Information given by the Minister of State for Railways, Shri E. Ahamed in Rajya Sabha on 23 April 2010.
As per recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission as accepted by the Government, the Central Government employees drawing Grade Pay of Rs. 4200 are entitled to travel by 2nd AC by train while on official tour. So far as LTC is concerned, the entitlements are the same as for tour.
However, Railway employees are not governed by Central Government LTC provisions as far as travel entitlements are concerned. They are governed by Railway Servants (Pass) Rules, 1986 which entitle them to train journeys on duty/leave. Revision of entitlements for travel including travel in 2nd AC as per revised scales of pay/grade pay arising out of implementation of recommendations of the 6th Central Pay Commission are under examination.