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Navy Leave Regulations, 2019 applicable to Officers, Sailors and Artificer Apprentices – Gazette Notification

Gazette Notification dated 11-12-2019. These regulations may be called the Navy Leave Regulations, 2019. Application. They shall apply to Officers (including Special Duties List Officers), Sailors and Artificer Apprentices of the Indian Navy.

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Navy Leave Regulations, 2019 applicable to Officers, Sailors and Artificer Apprentices – Gazette Notification

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Statutory Rules and Orders issued by the Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 11th December, 2019

THE NAVY LEAVE REGULATIONS – 2019

S.R.O.105.— In exercise of powers conferred by section 184 of the Navy Act, 1957 (62 of 1957), the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations namely:-

CHAPTER I

GENERAL

1. Short Title. These regulations may be called the Navy Leave Regulations, 2019.

2. Application. They shall apply to Officers (including Special Duties List Officers), Sailors and Artificer Apprentices of the Indian Navy.

3. Claim to Leave. Leave shall not be claimed as of right. Its grant shall be subject to the exigencies of the Service.

4. Classification of Leave. Leave admissible to different categories of personnel shall be of the following kinds, namely:-

(a) Regular Officers (including Special Duties List Officers).

(i) Casual Leave.

(ii) Annual Leave.

(iii) Furlough.

(iv) Sick Leave.

(v) Leave on invalidment.

(vi) Child Care Leave (for Women officers).

(vii) Child Adoption Leave (for Women officers).

(viii) Paternity Leave on birth of a child.

(ix) Paternity Leave on adoption of a child.

(x) Maternity Leave.

(xi) Study Leave.

(xii) Special Casual Leave.

(b) Short Service Commissioned Officers.

(i) Casual Leave.

(ii) Annual Leave.

(iii) Furlough.

(iv) Sick Leave.

(v) Special Casual Leave.

(vi) Leave on invalidment.

(vii) Leave on termination of engagement.

(viii) Child Care Leave (for Women Officers).

(ix) Child Adoption Leave (for Women Officers).

(x) Paternity Leave on birth of a child.

(xi) Paternity Leave on adoption of a child.

(xii) Maternity Leave.

(c) Sailors.

(i) Casual Leave.

(ii) Annual Leave.

(iii) Sick Leave.

(iv) Compassionate Leave.

(v) Leave on discharge or retirement.

(vi) Paternity Leave on birth of a child.

(vii) Paternity Leave on adoption of a child.

(d) Artificer Apprentices.

(i) Casual Leave.

(ii) Annual Leave.

(iii) Sick Leave.

(iv) Paternity Leave on birth of a child.

(v) Paternity Leave on adoption of a child.

5. Date of Commencement and Termination of Leave.

(a) Leave shall commence on the date on which an individual is relieved from duty if relieved in the forenoon, and on the following day if relieved in the afternoon.

(b) Leave shall terminate on the day preceding the date of re-joining, if an individual re-joins duty in the forenoon, or on the date of re-joining, if he re-joins in the afternoon.

(c) Notwithstanding anything contained in this regulation:-

(i) (aa) Leave of Gorkha Officers shall commence or terminate on the date of crossing the Nepal border; leave of officers domiciled in Bhutan shall commence on the date of crossing the Bhutan border.

(ab) If a sailor, who has availed himself of the additional leave under regulation 46, alongwith Annual Leave or accumulated Annual Leave during the first year of a block of two years is granted Annual Leave or accumulated Annual Leave in the second calendar year of the block, that leave shall commence or terminate on the dates of crossing the Nepal or Bhutan border with no entitlement to the additional leave.

(ii) In case of personnel serving afloat, leave shall terminate on the date of their reporting to the ship on which they are borne; and in case the ship on which they are borne is temporarily away from the home port or from the port where it was scheduled to be at the time, the personnel shall report to the shore establishment of that port and their leave shall be considered as terminated on the date of reporting to the shore establishment.

(iii) For personnel serving ashore ex-India, leave in India shall commence on the date on which such personnel proceed on leave from the shore establishment to which they are appointed or transferred on arrival in India and terminate on the date they are required to report for duty prior to proceeding ex-India.

(iv) The leave of Naval personnel serving in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and on ships based on these Islands shall commence and terminate on reporting at IN Ships Adyar, Netaji Subhash and Circars.

(v) Leave of Naval personnel serving in the mainland and having their homes in Lakshadweep Islands will begin at Naval Detachment, Kochi/ NCC, Calicut from the date they are put on a vessel for their home island and will terminate on the date of their reporting back at the station aforesaid. They will be transported between the mainland and the Islands by the earliest available suitable merchant ship. The period of travel to and fro between the duty station and Naval Detachment, Kochi/ NCC, Calicut, as well as the period of stay at Kochi/ Calicut till personnel are put on a vessel, will be treated as on duty. Sailors proceeding on Annual Leave/ accumulated Annual Leave, in whose case the period of journey between Naval Detachment, Kochi/ NCC, Calicut and the leave station exceeds two days each way, will be allowed an additional leave in terms of regulation 45(d) of these regulations.

6. Prefixing and Suffixing of Holidays to Leave.

(a) If a recognised holiday (such as a Sunday, Republic Day or the like) falls on the day immediately preceding the day from which leave has been granted or such holiday follows the last day of the leave granted, an individual who is not required for duty on such holiday may with his Commanding Officer’s express permission, leave his station at the close of the day before, or return to duty at the end of such holiday, provided no extra expense is caused to the State.

(b) An individual shall be considered, as on duty, during such holiday, which shall not count against the number of days for which leave is granted.

Explanation I : The concession prefixing or suffixing of holiday to leave shall not be admissible in the case of Gorkha personnel whose leave commences or terminates on the date of crossing the Nepal or Bhutan borders under Regulation 5, Sub-regulation (c).

Explanation II : The concession of prefixing and suffixing of holidays to leave will not be admissible to sailors who enjoy the benefit of additional leave in terms of Sub-regulation (d) of Regulation 45.

Explanation III : Restricted holidays shall be treated as recognised holidays where such holidays are prefixed or suffixed to leave.

7. Place from which Leave is taken and Place at which Duty is resumed on Termination of Leave .

(a) Individual shall ordinarily proceed on leave from, and re-join after expiry of leave at their permanent duty stations.

(b) Officers not below the rank of Captain may be permitted to proceed on, or re-join duty from leave at station other than their permanent duty stations by the Chief of the Naval Staff (in the case of officers serving at Naval Headquarters)and by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command, the Commander-in-Chief Andaman Nicobar Command and the Naval Advisers or Attachès in Indian Missions abroad, within the limit of their respective Commands, provided that:-

(i) It is necessary or expedient in the public interest for the officer to perform temporary duty at that time at a station other than his permanent duty station, and

(ii) If the officer concerned is not required to perform the duty, it would be necessary to detail some other person to perform it.

(c) Officers below the rank of Captain may be permitted, provided it results in saving to the State, to proceed on, or re-join duty from, leave at stations other than their permanent duty stations by the Chief of the Naval Staff (in the case of officers serving at Naval Headquarters) and by the Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief Western Naval Command, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command, the Commander-in-Chief Andaman Nicobar Command and the Naval Advisers or Attachès in Indian Missions abroad, within the limits of their respective Commands.

(d) Sailors serving in the ships and establishments may, at the discretion of the Commanding Officers, be permitted to proceed on or re-join duty from leave at stations other than their permanent duty stations in which they are serving, provided it results in saving to the State.

Explanation : The provisions of this regulation shall not apply:-

(i) To Casual Leave which counts as duty;

(ii) In the case of officers who are granted leave on the conclusion of course of ten weeks’ duration or more as well as those who are detailed to attend such courses whilst on leave; and

(iii) In case where establishments or units of establishment move temporarily enbloc to places away from their permanent stations as well as to detachments located away from permanent stations.

8. Leave Entitlement. Leave entitlement for officers and personnel attached to other establishments due to disciplinary cases, will be as follows:-

(a) Officers and personnel attached to other establishments, due to disciplinary cases, are not deemed to be performing normal duty and no leave is, therefore, ordinarily permissible to them:

Provided that, in exceptional cases leave due may be granted on extreme compassionate grounds by the authority, who issued orders for their attachment to such establishment.

(b) Personnel permitted to proceed on leave from a station other than the permanent duty station may be permitted to re-join at that station, if necessary.

(c) Leave granted under this regulation shall be restricted to the barest minimum and shall not be granted unless the authority granting the leave is satisfied that it would not hamper or unduly delay the progress of the disciplinary case.

9. Overstayal of Leave.

(a) Officers.

(i) If an officer overstays his leave (except Casual Leave) no pay shall be admissible for the period of overstayal, unless an extension of leave to cover that period is granted by the Competent Authority. Cases of overstayal of Casual Leave beyond the normal entitlement at a time shall be regularised by Naval Headquarters, provided the total period of Casual Leave availed by the officer does not exceed the maximum amount of such leave admissible during the year.

(ii) In cases where the maximum amount of Casual Leave admissible in a year is exceeded as a result of overstayal by the individual or extension by the Administrative Authorities, the entire spell of Casual Leave including the period of extension or overstayal shall be treated as Annual Leave or Furlough for that year, if due.

