Many Employees of Shipping Corporation of India, a Public Sector Undertaking have done the world tour in the single Leave Travel Concession offered to them.
Would anyone in their right mind go from Delhi to Jaipur via Sao Paulo? Or travel from Mumbai to Port Blair via Dubai? The suggestion is crazy, you might say. But this is precisely what a couple of top officials of the Public Sector Undertaking have done to claim their leave travel concession (LTC).
Particular officer who claimed that she travelled from Port Blair to Mumbai via Dubai claimed Rs 131,653 in 2009 for the alleged travel for herself, husband and their daughter, according to documents
As the scope of the investigation, which has been referred by the CVC to the CBI, is widening, sources say the magnitude of the rip-off is simply growing.
Investigations have revealed that around 150 employees involved in the scam in shipping corporation have submitted either exaggerated or forged flight tickets between 2006 and 2008 to claim LTC.
Coming back to the worthy who needed to travel just 520 km – the distance from Delhi to Jaipur and back – but apparently ended up travelling over 28,884 km – the distance from Delhi to Sao Paulo and back – and more, as he went to Jaipur too, the route he devised is an example of a really ingenious mind.
Source: LTC Scam in Shipping Corporation