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Types of Leave applicable to Central Government Employees as per Leave Rules

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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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Execution of Bond for availing Study Leave under Rule 9(i) of the AIS (Study Leave) Regulations, 1950

Dopt orders on the provisions of Rule 9(i) of the AIS (Study Leave) Regulations, 1960, which mandates every member of the Service who has been granted Study Leave or extension of such leave shall be required to execute a bond as given in Appendix ‘A’ or Appendix ‘A.I’.

No.11020/03/2014-AIS-III
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

North Block, New Delhi
Dated the 1st September, 2014

To,

Chief Secretaries of all States/UTs.

Subject: Execution of Bond for availing Study Leave under Rule 9(i) of the AIS (Study Leave) Regulations, 1950 – regarding.

Sir,
I am directed to refer to the provisions of Rule 9(i) of the AIS (Study Leave) Regulations, 1960, which mandates every member of the Service who has been granted Study Leave or extension of such leave shall be required to execute a bond as given in Appendix ‘A’ or Appendix ‘A.I’.

2. The said Bond executed by member of the Service requires putting in specified period of service after expiry of the Study Leave as prescribed by provisions of rule 9(2) of the said rules.

3. It has come to the notice of this Department that the provisions of the aforesaid bond are being circumvented and officers who have availed Study Leave proceed on prolonged spells of leave due and admissible to them and thus do not put in active service for the requisite period as indicated in the bond executed by them,

4. In view of the above, the provisions of the prescribed format of the Bond have been reviewed and decided to revise the Bond format. A copy of revised Bond is enclosed All the Ministries/Departments/State Governments are requested to ensure that the necessary Bond in respect of grant of Study Leave under the AIS (Study Leave) Regulations, 1960 may henceforth be obtained in the revised formats.

5. The contents of this letter may be brought to the notice of all the members of the All India Services.

Encl: As above.

Yours faithfully

sd/-
(Navneet Misra)
Under Secretary to the Government of India

Source : www.persmin.nic.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02ser/11020_03_2014-AIS-III-01092014.pdf]

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Grant of Study Leave to officers of Railway Medical service for prosecuting Post graduation course: Railway Board Order

Grant of Study Leave to officers of Railway Medical service for prosecuting Post graduation course: Railway Board Order

RBE No.84 /2014

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA (BHARAT SARKAR)
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS (RAIL MANTRALAYA)
(RAILWAY BOARD)
No. 2011/F(E)III/2(2)/3

New Delhi, Dated 31.07.2014

 The GMS/FA&CAOs
All lndian Railways/Production Units.
(as per mailing list)

Sub: Grant of Study Leave to officers of Railway Medical service for prosecuting Post graduation course.

In terms of Sub-rule S(i) of Rule 1 of Study Leave Rules, as contained in Appendix-V of Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol. I (1985 Edition) (Third Re-print Edition 2008), study leave may be granted to a Railway servant who has satisfactorily completed period of probation and has rendered not less than five years regular continuous service including the period of probation under the Government. A Railway Medical Service Officer who has been granted study leave for thirty-six months for acquiring post graduate qualification shall execute a bond to serve the railways for a period of five years after completion of the study course.

2. The question of grant of study leave to Railway Medical Service Officers after 2 years of regular service including the period of probation under the government for acquiring Post Graduate qualification instead of present provision of 5 years of regular continuous service has been considered by the Board. It has been decided that Study leave may be granted to Railway Medical Service Officer who has satisfactorily completed period of probation and has rendered not less than two years regular continuous service including the period of probation under the Government -with the stipulation that they would have to execute a bond to serve for eight years in the Railways after completing their post graduation subject to fulfillment of all other conditions regarding grant of study leave issued from time to time.

3. These orders will be effective from the date of issue of this letter.

4. Hindi version is enclosed.

5. Please acknowledge receipt.

sd/-
(AMITABH JOSHI)
Dy. Director Finance(Estt..)III
Railway Board.

Source: www.airfIndia.com

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TYPES OF LEAVE ADMISSIBLE: Leave Rules – CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972

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.

 

Casual 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.

 

Earn Leave

• 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.

 

Commuted Leave

• 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

Study Leave

• 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.

 

Hospital Leave

• 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 Order: Execution of Bond for availing Study Leave under rule 53(4) of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 – regarding

Execution of Bond for availing Study Leave under rule 53(4) of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 – regarding

No. 13026/4/2012-Estt.(L)
Bharat Sarkar/Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel and Training

New Delhi, the 18 February. 2014

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject: Execution of Bond for availing Study Leave under rule 53(4) of the CCS(Leave) Rules, 1972 – regarding.

The undersigned is directed to state that Government servants are allowed to avail “Study Leave’ in terms of the provisions of rules 50-63 of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972. The provisions of rule 53(4) mandates for execution of a bond by the Government Servant who is granted such leave in the relevant format prescribed for the said purpose i.e. Forms 7-10 of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972.

