CHAPTER XVLEAVE EARNED BY TEMPORARY AND OFFICIATING SERVICE.Rules made by the Governor under Uttar Pradesh Fundamental Rule 103(a)
157. A government servant in the superior service without a lien on a permanent post appointed prior to January 1, 1936, and in continuous employ under the Government may be granted leave while employed in an officiating or temporary capacity provided that the leave salary (limited to average or half average pay, as the case may be) drawn by him shall not exceed(i) if no substitute is appointed in his place, the normal duty pay which he would have drawn had he not proceeded on leave, and (ii) if a substitute is appointed the difference between such normal duty pay and the pay of the substitute. On this condition such a government servant may be granted
(a) leave on leave-salary equal to average pay up to one-eleventh of the period spent on duty, subject to a maximum of four months at a time; or
(b) on medical certificate, leave on leave-salary equal to half average pay up to two-elevenths or one-eleventh of the period spent on duty according as the government servant was appointed prior to or on or after 1st January, 1931 and before 1st January, 1936, subject to a maximum of three months at a time; or
(c) extraordinary leave for three months at any one time, provided that in the case of a government servant, who is undergoing treatment for tuberculosis in a recognised sanatorium or is suffering from tuberculosis of bones or joints, extraordinary leave up to twelve months on any one occasion may be granted in addition to the leave which may be admissible under clause (a) or (b) above, subject to the following conditions:
(i)The post from which he proceeds on leave is likely to last till his return to duty;
(ii) the extraordinary leave shall be granted on the production of a certificate from the medical officer-in-charge of the sanatorium or, in the case of a patient suffering from tuberculosis of bones or joints, on the production of a certificate from a qualified T. B. Specialist or a Civil Surgeon, or if such a patient is undergoing treatment in a recognised sanatorium from the medical officer-in-charge of the sanatorium and in each case the period for which leave is recommended shall be specified in the certificate;
(iii) the Medical officer, or the T. B. Specialist, or the Civil Surgeon in recommending the leave, shall bear in mind the provisions of Subsidiary Rule 87.
NOTES(1) The concession of extraordinary leave up to twelve months will be admissible also to a temporary government servant who for want of accommodation in any recognised sanatorium at or near the place of duty receives treatment at his residence under a Tuberculosis Specialist recognised as such by the Director of Medical and Health Services, Uttar Pradesh, and produces a certificate signed by that specialist to the effect that he is under his treatment and that he has reasonable chances of recovery on the expiry of the leave recommended.
(2) The concession of grant of extraordinary leave up to twelve months will be admissible only to those temporary government servants who have been in continuous government service for a period exceeding one year.
Government servants of Asiatic domicile engaged on contract prior to January 1, 1936, whether recruited in the United Kingdom or in India, may be given only such leave as is admissible under this rule.
Exception 1If the government servant has been employed in an officiating or temporary capacity for at least two years continuously, he may receive under clause (a) above such leave as may be admissible to him even if its grant involves extra expense to the Government.
Exception 2In the case of a government servant who is employed in an officiating or temporary capacity in a vacation department, leave granted under clause (a) of this rule shall be on leave salary equivalent to half average pay; provided that such a government servant may be granted, under that clause, leave on leave salary equivalent to average pay to the extent of one month for each year of duty in which he has not availed himself of any part of the vacation. If a part only of the vacation has been taken in any year, the period of leave on average pay admissible under the above proviso will be reduced by a fraction of a month equal to the proportion which the part of the vacation taken bears to the full period of the vacation. The provisions of Subsidiary Rules 145 and 146 also apply in the case of such a government servant; but the certificate prescribed in Note 2 under Subsidiary Rule 146 should, in the case of a gazetted government servant of this class, be sent to the Accountant General along with the leave application and not immediately after the close of the vacation.
Exception 3The condition about extra expense is waived in the case of the-government servants without a lien on substantive posts who are employed in an officiating or temporary capacity, while proceeding to a Pasteur Institute for anti-rabic treatment.
