How are LTC blocks treated for a fresh recruit in Central Government?

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I have another doubt.

How blocks are calculated to a fresh recruit?
For example, if an employee is recruited on 17.08.2016, how blocks are calculated and how he can avail LTC? If demonstration given as above is appreciated.

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LTC entitlement of a fresh recruit will be calculated year-wise w.e.f. date of completion of one year regular service.
After implementation of 6th CPC, Government decided to allow fresh recruits to travel to their Hometown along with their families on three occasions in a block of four years and to any place in India on the fourth occasion.
This facility is available only for the first two blocks of four years applicable, after joining the service for the first time (i.e. first 8 years). The first two blocks of four years shall apply w.r.t. the initial date of joining the service and these first two blocks of four years will be personal to them.
On completion of eight years of LTC, they will be treated at par with other regular employees in prescribed blocks.

If an employee recruited on 17.08.2016, he will be eligible for LTC after 1 year from 17.08.2017.

1st Block of 4 years:
He can avail 1st Home Town between 17.08.2017 to 31.12.2017.
2nd Home Town between 01.01.2018 to 31.12.2018.
3rd Home Town between 01.01.2019 to 31.12.2019.
4th Home All India LTC between 01.01.2020 to 31.12.2020.


2nd Block of 4 years:
5th Home town between 01.01.2021 to 31.12.2021
6th Home town between 01.01.2022 to 31.12.2022
7th Home town between 01.01.2023 to 31.12.2023
8th All India LTC between 01.01.2024 to 31.12.2024


For detailed illustrations and frequently asked, questions see this O.M.: DoPT O.M. - Frequently asked Questions on LTC entitlements of a Fresh Recruit - No. 31011/7/2013-Estt.(A-IV) dated 26th September, 2014

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