2. The said Bond executed by the Government servant requires putting in specified period of service after expiry of the Study Leave as prescribed by provisions of rule 50(5) of the said rules.

3. It has come to the notice of this Department that the provisions of the aforesaid bond are being circumvented and officers who have availed Study Leave proceed on prolonged spells of leave due and admissible to them and thus do not put in active service for the requisite period as indicated in the bond executed by them.

A. In view of the above position, the provisions of the prescribed format of the Bond have been reviewed in consultation with the Department of Legal Affairs and it has been decided that the prescribed forms 7, 8, 9 and 10 of the CSS (Leave) Rules, 1972 may be revised by incorporating a specific clause confirming commitment of the Government servant to put in requisite active service after expiry of the Study Leave. The copies of the revised formats are enclosed herewith. The grant of Study Leave shall continue to be regulated in terms of the relevant provisions of the rules as indicated in para 1 above. Ministry of Home Affairs etc are requested to ensure that the necessary Bond in respect of grant of Study Leave under the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 may henceforth be obtained in the revised formats.

5. These orders are being issued after consultation with the C&AG of India in respect of persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department.

6. Formal amendments to CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 are being issued separately.

sd/-
(Mukul Ratra)
Director (L&A)

Source: www.persmin.gov.in
[http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/13026_4_2012-Estt.L-18022014.pdf]

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Grant of Study Leave to the railway employees for continuing higher studies in India – modification of extant provisions – NFIR

Grant of Study Leave to the railway employees for continuing higher studies in India – modification of extant provisions – NFIR

A copy of letter has been uploaded in their official website of NFIR, regarding grant of Study Leave to Railway employees for pursuing higher studies in India. NFIR insists to pay allowances (such as Study Allowace and Transport Allowance) to the employees who are granted sutdy leave for acquiring higher skills…

The content of the letter is reproduced and given below for your ready reference…

NFIR
National Federation of Indian Railwaymen
3, CHELMSFORD ROAD, NEW DELHI -110055
Affiliated to :
Indian National Trade Union Congress (INTUC)
International Transport Workers’ Federation (ITF)

No.II/10

Dated: 24-06-2013

The Secretary (E),
Railway Board,                               Kind attention Shri Suresh Kumar Seth. AM/Staff
New Delhi

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of Study Leave to the railway employees for pursuing higher studies in India – modification of extant provisions – requested.

Leave Rules play a significant role in the personal life and career prospects of a Government Employees including Railway employees. So for as Railway employees are concerned, the leave rules are available vide Chapter 5 of the Indian Railway Establishment Code, Vol-I-1985 (2 Reprint Edition). Leave Rules, also known as Railway Services (Liberalised Leave) Rules, were first introduced w.e.f. 1949 and are applicable to Railway employees appointed on or after 1st February, 1949. Though these rules have been amended from time to time yet do not fulfil the present day requirement and at times found totally outdated.

1.1 Important segment of these Rules which affect adversely are the rules on “Study Leave”. The Study Leave is generally granted to the Railway employees of Group ‘A’, ‘B’ & ‘C’ categories.

1.2 Rule 556 read with Appendix ‘V’ of the ‘Leave Rules’ provides for ‘STUDY LEAVE’ where following provisions have been made in Rule (7).

Leave salary during study leave

(1) During study leave availed outside India a Railway servant shall draw leave salary equal to the pay (without allowances other than dearness allowance) that the Railway servant drew while on duty immediately before proceeding on such leave, in addition to the study allowance admissible in accordance with the provisions of rules 8 to 10.

(2) (a) During study leave availed in India, a Railway employee shall draw leave salary equal to the pay (without allowances other than dearness allowances) that the Railway servant drew while on duty immediately before proceeding on such leave.

(b) Payment of leave salary at full rate under clause (a) shall be subject to furnishing of a certificate by the Railway servant to the effect that he is not in receipt of any scholarship, stipend or remuneration in respect of any part-time employment.

(c) The amount, if any received by a Railway servant during the period of study leave as scholarship or stipend or remuneration in respect of any part time employment as envisaged in sub-rule (2) of rule 8, shall be adjusted against the leave salary payable under this sub-rule subject to the condition that the leave salary shall not be reduced to an amount less than that payable as leave salary during half pay leave.

(d) No study allowance shall be paid during study leave for courses of study in India.

1.3 Rule 2 (d) quoted above clearly puts restriction that no study allowance is payable if study is undertaken in India.

1.4 On the other hand railway employees undertaking study outside India are paid study allowance that too in foreign currency. The provision needs to be amended for extending study allowance to Railway employees who avail study leave for acquiring higher skills in the Country also.

