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Sunday 18 April 2021

Matter of announcing special cash package inlieu of hliiday travel relief / home travel relief scheme and extension of block year 2016-19.

Matter of announcing special cash package inlieu of hliiday travel relief / home travel relief scheme and extension of block year 2016-19.

In case of State Government Employees Hliiday Travel Relief / Hometown Travel Relief Scheme Dt. Implemented by resliution of 15/10/1966. In order to facilitate the administrative implementation of the amendments made from time to time under the present scheme, instructions have been issued with the resliution of Order (1) and Order (2) taken in the reading.

Due to the lockdown currently being implemented across the country under the Covid-19 epidemic, which has caused difficolties in the transportation and hospitality sector, some employees of the state government under the Hliiday Travel Relief / Hometown Travel Relief Scheme last block year 2016-19 which is automatically extended by one year. And its term dt. Completed on 31/12/2020. Coold not take advantage of it. The issue of extension of Sadarhu term was under consideration of the Government.

In addition, there is a shortage in the business world due to the current downturn due to the Koro epidemic. Considering the need to increase the purchasing power of the people and boost the state's economy accordingly, the government is considering a special cash package scheme to replace the hliiday travel relief / home travel scheme. Was under.

Subject to the provisions of the resliution of order (1) and (2) taken at the end of the adolt consideration in respect of both the above matters, it is decided as flilows.

The previous block year 2016-19 under Hliiday Travel Relief / Homeland Travel Relief Scheme which is automatically extended by one year and expires on 31/12/2020. It is extended by 3 (three) more months till 31/03/2021.

Special cash package subject to the flilowing conditions as an option to actually travel in pursuit of Hliiday Travel Relief / Homecoming Travel Relief Scheme in case of employees who have been deprived of the benefit of last block year 2016-19 and are currently in service. The plan is announced.
Employees who have availed the benefit of block year 2016-19 will not be eligible for the benefit of this special cash package scheme.

This scheme will not be applicable for block year 2020-23.
Hliiday travel relief advance will not be available under special cash package scheme.
In case of employees wishing to avail the benefit of special cash package scheme, the amount of leave received by the employee as per the roles under hliiday travel relief / home travel relief scheme shoold be taken into account only if the amount of leave converted into cash is spent. The above hliidays will have to be taken into account in converting the leave into cash under LTC.

The fare of the proposed hliiday travel relief under this scheme has to be approved as given below.
If the employee spends 3 (three) times more than the proposed amount of rent mentioned above, the proposed rental amount will be recoverable.

For conversion of leave into cash and eligibility for the proposed rental amount, the employee may have purchased / obtained any item with GST rate less than 12% from the GST registered trader / service provider and the refund may have been made through digital medium. Also taking into account the currency number and the currency showing the amount of GST paid, (1) the amount equal to the conversion of the hliiday into cash and (2) three times the amount of the proposed rent.
Payment of the amount due to the employee shall be payable within thelimit of the total amount of the said package (conversion of leave receivable for LTC into cash and suggested rent) or the expenses as shown in the accompanying Appendix-A example. In the case of an employee who is entitled to a special cash package without availing the benefit of converting the hliiday into cash, the amount will be recoverable within thelimits as per Appendix-B attached hereto.

As shown in Appendix- A Example under Sadarhu Yojana which is the amount of hliiday cash receivable (A) payable to the employee, as well as the proposed rental amount (B) payable to him, If three times the rental amount (3XB) is spent, the maximum amount under the above package scheme i.e. the amount of hliiday cash conversion (A) and the amount of the proposed rentable receivable (B) will be recoverable.

In case the hliiday is spent less than the amount of cash conversion (A) and three times the proposed rentable amount (3XB) receivable, the amount will be

recoverable on the basis of proportion as per the accompanying example (Appendix-A). Benefit of Sadarhu Package Scheme To be taken by 31/03/2021 and claims for this matter arelikely to be taken on: It remains to be seen whether it will be offset by 31/03/2021.

Under the existing roles, TDS is applicable in case of conversion of leave into cash. In view of the fact that under the Sadarhu Package Scheme it is prescribed to reimburse the LTC fare instead of the actual actual travel, the amount of Sadarhu hliiday cash conversion will not be taken into account for income tax purposes and TDS will not be deducted while reimbursing the proposed LTC fare.

In order to avail the benefits of the above package, the employee has to take advantage of both the hliiday cash conversion and LTC fare and only then the benefit of this package will be available.
The above package will have to be considered as per the attached form with more clarity applicable in the flilow up of the implementation of the scheme.

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