Accumulation and encashment of 300 days of earned leave for Industrial employees of Defence and other Establishments has been granted on 7-11.2006. Until then it was limited to 120 days before the issuance of this order.So the retired employees couldn’t avail the 300 days Leave Encashment. To make up the shortfall in Earned Leave it had been decided by the government that both Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave shall be considered for encashment of leave subject to overall limit of 300 days with effect from 01.09.2008. So, some Departments sought clarification regarding this issue that whether it can be extended or not . Today the DOP&T issued an Office memorandum regarding Extension of the revised orders on encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave to industrial employees
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
New Delhi. the 28th December.2012
Subject- Extension of the revised orders on encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave to industrial employees
The undersigned is directed to state that the matter regarding extension of revised orders on encashment of Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave to industrial employees at par with the non industrial Central Government employees covered by the CCS (Leave) Rules. 1972 has been under consideration of this Department. It has been decided in consultation with the Ministry of Finance (Department of Expenditure to extend the provision of this Department’s OM No. 1402813/2008- Estt.(L) dated 25th September 2008. mutatis mutandis to industrial employees of Ministries/ Department other than Railways. Accordingly industrial employees shall be entitled to encash both Earned Leave and Half Pay Leave, subject to overall limit of 300. Cash equivalent payable for Earned Leave shall continue unchanged. However, cash equivalent payable for Half Pay Leave shall be equal to leave salary admissible for Half Pay Leave plus Dearness Allowance admissible on the leave salary without any reduction being made on account of pension and pension equivalent of other retirement benefit payable To make up for the shortfall in Earned Leave, no commutation of Half Leave shall he allowed. This Department’s OM No. 14028/25/94_Estt.(L) dated 7th October 1996 stands amended to this extent.
2. These order shall take effect from the date of 07.11.2006. the date from which accumulation and encashment of 300 days EL were allowed to them and subject to the following conditions
i) The benefit will be admissible in respect of past cases i.e. relating to period w.e.f. 07.11 .2006 to till date, on receipt of applications to that effect from the pensioner concerned by the Administrative Ministry concerned
(ii) In respect of retirees (retired after 07.11.2006. who have already received encashment of earned leave of maximum limit of 300 days together with encashment of HPL standing at their credit on the date of retirement, such cases need not he reopened. However, such cases of Government servant considered as Industrial employees retiring after 07.11.2006, in which there was a shortfall in reaching the maximum limit of 300 days can be reopened.
3. Hindi version will follow.
(Vibha G. Mishra)
Source ; DOPT
For dopt Office memorandum visit at :http://ccis.nic.in/WriteReadData/CircularPortal/D2/D02est/12012_3_2009-Estt-L.pdf