Types of Leave applicable to Central Government Employees as per Leave Rules
A brief on all Types of Leave applicable to Central Government Employees as per Leave Rules – Earned Leave, Half Pay Leave, Commuted Leave, Leave Not Due, Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Study Leave, Extraordinary Leave, Chile Care Leave and More
1. Earned Leave: Earned Leave is ‘earned’ by duty. The credit for earn leave will awarded at a rate of 15 days on the 1st of January and 1st of July every year. It can be accumulated up to 300 days in addition to the number of days for which encashment has been allowed along with LTC. Maximum of 180 days at a time can be availed in the case of Earned Leave.
2. Half Pay Leave: All Government servants are entitled to 20 days of HPL for every completed year of service. Half pay leave is calculated at 20 days for each completed year of service. For eg, if you are in service for 2 years , you will be having a total of 40 days of half pay leave. The service includes periods of duty and leave including extraordinary leave with or without MC. Half pay leave can be availed with or without MC(Medical Certificate). From 1st January 1986, half pay leave is credited in advance at the rate of 10 days on the 1st of January and 1st of July every year.
3.Commuted Leave: This Leave is granted on medical certificate normally. Commuted leave not exceeding half the amount of half-pay leave due can be taken on medical certificate. Up to a maximum of 90 days can be taken during the entire service without medical certificate where such leave is utilized for an approved course of study certified to be in university interest.
It can be taken up to a maximum of 60 days can be granted to a female employee in continuation of maternity leave without medical certificate and upto a maximum of 60 days can be granted without medical certificate to a female employee with less than two living children, on adoption of a child less than one year old. Commuted leave may be granted at the request of the employee even when earned leave is due to him.
4. Leave Not Due: This Leave is also granted on medical certificate normally. Leave not due is granted when there is no half-pay leave at credit and the employee requests for the grant of Leave Not Due. It is granted only medical certificate if the leave sanctioning authority is satisfied that there is a reasonable prospect of the employee returning to duty on its expiry. It may be granted without medical certificate in continuation of maternity leave, and may be granted without medical certificate to a female employee with less than two living children, on adoption of a child less than one year old. The amount of leave should be limited to the half-pay leave that the employee is likely to earn subsequently. Leave not due during the entire service is limited to a maximum of 360 days and due will be debited against the half-pay leave that the employee may earn subsequently.
5. Maternity Leave : Maternity leave is granted to women government employees.
1) Pregnancy: 180 days – Admissible only to employees with less than two surviving children.
2) Miscarriage/abortion (induced or otherwise): Total of 45 days in the entire service. However, any such leave taken prior to 16.6.1994 will not be taken into account for this limitation. Admissible irrespective of number of surviving children. Application to be supported by a certificate from a registered medical practitioner for NGOs and from AMA for GOs.
The maternity leave is not debited to leave account and full pay is granted. It cannot be combined with any other leaves and counts as service for increments and pension.
6. Paternity Leave : A male employee with less than two surviving children may be granted Paternity Leave for a period of 15 days during the confinement of his wife. During the period of such leave he shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. Paternity Leave shall not be debited against the leave account and may be combined with other kind of leave as in the case of Maternity Leave.
7. Study Leave: Study leave may be granted to all government employees with not less than five years’ service for undergoing a special course consisting of higher studies or specialized training in a professional or technical subject having a direct and close connection with the sphere of his duties as a civil servant.
The course for which the study leave is taken should be certified to be of definite advantage to govt from the point of view of public interest and that particular study should be approved by the authority competent to grant leave.
The official should submit a full report on the work done during study leave. Maximum of 24 months of leave is sanctioned. In the case of CHS officers 36 months of leave can be granted at a stretch or in different spells.
Study leave will not be debited to the leave account and may be combined with other leave due. Study leave is not granted for studies outside India if facilities are available in India and to an official due to retire within 3 years of return from the study leave.
8. Extra Ordinary Leave : Extraordinary leave is granted to a Government servant when no other leave is admissible or when other leave is admissible, but the Government servant applies in writing for extraordinary leave.
Extraordinary leave cannot be availed concurrently during the notice period, when going on voluntary retirement and EOL may also be granted to regularize periods of absence without leave retrospectively.
9. Casual Leave : In a calendar year eight days of casual leave is permissible.
Casual leave is not a recognized form of leave and is not subject to any rules made by the Government of India. An official on Casual Leave is not treated as absent from duty and pay is not intermitted.
(i) Casual Leave can be combined with Special Casual Leave/vacation but not with any other kind of leave.