Exception 4Government servants who hold quasi-permanent posts in the Settlement Department, as shown in the note below the Exception to Fundamental Rule 59, in a substantive capacity shall earn leave under sections I to V of Chapter X of Part II of this Handbook.
NOTES(1) Any kind of leave under this rule may be granted in combination with or in continuation of any other kind of leave, provided that the total period of leave so taken shall not exceed four months at any one time.
ExceptionIn the case of government servants undergoing treatment for tuberculosis and to whom extraordinary leave up to 12 months may be granted at any time, vide clause (c) of this rule as amended, the total leave that may be granted at any one time shall not exceed a period of 16 months made up of leave on average pay and leave on half average pay on medical certificate for an aggregate period not exceeding four months (provided it is due) and extraordinary leave for not more than 12 months.
(2) Extension of a temporary post with a view to cover the period of leave granted to its holder is expedient only in cases where the grant of leave is subject to the condition laid down in the proviso contained in the first sentence of this rule; but is improper in the absence of this condition.
(3) Vacation may be taken in combination with or in continuation of any kind of leave under this rule, provided that when it is taken in combination with or in continuation of leave on average pay admissible under clause (a) which is subject to the provisions of exception 2 above, the total duration of vacation and leave on average pay taken in conjunction, whether the leave on average pay is taken in combination with or in continuation of other leave or not, shall not exceed four months.
(4) In cases where the leave reserve for several grades of the same establishment is provided for in the lowest grade and officiating arrangements in leave vacancies in the higher grades by the appointment of persons from the lower grades entail extra expense, the net extra cost involved in arranging for the work of the absentee should be taken in place of the "pay of the substitute" mentioned at the end of the proviso contained in the first sentence of the above rule.
157-A. The following leave rules shall apply to:
(a) all Government servants who enter Government service on or after April 1, 1966, and hold no lien on a permanent post but are employed in an officiating or temporary capacity;
(b) all government servants who were recruited before April 1, 1966 and to whom Subsidiary Rule 157-A applied on that date:
Provided that the earned leave at their credit on April 1, 1966, shall stand and they shall earn further leave under sub-rule (1) of this rule with effect from that date:
(c) all government servants recruited before January 1, 1936, to whom Subsidiary Rule 157 applies and who elect in writing to come under these rules by making a specific declaration to Government to this effect. The option once exercised shall be final:
(i) the balance of leave on average pay at the credit of such a government servant on the date of exercising the option referred to above shall not lapse. He will first exhaust all such leave in excess of one hundred and eighty days and when the balance of such leave falls below this period, he shall begin to earn leave under these rules;
(ii) half the amount of leave on medical certificate on half average pay already availed of under clause (b) of Subsidiary Rule 157 shall be deducted from the maximum limit of four months leave on medical certificate on average pay admissible under sub-rule (2) of this rule.
*(1) Earned Leave:A government servant to whom these rules apply shall earn leave at one-eleventh of the period spent on duty from the date of commencement of continuous service:
(i) when the total of his earned leave amounts to one hundred and eighty days he shall cease to earn such leave;
(ii) subject to the provisions, of Fundamental Rules 67 and 86-A:
(a) the maximum period of earned leave that may be granted to him at a time shall be one hundred and twenty days if spent in Asia;
* For calculation of leave see revised order contained in O. M. No. G-4-1751/X-201-76 dated 24-6-78.
(b) earned leave may be granted to him exceeding a period of one hundred and twenty days but not exceeding one hundred and eighty days if the entire leave so granted or any portion thereof is spent outside Asia but the period of such leave spent in India shall not in the aggregate exceed the limit of one hundred and twenty days:
Provided further that in the case of a government servant serving in a vacation department
(i) the earned leave admissible to him shall be reduced by thirty days for each year of duty in which he avails himself of the full vacation;
(ii) if he is prevented by reason of Government work from availing himself of the full vacation in any year, the earned leave admissible to him shall be reduced by a fraction of thirty days equal to the proportion which the part of the vacation availed of bears to the full period of the vacation;
(iii) if in any year he does not avail himself of the vacation, the earned leave admissible to him shall not be subject to any reduction;
(iv) vacation may be taken in combination with, or in continuation of, any kind of leave under these rules, provided that the total duration of vacation and earned leave taken in conjunction whether the earned leave is taken in combination with or in continuation of other leave or not, shall not exceed the amount of earned leave admissible to him at a time under the first proviso to sub-rule (1) of this rule except when it is taken for obtaining higher technical qualifications in which case the limit shall be two hundred and seventy days.
