I have below 2 queries on claiming LTA benefit
I took a vacation to travel as per the below plan
Bangalore to Kolkata, Stay in Kolkata for 5 days, Kolkata to Port Blair, Stay in Port Blair for 7 days, Return to Bangalore.
Can I claim LTA for all the 3 journeys made as per above travel details. If not which all journeys can I claim for LTA.
Also is taking a leave mandatory for claiming LTA or travel on public holidays is also acceptable for claiming the same?
Leave Travel allowance is limited to travel cost by economic air-fair or first AC train ticket or actual cost which ever is less. There is limit on a single place then its limited to travel cost by shortest route. In your case you should be able to claim either Bangalore to Kolkota and return or Bangalore to port blair and return.
You can plan your travel plans as per your work schedule. you can plan on public holidays also .
do check with accountant too on this