(iii) If an officer is compelled to overstay his leave due to natural calamities like floods, earthquakes, landslides, etc, the overstayal upto 30 days in excess of the maximum leave admissible, may be regularised by Naval Headquarters at their discretion by adjustment against his future Annual Leave entitlement or Furlough as may be considered appropriate.

(b) Sailors or Artificer Apprentices. If a Sailor or Artificer Apprentice overstays his leave, the following principles shall apply, namely:-

(i) If found guilty, he shall be dealt with under the Navy Act 1957 and awarded mulcts of pay in accordance with Regulation 41 of the Regulations for the Navy, Part II.

(ii) If not found guilty, (in case of leave other than Casual Leave) an extension to cover the period in question shall be granted by the Leave Sanctioning Authority, which shall be debited to his Annual Leave account for the current year. If no Annual Leave is due for that year, such leave shall be treated as an advance of the next year’s Annual Leave. Cases of overstayal of Casual Leave beyond the normal entitlement at time, shall be regularised by the authorities mentioned in sub-clause (ab) of clause (ii) of sub-regulation (d) and provided the total period does not exceed the maximum amount of such leave admissible during the year. In cases where maximum amount of Casual Leave admissible in a year is exceeded as a result of overstayal by the individual or extension by the Commanding Officer of the Ship or Establishment, the entire spell of Casual Leave including the period of extension or overstayal, shall be treated as Annual Leave for that year, if due.

(c) In cases of overstayal of Casual Leave due to individual’s own sickness beyond the maximum Casual Leave admissible in a year, the entire period involved (Casual Leave and overstayal thereof) shall, in the first instance, be debited to the Annual Leave entitlement of the year in which Casual Leave is granted, if due. Cases of overstayal of Casual Leave due to individual’s own sickness which are not so covered by their Annual Leave entitlement involve overstayal up to 60 days from the date of falling sick shall be regularised as provided in sub-regulation (d), and by the authorities specified in clause (ii) therein, subject to satisfaction about its genuineness, after making necessary inquiries.

(d)(i) (aa) Period prior to the date of falling sick By adjustment against future Annual Leave entitlement.
(ab) 30 Days from the date of falling sick As Sick Leave with full pay and allowances.
(ac) Next 30 days By adjustment against future Annual Leave entitlement.
(ii) (aa) Cases in which treatment is taken in Military or Civil Government Hospital By the Commanding Officer of the ship or Establishment.
(ab) Cases in which treatment is taken at home By the Commanding Officer of ship or establishment upto a maximum of 30 days and by the authority mentioned below upto a maximum of 60 days:-(aa) Commanding Officer of the ship of the rank of Captain or above if the ship does not have any Squadron Senior, but if the Commanding Officer is of the rank of Commander or below, then Administrative Authority in respect of sailors borne on the books of ship under his administrative control.

(ab) Senior Officer of the Squadron if of the rank of Commander or above in respect of sailors borne on the books of the ship of his Squadron.

(ac) Administrative Authority, if the Senior Officer is of the rank below that of a Commander in respect of sailors borne on the books of the ship of his Squadron.

(ad) Commanding Officer of the shore establishment in respect of sailors borne on the books of his establishment.

(iii) Cases involving overstayal beyond 60 days from the date of falling sick shall be submitted to Central Government for orders.

Explanation 1 : In cases where future leave does not accrue to an individual due to his retirement or discharge, the periods mentioned in sub-clause (aa) and (ac) of clause (i) shall be treated as Extraordinary Leave without pay and allowances by the authorities specified in sub clauses (aa) and (ab) of clause (ii).

Explanation 2 : In case where the period of overstayal is required to be adjusted against the following year’s Annual Leave entitlement, the Annual Leave of that year shall be regarded as proportionately consumed for carrying out necessary adjustments. The grant of leave on compassionate grounds in the following year if necessary, shall be dealt with under Regulation 48.

(iv) If a sailor overstays the leave granted to him due to natural calamities like floods, earthquakes and landslides the period of overstayal of leave up to 30 days may be regularised by the Commanding Officer at his discretion (overstayal of accumulated Annual Leave shall be so regularised under the orders of the Administrative Authority) . The first 15 days of the 30 days limit may be treated as Special Leave with full pay and allowances, and the remaining period upto15 days may be adjusted against the future leave entitlement of the individual. In the case of Artificer Apprentices, Special Leave with full pay and allowances upto 15 days may be sanctioned at the discretion of the Commanding Officer. Any period of overstayal of leave beyond 30 days in the case of Sailors or 15 days in the case of Artificer Apprentices, shall be reported to the Chief of Personnel for orders. In such cases, the period of overstayal may be regularised at the discretion of the Chief of Personnel by grant of leave without pay.

10. Regularisation of Excess/ Irregular Grant of all Kinds of Leave – Officers and Sailors .

(a) Regularisation of excess/ irregular grant of all kinds of leave upto 60 days in respect of officers and sailors by adjustment against future annual leave or by grant of extra ordinary leave without pay and allowances as under:-

(i) Upto 30 days (aa) Commanding Officers of the rank of Captain /Commodore.
(ab) Director of Personnel for Units under Naval Headquarters.
(ii) Upto 60 days (aa) Flag Officers Commanding-in-Chief and Administrative Heads of the rank of Vice Admiral.
(ab) Chief of Personnel for the Units under Naval Headquarters.

(b) Cases of excess/ irregular grant of leave involving periods of excess of 60 days will be regularised under Government sanction.

(c) Cases of sailors involving excess/ irregular grant of Casual Leave, Annual/ accumulated Annual Leave,

Compassionate Leave, Sick Leave or any other kind

of leave up to 30 days coming to light at the time of their discharge/ retirement from Service will be regularised by the Commodore, Bureau of Sailors, Mumbai, by grant of Extraordinary Leave without pay and allowances, provided no leave for adjustment is due to them.

11. Extension of Leave. Any extension of leave shall require the sanction of the Leave Sanctioning Authority.

12. Performance of Duty or Attendance at a Course of Instruction while on Leave .

(a) An individual detailed for duty or a course of instruction, when on leave, shall on the termination of such duty or course of instruction, be eligible for leave equivalent to the balance of leave on the date of commencement of duty or course of instruction.

(b) The order placing him on duty or on a course of instruction shall state the period of duty or course of instruction and the balance of leave to be granted on the termination of duty or course of instruction.

(c) For this purpose, the travelling time from and to the leave station, if any, shall be viewed as having been spent on duty.

13. Recall from Leave.

(a) Persons recalled from leave shall return to duty immediately and recall-orders shall be issued by the appropriate leave sanctioning authority. In case of officers serving at Commands and Service Headquarters, the authority for recall shall be governed by Article 151 of Travel Regulations 2014 (Revised).

(b) The travelling time from the leave station to the duty station, shall be viewed as having been spent on duty.

(c) In case where the balance of the un-availed portion of leave is granted to such persons, they shall be allowed additional leave to cover the travelling period from their duty stations to their leave stations.

(d) When a person proceeds on Annual Leave, a portion of which falls in the next calendar year, and is recalled to duty, the balance of leave granted on completion of the duty will not prejudice his Annual Leave entitlement for the latter year.

14. Casual Leave.

(a) Casual Leave counts as duty, but on no account shall such leave be utilised to supplement any other form of leave or absence.

(b) Casual Leave due in a year shall only be taken within that year.

(c) If, however, any individual is granted Casual Leave at the end of the year extending to the next year, the period falling in the latter year shall be debited against the Casual Leave entitlement of that year.

15. Annual Leave.

(a) Annual Leave, for the year may at the discretion of the Leave Sanctioning Authority, be extended to the next calendar year without prejudice to the Annual Leave authorised for the year in which the extended leave expires.

(b) Annual Leave may be taken in instalments within the same year;

(c) Annual Leave year shall be the calendar year, namely 1st January to 31st December; and

(d) Annual Leave shall be non-accumulative except as provided for in Regulations 45 and 57.

16. Furlough.

(a) Furlough is a lump-sum provision which can be availed of, by a person, at any time after the commencement of a cycle of 3 years period.

(b) Furlough shall be granted by itself or in continuation of Annual Leave.

(c) (i) Furlough earned during a cycle of 3 years shall not be combined with furlough of the following cycle of 3 years.

(ii) Furlough granted in one cycle of three years, may however, be extended to the next cycle of 3 years at the discretion of the leave sanctioning authority. Such Furlough shall be reckonable against entitlement of the cycle of three years in which it commenced, without prejudice to the entitlement of furlough for the cycle of three years in which the leave terminates; but further furlough shall not be admissible until the officer again performs duty.

(d) Furlough shall be non-accumulative.

17. Sick Leave.

(a) Sick leave shall be granted on the recommendations of the Competent Medical Authorities as indicated in Regulations 23 and 47.

(b) There shall be no difference between attributable and non-attributable diseases for the purpose of the grant of Sick Leave.

18. Permission to Return to Duty from Sick Leave. No person, who has been granted Sick Leave, shall return to duty until he has been passed fit by the Competent Medical Authority and received permission to do so from the authority competent to sanction such leave.