2. NFIR desires to cite a case of Railway Employee who will be facing financial hardship while availing Study Leave. The facts of the case are given here under:

2.1 Ms Jyoti Chawla, Chief Matron (PB-II & GP Rs.5400/-), working in the Northern Railway Central Hospital, New Delhi, has been sanctioned two years Study Leave commencing from 23/07/2013 to 22/07/2015 for doing M.Sc. (Nursing) at Raj Kumari Amrit Kaur College of Nursing, Lajpat Nagar, New Delhi, by the Medical Director, Central Hospital. New Delhi, vide Notice No.724-E/Jyoti Chawla/Chief Matron/CH dated 31/05/2013.

2.2 While sanctioning Study Leave, restrictions have been laid down in the notice issued by the Medical Director, Central Hospital that all expenditure for pursuing the said course i.e. Tuition Fee, Hostel Fee, Books, Boarding & Lodging etc., any other expenses shall be borne by her at her own level.

2.3 The employee has also to execute a bond to serve the Railway Administration for three years on completion of the said course with further condition that in case she resigns/leaves the service, she will have to deposit the amount of leave salary paid to her during Study Leave. A copy of said notice is enclosed for reference.

3. The position brought out above shows that the above-named employee while pursuing the M.Sc. (Nursing) shall not be entitled for study allowance, and even transport allowance for attending daily classes of M.Sc.(Nursing). Federation further wishes to state that with the radical changes in the Educational Sector and with the setting up new medical and engineering colleges with almost all types of syllabuses, the expenditure incurred by the Railway employees needs to be borne by the Railway Administration, thus the employees alongwith leave salary should be paid allowances like:
Study Allowance,
Transport Allowance etc.,
to motivate them to acquire higher skills which would benefit railways as such staff would give equality services.

NFIR. therefore, requests the Railway Board to kindly consider and amend extant provisions, allowing the payment of above allowances to the employees who are granted Study Leave for acquiring higher skills.

Yours faithfully,
sd/-
(M.Raghavaiah)
General Secretary

Source : NFIR
[www.nfirindia.org]

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FAQ on Study Leave – Dopt Orders

Dopt has issued orders as FAQ regarding the subject of Study Leave…

Study Leave

SI. No. / Frequently asked Questions / Answer

1. What is the maximum amount of study leave which can be availed?
The maximum amount of study leave for other than CHS officers is restricted to twenty four months during the entire service period and ordinarily it can be allowed for upto twelve months at a time. (Rule 51(1)}. For CHS officers the ceiling is for 36 months for acquiring PG qualifications. (Rule 51(2)}.

2. Whether study leave can be clubbed with other leave?
Yes. Study leave may be combined with other kinds of leave, but in no case shall be grant of this leave in combination with leave, other than extraordinary leave involve a total absence of more than twenty eight months generally and thirty-six months for the courses leading to PhD. degree from the regular duties of the Government servant. (Rule 54)

3. What is the validity period of bond to be executed by the Government servant while proceeding on study leave?
Government servant is required to execute a bond to serve the Government for a period of three years after expiry of study leave. For CHS officers the period is five years. (Rule 55).

4. Whether a Govt. servant who has been granted study leave may be allowed to resign to take up a post in other Ministries/ Department of the Central Govt. within the bond period?
As per rule 50(5) (iii), a Govt. servant has to submit a bond to serve the Govt. for a period of 3 years. As the Govt. servant would still be serving Government in a Department other than parent Department, he may be allowed to submit his resignation to take up another post within the Central Govt. if he had applied for the post through proper channel.

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Study Leave for Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fellowship and other Fellowships offered by reputed Institutes

Study Leave for Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fellowship and other Fellowships offered by reputed Institutes

 

RBE No.98/2012
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS 
RAILWAY BOARD
No.2012/F(E)-III/2(2)/1
New Delhi, Dated 07.09.2012
The GMs/FA & CAOs,
All Indian Railways/Production Units.
(As per mailing list)
Subject : Study Leave for Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fellowship and other Fellowships offered by reputed Institutes.
Copies of Department of Personnel and Training (DOP&T)’s O.M.s No.4(1)-E.IV(A)/75 dated 07.06.1976, No. 3023/13/82-Estt(L) dated 29.09.1983 and No. 13023/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 01.09.2011 on the above subject are enclosed for information and compliance. These instructions shall apply mutatis mutandis on the Railways also. Rules 51, 57 and 59 of Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules 1972 mentioned in the above OMs correspond to Rules 2, 8 and 10 of Study Leave Rules, under Appendix V of Indian Railway Establishment Code Vol. I., 1985 Edition.
2. Please acknowledge receipt.
DA: Three.
No. 2012/F(E)-III/2(2)/1
sd/-
(Sukhender Kaur)
Joint Director Finance (Estt.)
Railway Board.
Source : AIRF

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