The air passages are to be booked through the National Carrier, i.e. Air-India, as the case may be. EVEN TO PLACES WHERE AIR-INDIA FLIGHTS DO NOT OPERATE, the passage is to be booked THROUGH AIR-INDIA only. If the tickets are not purchased from Air-India or Govt. approved enterprises ( 1. Balmer Lawrie & Co. Ltd (http://www.balmerlawrie.com/); 2. Ashok Travels & Tours (http://www.attindiatourism.com /), the grant will be restricted to the following slabs.
- America, Australia, Canada, South Africa Rs. 60,000/- for full ticket.
- Europe, China and Russia Rs. 40,000/-
- South Asian Countries Rs. 30,000/-
The applicant will be required to submit a certificate from Financial Advisors (in original) of the Ministries/Departments to accord exemption for air travel, both domestic and international, by airlines other than Air India along with the Claim Sheet