NOTEThe provisions of Subsidiary Rules 145 and 146 also apply in the case of government servants to whom these rules apply if belonging to a vacation department, but the certificate prescribed in Note 2 under Subsidiary Rule 146 should, in the case of a gazetted government servant, be sent to the Accountant General along with the leave application and not immediately after the close of the vacation.
(2)* Leave on medical certificateA Government servant to whom this Subsidiary Rule applies may also be granted leave on medical certificate not exceeding four months in all during his entire temporary service. Such leave shall be given only on production of a certificate from such medical authority as the Governor may by general or special order specify in this behalf and for a period not exceeding that recommended by such medical authority:
Provided that the amount of leave on medical certificate availed of by a government servant under Subsidiary Rule 157-A, before the date of application of this rule as amended by notification no. G-2-2688 /X206-1965, dated August 12, 1966 shall be taken into account in calculating the leave due to him under this rule:
Provided further that
(i) the post from which the government servant proceeds on leave is likely to last till his return to duty;
(ii) no leave may be granted under this rule, unless the authority competent to sanction leave is
* This rule came into force w. e. f. April 29, 1980.
satisfied that there is reasonable probability that the government servant will be fit to return to duty on the expiry of the leave applied for. (See also Subsidiary Rule 87):
Provided also that the government servant who has put in continuous service for three years or more, may be granted leave, on medical certificate up to twelve months (including four months of leave on medical certificate mentioned in this rule) subject to the following conditions:
(1) the government servant must have been appointed in a regular manner (not on ad hoc basis) in accordance with the relevant rules of recruitment or formal orders of the Government in this regard;
(2) he must have been working against a duly sanctioned cadre post, permanent or temporary, and he may not have been appointed on contract basis;
(3) his work and conduct must have been satisfactory and integrity certified; and
(4) no action regarding suspension or instituting disciplinary proceedings is con-templated or pending against the government servant concerned.
(3) *Leave on private affairsA government servant to whom this Subsidiary Rule applies may also be granted leave on private affairs not exceeding one hundred and twenty days in all during his entire temporary service provided that the leave shall not be admissible until after continuous temporary service of two years has been rendered. Such leave shall be earned by him at one-eleventh of the period spent on duty and when the leave earned amounts to sixty days, he shall cease to earn such leave:
(i) the post from which the government servant proceeds on leave is likely to last till his return to duty; and
(ii) the amount of leave on private affairs availed of by a government servant under Subsidiary Rule 157-A before the date of application of this rule shall be taken into account in calculating the leave due to him under this rule.
(4) Extraordinary leave(a) A government servant to whom this Subsidiary Rule applies may be granted extraordinary leave in accordance with the provisions of Fundamental Rule 85 where the post is likely to last till his return to duty, provided that the duration of extraordinary leave on any one occasion shall not exceed the following limits:
(i) three months;
(ii) six months, in cases where the government servant has completed three years continuous service on the date of expiry of leave of the kind due and admissible under the rules [including three months extraordinary leave under (1) above] and his request for such leave is supported by a medical certificate as required under the rules;
(iii) eighteen months where the government servant has completed one years continuous service and is undergoing treatment for:
* For calculation of leave see revised orders contained in O. M. No. G. 4A. G. 3/ X20079 dated 30-10-79.
