Deputation/ Delegations abroad of Officials and /or non-Official sponsored by Government of India - ex-India leave - regarding: Fin Min OM dated 26.10.2016
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
North Block, New Delhi
Dated: 26th October, 2016
Subject: Deputation/Delegations abroad of Officials and /or non-Official sponsored by Government of India - ex-India leave - regarding.
The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. No.19036/7/75-E-IV(B) dated 05.08.1976 on the subject mentioned above. As per Para 11 of the said O.M. “An officer may, subject to the exigencies of public service, be granted leave while abroad for the period not exceeding 50% of the actual period of the duty abroad (excluding the transit time from India to the country of deputation and back and enforced halt) or a fortnight, whichever is less, for personal reasons Subsequently, it was clarified vide this Department’s OM. No.19036/2/2008-E-IV dated 04.07.2008 that “during such ex-India leave the closed holidays Saturday and Sunday” etc. may be allowed to be pre-fixed/ suffixed as the case may be, subject to the condition that no extra financial implications like payment of hotel charges/ per diem allowance etc. are involved”.
2. References are being received in this Department seeking clarification on applicability of Department of Personnel & Training instructions issued vide letter No. 11019/06/2001-AlS-lll dated 05.12.2007 regarding "Delegation of Powers to the State Governments and Ministries/Departments of the Government of India in cases of Members of All India Services proceeding abroad on ex-India leave (excluding Study Leave)” wherein it is provided that ‘ in case of official visits of a duration less than 8 days, the limit of 50% may be relaxed and ex-India leave upto a maximum 4 days may be granted
3. The matter has been considered in the Department of Expenditure and it has been decided that in case of official visit/ tour abroad (including training and excluding Study Leave) where the period of deputation is less than eight (08) days, the Government Official may be granted ex-India leave for a maximum period of four (04 days). In respect of official visit/ tour abroad including training for more than eight days, the limit of 50% ex-India leave will continue. During ex-India leave, the closed holidays "Saturday and Sunday" etc. may be allowed to be pre-fixed / suffixed as the case may be, subject to the condition that no extra financial implications like payment of hotel charges/ per-diem allowance etc. are involved.
4. Para 11 of this Department’s O.M. No.19036/7/75-E-IV (B) dated 05.08.1976 and OM. No.19036/2/2008-E-IV dated 04.07.2008 will stand modified to the extent mentioned in Para 3 above.
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India