19. Leave Sanctioning Authority. Leave Sanctioning Authorities shall be as given in the Appendix ‘A’ to these Regulations.

CHAPTER II

SECTION I – REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO REGULAR OFFICERS (INCLUDING SPECIAL DUTIES LIST OFFICERS)

20. Casual Leave. The maximum amount of Casual Leave that is admissible during the calendar year is 20 days. Leave upto 20 days at a time may be granted at the discretion of the Leave Sanctioning Authority.

21. Annual Leave.

(a) The Annual Leave admissible in each calendar year shall be 60 days and shall be non-accumulative.

(b) Officers shall remain on the strength of their ships or establishments for the period of Annual Leave and no acting promotions in their place shall be admissible during that period except as provided for in the Regulations for the Navy Part III (Statutory), Regulation 202, Sub-regulation 13 (a).

(c) On transfer from one ship or establishment to another, officers who take Annual Leave with the consent of the Commanding Officer of their new ship or establishment, before joining shall be taken on the strength of that ship/ establishment and regarded as having proceeded on leave from the new appointment.

22. Furlough.

(a) The amount of Furlough admissible shall be two months in every three years and it may be taken at any time during this period.

(b) Furlough may be taken in instalments.

(c) For calculation of broken periods, 30 days shall reckon as month.

Explanation : For the purpose of computing furlough, the cycle of three calendar years shall commence from the year in which a person is granted Commission.

23. Sick Leave.

(a) (i) Sick Leave shall be admissible for a period upto six months in the first instance, which shall include any Annual Leave due.

(ii) Sick Leave during treatment in a Sick Bay or Hospital shall be granted on the recommendation of the Authorised Medical Attendant.

(iii) Sick Leave for convalescence shall be granted only on the recommendation of a Medical Board.

(b) (i) If there is a reasonable prospect of the officer becoming fit for duty, extension of leave by three months at a time up to a total period of twelve months absence from duty, shall be granted on the recommendation of the Medical Board.

(ii) On expiry of twelve months, if in the opinion of Medical Board, there is still a reasonable prospect of the officer becoming fit for duty, Sick Leave shall be further extended up to a total period of twenty four months at the discretion of the Leave Sanctioning Authority.

Explanation 1 : Officers undergoing treatment in Military Hospitals may be granted leave up to a maximum of 10 days to attend to their domestic emergencies, provided the grant of such leave does not interfere with their

treatment. This leave shall be treated as a part of Sick Leave admissible under Leave Regulations and shall be granted at the discretion of Officer Commanding Hospital.

Explanation 2 : On extreme compassionate grounds, the Officer Commanding of the Military Hospital may grant a second spell of Casual Leave, subject to the conditions stated above.

Explanation 3 : In a case where the Officer Commanding the Military Hospital finds that the treatment of an officer has been retarded due to patient’s own imprudence during such leave, he shall request Naval Headquarters to convert such leave into extraordinary leave without pay and allowances.

Explanation 4 : Naval aviation officers employed on flying duties as Pilots and Observers, who are injured or contract illness as a direct result of a flying accident, may be granted sick leave, upto a maximum period of two and a half years on the recommendation of the Competent Medical Board, at the discretion of the authority competent to sanction such leave.

24. Sick List Concession.

(a) An officer falling sick while on duty or on Casual Leave taken by itself would be retained on the sick list for a period of 30 days or less, which period would be treated as on duty, if it stood by itself unconnected with any kind of Sick Leave, provided the sickness is due to causes beyond his control.

(b) The concession referred to in sub-regulation (a) is called ‘Sick List Concession’ which shall not be admissible, if the period of sickness exceeds 30 days and in such cases the entire period shall be treated as Sick Leave.

Explanation : Where an officer falls sick whilst on Casual Leave, the Sick Leave shall reckon from the date of falling sick and the Casual Leave availed of prior to that date shall not be vitiated.

25. Leave on Invalidment.

(a) In attributable cases:

(i) Officers placed in ‘medical category S5A5’ who are retained in a Military Hospital, shall be granted leave up to a period of eight months, which shall commence from the first day of absence from duty.

(ii) In the case of officer suffering from Tuberculosis who are retained in a Military Hospital, the period of eight months referred to in clause (i) shall be extended up to the date on which medical or surgical finality is reached, subject to the over-riding limit in sub-regulation (b) of Regulation 23.

(b) In non-attributable cases, the concession under sub-regulation (a) shall not be admissible.

(c) Naval officers who are to be released as medically unfit for further service in both attributable and non- attributable cases, may be granted Leave Pending Release equal to the amount of Annual Leave to their credit, if any, from the date of their clearance from the ship/ establishment.

26. Leave Ex-India.

(a) Leave admissible under these regulations may also be granted ex-India as under:-

(i) On recommendation of the Medical Board.

(ii) To officers for study or recreation.

(iii) To meet personal requirements overseas.

(b) The leave shall commence and terminate as in Regulation 5 and shall be subject to any restriction which may be imposed from time to time, by the Government of India.

27. Child Care Leave.

(a) Child Care Leave (CCL) is admissible to Permanent Commission Women Officers for 360 days during entire service period for taking care of two eldest surviving children below 18 years of age, whether for rearing or to look

after any of their needs like examination, sickness, etc. However, in case child has minimum disability of 40%, the age limit for child for grant of CCL will be below 22 years instead of 18 years.

(b) CCL will be applicable for upto two eldest surviving children (whether from one child birth or more). CCL will also be applicable to adoptee mothers.

(c) CCL shall not be granted in more than two spells in a calendar year.

(d) CCL shall not be granted for a period of less than 15 days and not more than 30 days in each spell upto a maximum of 60 days in a calendar year. In cases where the CCL spills over to the next year, it may be treated as one spell against the year in which the leave commences.

(e) Short Service Commissioned Officers who are later granted Permanent Commission during their service career will be entitled to the difference of CCL authorised to a Permanent Commission officer and CCL availed during her tenure as SSC officer subject to the ceiling of 360 days.

(f) CCL is to be treated like Annual Leave and sanctioned as such. Consequently, Saturdays, Sundays, gazetted holidays, etc falling during the period of leave would also count for CCL, as in the case of Annual Leave. Similarly, prefixing/ suffixing of holidays to CCL will also be permitted as in case of Annual Leave.

(g) CCL will not be debited against any other leave account.

(h) CCL cannot be demanded as a matter of right. Its grant will always be subject to exigencies of Service.

(j) CCL may be combined with leave of any other kind except Casual Leave.

(k) In case women officers have been unable to avail CCL in the absence of Government orders during the intervening period i.e. 01 Sep 08 to 04 Mar 14, the following guidelines are stipulated:-

(i) Women officer who have availed Annual Leave during this period specifically for looking after the needs of the children will be entitled to commute the same to CCL subject to fulfilment of other conditions as laid down in this paragraph.

(ii) A certificate countersigned by the Commanding Officer be taken from the concerned women officers stating that the leave during the intervening period had been availed only for looking after the needs of children.

(iii) As a one-time special dispensation these officers on commutation of Annual Leave to CCL may be permitted either to accumulate the Annual Leave availed during the intervening period for encashment, subject to the present overall limit of a maximum of 30 days in a calendar year, upto a limit of 300 days.

(l) CCL will not be granted to women officers during the period of probation/ training (including pre- commissioning training and post- commissioning course of instructions) .

(m) LTC may be availed during CCL.

(n) The above stipulation at Para K (i) to (iii) will be a one-time special dispensation and cannot be quoted in future.

28. Maternity Leave. Maternity Leave to married women officers will be granted as under:-

(a) 180 days leave on full pay for each confinement subject to maximum of two confinements/ two surviving children.

(b) In exceptional cases, a further extension of one month may be granted by Naval Headquarters (Chief of Personnel), without pay in addition to Annual Leave and Furlough entitlements.

(c) 30 days leave on full pay and allowances in case of miscarriage/ abortion (including medical termination of pregnancy under MTP Act), subject to the following restrictions:-

(i) Leave shall not be permissible more than twice in the course of service of an officer.

(ii) An interval of not less than 24 months between two successive spells of maternity leave should exist.

29. Child Adoption Leave. Woman service officers with fewer than two surviving children, on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year, may be sanctioned Child Adoption Leave for a period of 180 days immediately after the date of valid adoption, on the lines of Maternity Leave admissible to natural mothers. This facility will be uniformly applicable to PC as well as SSC women officers. The conditions for grant of leave will be as under:-

(a) Facility is not admissible to a woman officer already having two surviving children at the time of adoption.

(b) This may be combined with Annual Leave and Furlough on a sliding scale depending upon the age of the child on the date of adoption without taking into account Child Adoption Leave, as in the following illustration:-

(i) If the age of the child is less than nine months, the maximum period of four months (two months Annual Leave and two months Furlough as authorised in extant Leave Rules) may be allowed.

(ii) If the age of child is nine months and above but less than twelve months, leave upto three months

(Annual Leave and Furlough as authorised in extant Leave Rules) may be allowed.

(c) Child Adoption Leave shall not be debited against the leave account. The leave shall be granted in a single spell.