(1) pulmonary tuberculosis or tuberculosis of any other part of the body in a hospital or sanatorium or at his residence by the Civil Surgeon or by a qualified tuberculosis specialist recognised as such by the Director of Medical and Health Services, U.P., or
(2) leprosy in a recognised leprosy institution or by the Civil Surgeon or a specialist in leprosy recognised as such by the Director of Medical and Health Services, U.P.;
subject to the condition that the extraordinary leave shall be granted on the production of a certificate from medical-officer-in charge of the hospital or sanatorium, as the case may be, or from the qualified tuberculosis/leprosy specialist or the Civil Surgeon if such patient is undergoing treatment at his residence and in each case the period for which leave is recommended shall be specified in the certificate.
NOTEThe medical officer incharge of the hospital or of the sanatorium or leprosy institution, the tuberculosis/leprosy specialist or the Civil Surgeon, as the case may be, shall while recommending leave bear in mind the provisions of Subsidiary Rules 87.
(iv) twenty-four months, subject to a maximum limit of thirty-six months in all during entire temporary service, where the leave is required for the purposes of prosecuting studies in India or abroad certified to be in the public interest, provided that
(1) the government servant concerned has completed three years of continuous service on the date of expiry of leave of the kind due and admissible under the rules [including three months of extraordinary leave under sub-rule (I) above];
(2) before grant of the extraordinary leave the government servant concerned gives an undertaking by executing a bond prescribed in Form No. 10 to the effect that he would, if required, serve the Government after returning from leave in the same post or in any other capacity as may be required for a period of at least three years and, in default, pay to Government an amount equal to ten times the monthly pay which he was drawing at the time of proceeding on leave, and other expenses, if any, which may be incurred on him together with interest thereon from the day following the expiry of the sanctioned leave at the rate of one per cent over and above the Bank rate in force on the first day of April of the financial year in which the leave may commence.
NOTEThe expression Bank rate mentioned above means the rate made public by the Reserve Bank of India as the standard rate at which it is prepared to buy or rediscount bills of exchange or other commercial paper eligible for purchase under the Reserve Bank of India Act.
*(b) Unless the Governor in view of the special circumstances of the case otherwise determines no Government servant, shall be granted extraordinary leave on any one occasion in excess of the limits mentioned in sub-rule (a). Absence from duty after the expiry of leave will attract the provisions of rules relating to disciplinary proceedings.
* (This sub-rule shall be deemed to have come into force w.e.f. 12-9-89 vide Notification No. G434I/X89-41983 dated 12-9-89).
(5) Any kind to leave under these rules may be granted in combination with or in continuation of any other kind of leave.
*(6) Leave salaryA government servant to whom this subsidiary Rule applies, when on leave, will be entitled:
(a) If on earned leave, or on leave on medical certificate to leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave:
Provided that if the government servant is reverted from a post carrying a higher scale of pay to a post carrying a lower scale of pay and proceeds on leave, he will be entitled to leave salary equal to the pay which would have been admissible under the rules had he not proceeded on leave.
(b) If on leave on private affairs, to leave salary equal to half the amount specified in clause (a);
(c) If on extraordinary leave to no leave salary.
NOTE In the case of a person to whom the provisions of Employees State Insurance Act, 1948 apply, the leave salary payable under this sub-rule in respect of leave on medical certificate shall be reduced by the amount of benefit admissible under the said Act for the corresponding period.
(7) Whole time government servants who are of the nature of seasonal or casual employees and continue to be paid from contingencies shall only get leave without allowance.
Orders of the Governor regarding rule 157-A.
(1) In the cases of government servants to whom rule 157-A applies, the authority competent to grant leave has no power to alter the nature of leave applied for.
(2) The authority which granted leave to a government servant governed by rule 157-A can commute it retrospectively into leave of a different kind which was admissible at the time the leave was originally granted but the government servant concerned cannot claim it as a matter of right.
(3) The commutation of one kind of leave into another automatically carries with it the drawal of arrears of leave salary or recovery of amounts overdrawn.
