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AC Milan's perfect start ends with 3-3 draw with Roma        Feels surreal, says Varun Chakravarthy on his surprise India call-up        Rohit unlikely as Mumbai and RCB aim to secure play-off berth        Vistara to start flights to Bangladesh from Nov 5 under air bubble pact        Sharing best practices, knowledge among SCO members to help startups: Goyal        Taiwan says new arms purchases to boost credible defence        President Donald Trump ahead of Joe Biden by 5 points in Texas: Poll        Pak to strengthen ties with Afghanistan: PM Imran        Loan moratorium: Lenders to credit interest on interest' to borrowers by Nov 5, Centre tells SC        Man attacks TV actress with knife in Mumbai        Polls open in first phase of Bihar elections        After over 3 months, less than 40k COVID cases reported in single day across country: Govt data        India, US ink defence pact; Pompeo says US stands with India, mentions killing of Indian soldiers        'Dynastic corruption' growing challenge for the country: PM Narendra Modi        Former Union Min Dilip Ray gets three-yr jail in coal scam case        Bihar assembly election Campaign ends for first phase        Kerala CM writes to counterparts in Maha, TN        COVID 19: Kerala registers 7,101 recoveries, 20 deaths        Govt announces financial package for rejuvenation of KSRTC        COVID-19 vaccination to begin in Venezuela Around April - President Maduro        
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Business News
Govt to give cash vouchers to staff in lieu of LTC this year: FM
 
New Delhi, Oct 12 (PTI) In a bid to stimulate demand in the economy, the government on Monday announced giving out cash vouchers to central government employees this year in lieu of leave travel concession (LTC) fare which could be spent only on buying non-food GST-rated items.

Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said the employees could buy items that attract 12 per cent or more goods and services tax (GST). These purchases will have to be made in digital mode from GST-registered outlets.

Every four years, central government employees get LTC to any destination to their choice plus one to their hometown.

Since travel is difficult to undertake during the pandemic, the government will pay the entitled fare as cash vouchers which have to be spent by March 31, 2021, she said.

Central government payout on cash-in-lieu-for-LTC will be Rs 5,675 crore, and another Rs 1,900 crore will be payout by central PSUs and public sector banks, Sitharaman said.

The demand infusion because of this would be Rs 19,000 crore, and another Rs 9,000 crore if half of the states follow this guideline, she added.


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KERALA NEWS
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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
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NATIONAL NEWS
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