(d) Leave salary will be equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

30. Paternity Leave on Birth of a Child.Defence Services male service personnel may be sanctioned Paternity Leave of 15 days on birth of a child, subject to the following conditions:-

(a) Service personnel should have less than two surviving children.

(b) Leave to be granted during the period of confinement of his wife i.e. upto a period of 15 days before or upto six months from the date of delivery of the child.

(c) Paternity Leave may be combined with Annual Leave.

31. Paternity Leave on Adoption of a Child. Defence Services male service personnel may be sanctioned Paternity Leave of 15 days on adoption of child, subject to the following conditions:-

(a) Service personnel should have less than two surviving children.

(b) Child should be below the age of one year on date of valid adoption.

of child.

(c) Leave to be granted for a period of 15 days within six months from the date of valid adoption

(d) Paternity Leave may be combined with Annual Leave.

32. Study Leave.

(a) All regular officers of the Navy will be eligible for the grant of extra leave known as Study Leave for pursuing special studies in India or ex-India under the conditions specified below:-

(b) Conditions for the grant of Study Leave:-

(i) Study Leave will be admissible to officers of all branches of Navy.

(ii) Study Leave may be granted to an officer to enable him to undergo, in or outside India, a special non- academic course of study certified by the Naval Headquarters as enhancing his usefulness as an Armed Forces Officer.

(iii) Study Leave ex-India will ordinarily be admissible for those non-academic courses only, which are not available at any University or Institution in India.

(iv) Study Leave shall not ordinarily be granted to an officer who has rendered less than 5 years service or who is due to retire from Service within 5(five) years of the date of return to duty from leave.

(v) The maximum period of Study Leave will generally be upto 24 months. It may be extended by a period of two months Annual Leave (if not already availed) of the year in which Study Leave commences, plus an additional two months Furlough entitlement of the three years cycle spanning the Study Leave period, if so required by the specific study being undertaken. Furlough rates of pay will be admissible during Furlough, when granted. The maximum period of Study Leave, including Annual Leave and Furlough will be 28 months during the entire service of the officer.

(vi) The Study Leave will be admissible not more than twice throughout the service, subject to the overall 28 months limit prescribed at Para 32(b)(v) above.

(vii) Study Leave vacancies will be filled up.

(viii) Prior to the grant of Study Leave, the officer will give an undertaking in writing that he will not normally seek permission to retire or resign the Commission except on grounds of ill health and other compassionate grounds within a period of 5 years after return to duty.

(ix) If an officer chooses to resign his Commission before the completion of the stipulated period of service after return from Study Leave, excepting on grounds mentioned at Para 32 (b)(viii) above, he shall be required to refund the actual amount of leave salary, study allowance, cost of fees, travelling allowance and other expenses, if any, incurred by Government of India and the actual amount, if any, of the cost incurred by other agencies such as foreign Government, Foundations and Trusts.

(c) During Study Leave, officers will draw full pay of the rank held and all allowances other than City Compensatory Allowance.

(d) Study Leave will commence from the date an officer is struck off the strength of his unit. The officer must report to the unit to which he is posted on the day following the date of completion of his leave.

(e) Journey Period. Time spent on the journey to the place of study and return to the station to which posted on completion of the studies will reckon as Study Leave.

(f) Other conditions regarding study allowance, travelling allowance and submission of applications and sanctioning of study leave are stipulated in NI 4/86.

SECTION II – REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO SHORT SERVICE COMMISSIONED OFFICERS OF THE INDIAN NAVY

 

33. Casual Leave. Casual Leave shall be admissible on the scale and under the conditions applicable to regular officers, as are referred to in Regulation 20.

34. Annual Leave. Annual Leave shall be admissible on the scale and under the conditions applicable to regular officers, as are referred to in Regulation 21.

35. Furlough. Furlough shall be admissible on the scale and under the conditions applicable to regular officers, as are referred to in Regulation 22.

36. Sick Leave. Sick Leave (including ‘Sick List’ concession) shall be admissible on the scale and under the conditions applicable to regular officers, as are referred to in Regulations 23 and 24, except that extension of leave beyond 12 months shall be granted, provided the extended leave falls within the officers current engagement, and if there is a reasonable prospect of his continuing in service beyond his current engagement.

Explanation : In the case of Naval aviation officers the grant of sick leave up to two and a half years vide Regulation 23 shall, however, be subject to there being a reasonable prospect of the officers continuing in the Service beyond the expiry or their current engagement, if that engagement is to terminate during the period of the leave granted.

37. Leave on Invalidment.

(a) In attributable cases, officers placed in ‘medical category S5A5’ who are retained in a Military Hospital, shall be granted leave up to a period of eight months which shall commence from the first day of absence from duty.

(b) In the case of officers suffering from Tuberculosis who are retained in a Military Hospital, the period of eight months mentioned in sub-regulation (a) may be extended up to the date on which medical or surgical finality is reached subject to the over-riding limit of twenty four months and provided the extended leave falls within the officer’s current engagement.

(c) Naval officers who are to be released as medically unfit for further service, in both attributable, and non- attributable cases, may be granted leave pending release, equal to the amount of Annual Leave to their credit, if any, from the date of their clearance from the ship/ establishment.

38. Leave on Termination of Engagement. Officers shall be entitled to leave on termination of engagement as under:-

(a) Officers who complete the initial period of their short service engagement or whose services are terminated by the Central Government, 28 days leave in addition to any Annual Leave to which they shall be entitled in the year in which their engagement terminates.

(b) Officers who voluntarily resign their short service commission:-

(i) Before completion of the initial contract – no terminal leave shall be admissible.

(ii) After completion of initial contract – 28 days leave in addition to any Annual Leave to which they may be entitled in the year of resignation.

39. Child Care Leave.

(a) Child Care Leave is admissible to Short Service Commission women officers for 180 days during entire service period for taking care of two eldest surviving children below 18 years of age whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness, etc. However, in case child has minimum disability of 40%, the age limit for child for grant of CCL will be below 22 years instead of 18 years.

(b) All other regulations relating to Child Care Leave, as enunciated at regulation 27 (b) to (n) for Permanent Commission Women Officers would be applicable to Short Service Commission women officers as well.

40. Child Adoption Leave. Child Adoption Leave to woman SSC officers shall be admissible on the scale and under the conditions applicable to regular officers, as are referred to in Regulation 29.

41. Paternity Leave on Birth of a Child. Paternity Leave on birth of a child shall be admissible on the scale and under the conditions applicable to regular officers, as are referred to in Regulation 30.

42. Paternity Leave on Adoption of a Child. Paternity Leave on adoption of child shall be admissible on the scale and under the conditions applicable to regular officers, as are referred to in Regulation 31.

43. Maternity Leave. Maternity Leave to married Woman SSC officers shall be admissible on the scale and under the conditions applicable to regular officers, as are referred to in Regulation 28.

CHAPTER III

SECTION I – REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO SAILORS

44. Casual Leave.

(a) The maximum amount of Casual Leave admissible in a year shall be 30 days.

(b) Normally, Casual Leave shall not be granted for more than 10 days at a time. Leave upto 30 days at a time may be granted at the discretion of Leave Sanctioning Authority.

(c) Sailors/ Artificer Apprentices undergoing treatment in Armed Forces Hospitals may be granted Casual Leave to the extent indicated below to attend to their domestic emergencies, provided the grant of such leave does not interfere with their treatment:-

(i) Up to a maximum of 10 days Casual Leave to personnel whose homes are within a radius of 800 Kilometres from the hospital.

(ii) Up to 10 days Casual Leave or more so as to allow a minimum of 6 days stay at home to personnel whose homes are situated more than 800 Kilometres away from the hospital.

Explanation 1 : This leave shall be admissible only in emergency cases and shall be granted at the discretion of the Officer Commanding Hospital. In the case of Tuberculosis patients, this leave shall be admissible during the period of first 12 months of the treatment only, provided they are ambulatory and non-infectious. In the case of other patients, this leave shall count against the maximum of 30 days Casual Leave admissible under sub-regulation (i) above.

Explanation 2 : In case where the Officer Commanding of the Military Hospital finds that the treatment of the individual has been retarded due to patent’s own imprudence, during such leave, he may convert such leave into extraordinary leave without pay and allowances.

Explanation 3 : On extreme compassionate grounds, the Officer Commanding Hospital may grant a second spell of Casual Leave, subject to the conditions stated above.

45. Annual Leave.

(a) Annual Leave shall be admissible on the following scale:-

(i) Sixty days in a calendar year; and

(ii) Accumulated Annual Leave up to ninety days at the discretion of the Commanding Officer of the ship/ establishment, if no leave other than Casual Leave had been taken in the preceding calendar year.

Note : This concession of accumulated Annual Leave up to ninety days may be availed by those individuals (including those who are re-enrolled) who have put in at least six months service in the preceding calendar year.

(b) Sailors serving outside India in Embassies/ Missions shall, on their return to India on completion of their tenure of service abroad, be allowed due Annual/ accumulated Annual Leave direct from the port of disembarkation/ de- planement in India, if they so desire, irrespective of the quantum of leave to their credit. The leave will commence from the date of disembarkation/ de-planement in India and the personnel will remain on the books of Indian Naval Ship Angre/ India additional.

