CHAPTER IXPROCEDURE RELATING TO LEAVE
Rules made by the Governor under the Fundamental Rule 74(a) (i) to (iii)
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SECTION IIPROCEDURE RELATING TO LEAVE IN INDIA
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80. The leave account required by Fundamental Rule 76 in Part I shall be maintained in forms nos. 11 and 11A (prescribed by the Auditor General) in respect of government servants under the special leave rules and ordinary leave rules respectively. The leave account required by rule 76 of the Uttar Pradesh Fundamental Rules shall be maintained in form nos. 11B and 11C.
81. (a) The leave account of a gazetted government servant shall be maintained by, or under the direction of, the Accountant General.
(b) The leave account of a non-gazetted government servant shall be maintained by, or under the direction of, the head of the office in which he is employed. The entries in the leave account shall be signed by the head of the office, or if the head of the office be a non-gazetted government servant, by his immediate superior.
NOTE(1) (i) When a non-gazetted government servant who is officiating in a gazetted post proceeds on leave, he should be treated as continuing to hold a gazetted status during his leave for all practical purposes (viz. for purposes of issue of notifications, drawal of leave salary and other allowances, grant of leave or extension of leave on medical certificate, etc.) irrespective of whether the leave counts for increment or not, whether, but for his going on leave he would have continued to officiate in the gazetted post or not, and whether on the expiry of his leave he would return to his gazetted post or not.
(ii) Such a government servant will, while on leave, be recknoned against a gazetted or a non-gazetted post, in the borrowing department itself except when leave is granted at the end of a period of appointment in the borrowing department. In the latter case the procedure laid down in Note 2 below should be followed strictly.
(iii) The above principle will apply also to a government servant transferred from one office of the State Government to another or from the Central Government to the State Government and vice versa and holding a lien (active or suspended) on a non-gazetted post in his parent office, when he proceeds on leave while officiating in a gazetted post in the borrowing office. The following procedure should be followed in the cases of such officers:
(a) Leave and any extensions thereof should be granted and notified the borrowing Government or office, and
(b) leave salary will be authorized by the Audit office of the borrowing Government or office as the case may be.
NOTE 2(1) When a government servant is transferred from one department of the State Government to another the procedure followed by the borrowing department for the grant of leave or extension of leave and disbursement of leave salary should be the same as if they were being granted from duty in the leading department. When, however, the transfer from one department of the State Government to another takes place while the government servant is already on leave or in transit from one department to another department, the following procedure should be followed:
(i) In cases where a period of leave has already been sanctioned by a department of the State Government and the government servant concerned is transferred to another such department where he has to join on the expiry of leave, the issue of formal orders/notification sanctioning leave and the payment of leave salary shall devolve on the department from which he is transferred.
(ii) In cases where extension of leave is applied for in continuation of the leave already granted to him by the department from which he is transferred, the issue of formal orders/notification sanctioning leave and the payment of leave salary shall devolve on
(a) the department where he is to report for duty, if the transfer or reversion of the government servant to such department is to take effect from the date of expiry of the original spell of leave, or
(b) the department from which he is transferred, if the transfer/reversion is to take effect from the date of expiry of extension of leave applied for.
(iii) In cases where the leave is applied for by a government servant during the period of transit from one department of the State Government to another such department, the leave should be sanctioned by the department where he has to report for duty and that department should also make suitable administrative arrangements incumbent on the sanctioning of leave.
(2) The procedure prescribed in clause (1) above will apply mutatis mutandis in cases of grant of leave and the disbursement of leave salary of government servants transferred from one office to another under the same department.
APPLICATION FOR LEAVE
82. Except as provided in rules 84 and 85, an application for leave or for an extension of leave shall be made to the authority competent to grant such leave or extension as specified in rules 35 to 37 or in the notes under rule 66 of the Uttar Pradesh Fundamental Rules.
83. Applications for leave from gazetted government servants whose leave accounts are maintained by, or under the direction of the Accountant General, should be submitted to the competent authority through that officer.
