DoPT has issued order for granting new Leave named Work Related Illness and Injury Leave (WRIIL) vide Notification dated 11.12.2018. [ Read ] Despite this some employees have been seeking formal and informal clarifications with regard to the amendments carried through the above Notification. Hence DoPT has issued Clarification as follows
IV. “Special Disability Leave for injury intentionally inflicted” under Rule 44 has been substituted by a new Leave named “Work Related Illness and Injury Leave (WRIIL)” which may be granted to a Government servant (whether permanent or temporary), who suffers illness or injury that is attributable to or aggravated in the performance of her or his official duties or in consequence of her or his official position. With the introduction of WRIIL, “Special Disability Leave for accidental injury” (under Rule 45) and Hospital Leave (under Rule 46) have been deleted. WRIIL has foil owing provisions:-
(a) Full pay and allowances will be granted to all. employees during the entire period of hospitalization on account of WRIIL.
(b) Beyond hospitalization, WRIIL will be governed as follows:
(i) Government servants (other than military officers) will be paid full pay and allowances for the 6 months immediately following hospitalization and Half Pay only for 12 months beyond that period. The Half Pay period may be commuted to full pay with corresponding number of days of HPL debited from the employee’s leave account.
(ii) For officers of the Central Armed Police Forces (GAFF), full pay and allowances will be paid for the 6 months immediately following hospitalization, and full pay only for the next 24 months.
(iii) Personnel below the rank of officers of GAFF will be paid full pay and allowances, with no limit regarding the period of leave.
(iv) In the case of persons to whom the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 applies, the amount of leave salary payable imder WRIIL shall be reduced by the amount of compensation payable under the Act.
(v) No EL or HPL will be credited during the period that employee is on WRIIL.