(c) (i) Annual/ accumulated Annual Leave and Sick Leave admissible to sailors (including Master Chief Petty Officers granted Honorary Commission) under the Navy Leave Regulations 2019, may also be granted ex-India as under:-

(aa) On the recommendation of Competent Medical Authority. (ab) For purpose of recreation.

(ac) To meet the personal requirements overseas.

(ii) Leave ex-India will commence and terminate in accordance with Regulation 5 of Navy Leave Regulations 2019 and will be subject to any restriction which may be imposed from time to time by the Government of India.

(iii) Leave ex-India will be sanctioned by the prescribed Leave Sanctioning Authority under Regulation 19 of the Navy Leave Regulation 2019 subject to prior concurrence of Naval Headquarters.

Note : Sailors serving in Embassies/ Missions abroad, who undertake return journey by an un-approved route in terms of Government orders issued from time to time and are desirous of availing accumulated Annual Leave under the above mentioned regulation shall be permitted to do so. In such cases, the leave shall be deemed to have commenced from the date on which the journey, if undertaken by an approved route, would have been completed.

(d) In the case of sailors proceeding to a leave station which necessarily involves journey of more than two days each way, additional leave in excess of the period specified in sub-regulation (a) may be granted to cover the journey period in excess of two days each way. This additional leave shall be admissible once a year irrespective of the period of stay at the leave station.

(e) The provisions of this regulation shall also be applicable to sailors whose homes are located in Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands or the Union Territory of the Lakshadweep Islands and their leave shall be so arranged that they are detained at ports awaiting embarkation for the minimum possible period.

(f) The grant of Annual Leave in the first year of service shall be subject to the condition that the person has rendered at least six months service.

(g) Excess Grant of Annual/ Accumulated Annual Leave.

(i) Cases of sailors involving excess grant of Annual/ accumulated Annual Leave up to sixty days due to faulty documentation, misinterpretation of leave regulations and non-accounting of Sick Leave taken earlier in the year shall be regularised by the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Western Naval Command, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Eastern Naval Command, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command and Commander-in-Chief Andaman Nicobar Command by adjustment of the period involved against Annual Leave entitlement of the year in which the irregularity is detected, if due.

(ii) If the Annual Leave of the year has already been availed of, the adjustment shall be made against the following year’s Annual Leave entitlement. Cases involving period in excess of sixty days shall be reported to Chief of Personnel for orders.

(h) An extension of Annual Leave up to thirty days may be granted to sailors by the Commanding Officer in exceptional and compassionate cases due to own sickness, Natural calamity or any other extraordinary circumstances beyond the individual’s control, provided he is satisfied about the genuineness of the grounds of such extension. The extension of leave so granted will be dealt with, in the same manner as overstayal of leave. Extension of accumulated Annual Leave to the same extent, under similar circumstances will be authorised under the order of the Administrative Authority except in respect of extension due to own sickness and extension in respect of Gorkhas which will be dealt with by the Commanding Officer.

46. Long Leave – Gorkha sailors.

(a) Gorkha sailors domiciled in Nepal, sailors who are nationals of Bhutan shall be granted Annual Leave as follows:-

(i) Sixty days leave in a calendar year; or

(ii) One hundred and twenty days accumulated Annual Leave in the second year reduced by the period of Annual Leave taken either for the purpose of adjustment of Sick Leave or on account of regularisation of overstayal or excess grant of leave in the preceding year, provided the Annual Leave does not exceed thirty days. However, no benefit of accumulation shall accrue, if the Annual Leave taken during the preceding year is more than thirty days.

(b) Sailors shall be allowed, once in a block of two calendar years, additional leave to cover extra journey period from the duty station to the leave station and back in excess of four days.

Illustration : If a sailor spends six days in journey from his duty station to the leave station and back, he will be allowed two days additional leave over and above the Annual or accumulated Annual Leave, as the case may be, provided that he has not availed himself of such additional leave in the same block of two years, the blocks being 1965-66, 1967-68 and so on.

In the case of new entrants, the block of two years shall start from the year in which they qualify for the grant of Annual Leave for the first time.

47. Sick Leave.

(a) There shall be no limit for Sick Leave but it shall be restricted to a period in which there is a reasonable prospect of the individual becoming fit for duty.

(b) The entire period spent in a Sick Bay/ Service or a recognised civil hospital shall be treated as on duty.

Note : The provisions of this sub-regulation shall be applicable to those persons only who fall sick whilst on duty .

(c) (i) After discharge from Sick Bay/ Hospital, Sick Leave may be granted on the recommendation of the Service Medical Authorities. Extension of Sick Leave may be granted only on the recommendation of the Competent Medical Board, provided that the Sick Leave recommended to a sailor on discharge from hospital shall commence from the date following the date of his discharge from the hospital, whether proceeding to home direct or via his ship or establishment.

(ii) The period of overstayal of Sick Leave granted on discharge from Sick Bay/ Hospital, to a sailor, who is admitted into a Military Hospital during the currency of such leave, on account of sickness for which he was originally admitted into Sick Bay/ Hospital, while on duty, shall be treated as Sick Leave with full pay and allowances, from the date of expiry of the Sick Leave granted initially up to the date of being declared fit for duty.

(d) (i) If a sailor is compelled to overstay his Annual Leave due to his own sickness and gets treatment at home, the period of such overstayal up to a maximum of thirty days (sixty days in the case of Gorkhas) is to be treated as Sick Leave with full pay and allowances by the Commanding Officer, if he is satisfied with the bonafides of the case, after making such enquiries as deemed necessary.

(ii) The overstayal up to sixty days in the case of sailors other than Gorkhas may be regularised by the authority mentioned below, if he is satisfied about the bonafides of the case after making such enquiries as deemed necessary, by treating the first thirty days as Sick Leave with full pay and allowances, and the balance up to thirty days, by adjusting against the following years Annual Leave entitlement of the sailor:-

(aa) Commanding Officer of the ship of the rank of Captain or above, if the ship does not have any Squadron Senior. But if the Commanding Officer is of the rank of Commander or below, then the Administrative Authority in respect of sailors borne on the books of the ships under his administrative control.

(ab) Senior Officer of the Squadron, if of the rank of Commander or above, in respect of sailors borne on the books of the ships of his Squadron.

(ac) Administrative Authority, if the Senior Officer is of the rank, below that of a Commander, in respect of sailors borne on the books of the ships of his Squadron.

(ad) Commanding Officer of the shore establishment in respect of sailors borne on the books of his establishment.

Explanation : In cases, where the period of overstayal is required to be adjusted against the following years Annual Leave entitlement, the Annual Leave of that year shall be regarded as proportionately consumed for carrying out the necessary adjustment. The grant of leave on compassionate grounds in the following year, if necessary, shall be dealt with under Regulations 48.

All cases of overstayal of leave beyond sixty days shall be referred to Chief of Personnel for orders.

(e) The period after discharge from a Sick Bay/ Hospital or of overstayal of leave on account of sickness, shall first be debited to the Annual Leave or accumulated Annual Leave account and the excess, if any, shall be regarded as Sick Leave.

(f) (i) Overstayal of Annual/ accumulated Annual Leave by sailors who fall sick and are admitted into a Military Hospital during the currency of such leave granted to them shall be treated as Sick Leave with full pay and

allowances from the date of expiry of Annual/ accumulated Annual Leave granted initially up to the date of discharge from the hospital. Such Sick Leave shall only be admissible if the Officer Commanding, Military Hospital certifies that the sickness or injury was not caused by the person’s own fault and that the person is likely to be rendered fit for military duty after a reasonable period of treatment.

(ii) The period of hospitalisation of sailors who fall sick and are admitted into a Military Hospital during the currency of Casual Leave, shall be regarded as Sick Leave with full pay and allowances subject to the conditions mentioned in sub-regulation (f) (i) above. The period of Casual Leave availed up to the date preceding the date of admission into the hospital shall be regarded as Annual Leave of the current year, if due, otherwise adjusted against next year’s Annual Leave entitlement. In case no future Annual Leave is accrued to the individual, due to his retirement/ discharge, the period of Casual Leave availed shall be regarded as extraordinary leave without pay and allowances.

(iii) The period of Sick Leave recommended on discharge from hospital in the case of sailors mentioned in sub-regulation (f) (i) and (ii) above shall be debited to the Annual or accumulated Annual Leave account and the excess, if any shall be regarded as Sick Leave with full pay and allowances. Provided that the Sick Leave recommended to a sailor on discharge from hospital shall commence from the date following the date of his discharge from the hospital, whether proceeding to home direct or via his ship or establishment.

(iv) The period of hospitalisation from the date of expiry of Sick Leave in the case of sailors who are again admitted to a Military Hospital during the currency of Sick Leave granted under this sub-regulation and subsequent grant of Sick Leave if any, will be debited to the Annual or accumulated Annual Leave account and excess, if any, regarded as Sick Leave with full pay and allowances, subject to conditions mentioned in clause (i) above.

(v) The period of hospitalisation form the date of expiry of Sick Leave for check-up and passing fit for duty will be treated as Sick Leave with full pay and allowances.

