1.         What
are the leave entitlement of Govt. servants serving in a vacation Department
w.e.f.  1.9.2008?

Earned  leave  for persons serving 
in  Vacation Departments:-

(1)        (a) A Government  servant
(other  than  a military officer) serving in a Vacation 
Department shall not  be entitled to  any earned leave 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 Government  servant avails
himself of a portion  of the vacation,  he  shall be 
entitled to earned leave 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 Government  servant not in permanent 
employ  or  quasi-permanent  employ in respect of the first year
of  his service.
(c) If, in any year, the
Government servant does not  avail  himself  of  
any  vacation, earned leave  shall be admissible to  him in
respect  of that year under rule 26. For the purpose of  this rule,
the term ‘year’ shall be  construed not  as  meaning a 
calendar year  in which  duty is performed but  as  meaning
twelve months of actual duty in a Vacation Department.

A Government servant entitled to vacation  shall be considered 
to  have  availed  himself  of  a vacation or a
portion of a vacation unless he has been  required by general or
special  order  of  a higher  authority  to 
forgo such  vacation or portion of a vacation:
that  if  he has  been prevented by such order from enjoying
more than fifteen days of the vacation,  he   shall  be
considered  to  have availed himself of no portion of the vacation.
When  a Government  servant  serving  in  a
Vacation  Department proceeds  on  leave  before completing
a  full year  of duty, the earned leave admissible  to him 
shall  be  calculated  not  with reference to  the
vacations which  fall during the  period  of  actual
duty  rendered before proceeding on  leave  but with
reference  to  the vacation  that  falls during 
the  year  commencing from  the  date on  which
he  completed  the previous year of duty. As per Rule  29(1) the
half pay leave account of every Government  servant  (other than a
military officer shall  be  credited  with half  pay 
leave  in advance, in two installments of  ten days each on the 
first  day  of  January  and  July  of 
every calendar year.
2.         Whether
encashment of  leave is allowed  after LTC is availed.
Sanction of leave encashment should, as  a rule, be lone  in 
advance,  at   the time  of  sanctioning the
LTC.  However, ex-post facto sanction  of  leave
encashment  on  LTC may  be  considered  by  the
sanctioning  authority  as  an  exception  in 
deserving cases within  the time  limit prescribed  for
submission of claims for LTC.
3.         Whether encashment of Leave with LTC  can be
availed  at the time when  the LTC is availed by the Government
servant only or  can leave be encashed  at the time when LTC is
availed by family members?
A Govt. servant can be  permitted to encash earned leave  upto 
10  days  either at  the  time of  availing LTC 
himself  or when  his  family avails it, provided other
conditions are satisfied.
4.         Whether
leave encashment should be revised on retrospective revision  of pay/D.A?
In  terms  of  38-A  of  CCS(Leave)  Rules,
encashment  of EL alongwith  LTC  is  to  be
calculated  on pay admissible on the date of availing LTC+DA 
admissible on  that  date.  If  pay  or  DA
admissible  has been revised with retrospective effect,  the 
Govt. servant  would  be  entitled  to encashment of Leave
on the revised rates.
5.         Whether
encashment of Earned Leave allowed  to  a  Govt. servant 
prior  to  his joining the  Central  Govt.  is 
to   be  taken into account while retiring ceiling of leave
encashment  on his  superannuation  and retirement from Central
Encashment  of EL  allowed  by  the  State
Governments,  Public Sector  Undertakings, Autonomous  Bodies
for  services  rendered  in  the concerned Govt. etc. need
not be taken into account for  calculating the ceiling of   300
days  of   Earned leave to  be encashed as  per
CCS(Leave) Rule.
6.         Whether
leave encashment  can  be sanctioned  to  a 
Govt.  servant  on  his superannuation while under suspension?
Leave encashment can be sanctioned, however Rule 39(3)  of  CCS 
(Leave) Rules,  1972  allows  with holding of leave encashment
in the case of a Govt. servant who retires  from  service  on
attaining  the age of  superannuation  while  under
suspension  or while disciplinary  or  criminal 
proceedings  are pending against him,  if  in  view 
of  the  authority there  is  a possibility 
of   some  money  becoming recoverable  from 
him  on conclusion  of   the proceedings against  him.
On conclusion of  the proceedings  he/she  will become 
eligible  to  the amount so withheld after adjustment of Government
dues, if any.
7.         Whether
leave encashment can be sanctioned  to  a  Govt. 
servant  on  his dismissal/removal, from service?
A  govt.  servant who  is  dismissed/removed  from
service  or whose  services are terminated ceases to have any claim
to leave at his credit from the date of such dismissal, as per rule 9(1). 
Hence he is not entitled to any leave encashment.
8.         Whether interest is payable  on delayed payment of leave
encashment dues?
No, there is no provision in the CCS (Leave) Rule 1972 for payment of interest
on leave encashment.
9.         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?
Yes, As per rule 50(5)(iii) a Govt. servants has to submit a bond 
to  serve the Govt. for a period  of 3 years.  As the Govt.
servant would  still be  serving the Govt. / Department he may be
allowed to submit his technical resignation  to  take up another post
within the
Central Govt.
10.       Whether
women employees  of Public sector  undertakings/Bodies  etc. Are
entitled to CCL?
Orders  issued  by  DOPT are not automatically applicable 
to  the  employees of Central Public Sector Undertakings/Autonomous
Bodies, Ranking industry etc. It is for the PSUs/ Autonomous Bodies to 
decide the  applicability  of the  rules/instructions
issued  for  the central Government employees  to their
employees  in  consultation  with  their Administrative
11.       Whether
Govt. servant can  be permitted  to leave  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 Govt.
servant has to go abroad for taking care of the child, she may do so 
subject to other conditions laid down for this purpose.
12.       What 
is  the intention  behind  the instruction that  CCL 
is to  be  treated  like EL  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 of combination with EL.  The restriction
of the limit of 180 days at a stretch  as  applicable in the case
of  EL  will  not apply in  case of CCL. The other
conditions like CCL may  not be granted for less than  15 days or in
more than 3 spells, etc., in a year, will apply.

Secretary General NFPE

Source:National Federation of Postal Employees