Leave on Half Pay
18. (a). The half pay leave admissible to a Government Servant in permanent employ in last grade service in respect of each completed year of service is 20 days. (G.O.Ms.No. 165 Finance, dated: 17-08-1967)
(b). The half pay leave due may be granted to a permanent Government servant in last grade service on medical certificate or on private affairs.
Note: The leave already taken as leave on medical certificate shall be debited against the leave due or admissible under this rule.
1. The maximum limit for availment of committed leave in conjunction with earned leave is removed vides G.O.Ms.No 384 Fin., Dated. 05-11-1977. The limit needs to be removed if it is availed of in conjunction with other kinds of leave also. If the leave already taken exceeds the limit prescribed under this rule, no further leave, till the excess debit is wiped off by accrual of half pay leave at the said rate shall be granted, but the leave salary already granted shall not be affected
.(G.O.Ms.No. 300 Fin., Dated. 18-11-1965 and G.O.Ms.No. 143 Fin., Dated. 01-06-1968)
18-B: Omitted-Vide G.O.Ms.No. 300 Fin., dated 18-11-1965
A permanent Government servant in last grade service may be granted leave on medical certificate for the treatment of tuberculosis or lepro
.Provided that a medicate certificate from the Government servant?s authorized medical attendant or the Medical Officer in-charge of a recognized sanatorium, in the case of those undergoing treatment in a recognized sanatorium, is produced. The prospect of returning to duty on the expiry of the leave should be assessed on the basis of the certificate given by the appropriate medical authority.
(G.O.Ms.No. 300 Fin., dated. 18-11-1965)
18-B: Commuted leave not exceeding half the amount of half pay leave due may be granted on medical certificate to a permanent Government servant in last grade service subject to the following conditions: -
(i).Commuted leave during the entire service shall be limited to a maximum of 2 (one hundred and eighty days).
(ii).When commuted leave is granted, twice the amount of such leave shall be debited against the half pay leave due.
(iii).The total duration of earned leave and commuted leave taken in conjunction shall not exceed two hundred and forty days.
Provided that no commuted leave may be granted under this rule unless the authority competent to sanction leave has reasons to believe that Government servant will return to duty on its expiry
Note: When commuted leave is granted to a Government Servant under this rule and when the Government servant intends to retire or resign subsequently, the commuted leave should be converted to half pay leave and the difference between the leave salary in respect of commuted leave and half pay leave should be recovered from him. An under taking to this effect should, therefore, be taken from the Government servant whenever commuted leave is sanctioned to him.In all cases of resignation and voluntary retirement refund of excess leave salary should be enforced, while in cases where the retirement is compulsorily thrust upon him by reasons of ill-health in capacitating him for further service 1(or in public interest) 2(or when he dies before resuming his duty) on refund should be enforced.
(G.O.Ms.No. 300 Fin. Dated. 18-11-1965)