(vi) The period intervening between the date of discharge from the hospital to the date of reporting for duty shall be debited to the Annual or accumulated Annual Leave account and the excess if any, shall be regarded as Sick Leave with full pay and allowances.

Explanation : In cases where the period of overstayal is required to be adjusted against the following year’s Annual Leave entitlement, the Annual Leave of that year shall be regarded as proportionately consumed for carrying out the necessary adjustment. The grant of leave on compassionate grounds in the following year, if necessary, shall be dealt with under Regulation 48.

(g) In case of the Sick Leave granted to a sailor extends from one calendar year to the next, the portion of such leave falling in the next year shall be debited to that year’s Annual Leave entitlement of the individual.

48. Compassionate Leave.

(a) In compassionate cases, where the current year’s Annual Leave has already been availed of, leave may be granted up to a maximum of thirty days which shall be debited to the next year’s Annual Leave entitlement.

(b) This concession shall be admissible to sailors on regular engagement except in the case of those whose services are likely to be terminated during the current leave year.

49. Leave on Discharge/ Retirement.

(a) (i) Sailors who are not entitled to any pension, shall be granted Annual Leave or accumulated leave due to them at the time of discharge.

(ii) The exigencies of Service permitting, this leave, shall be granted in all cases of discharge, as distinct from dismissal, whatever may be the grounds for discharge, subject to the condition that the period of service engagement shall not be extended for that purpose except as provided in Regulation 268 of the Regulations for the Navy Part III.

(b) Sailors retiring on pension shall, in addition to any Annual Leave or accumulated Annual Leave due to them, be granted sixty days leave, subject to the condition that the total period does not exceed one hundred and twenty days.

(c)(i) Accumulation of un-availed Annual Leave be permitted up to a maximum of 300 days subject to the condition that they will be allowed to accumulate not more than 30 days leave in a calendar year.

(ii) The encashment will be admissible subject to the following conditions:-

(aa) The cash equivalent of leave salary thus admissible will become payable on retirement and will be paid in lump-sum as one time settlement.

(ab) The authority competent to grant leave shall, suo-moto issue order granting cash equivalent of leave at credit, on the date of retirement.

(ac) These orders shall not apply to cases of premature voluntary retirement and personnel who are compulsorily retired on disciplinary grounds.

50. Leave on Discharge/ Retirement at Request.

(a) Sailors who are retired or discharged from the Service at their own request shall be eligible for Annual Leave and accumulated Annual Leave pending retirement or discharge as under:-

(i) Cases where discharge commences on or before 31 st March of the year:- (aa) Thirty days Annual Leave for that year; or

(ab) Sixty days accumulated Annual Leave to those who had no leave other than Casual Leave in the preceding year and had put in at least six months service in the preceding year.

(ii) Cases where discharge commences on or after the 1stApril of any year: – Full Annual Leave shall be admissible. Accumulated Annual Leave due under the rules shall be admissible provided at least six months service had been performed in the preceding year.

(b) Sailors who are discharged due to invalidment (other than Tuberculosis) without performing any duty during the year and who have had no leave other than Casual Leave in the preceding year shall be granted leave pending invalidment as follows:-

(i) Cases in which leave pending invalidment commences on or before the 31st March of the year – thirty days.

(ii) Cases in which leave pending invalidment commences on or after the 1st April of the year – sixty days.

(c) In case of those who have performed duty in the year of invalidment, full entitlement of Annual or accumulated Annual Leave shall be admissible under the normal rules.

(d) The additional leave of sixty days provided for in sub-regulation (ii) shall continue to be admissible in addition to the leave granted under sub-regulation (i) or sub-regulation (ii) provided the conditions specified therein, are satisfied.

Note : In the case of an individual who is declared as medically unfit for further service, and sent home direct from the hospital, the period between the date of discharge from hospital and the actual date of discharge from Service shall, if he is not entitled to any leave pending discharge, be treated as Special Casual Leave, subject to maximum limit of thirty days. Cases in which intervening period exceeds thirty days shall be reported to Central Government for orders setting out circumstances and reasons for the delay.

51. Leave Ex-India Sailors. Annual Leave/ accumulated Annual Leave and Sick Leave admissible to sailors (including Master Chief Petty Officers granted Honorary Commission) under these regulations shall also be granted ex- India as under:-

(a) On the recommendation of the Competent Medical Authority.

(b) For purposes of recreation.

(c) To meet personal requirements overseas.

Note : Leave ex-India will commence and terminate in accordance with Regulation 5 of these regulations and will be subjected to any restrictions which may be imposed from time to time by the Government of India.

52. Forfeiture of Leave. A sailor when dismissed from Service, shall have no claim to any leave.

53. Paternity Leave on Birth of a Child. Paternity leave on birth of a child shall be admissible on the scale and under the conditions applicable to regular officers, as are referred to in Regulation 30.

54. Paternity Leave on Adoption of a Child. Paternity leave on adoption of a child shall be admissible on the scale and under the conditions applicable to regular officers, as are referred to in Regulation 31.

SECTION IA – REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO MASTER CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS GRANTED HONORARY COMMISSION

55. Master Chief Petty Officers who are granted Honorary Commission are entitled for leave on the same terms and conditions as are applicable to sailors and shall be governed by Regulations 44-54.

SECTION II – RULES APPLICABLE TO ARTIFICER APPRENTICES

56. Casual Leave. Artificer Apprentice shall be entitled to Casual Leave as admissible to sailors. See Regulation 44.

57. Annual Leave Admissible to Artificer Apprentices before being promoted to Man’s Rank .

(a) The quantum of Annual Leave admissible in a year shall be thirty days. This may be accumulated up to forty five days at the discretion of the Commanding Officer of the ship/ establishment.

(b) (i) In the case of individuals proceeding to a leave station which necessarily involves a journey of more than two days each way, additional leave in excess of Annual Leave may be granted to cover the journey period in excess of two days each way. This additional leave shall be admissible once a year irrespective of the period of stay at the leave station.

(ii) The above provisions are also applicable to individuals whose homes are located in the Union Territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and the Union Territory of the Lakshadweep Islands. Their leave shall be so arranged that they are detained at ports awaiting embarkation for the minimum possible period.

(c) The grant of Annual Leave shall be subject to the condition that the individual has rendered at least six months service. This limit of six months may be relaxed at the discretion of the Commanding Officer, to suit training requirements.

(d) Extension of Annual or accumulated Annual Leave up to 15 days may be granted to Artificer Apprentices by the Commanding Officer in exceptional and compassionate cases due to natural calamity or any other extra-ordinary circumstances beyond the person’s control, provided he is satisfied about the genuineness of the ground of such extension. In case of their sickness, however, extension up to thirty days may be granted. The extension of leave so granted, will be dealt with in the same manner as overstayal of leave under existing rules.

58. Sick Leave. Artificer Apprentices shall be entitled to Sick Leave as admissible to sailors as are referred to in Regulation 47.

59. Annual Leave Admissible to Artificer Apprentices after being promoted to Man’s Rank . Artificer Apprentices after being promoted to man’s rank, shall be entitled to sixty days Annual Leave as admissible to serving sailors. The period of leave (other than Casual Leave) already availed of by them in the same calendar year under Regulations 57 and 58, shall be deducted from the sixty days Annual Leave, and they shall only be entitled to the balance of the Annual Leave.

CHAPTER IV

MISCELLANEOUS

60. Personnel Undergoing Courses of Instructions or on Deputation to Foreign Countries . Naval personnel sent abroad on deputation or on courses of instructions, may be granted leave to the extent and subject to the conditions prescribed by the Central Government from time to time.

61. Officers of the Army Medical Corps/ Army Dental Corps Seconded to the Indian Navy . Officers of the Army Medical Corps or Army Dental Corps when seconded to the Indian Navy shall be governed by the ‘Leave Rules for the Services, Volume I – Army’ as applicable to corresponding Officer of the Indian Army.

62. Members of Military Nursing Service Attached to the Indian Navy . Members of Military Nursing Service attached to the Indian Navy shall be governed by the leave rules of their own service given in ‘Leave Rules for the Services, Volume I – Army’.

63. Personnel Serving in the Indian Embassies or Missions Abroad. Indian Navy personnel (officers and sailors) serving in Indian Embassies or Missions abroad shall continue to be governed by the Indian Navy Leave Regulations and shall be granted locally Casual, Annual and Sick Leave as is admissible to corresponding personnel serving India. In exceptional cases, on compassionate or other grounds where the Annual Leave to the credit of an officer is not adequate, Furlough may be granted in addition, with the sanction of Government of India. The grant of Furlough shall, however, be restricted to only one occasion during an officer’s Service in a particular foreign country, and shall be availed of during the period of his tenure in that country.

64. Special Casual Leave.

(a) Personnel Participating in Sports Events and Tournaments. The period of absence from duty of service personnel (including officers but excluding cadets or apprentices) participating in sports events and tournaments or whose services are utilised in connection with coaching or administration of the teams participating in the events or tournaments shall be treated as special Casual Leave to the extent and subject to the conditions given below:-

(i) Special Casual Leave may be allowed for a period not exceeding thirty days in any one calendar year. The period of absence in excess of thirty days shall be regulated under the normal rules. For this purpose, the personnel may, as a special case, be permitted to combine Special Casual Leave with other kinds of leave except with Ordinary Casual Leave.

