Govt shelves proposal to allow LTC staff to visit SAARC nations
New Delhi: The central government has shelved a proposal to allow Leave Travel Concession (LTC) to its employees to visit SAARC countries, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
The LTC allows the grant of leave and ticket reimbursement to eligible central government employees.
"The government examined a proposal of LTC facility to government employees to SAARC countries with a purpose to enhance people to people contact and boost relations in the SAARC region and after thorough examination of all aspects involved, the proposal was found not feasible and decided not to take it forward," said Union Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh in a written reply.
The South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) is a group of eight nations comprising Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.