NOTEWhen an application is supported by a medical certificate which is not in proper form, the transmission of the application to the Government should not be delayed on that account by the Accountant General. The certificate should be returned to the head of the department concerned, who should obtain a certificate in the proper form (vide rules 89,91 and 95) and forward it direct to the Government.
84. An application for leave by a chaplain must be forwarded, through the proper channel, to the Bishop of the Diocese or to the Presidency Senior, Chaplain of the Church of Scotland in Bengal, as the case may be, who will transmit it with his remarks to the Government for orders in case it is not within his competence to sanction the leave. In cases of urgency, leave on medical certificate may be granted by the Government in anticipation of the concurrence of the Bishop or Presidency Senior Chaplain, who should however be informed without delay.
85. An application by a commissioned medical officer in permanent or temporary civil employ for leave exceeding four months, other than leave on medical certificate or for an extension of such leave, must be submitted to the local administrative medical officer, by whom it will be forwarded to the Director General, Indian Medical Service. The Director General will countersign the application if the state of the public service admits of the grant of the leave; otherwise he will abstain from countersigning it. In either case he will forward the application for disposal to the authority competent to grant the leave.
NOTEWhen leave or extension of leave to a commissioned medical officer in temporary civil employ is sanctioned by the Government, a copy of the order should be communicated to the Director General, Indian Medical Service.
86. A government servant transferred to foreign service must, before taking up his duties in foreign service, make himself acquainted with the rules or arrangements which will regulate his leave during such service.
87. Medical officers must not recommend the grant of leave in any case in which there appears to be no reasonable prospect that the government servant concerned will ever be fit to resume his duties. In such cases the opinion that the government servant is permanently unfit for government service should be recorded in the medical certificate.
88. Every certificate of a medical committee or a medical officer recommending the grant of leave to a government servant must contain a proviso that no recommendation contained in it shall be evidence of a claim to any leave not admissible to the Government servant under the terms of his contract or the rules to which he is subject.
89. *Before a gazetted government servant can be granted leave, or an extension of leave on medical certificate, he/she must obtain a certificate in the following form:
Statement of the case of
Name (to be filled in by the applicant in the presence of the Chief Medical Officer or the authorised medical attendent).
Previous periods of leave of absence on medical certificate.
IChief Medical Officer/Authorised Medical Attendant at or ofafter careful and personal examination of the case hereby certify that Shri/Shrimati/Kumariis in a bad state of health and I solemnly and sincerely declare that, according to the best of my judgement, a period of absence from duty is essentially necessary for the recovery of his/her health and recommend that he/she may be granted leave forwith effect from
*In my opinion it is/it is not necessary for the office appear before a medical board.
Chief Medical Officer/Authorised Medical Attendant.
*This sentence should either be modified by scoring out the irrelevant words or altogether scored out according as the period of leave recommended is up to three months or exceeds that period.
NOTE(1) This form should be adhered to as closely as possible and should be filled in after the signature of the government servant applying for leave has been taken. The certifying officer is not at liberty to certify that the applicant requires a change from or to a particular locality or that he/she is not fit to proceed to a particular locality. Such certificate should only be given at the explicit request of the sanctioning authority to whom it is open to decide when an application on such grounds has been made to him, whether the government servant should go before a medical board to decide the question of his/her fitness for service.
NOTE(2) The medical certificate and history of the case as also the certificate prescribed in rule 91 or 94(b), as the case may be, should be prepared in duplicate, one copy of which the government servant proceeding on leave should take with him/her for presentation to the medical board or officer who examines him/her for fitness before his/her return to duty.
90. *(a) In case the certificate obtained under rule 89 recommends appearance of the government servant before a Medical Board or the period of leave recommended in the certificate obtained under rule 89 is for more than three months or leave for three months or less is extended beyond three months, the government servant must, except in cases covered by rule 93, obtain the permission of the head of his office or, if he/she himself/herself is the head of an office, of the head of his/her department to appear before a Medical Board. He/she should then present himself with two copies of the statement of his/her case before such a Board. The Board will be assembled under the provisions of paragraphs 255-258 in Chapter VI of the Uttar Pradesh Medical Manual.