158. If a government servant in the superior service recruited prior to January 1, 1936, is without interruption of duty appointed substantively to a permanent post, his leave account will be credited with the amount of leave which he would have earned by his previous duty if he had performed it while holding a permanent post substantively and debited with the amount of leave actually taken under rule 157. Similarly a government servant who is entitled to leave under rule 157-A when appointed without interruption of duty substantively to a permanent post will be
* This amended sub-rule shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from April 1, 1978 vide Notification No.G-4-1395/X-88-200-76, dated October 13, 1988).
(The above orders of Governor shall be deemed to have come in to force with effect from April 1, 1973 Vide Notification No. G-4-1395/X-88-200-76, dated October 13, 1288).
credited with the earned leave which would have been admissible if his previous duty had been duty as a government servant in permanent employ diminished by any earned leave already taken. Leave taken under rule 157 or 157-A is not an interruption of duty for the purpose of this rule.
Except in the case of a government servant recruited or after January 1, 1936, temporary or officiating service rendered under the Central or any other State Government and followed by confirmation in post under the Government of the Uttar Pradesh without interruption of duty will, up to the extent mentioned in this rule, be taken into account in calculating the net amount of leave to be credited to the government servant; provided that under the rules laid down by the other Government such service would have counted had the government servant in question continued in the service of that Government without a break of service till confirmation.
Audit instruction regarding Subsidiary Rule 158
Interpretation of the words "interruption of duty": See audit instruction regarding Fundamental Rule 65 (a).
Orders of the Governor regarding rule 158
The commutation of extraordinary leave taken during temporary service when other leave was due into earned leave on confirmation without interruption of service by giving retrospective effect to the benefit of rule 158 would be irregular. The real intention of this rule is to provide only for a retrospective recalculation of the leave at credit on the date of confirmation with a reduction on account of the earned leave already taken. Except for the carry-forward of the recalculated a credit on confirmation, leave earned and taken should be closed chapter at that point and re-adjustment of any leave taken is not permissible as a consequence of such recalculation. The "closed chapter" may, however, properly be reopened, for instance, to correct miscalculation of leave earned or taken; or to readjust leave earned and taken when confirmation is ordered with retrospective effect; or at the discretion of the sanctioning authority, to convert leave of any one kind already taken into leave due of any other kind admissible at the time the leave was originally taken.
(See also orders of the Governor under Fundamental Rule 87-A).
159. A temporary engineer of the Public Works Department may be granted at the discretion of the Government leave other than what is admissible under rule 157 or rule 157-A above on such terms and with such leave-salary as they may think fit. This indulgence will be granted only as a matter of grace and cannot be claimed as a right. The terms and leave-salary shall not, however, be more favourable than those which would be admissible if the service were substantive, permanent and continuous.
160. A military sub-assistant surgeon temporarily lent to the civil department before January 1, 1936, may be granted leave on average pay up to one-eleventh of the period spent on duty in the civil department subject to a maximum of four months at a time. Any other leave which it may be found necessary to grant to a military sub-assistant surgeon should be under the military rules.
The grant of leave to a military sub-assistant surgeon temporarily lent to the civil department on or after January 1, 1936, shall be regulated by clause (1) of rule 81-B and clause (1) (b) of rule 87-A of the Uttar Pradesh Fundamental Rules. Any other leave which it may be found necessary to grant to him shall be under the military rules.
161-A. Assistant teachers of local board Varnacular middle schools, appointed before or on or after January 1, 1936, for a specified period not exceeding five years to non-pensionable posts of teachers in model schools attached to Government normal schools for boys or in Government central training schools, shall not be entitled to any leave except leave on medical certificate on half average pay up to one-eleventh of the period spent on duty, subject
(1) to a maximum of one month at a time; and
(2) to a total amount not exceeding two months during the period of deputation. No substitute shall be appointed to fill the vacancy caused by the leave.
NOTEIn the case, of assistant teachers appointed on or after January 1,1936, their half average pay shall continue to be calculated in the manner prescribed for assistant teachers appointed before that date.