(ii) It cannot be combined with joining time.
(iii) Sundays and Holidays falling during a period of Casual Leave are not counted as part of Casual Leave.
(iv) Sundays/public holidays/restricted holidays/weekly offs can be prefixed/suffixed to Casual Leave.
(v) Casual Leave can be taken while on tour, but no daily allowance will be admissible for the period.
(vi) Casual Leave can be taken for half day also.
(vii) Essentially intended for short periods. It should not normally be granted for more than 5 days at any one time, except under special circumstances.
(viii) LTC can be availed du ring Casual Leave.
(ix) Individuals appointed and joining duty during the middle of a year may avail of Casual Leave proportionately or to the full extent at the discretion of the Competent Authority.
10. Child Care Leave : Woman employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a maximum period of 730 days (2 years) during their entire service for taking care of up to two children., whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness, etc..
Conditions for Child Care Leave
1. Child care leave shall not be admissible if the child is eighteen years of age or older equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.
2. It can be availed in more than one spell.
3. It can not be debited against the leave account.
4. It may be combined with leave of the kind due and admissible.
11. Hospital Leave: Hospital leave is admissible to Group ‘C’ employees whose duties involve handling of dangerous machinery, explosive materials, poisonous drugs and performance of hazardous takes and to Group ‘D’ Employees.
Medical certificate from an authorized medical attendant is necessary for grant of this leave. This hospital leave may be combined with any other kind of leave due and admissible, provided total period of leave does not exceed 28 months.
12. Vacation Department Staff leave Entitlement : The leave entitlements of employees of Vacation Departments (i.e. departments where regular vacations are allowed during which those serving in them are permitted to be absent from duty) are the same as those serving in non-vacation Departments except in respect of ‘earned leave’.
No earned leave will be admissible to a government servant of a vacation Department in any year in which he avails of the full vacation. The vacation can be combined with casual leave.
13. Special Disability Leave : Special disability leave admissible to all employees when disabled by injury intentionally or accidentally inflicted or caused in or in consequence of the due performance of official duties or in consequences of official position. The disability above should have manifested within three months of the occurrence to which it is attributed and the person disabled had acted with due promptitude in bringing it to notice. The leave sanctioning authority, if satisfied as to the cause of the disability, may relax the condition and grant leave in cases where disability has manifested more than three months after the occurrence of its cause.
Special disability leave is also admissible when disabled by illness incurred in the performance of any particular duty, which has the effect of increasing liability to illness or injury beyond the ordinary risk attaching to the civil post held, under the same condition.This disability should be certified by an Authorised Medical Attendant to be directly due to the performance of the particular duty.
Maximum of 24 months of leave may be granted.
May be combined with any other leave.
Will count as service for pension.
Will not be debited to the leave account.
14. Child Adoption Leave: Child adoption leave is granted to Female employees, with fewer than two surviving children on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year, for a period of 135 days immediately after the date of valid adoption.
Leave salary will be equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.
It may be combined with leave of any other kind. Leave not debited against the leave account.
15. Leave to Probationers : A person appointed to a post on probation is entitled to all kinds of leave admissible under the rules to a permanent servants according as his appointment is against a permanent post.
16. Leave to Apprentices : Apprentices are admissible to leave on medical certificate, on leave salary equivalent to half pay for a period not exceeding one month in any year of apprenticeship
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Leave applicable to railway staff, Child Care Leave and Commuted Leave – Frequently Asked Questions RBE 100/2015
Text of the Railway Board’s letter No. No. E(P&A)I-2008/CPC/LE-8 dated 10.09.2015 (RBE No. 100/2015) addressed to The General Managers/FA&CAOs. All Indian Railways and Production Units etc.
Sub; Leave applicable to railway school staff, Child Care Leave and Commuted Leave – Frequently Asked Questions.
Please refer to the provisions contained in Rule Nos. 525, 551E, 521 of IREC Vol-I in respect of Leave applicable to school staff, Child Care Leave and Commuted leave/Leave on Production of Medical Certificate by the Railway servants.
2. Now, DOP&T has inter-alia issued clarification on Leave to school staff, Child Care Leave and Commuted Leave in the form of frequently asked questions (FAQ) in terms of their Office Memorandum No. 21011/08/2013-Estt(AL). The text of OM is tabulated below for guidance of all concerned.
What are the leave entitlements of Railway servants serving in Railway schools?