(b) When the leave recommended by the C.M.O. /Authorised Medical Attendant, as the case may be, in the certificate obtained under rule 89 is for a period not exceeding three months, and such medical attendant certifies that in his opinion it is not necessary for the applicant to appear before
*This amended rule may be deemed to have come into force from 1-7-1978.
the Medical Board, the authority competent to grant leave may dispense with the procedure laid down in sub-rule (a) of this rule.
91.* Before the required leave or extension of leave can be granted in cases falling under rule 90 (a), the government servant must obtain from the Board a certificate to the following effect:
"We do hereby certify that according to the best of our professional judgement, after careful personal examination of the case, we consider the health of Shri/Shrimati/Kumarito be such as to render leave of absence for a period of absolutely necessary for his/her recovery".
NOTEIn cases in which the leave recommended is for more than three months or leave for three months or less is extended beyond three months, the Medical Board shall state at the time of granting the certificate whether the government servant should or need not appear before another Medical Board for obtaining the certificate of fitness for return to duty.
92. Before deciding whether to grant or refuse the certificate, the committee, may in a doubtful case, detain the applicant under professional observation for a period not exceeding fourteen days. In that case it should grant to him a certificate to the following effect:
"C. D., having applied to us for a medical certificate recommending the grant to him/her of leave, we consider it expedient, before granting or refusing such a certificate, to detain C. D. under professional observation fordays."
93. If the state of the applicants health is certified by a commissioned medical officer of government or by a medical officer incharge of a civil station in the form given in rule 94 (a) to be such as to make it inconvenient for him to present himself at any place in which a committee can be assembled, the authority competent to grant the leave may accept, in lieu of the certificate prescribed in rule 91, either
(a) a certificate signed by any two medical officers, being commissioned medical officers or medical officers incharge of civil stations in whatsoever province they may be serving; or
(b) if the authority considers it unnecessary to require the production of two medical opinions, a certificate signed by an officer in medical charge of a civil station and countersigned by the district officer of the district or the commissioner of the division or in the case of a government servant of the Judicial Department by the district and sessions judge.
NOTEIn cases in which the leave recommended is for more than three months or leave for three months or less is extended beyond three months, the certificate granted under this rule shall state whether the government servant should or need not appear before another medical committee for obtaining the certificate of fitness for return to duty.
94. (a) When action is proposed to be taken under rule 93, the certificate of the certifying officer shall be in the following form:
I hereby certify that the state of health of is such as to make it highly inconvenient for him/her to proceed tofor the purpose of appearing before a medical committee.
*This amended rule may be deemed have to come into force from 1-7-1978.
(b) The form of medical certificate prescribed in rules 93(a) and 93(b) shall be the following:
I/We do hereby certify that, according to the best of my/our professional judgement, after careful personal examination of the case,
I/We consider the health of to be such as to render leave of absence for a period ofabsolutely necessary for his/her recovery.
NOTEThis certificate, if it is signed by one medical officer only should in the case of a government servant in the Judicial Department, invariably be countersigned by the district and sessions judge in the case of a government servant in any other department should invariably be countersigned by the district officer of the district or the commissioner of the division.
95. An application by a non-gazetted government servant in superior service for leave, or for an extension of leave, on medical certificate shall be accompained by a medical certificate in the following form given by a registered medical practitioner or a government medical officer:
Signature of applicant
I, after careful personal examination of the case, hereby certify thatwhose signature is given above is suffering from . The symptoms of the disease now present are. In my opinion the cause of the disease is. The duration of the disease reckoned to this date isand the outline of the previous history of the disease ascertained fromis as follows:
I consider that a period of absence from duty ofwith effect from is absolutely necessary for the restoration of his/her health.
NOTE(1) This form should be adhered to as closely as possible and should be filled in after the signature of the applicant has been taken. The certifying officer is not at liberty to certify that the applicant requires a change to or from a particular locality or that he is not fit to proceed to a particular locality. Such certificates should only be given at he explicit desire of the head of the office to whom it is open to decide when an application on such grounds has been made to him, whether the applicant should go before a medical board to decide the question of his fitness for service.
