The State Government has accorded eligibility to those State Government officers whose grade pay is 6600 or more, for travel for official work by the air service provided by private operators contracted by Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation. It may be mentioned that air service is being extended in the state by Madhya Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation through private operator. Madhya Pradesh is the first state to provide low-cost air travel to its citizens.
The government officers will be eligible for air travel between Indore, Gwalior, Jabalpur and Bhopal. At present, government officers drawing salary in the pay scale Rs. 18400-500-22400 (fifth pay scale) or more are entitled for air travel for official work.It has been made clear regarding entitlement of government officers to air travel for promotion of low-cost air service between major cities of the state that they will have to log on to the website www.venturaairconnect.in for booking of ticket and will have to get themselves registered by filling up the form available in prescribed proforma on the website. For cancellation of booking and getting flight-related information, contact will have to be made on Messrs Ventura Airconnect’s call centre no. 1-860-500-4445.
At the time of booking for air travel, officers will have to deposit the sanction letter/form about entitlement of official tour. The form will have entries like name, post, telephone number, mobile number, email ID, date and dispatch number. The original copy of the sanction letter will have to be deposited by the concerning officer at the airport counter at the time of undertaking air travel for the first time. The travelling officer will also have to show his photo identity card at the airport. He will not be eligible for air travel in the absence of photo identity card. Detailed guidelines about eligibility of government officials regarding low-cost air service have been sent by the Tourism Department and Finance Department to all the departments, collectors and commissioners.
Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan had launched the low-cost air taxi service from Bhopal for other cities on September 7.