Hi to all,
I am working as Accountant and got a LTC claim of one of our staff for passing it to me. Details are as follows : Official applied LTC to Shirdi from Anantapur. His Grade Pay is 2800-. So, he is eligible for AC III Tier. He submitted claim as follows.
Anantapur to Kopargaon
Rs.408-
Sleepr Class
Kopargaon to Shirdi
Rs.30-
Auto
Shirdi to Ahmadnagar
Rs.60-
MSRTC Bus
Ahmadnagar to Gulbarga
Rs.310-
MSRTC Bus
Gulbarga to Anantapur
Rs.305-
RTC Bus
Distance in respect both ways is almost same. No case of Longer route.I passed the claim as below :
Anantapur to Shirdi
Rs.400-
Sleeper Class (Direct Train )
Shirdi to Anantapur
Rs.400-
Sleeper Class (Direct Train )
Though he is eligible for AC-III Tier, as he travelled by Sleeper Class, I restricted the claim to Direct Shortest Fare by class travelled, for both ways. But, the official claims that as he travelled by Govt. Buses and distance is also not more than train route, entire Bus fare should be reimbursed. But, I feel that between places connected by train, if travelled by Bus, fare should be restricted to equivalent Train fare, by direct route. Please let me know, whether my contention is correct or not?