NOTE (2) The medical certificate and history of the case as also the second medical opinion (if any) prescribed in rule 96, should be prepared in duplicate, one copy of which the government servant proceeding on leave should take with him for presentation to the medical officer or committee who examines him for fitness before his return to duty.
96. (a) Where the leave is for a period of one month or less and the incapacity is not due to definite injury, the authority competent to sanction leave may, at its discretion, secure a second medical opinion by requesting the civil surgeon to have the applicant physically examined. Should it decide to do so, it must arrange for the second medical examination to be made on the earliest possible date after the date on which the first medical opinion was given.
(b) In all cases of illness necessitating leave beyond one month and in all cases of definite injury, the sanctioning authority should, except in cases covered by clause (c) of this rule, obtain a second medical opinion from the authorised medical attendant and should, for this purpose, arrange for the second medical examination to be made on the earliest possible date after the date on which the first medical opinion was given. The sanctioning authority may relax the provisions of this rule, provided it refers each case for such relaxation to the authorised medical attendant and the latter considers it desirable that relaxation should be given either on account of distance or the nature of illness.
(c) If the applicant for leave is a female and a second medical opinion is considered necessary whether the leave exceeds one month or not, the civil surgeon should be requested to obtain this whenever possible from a medical woman in government employment. If this is not possible, he himself should give this second medical opinion in cases where full examination by him is permitted by the applicant. In cases where this is not permitted, the authority competent to sanction leave may obtain a second medical opinion from a private registered female practitioner. Should such a practitioner not be available, he may dispense with a second medical opinion.
(d) In all cases in which a second medical opinion is obtained, it will be the duty of the person giving that opinion to express an opinion both as regards the facts of the illness and as regards the necessity for the amount of leave recommended. In the case of a male applicant the civil surgeon may require the applicant to appear either before himself or before a medical officer nominated by him. The civil surgeon, or, in case where a second medical opinion is obtained from a private registered female practitioner under clause (c) above the authority competent to sanction leave, will arrange for the medical examination to take place at the applicants residence if this course is necessary on account of the nature of the applicants illness.
97. The possession of a certificate under rule 91 or 94 or 95 or 96 does not in itself confer upon the government servant concerned any right to leave. The certificate should be forwarded to the authority competent to sanction leave and the orders of that authority should be awaited.
98. In support of an application for leave, or for an extension of leave, on medical certificate, from a non-gazetted government servant in inferior service, the authority competent to grant the leave may accept such certificate as it may deem sufficient.
GRANT OF LEAVE
99. In cases where all applications for leave cannot, in the interests of the public service, be granted, an authority competent to grant leave should, in deciding which application should be granted, take into account the following consideration:
(a) The government servants who can, for the time being, best be spared.
(b) The amount of leave due to the various applicants.
(c) The amount and character of the service rendered by each applicant since he last returned from leave.
(d) The fact that any such applicant was compulsorily recalled from his last leave.
(e) he fact that any such applicant has been refused leave in the public interests.
99-A. (1) When a government servant returns from leave on average pay, a further spell of leave on average pay should not, save in the most exceptional circumstances, be granted within three months of his return to duty if the two periods of leave on average pay combined would exceed the limits imposed by Fundamental Rule 81(b) or Subsidiary Rule 157(a) on the maximum amount of leave on average pay which may be taken at any one time. It is, however, left to the sanctioning authority to decide whether the circumstances of any particular case are exceptional or not. When any such leave is specially sanctioned, the sanctioning authority should record the reasons, and send a copy to the Accountant General.
(2) When a government servant returns after availing himself of a vacation either taken alone or combined with leave on average pay and applies for leave on average pay within three months of his return to duty, and the period of leave on average pay applied for together with the vacation and leave on average pay, if any, already availed of, exceed the limits laid down in Fundamental Rule 81(b) or in Subsidiary Rule 157 (a), the provisions of clause (1) shall apply.
