New Delhi, Oct. 22 -- To boost consumer spending during the festive season, the Delhi government on Thursday announced that its employees can take cash equivalent of leave travel concession (LTC) if they opt for it. "Keeping in mind the hardship of the employees due to the COVID pandemic and lockdown, the government took the decision," the Arvind Kejriwal government said in a release. The government said a special festival package of advance will be also be accorded to all Delhi government employees for any important festivals up to March 31, 2021.

"Firstly, in a bid to boost the consumption expenditure and incentivise its employees, Delhi government has announced a special cash package in lieu of LTC for the Delhi government employees d...