(ii) The Special Casual Leave may be allowed only:-

(aa) For participation in sports events of National or International importance; and (ab) When the service personnel are selected for participation:-

(aaa) In international sports events as a member of team of any national sports federation or association recognised by the All Indian Council of Sports and approved by the Ministry of Education, provided the team is accepted as representative, on behalf of India.

(aab) In respect of sports events of national importance, wherein participation is on inter zonal, inter-state or inter-circle basis, and the Service personnel concerned take part in the event in a team, as duly nominated representative on behalf of the state or zone or circle as the case may be.

Note : A certificate stating the relevant conditions are fulfilled shall be incorporated in Genforms notifying the grant of Special Casual Leave under this sub-clause .

(ac) The concessions shall not be allowed for participating in a national sports event in which participation of the Service personnel takes place in their personal capacity and not in a representative capacity.

(ad) The Grant of Special Casual Leave shall be, subject to the general principles laid down in these regulations, except for the modification indicated in clause 64(a)(i). The power of granting Special Casual Leave under these provisions shall be exercised by the Chief of the Naval Staff or such other officers (not below the rank of a Director) as may be authorised by him.

Note : The Participation in preliminary and final rounds of the Services championship organised by the Services Sports Control Board shall be regarded as duty. Unit or Formation and equivalent sports championships shall be treated as ‘Preliminary rounds’ of the Services championships for this purpose.

(b) Personnel Undergoing Sterilization Operation. Naval personnel who undergo sterilization operation (vasectomy or salpingectomy) under the ‘Family Planning Scheme’ shall be granted Special Casual Leave not exceeding six working days, to undergo such operations and to have some rest, which is necessarily immediately after the operation.

(c) Women Officers Undergoing Sterilization Operation. In case of women officers, Special Casual Leave not exceeding 14 days will be admissible for having undergone sterilization (Tubectomy) operation under the ‘Family Planning Scheme’ or for undergoing non-puerperal Tubectomy operation. Non puerperal operation implies that the Tubectomy has not been carried out immediately following a childbirth, viz, within 5 days after delivery.

65. Encashment of Accumulated Leave.

(a) Accumulation and encashment of leave will be limited to the number of days of Annual Leave at the credit of the Defence Forces personnel on the day of their proceeding on superannuation/release/discharged on own request/invalided out of Service/ die while in Service, irrespective of the number of years of service rendered, subject to a limit of 300 days in maximum of 30 days to be accumulated in a calendar year, provided that nothing given herein shall restrict/contravene provisions for leave encashment issued in conjunction with LTC. The salient features are reiterated in the succeeding paragraphs.

(b) The benefit of enhanced leave accumulation and encashment mentioned in Para 65(a) above will be subject to the following conditions:-

(i) Not more the 30 days will be allowed to be accumulated in a calendar year. Annual Leave of the year of retirement will be encashed as follows:-

(aa) Those retiring on 31st Jan – 15 Days
(ab) Those retiring in Feb and thereafter – 30 Days

(ii) The total number of days of leave encashed including leave of the year of retirement shall not exceed 300 days.

(c) In Case of Invalidation Out of Service. In case of officers the portion of Annual Leave of the year of invalidation which is not required to be adjusted against hospitalisation or Sick Leave will be allowed to be encashed subject to limit of maximum of 30 days for that year. In case of sailors, the provision of leave Rule 47 will remain operative. The period of Sick Leave will continue to be initially debited against Annual Leave of hospitalisation in accordance with this rule.

(d) In Case of Death While in Service. Where death takes place in the month of Jan/ Feb of a calendar year, encashment of leave only up to 50% of the Annual Leave due admissible on the day preceding the day on which the death takes place will be allowed to be encashed. Fraction of a day shall be rounded off to the nearest day. For example – where death takes place on, say, 5th, 10th, 20th and 31st Jan, the maximum encashment permissible will be 02 days, 04 days, 09 days and 15 days, respectively. Encashment for death in the month of Feb will have to be calculated similarly. No reduction on account of pension equivalent of Death Cum Retirement Gratuity will be made from amount of leave encashment.

(e) Payment of Leave Encashment to Heir/ Heirs of Armed Forces Personnel who Die while in Service or after Retirement but before Actual Receipt of Leave Encashment Amount .

(i) Amount of leave encashment in respect of above category of personnel will be payable to:-

(aa) The widow, and if there are more widows than one, to the eldest surviving widow if the deceased was a male Service personnel, or to the husband, if the deceased was a female Service personnel.

Explanation : The expression ‘eldest surviving widow’ shall be construed with reference to the seniority according to the date of marriage of the surviving widows and not with reference to their ages.

(ab) Failing a widow or husband, as the case may be, to the eldest surviving son or an adopted

(ac) Failing (aa) and (ab) above, to the eldest surviving unmarried daughter. (ad) Failing (aa) to (ac) above, to the eldest surviving widowed daughter. (ae) Failing (aa) to (ad) above, to the father.

(af) Failing (aa) to (ae) above, to the mother.

(ag) Failing (aa) to (af) above, to the eldest surviving brother below the age of eighteen years. (ah) Failing (aa) to (ag) above, to the eldest surviving unmarried sister.

(aj) Failing (aa) to (ah) above, to the eldest surviving widowed sister. (ak) Failing (aa) to (aj) above, to the eldest surviving married daughter.

(al) Failing above, to the eldest child of pre-deceased son of the deceased Service personnel.

(f) Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs). With the introduction of encashment of accumulated leave, without linkage to service period, the existing benefits of terminal leave will remain unaffected and SSC Officers on release will continue to be granted in kind the Terminal Leave as follows:-

(i) Full or balance Annual Leave of the year.

(ii) 28 days terminal leave.

Note : Benefit of encashment of leave to SSCOs will be admissible either at the end of tenure of SSC as also after the second tenure, where this occurs after a break, such that the overall limit of 300 days during the entire service is not exceeded.

66. Encashment of Annual Leave alongwith LTC. Service personnel are allowed to encash 10 days Annual Leave at the time of availing of LTC to the extent of 60 days during the entire career. The Leave encashed at the time of LTC will not be deducted from the maximum amount of Annual Leave en-cashable at the time of retirement. It is further clarified that where both husband and wife are in Government Service, the present entitlement for availing LTC shall remain unchanged, and encashment of leave equal to 10 days at the time of availing of LTC will continue to be available to both, subject to maximum of 60 days each during the career.

67. Officers Participating in the Activities of the Indian Institute of Public Administration . Officers serving outside Delhi who are members of the Indian Institute of Public Administration and are required to attend authorised meetings of the institute may be granted special casual leave not exceeding six working days in each calendar year plus the minimum period required for the journey to enable them to attend such meeting and return. The leave will be sanctioned as under:-

(a) CO/ OiC of the unit – by COP/ FOC-in-C of the Command under administrative control of which unit of Officer comes.

(b) Other officers serving in units – by the Commanding Officer of

the rank of Commodore and above, otherwise as per Para 67(a) above

Note:- No TA/DA will be admissible for such moves.

68. Leave for Women under sexual harassment at Workplace . During the pendency of an inquiry, on a written request made by the aggrieved woman, the Internal Complaints Committee or the Local Complaints Committee constituted under ‘The Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act 2013’, may be recommended to the employer to grant leave to the aggrieved woman upto a period of three months. The leave granted to the aggrieved woman under this Rule shall be in addition to the leave she would be otherwise entitled.

69. Leave for Attending Meeting of Scientific Associations . Naval personnel, who are invitees, members, official delegates of scientific Associations like the Indian Science Congress Association, the National Institute of Science of India, Institution of Engineers and similar scientific bodies or are required to read papers at a conference, may, subject to the exigencies of service, be granted special casual leave to facilitate their attending the meetings arranged by these organisations. This leave will be allowed only to the extent required for attendance at the meeting and for journeys to and from the place of the meeting. The leave will be sanctioned by the authorities prescribed for the grant of normal casual leave but not below the status of Commodore.