(3) If a government servant whose leave is governed by Fundamental Rule 81-B, or Subsidiary Rule 157-A, applies for earned leave within three months of return from vacation, either taken alone or combined with earned leave, a further spell of earned leave should not, save in most exceptional circumstances be granted if the total combined period of earned leave applied for and the vacation and earned leave, if any, already availed of exceeds the amount of earned leave admissible at a time under the proviso to sub-rule (1) of Fundamental Rule 81-B or proviso to sub-rule (1) of Subsidiary Rule 157-A.
NOTEWhen leave is required for obtaining higher technical qualifications it shall be deemed to be a most exceptional circumstance for the purposes of this rule.
100. When a medical committee in India has reported that there is no reasonable prospect that a particular government servant will ever be fit to return to duty, leave may nonetheless be granted to such government servant, if due, by a competent authority on the following conditions:
(a) If the medical committee is unable to say with certainty that the government servant will never again be fit for service in India, leave not exceeding twelve months in all may be granted. Such leave should not be extended without further reference to a medical committee.
NOTEIn the ease of a government servant who is granted leave under this rule and who subsequently returns to duty, the leave should be treated as leave on medical certificate for the purpose of the proviso to Fundamental Rule 81 (b) (ii), in Part I or the proviso to rule 81 (b) of the Uttar Pradesh Fundamental Rules in Part II.
(b) If the medical committee declares the government servant to be completely and permanently incapacitated for further service in India the government servant should except as provided in clause (c) below, be invalided from the service, either on the expiration of the leave already granted to him, if he is on leave when examined by the committee, or, if he is not on leave, from the date of the committees report.
(c) A government servant declared by the committee to be completely and permanently incapacitated may, in special cases, be granted leave, or an extension of leave, not exceeding six months as debited against the leave account (where such an account is maintained for the government servant), if such leave be due to him. Special circumstances justifying such treatment may be held to exist when the government servants breakdown in health has been caused in and by government service, or when the government servant has taken a comparatively small amount of leave during his service or will complete at an early, date an additional years service for pension.
101. Leave should not be granted to a government servant who is to be dismissed or removed from service for misconduct or general inefficiency if such leave will have the effect of postponing the date of dismissal or removal, or to a government servant whose conduct is at the time forming, or is in the near future about to form the subject of departmental inquiry.
102. If, in a case not covered by rule 101, the Government decide, before a government servant whom they have the power to remove from the service leaves India, that he shall not be permitted to return to duty in India they shall give notice to him before he leaves India, so that any remonstrance which he may wish to make may be considered on the spot.
103. If, when a government servant is going on leave out of India, it is necessary to consider the propriety of removing him for incapacity, whether mental or physical, which is of such a nature that it is not possible to say, before his departure from India, whether it will be permanent or temporary, or if for any reason it is considered inexpedient that a government servant who is on leave should return to India, the Government shall report the circumstances fully to the Central Government for transmission to the India Office so that the Secretary of State may take any necessary measures before the government servant would in the ordinary course be permitted to return to duty. The report should reach the Central Government in time to permit of their transmitting it so as to reach the India Office at the latest three months before the end of the government servants leave.
104. * * * *
105. When leave on medical certificate or ordinary leave on medical grounds has been granted to a government servant, or, in the case of a military officer in civil employ, when the grant of such leave has appeared in orders, if such government servant or military officer proposes to spend his leave in Europe, North Africa, America or the West Indies, Government shall, without delay, forward a copy of the medical statement of the case to the High Commissioner for India for transmission to the medical board at the India Office.
NOTEAll statements of medical cases for government servants proceeding on leave out of India on medical certificate should contain the fullest possible information for the guidance of the Medical Board at the India Office, London.
106. Leave to a gazetted government servant must not be granted without obtaining a report from the Accountant General upon his title to leave. Such a report from the Accountant General is not required in the case of a non-gazetted government servant.
DEPARTURE ON LEAVE
107. Every government servant proceeding on leave out of India should procure from the Accountant General and take with him a copy of the memorandum of information issued for the guidance of government servants proceeding on leave out of India. If the leave has been granted on a medical certificate, he must take a copy of the medical statement of his case also.
