Tuesday 19 July 2022

Leave - General

 Leave - General

● Maximum Leave that can be availed continuously is 5 years.

● Conversion of leave is applicable only within 30 days from the date of return from leave.

● No conversion of leave after retirement.

● Fitness certificate need not be obtained from the same doctor who issued medical certificate.

● No EL can be rejected to those having five years of service for superannuation.

● Availability of EL has no bearing on sanction of LND.

● Maternity leave will be treated as qualifying service.

● Leave sanctioning authority should not alter the nature of leave applied.

● Employees with disabilities entitled 4 additional casual leave.

● HSG-I official is competent to relieve officials up to three days leave.

● Separate permission is not necessary for leaving the station if the leave address is indicated in the leave application.

● Leave sanctioning authority can commute retrospectively periods of absence without leave in to EOL.

● Absence from duty after expiry of leave is debited to HPL account and liable for disciplinary action.

● Return to duty before expiry of leave requires permission.

● Leave not to be granted to those on suspension, likely to be dismissed/removed/ compulsorily retired.

● Any claim to encash the leave at credit losses from the date of issue of  dismissal/ removal/ resignation-exception Rule – 39.

● Kinds of leave: 

EL, HPL, Commuted Leave, LND, EOL

● Special kinds of leave: Maternity Leave, Paternity Leave, Child adoption Leave, Child Care Leave, Work Related illness and injury Leave, Casual Leave.

Casual Leave

● Casual leave entitled - 8 days in a calendar year.

● Joined in the middle of the year - Discretion to grant full 8 days or proportionate days.

● CL cannot be combined with any other kind of leave.

● CL can be taken for 1/2 day also. 

● Normally, it shall not be granted more than 5 days at one time.

Earned Leave 

● 15 days will be credited on 1st Jan and 1st July every year in advance.

 ● Credit to be given is reduced by 1/10th EOL+NQS of previous half year  subject to maximum of credit given.

● Maximum 300 days: If advance credit results in 300+, the same is kept separately for set off against leave availed in that half year; any balance not availed is lapsed.

● Procedure of 300+ is not applicable to credit of unavailed Joining Time.

● Credit in any half year will be at the rate of 2 1/2 days of full calendar month of service on account of appointment/cessation of service.

● Maximum EL that may be granted is 180 days at any one time.  Exception exists.

Half Pay Leave

● 10 days in advance every year on 1st Jan and 1st July.

● Credit is reduced by 1/18th of dies non (including suspension treated as  non duty) of previous half year subject to maximum of credit given.

● Credit in any half year will be at the rate of 5/3 days each completed 

calendar month of service on account of appointment/ cessation of service.

● Double the commuted leave availed is debited against HPL account.

● LND and over stayal of leave are also debited to HPL account.

Commuted Leave

● Can be availed only on health grounds on production of medical certificate.

● Exceptions:

(a) Maximum of 180 days in the entire service for an approved course of study. (b) Maximum of 60days in continuation of Maternity Leave.

(C) Maximum of 60days granted for adoption of child.

● If retires voluntarily in continuation of commuted leave without returning to duty, the same is treated as HPL and excess paid leave salary is recovered (not applicable to invalid retirement or in death cases)


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