APPENDIX ‘A’

(Refers to Reg 19 of Navy
Leave Regulations 2019)

 

LEAVE SANCTIONING AUTHORITIES

Details of Leave and Leave Sanctioning Authorities

1. Officer Serving in Ships/ Establishments Including Naval Headquarters .

Category of Applicant Sanctioning Authority
(a) Casual Leave
(i) Administrative Authorities Chief of the Naval Staff
(ii) Commanding Officers of ships/ establishments Administrative Authority
(iii) Officers other than Commanding Officers of ships/ establishments Commanding Officer
(iv) Officers at Naval Headquarters Next higher authority but not below the status of Director
(v) Officers borne on INS Angre additional for duties in Naval Dockyard, Mumbai Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard, Mumbai
(vi) Officers borne on INS Circars additional for duties in Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam Admiral Superintendent, Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam
(b) Special Casual Leave
(i) For participating in sports events Chief of the Naval Staff, Administrative Authority or such other officer not below the rank of a Director as may be authorised by the Chief of the Naval Staff
(ii) For undergoing sterilization operation Same as in (a) above
(c) Annual Leave and *Sick Leave in India
(i) Administrative Authorities Chief of the Naval Staff
(ii) Officers at Naval Headquarters Next higher authority, but not below the status of Director
Category of Applicant Sanctioning Authority
(iii) Commanding Officers of ships/ establishments Administrative Authority
(iv) Officers serving in Major War Vessels and Shore Establishments Commanding Officers
(v) Officers serving in Coastal and Inshore Minesweepers Senior Officer of the Squadron
(vi) Officers serving in ships other than those in sub- paragraphs(iv) and (v) Administrative Authority.
(vii) Officers borne on INS Angre additional for duties in Naval Dockyard, Mumbai Admiral Superintendent Naval Dockyard, Mumbai
(viii) Officer borne on INS Circars additional for duties in Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam Admiral Superintendent Naval Dockyard, Visakhapatnam
(d) Annual Leave and Sick Leave if either is taken ex-India Administrative Authority in the case of officers serving in ships/ establishments and Principal Staff Officers in the case of those serving at Naval Headquarters. Prior approval of the Chief of the Naval Staff will be obtained in either case.
(e) Furlough Naval Headquarters
(f) Officers serving in inter service organisations/ establishments

(All kinds of authorised leave)

Head of the respective organisation/ establishment
(g) Study Leave Chief of Personnel

2. Master Chief Petty Officers Granted Honorary Commission and Sailors.

Kinds of Leave

Sanctioning Authority
(a) Casual Leave Commanding Officers of ship/ establishment.
(b) Special Casual Leave
(i) For participating in sports events upto 30 days in a calendar year Administrative Authority
(ii) For undergoing sterilization operation up to six days Commanding Officer of ship/ establishment.
(iii) For the period between the date of discharge from the hospital and the actual date of discharge from Service, subject to a “maximum” of thirty days Commanding Officer of ship/ establishment.
(c) Annual Leave up to 60 days in a year for accumulated Annual Leave up to 90 days Commanding Officer of ship/ establishment
(d) Sick leave Commanding Officer of ship/ establishment on the recommendation of the Service Medical Authority.
(e) Compassionate leave up to 30 days advance of Annual Leave Commanding Officer of ship/ establishment.
(f) Leave on discharge/ retirement The Commodore Bureau of Sailors, Mumbai

Kinds of Leave

Sanctioning Authority
(g) Annual/ Accumulated leave and sick leave if either is taken ex-India Commanding Officer of Ship/ Establishment for Annual Leave upto 60 days in a year or accumulated Annual Leave upto 90 days and Commanding officer of Ship/ Establishment on the recommendation of Service Medical Authority for sick leave subject to prior concurrence of Naval Headquarters.

3. Artificer Apprentices.

Kinds of Leave

Sanctioning Authority
(a) Casual Leave Commanding Officer of ship/ establishment
(b) Special Casual Leave
For the period between the date of discharge from the hospital and the actual date of discharge from Service, subject to a maximum of 30 days Commanding officer of ship/ establishment
(c) Annual Leave upto 30 days Commanding Officer of ship/ establishment.
(d) Sick Leave Commanding Officer of ship/ establishment on the recommendation of the Service Medical Authority.

Appendix ‘B’

INDEX TO NAVY LEAVE REGULATIONS

 

CONTENTS REGULATION

A

Absence on Sick Leave, maximum period
Regular officers

23

Short Service Commission

36

Accumulation of Annual Leave
Sailors

45

Artificer Apprentices

57

Additional Leave to Annual Leave to Cover Travel Period
Sailors

45

Artificer Apprentices

57

Advance of Annual Leave to sailors – Grant of – on Compassionate Leave

48

Annual Leave (Amount Admissible)
Officers (Regular)

21

Officers (Short Service Commission)

34

Sailors

45

Artificer apprentices

57

Artificer Apprentices after being promoted to Man’s rank

59

Annual Leave – General  

15

Annual Leave can be granted in instalments. Can be extended from one calendar year for Annual Leave/ non accumulative
Annual Leave – Sailors serving Ex-India

60, 63

Army Medical Corps/ Army Dental Corps Officers seconded to Navy – Leave Admissible

61

Attending meeting of Scientific Associations

69

Authorities sanctioning Leave Appendix ‘A’

C

Casual Leave (amount admissible)
Officers (Regular)

20

Officers (Short Service Commission )

33

Sailors

44

Artificer Apprentices

56

Casual Leave – General

14

Casual Leave – Overstayal

9

Child Adoption Leave to Women Officers

29, 40

Child Care Leave to Women Officers

27,39

Claim to Leave

3

Classification of Leave

4

Combination of Leave – Furlough and Annual Leave – Officers

16&22

Commencement of Leave – General

5

Compassionate Leave – Sailors

48

Courses of Instructions on Deputation Abroad – Leave Admissible to Personnel

60

Cycle of Three Years for Computing Furlough

22

D

Discharge from Service – Sailors – Leave Admissible

49

Discharge from Service – Sailors – at Request

50

E

Embassies/ Missions Abroad – Personnel Serving – Leave Admissible

63

Encashment of Accumulated Annual Leave

65

Encashment of Annual Leave alongwith LTC

66

Extension of Leave – Sanctioning Authority 11 & Appendix ‘A’
Extension of Annual/ Accumulated Annual Leave
Sailors

45

Artificer Apprentices

57

Extension of Casual Leave from one calendar year to another calendar year

14

Extension of Annual Leave from one calendar year to another calendar year

15

Extension of Furlough from one cycle of 3 years to another cycle of 3 years

16

Extension of Sick Leave from one calendar year to another calendar year

47

Extension of Sick Leave
Regular Officers

23

Short Service Commission Officers

36

Extent of Application

2

F

Forfeiture of leave – Sailors

52

Furlough – Amount Admissible

16

Furlough – General

16

Furlough can be combined with Annual Leave

16

Furlough can be extended form one cycle of three years to another cycle of three years/ Furlough Non-Accumulative

16

Furlough in Instalments

22

G

Gorkha Personnel – Commencement and Termination of Leave

5

Gorkha Sailors – Long Leave

46

H

Holidays – Prefixed and Suffixed to Leave

6

Honorary Commissioned Officers

55

I

Instalments
Annual Leave – Grant of

15

Furlough – Grant of

16

Invalidment – Leave – Admissible – Officers

25,37

L

Leave ex-India – Officers

26

Leave ex-India – Sailors

51

Leave on Invalidment – Officers

25

Leave Pending Discharge – Sailors

49

Leave Sanctioning Authority – Sailors 19 & Appendix ‘A’
Long Leave – Gorkha Sailors

46

Lump-sum provision – Furlough

16

Leave for Women under Sexual Harassment at Workplace

68

M

Maternity Leave applicable to all Women Officers

28

Mission Abroad – Personnel Serving – Leave Admissible

63

Month – Calculation of – when Furlough taken in Instalments

22

Mulcts of Pay – Sailors/ Artificer Apprentices – Overstayal of Leave

9(b)

MCPO granted Honorary Commission

55

N

Non – Accumulative
Annual Leave

15

Furlough

16

Nursing Officers Seconded to the Navy – Leave Admissible

62

O

Overstayal of Leave
General

9

Natural Calamities

9

Sailors Falling Sick while on Leave

47

P

Paternity Leave on Birth of a Child 30, 41, 53
Paternity Leave on Adoption of Child 31,42,54
Performance of Duty when on Leave

12

Permission to Return to Duty from Sick Leave

18

Personnel serving ashore ex-India – Date of Commencement and Termination of Leave in India

5

Place from which Leave is taken or duty is resumed

7

Prefixing/ Suffixing of Holidays to Leave

6

Participating in the activities of the Indian Institute of Public Administration

67

R

Recall from Leave

13

Regularisation of excess/ irregular grant of leave coming to light after discharge/ retirement – sailors.

10

Retirement/ Leave Admissible – Sailors

49

S

Sanctioning Authority – Leave 19 & Appendix ‘A’
Short Service Commission Officers – Leave Admissible

4(b)

Sick Bay/ Service or Recognised Civil Hospital – Time Spent by Sailors

47

Sick Leave – Amount Admissible
Officers – Regular

23

Officers – Short Service Commission

36

Sailors

47

Artificer Apprentices

58

Sick leave – General
Grant on the Recommendation of Medical Authorities

17

No Different between Attributable and Non-Attributable cases

17

Sick Leave- Permission to Return to Duty

18

Sick Leave – Sailors – to be Debited to Annual Leave or Accumulated Annual Leave

47

Sick List Concession – Officers

24

Special Casual Leave – For Personnel undergoing Sterilization Operation 64 (b) & (c)
For Sports Event and Tournaments

64 (a)

Suffixing of Holidays to Leave

6

Study leave

32

T

Termination of engagement – Short Service Commission Officers – Leave Admissible

38

Termination of Leave

5

Travel Time from and to Leave Station on Recall from Leave

13

HQ MoD(N) Case No.

RP/4407/LR

 MoF (D/N) U.o No. 11(6)/ NA/ 2019

 MoD U.o No. 2382/D-N I/2019

D PRAVEEN, Director (Navy I)

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