108. A government servant taking leave out of India must report his embarkation to the Accountant General in form no. 9
RETURN FROM LEAVE
109. A gazetted government servant, on return from leave, must report his return to the Government. A chaplain must report his return to the Bishop of his Diocese also.
110. A government servant, returning from leave, is not entitled, in the absence of specific orders to that effect, to resume, as a matter of course, the post which he held before going on leave. He must report his return to duty and await orders.
NOTEIn the absence of a definite order to the contrary, the order sanctioning leave for a period not exceeding four months, should be considered as sufficient authority to enable a government servant to resume his old duties on return from leave. This should not, however, be taken to mean as dispensing with the necessity of furnishing the certificates required under the General Notes relating to the rules in Chapter XII.
SECTION IIIPROCEDURE RELATING TO LEAVE ELSEWHERE THAN IN INDIA
Rules made by the Governor under rule 74(b) of the Fundamental Rules
NOTEThe rules contained in this section are the same as the rules made by the Governor General in Council under rule 74(b) of the Fundamental Rules contained in Part I of this volume and they have been extended by the Governor for application to government servants under his administrative control including government servants his rule making power.
REPORT OF ARRIVAL IN THE UNITED KINGDOM
111. A government servant taking leave in the United Kingdom must report his arrival in that country to the High Commissioner for India.
PAYMENT OF LEAVE-SALARY
Payment at the Home Treasury
112. No government servant can begin to draw leave-salary from the Home Treasury until he has presented to the High Commissioner a leave-salary certificate in form no. 2 which has been prescribed by the Auditor General.
113. Leave-salary is issued from the Home Treasury monthly in arrear on the first day of each calendar month.
114. Payment will be made, at the option of the government servant drawing leave-salary, by any of the following methods:
(a) To the government servant himself on his personal application.
(b) To his banker or other agent, duly authorized, under power-of-attorney, on production of a life certificate duly filled up and executed. In cases where the banker has guaranteed the Secretary of State or the High Commissioner against loss consequent upon dispensation with proof of existence, a life certificate is unnecessary.
NOTEA supply of life certificate forms may be obtained from the High Commissioner.
(c) To the presenter of a payment form comprising a receipt and a life certificate, both duly completed by the government servant.
NOTEIf the government servant intimates to the High Commissioner his election of this method, he will be regularly supplied with the requisite payment form as the due date of issue approaches.
Payment in a colony
115. No government servant can begin to draw leave-salary from a colonial treasury until a warrant in form no. 3 has been issued in his favour. Such warrants will be issued in triplicate. The original, bearing the government servants signature, will be forwarded by the issuing authority to the colonial authority concerned, the duplicate to the High Commissioner, and the triplicate will be retained by the government servant. Payment of leave-salary will not be made unless the colonial authority is in possession of the original and the government servant of the triplicate of the warrant.
116. Each payment of leave-salary must be endorsed upon the back of both the original warrant and the triplicate, and an acknowledgment of receipt must be endorsed by the government servant upon the back of both copies.
117. When no space for the entry of endorsements of payment remains upon the back of a warrant, or when a warrant is lost or destroyed, a fresh warrant will be issued by the original issuing authority on the application of the government servant submitted through the colonial disbursing officer.
118. If the transfer from one colony to another of payment of the leave-salary of a government servant is sanctioned by the colonial authorities, such transfer must be reported by the government servant to the Government and to the High Commissioner.
Transfer of payment from the Home Treasury to a colony and vice versa
119. (a) If a government servant who is drawing his leave-salary in a colony desires to transfer payment to the Home Treasury, he can do so on production of his warrant to the High Commissioner.
(b) If a government servant who is drawing his leave salary from the Home Treasury desires to transfer payment to a colony he must obtain a warrant in form no. 3 from the High Commissioner, who will forward the original of the warrant to the colonial authority concerned.
(c) A transfer sanctioned under clause (a) or (b) of this rule must be reported by the government servant to the Government.
