Absence of Army/Navy/Air Force Personnel during Lockdown will be regularised with Special Casual Leave
Government Of India
Ministry Of Defence
Department of Military Affairs
New Delhi, 1st Jun,2020
- The Chief of the Army Staff
- The Chief of the Naval Staff
- The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject: Regularisation of absence period on account of lockdown due to orders of GOI/State Govt./Local authorities/service Hqrs on account of anti-COVID 19 measures with Special Casual Leave in respect of Army/Navy/Air Force Personnel.
I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to regularise the absence period on account of ‘Lockdown‘ due to orders of GOI/State Govt./Local authorities/service Hqrs. on account of anti COVID-19 measures as Special Casual Leave in r/o Army/Navy/Air Force personnel.
Personnel are permitted to utilise fastest available means of travel (as per their entitled class/mode so as to return to their units at the earliest, post-lifting of lockdown.
The grant of Special Casual Leave period shall not have any impact on current leave entitlement and permissible service of the personnel.
(Ajay Kumar V R)
Under Secretary to the Government of India