Types of leave for Government Employees

Types of leave for Government employees article is based on about General Principles of Leave Rule & 19 Type of leave (like EL, CL, medical leave, paternity leave etc) for Government employees.

Types of leave for Government employees

General Principles of Leave Rule :-

1. Leave cannot be claimed as a matter of right.

2. The leave sactioning authority may refuse or revoke leave of any kind, but cannot alter the kind of leave due and applied for.

3. Earned Leave should not ordinarily be denied(मना करना) during the last ten years of service.

4. Leave of one kind taken earlier may be converted into leave of a different kind at a later date at the request of the official and at the discretion (विवेक) of the authority who granted the leave….

5. Conversion of one kind of leave into leave of different kind of permissible (जायज) only when applied for by the official while in service and not after quitting service.

6. Leave sanctioning authority may commute (पहनना) retrospectively (पूर्वव्यापी) period of absence without leave into Extraordinary leave.

7. No leave of any kind can be granted for a continuous period exceeding five years except with the sanction of the President. Wihtout a valid reason, a Government servant who remains absent for continuous period exceeding five years other than foreign service, with or without leave, should be deemed to have resigned from Government service.

8. Grant of Leave on Medical grounds – Government servant (Gazetted or non-Gazetted) –

(a) who is a CGHS beneficiary and residing within the limits of CGHS at the time of illness should produce medical certificate/ fitness certificate from a CGHS doctor.

(b) In respect of Government servant who has opted out of CGHS facilities and availing the medical facilities provided by his/her spouse’s employer, the medical certificate for availing the Commuted Leave issued by the hospitals/ medical practitioners approved by that employer is allowed.

(c) Who is not a CGHS beneficiary and CGHS beneficiaries who proceed outside the Headquarter on duty, leave, etc., should produce the certificate from AMA, and in such cases, a non-Gazetted Government servant may produce certificate from RMP if there is no AMA available within a radius of 8 Kms of his residence.

(d) Where a non-Gazetted Government servant finds it difficult to obtain MC/FC from CGHS/AMA, the leave sanctioning authority may consider grant of leave on the basis of the certificate from a RMP after taking into account the circumstances of the case.

(e) In the case of hospitalization/ indoor treatment permitted in a private hospital recognized under the CGHS/ CS /(MA) Rules, a Government servant (Gazetted or non-Gazetted) may produce MC/FC from the authorized Doctor in such a hospital in case his hospitalization/ indoor treatment is on account of the particular kind of disease (e.g. heart, cnacer, etc.) for the treatment of which the concerned Hospital has been recognized. This relaxation is not admissible in case of any day-to-day/ outdoor treatment or indoor treatment in respect of any other disease.

9. Leave sanctioning authority may secure second medical opinion, if considered necessary.

10. A Government servant who is on leave on medical certificate will be permitted to return to duty only on production of a medical certificate of fitness from the AMA/ CGHS Doctor/ Registered Medical Practitioner, as the case may be.

11. Overstayal of leave without proper sanction, will be debited against the HPL account of the Government servant to the extent HPL is due and the excess treated as EOL. No leave salary is admissible for the entire period of overstayal and the period of such overstayal will not count for increament, leave and pension.

12. Wilful absence from duty after the expiry of leave renders a Government servant liable to disciplinary action.

13. Absence without leave not in continuation of any authorized leave will constitute an interruption of service unless it is regularized.

14. Permanently incapacitated Government servants not to be invalided. –

A Government servant who has ben permanently incapacitated from Government service on account of mental or physical disability shall not be invalided or reduced in rank. If he is not suitable for the present post, he could be shifted to some other post with the same pay scale and service benefits. If not possible to adjust, he may be kept on a supernumerary post until a post becomes available or his superannuation, whichever is earlier. No promotion shall be denied.

Leave applied on MC due to disability should not be refused/ revoked without reference to a Medical Authority. The ceiling on maximum leave under Rule 12 will not be applied. Any leave debited after Government servant is incapacitated shall be remitted back. Family member may submit leave application/ medical certificate, if Government servant is unable to submit the same.

The Certificate of Disability is required to be issued in Form 3-A which should be signed by a Government doctor of a Government medical board. Further, a Government servant who is granted leave in accordance with the provisions of Clause (b) of sub-rule (1) of Rule 20, the provisions of Section 20 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016)shall, suo motu apply.

15. Transfer to foreign service – If a Government servant is transferred to foreign service while on leave, he ceases, from the date of such transfer, to be on leave and to draw leave salary.

Types of leave for Government employees

  1. Earned Leave (EL)
  2. Casual Leave (CL)
  3. Special Casual Leave
  4. Paternity Leave
  5. Maternity Leave
  6. Child Care Leave
  7. Leave to female Government servant on adoption of child
  8. Special Leave connected with inquiry on Sexual Harassment

  10. Half Pay Leave
  11. Commuted Leave (Medical Leave)
  12. Leave not Due
  13. Extraordinary Leave
  14. Leave Entitlements for Vacation Department Staff
  15. Work Related Illness and Injury Leave (WRIIL)
  16. Ad hoc Employees
  17. Leave SAlary
  18. Officers appointed on contract
  19. Regularization of leave taken during COVID-19 lockdown

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