The Rule No. 525 of IREC VOL-I, which came into effect from 1.9.2008 regulates the grant of Leave an Average Pay for persons serving in the Railway Schools. The said rule provides for as follows:-
(1) (a) A Railway servant serving in a Railway School such as a teacher, principal, headmaster, librarian, laboratory assistant or a waterman shall not be entitled to any Leave an Average Pay in respect of duty performed in any year in which he avails himself of the full vacation.
(b) In respect of any year in which a Railway servant avails a portion of the vacation, he shall be entitled to Leave an Average Pay in such proportion of 30 days, as the number of days of vacation not taken bears to the full vacation.
Provided that no such leave shall be admissible to a Railway servant not in permanent employment or quasi-permanent employment in respect of the first year of his service.
(c) If, in any year, the Railway servant does not avail any vacation, Leave on Average Pay shall be admissible to him in respect of that year under Rule 523.
|2.||Whether Govt. servant can be permitted to station/go abroad while on CCL?||Child care leave is granted to a woman employee to take care of the needs of the minor children. If the child is studying abroad or the Railway servant has to go abroad for taking care of the child she may do so subject to other conditions laid down for this.|
|3.||What is the intention behind the instruction that CCL is to be treated like LAP and sanctioned as such?||The intention is that CCL should be availed with prior approval of leave sanctioning authority and that the combination of CCL with other leave, if any, should be as per the restriction on LAP.
The restriction of the limit of 180 days at a stretch as applicable in the case of LAP will not a l in case of CCL.
|4.||Whether commuted leave is admissible based on medical certificates of Hospitals/Medical Practitioner approved by the employer of the spouse in cases where the concerned employee has been allowed to avail such facilities from the employer of the spouse?||Leave on medical grounds may be allowed on the basis of certificates issued by Hospitals/Medical Practitioners approved by the employer of the spouse in such cases.|
3. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
Leave Rules – CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972
TYPES OF LEAVE ADMISSIBLE
• Casual Leave
• Earned Leave
• Half Pay Leave
• Commuted Leave
• Leave Not Due
• Extra-ordinary Leave
• Study Leave
• Hospital Leave
• Special Disability Leave
• Maternity Leave
• Paternity Leave
• Child care Leave
General Conditions:- Leave
• Leave – no claim as a right;
• Can be refused/ revoked;
• Kind of leave applied can not be altered by sanctioning authority;
• Commutation of leave within 30 days;
• Can not be granted for more than 5 years at a stretch;
• Prefix / Suffix – Sundays/holidays;
• MC : Govt servants – from AMA/CGHS Dispensary;
• MC: NGOs – from RMP;
• Period of over-stayal debited as HPL with no pay/allowances;
• Disc. Action on willful absence from duty after expiry of leave.
• Not a recognised form ;
• Can be combined with special CL / vacation only;
• Sundays/holidays falling during a period of CL not counted;
• Sundays / holidays / restricted holidays can be prefixed/suffixed;
• Can be availed for half a day;
• Total 08 days admissible in a calendar year;
• Normally more than 5 days at a time not allowed;
• Joining in middle of year-proportionately or full – at the discretion.
• 15 days on 1st January/July in advance;
• Credit reduced @ 1/10th of EOL& Dies non in previous half year;
• Rounding – fraction;
• Accumulation up to 300+15 days;
• Fresh appointment , Retirement /removal / dismissal / death in middle of half year – @ 2½ days per completed month;
• 180 days maximum can be availed at a time, exception
• Unavailed joining time credited in EL account.
• Encashment of E.L. during LTC (10 Days ) / On retirement ( Max 300 days)
Half Pay Leave
• 10 days on 1st January/July in advance;
• Credit reduced @ 1/18th of Dies non;
• Rounding – fraction;
• Accumulation – No limit;
• Fresh appointment – @ 5/3 days p.m.;
• Retirement /removal / dismissal / death in middle of half year
• Temp. Employee – grant subject to his return to duty;
• Can be on MC/without MC;
• On MC- Comm. Leave on full pay if applied for.
• Not exceeding half of HPL balance on medical certificate;
• up to 90 days during entire service –w/o MC for an approved course of study certified to be in public interest;
• up to 60 days to a female G.S. with less than 02 living children, on adoption of a child less than one year old;
• up to 60 days to a female G.S. w/o MC in continuation of maternity leave;
• Granted only if reasonable prospects of the G.S. returning to duty on its expiry.
• If quits service- period treated as HPL;
• If quits on ill health/death – No recovery.
Leave not due
• To permanent GS with no HPL at credit;
• Only on MC;
• Limited to HPL – G.S. likely to earn in remaining service period;
• Debited in HPL a/c;
• Temp. GS with min. 01 year of service – suffering from TB, Cancer or Mental illness can be granted .
