government has relaxed the order for the physically handicap or disability of self or dependent family members who are unable to travel by authorised modes of transport and are compelled to undertake the journey by own car or private taxis.
Such employees will have to take a medical certificate from the competent authority, besides give an undertaking that the journey in authorised mode is not feasible and the same can be only covered in own car or taxi.
Besides, such claim should not be more than the journey performed by the entitled class by rail or air.