EXTENSION OF LEAVE
120. A government servant absent from India on leave who desires an extension of his leave must make application for such extension not less than three months before the expiry of his leave. An application made within three months from such expiry will not be considered unless special reasons for consideration exist.
121. An application for extension of leave by a government servant on leave in Europe, North Africa, America or the West Indies must be made to the High Commissioner. Unless the extension is desired on medical grounds or is for a period of not more than fourteen days, the application must be accompanied by evidence that the Government on whose cadre the government servant is borne has been consulted and has no objection to the extension. It is in exceptional cases only that the High Commissioner will grant an extension without the production of such evidence, and then for such period only as may be necessary to obtain the orders of the Government concerned, which will be sought by telegraph at the applicants expense.
Orders of the Governor regarding rule 121
When an application for extension of leave is received from a government servant on leave in any of the localities mentioned in the rule, the Government will inform him whether or not there is any objection to the grant of the desired extension and if the extension is approved, instruct him to apply to the High Commissioner for the formal grant.
122. If a government servant on leave in any of the localities named in rule 121 desires, on medical grounds, an extension for a longer period than fourteen days, he must satisfy the medical board at the India Office of the necessity for the extension. In order to do so, he must as a general rule, appear at the India Office for examination by the Board; but in special cases, and particularly if he be residing at a distance of more than sixty miles from London, a certificate in a form to be obtained from the High Commissioner may be accepted if signed by two medical practitioners. A certificate obtained outside the United Kingdom and signed by foreigners must be attested by consular or other authority as bearing the signatures of qualified medical practitioners.
123. If a government servant on leave in any of the localities named in rule 121 desires, on grounds other than medical, an extension of leave granted on medical certificate, he must satisfy the medical board at the India Office, by the procedure prescribed in rule 122, that he has recovered his health.
124. An application for extension of leave by a government servant on leave out of India elsewhere than in the localities named in rule 121 must be made to the authority which granted the leave.
125. If an application made under rule 124 is for an extension of leave on medical certificate, it must be accompanied by a certificate from two medical practitioners in the following form:-
We hereby certify that we have carefully examined C.D. of thewho is suffering fromand we declared upon our honour that, according to the best of our judgment and belief, he is at present unfit for duty in India, and that it is absolutely necessary for the recovery of his health that his present leave, which will expire in India onshall be extended bymonths/weeks.
The certificate must describe in full detail the nature of the disease and the present condition of the government servant. If it be signed by foreigners, it must be attested by consular or other authority as bearing the signatures of qualified medical practitioners.
126. An extension of leave will not be granted by the High Commissioner to a government servant to whom no leave-salary certificate has been issued, or who has exchanged his leave-salary certificate for a warrant before leaving India, unless he produces a certificate of leave in form no. 7.
RETURN FROM LEAVE
127. A government servant who is required, by or under Fundamental Rule 71, to produce a medical certificate of fitness before returning to duty, must obtain permission to return to duty before so returning.
128. If the government servant desiring to return is on leave in any of the localities named in rule 121, his application must be made to the High Commissioner and he must satisfy the medical board at the India Office of his fitness return at least two months before the expiry of his leave. In order to do so he must follow the procedure prescribed in rule 122, When the medical board has been satisfied, the High Commissioner will grant permission to return.
129. If the government servant desiring to return is on leave out of India. elsewhere than in the localities named in rule 121, his application must be made to the authority which granted his leave and must be accompanied by a certificate of fitness in the prescribed form.
130. Permission to return cannot be granted to a government servant to whom no leave-salary certificate has been issued, or who has exchanged his leave-salary certificate for a warrant before leaving India, until he produces a certificate of leave in form no. 7.
131. Before returning to duty, a government servant on leave in Europe must obtain a last-pay certificate from the High Commissioner. A last-pay certificate cannot be granted to a government servant to whom no leave-salary certificate has been issued, unless he produces a certificate of leave in form no. 7. A government servant who has drawn his leave-salary on a warrant must, on return to India, deliver to the audit officer his copy of the warrant, which will serve as a last-pay certificate.