• Not granted as LPR.
Leave not due-Exception
• To female GS w/o MC – in continuation of maternity leave;
• To female GS w/o MC – on adoption of a child less than one year old.
• Max. 360 days during entire service .
Leave Not Due [LND]
• Cancelled if GS does not return to duty – L.S. recovered;
• L.S. not to be recovered :
– if resigns due to ill- health incapacitating him for further service,
– if retired prematurely,
– in the event of death.
Extra Ordinary Leave (EOL)
• When no Other leave is admissible; or
• When Other leave admissible, but Govt. servant applies for EOL;
Subject to maximum leave period of 05 years, EOL can be granted to a permanent Govt. servant up to any limit
For temporary officials: -
– Up to 03 months with or w/o MC;
• with a minimum of 01 year’s service- – up to 06 months with MC for common ailments;
– Up to 18 months with MC for cancer, mental illness, pulmonary TB or Pleurisy of Tubercular origine;
• With three or more year’s service
– up to 24 months where the leave is required for studies certified to be in public interest.
Maternity Leave- Female Employees
• Admissible to married/unmarried female G.S.; – Pregnancy: 135 days;
– Miscarriage / abortion: total 45 days in the entire service.
• Leave is not debited to leave account.
• It is granted on full pay.
• It may be combined with leave of any other kind.
• Any kind of leave (i/c 60 days of Comm. Leave/LND w/o MC) up to one year can be sanctioned in continuation of Maternity Leave;
• Not admissible for ‘threatened abortion’
Paternity Leave-Male Govt. Servant
• To male Govt. servant with less than two surviving children.
• It is not debited in leave account.
Leave salary equal to last pay drawn is admissible
• Five year’s service (I/c period on probation)
• For higher studies/specialized training in a professional/technical subject capable of widening his mind in a manner likely to improve his ability as a civil servant;
• Study leave can be :
– Granted for maximum 24 months in the entire service and may be granted at a stretch or in different spells;
– not debited to the leave account;
– Requisite Bonds in the prescribed forms are required to be executed
• Finance Ministry’s agreement for release of foreign exchange is necessary for study leave outside India;
• Leave Salary:
- Pay plus DA, HRA, CCA & study allowance admissible outside India;
– No study allowance admissible for course in India.
Special Disability Leave
• When disabled by injury intentionally inflicted or caused in due performance of official duties;
• When disabled by illness incurred in performance of any duty, which has the effect of increasing liability to illness or injury beyond the ordinary risk attached to civil post;
• Period of leave to be certified by AMA;
• Maximum 24 months;
• Not be debited to the leave account;
• First 120 days on full pay , after that on HPL;
• Period counts for pension.
• Gr ‘C’ whose duties involve handling of dangerous machinery, explosive material, poisonous drugs or performance of hazardous tasks; and
• Gr ‘D’ while under treatment in a hospital or otherwise for illness or injury directly due to risks incurred in the course of official duties.
• Certificate of AMA necessary;
• Period of leave considered necessary by authority;
• Total period combined with any other kind not exceeding 28 months;
• Not be debited to the leave account;
• First 120 days on full pay , after that on HPL.
• Period counts for pension.
Child Care Leave
Who are entitled for Child Care Leave?
• Child Care Leave can be granted to women employees having minor children below the age of 18 years, for a maximum period of 2 years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service, for taking care of up to two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. Child Care Leave shall not be admissible if the child is eighteen years of age or older.
• Child Care Leave shall not be debited against the leave account. Child Care Leave may also be allowed for the third year as leave not due (without production of medical certificate)
• No. CCL is not applicable to third Child.
• The Conditions regarding spell of CCL, imposed upon by the Government are that it may not be granted in more than 3 spells in a calendar year and that CCL may not be granted for less than 15 days.
• No. As per the OM of even number dated 7.9.2010, Child Care Leave may not be granted in more than 3 spells. Hence CCL may not be allowed more than 3 times irrespective of the number of days or times Child Care Leave has been availed earlier.
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Dopt clarification on Commuted Leave
SI.No. / Frequently asked Questions / Answer
1. Whether commuted leave is admissible based on medical certificates of Hospitals/Medical Practitioner approved by approved by the employer of the spouse in cases where the concerned employee has been allowed to avail such facilities from the employer of the spouse?
Leave on medical grounds may be allowed on the basis of certificates issued by Hospitals/Medical Practitioners approved by the employer of the spouse in cases.