APPENDIX   16

(Referred to in note below Rule 8.57)

Model terms for the grant of leave to Government employees engaged on contract

Part  I

            Model Leave Terms prescribed for (a) Government employees of Asiatic Domicile engaged on contract, whether in India or abroad, and (b) Government employees of non-Asiatic Domicile engaged on contract but not specially recruited Overseas for Service in India.

1.         Where the contract is for a period not exceeding five years, the leave Rules contained in Chapter VIII to Volume I of these rules, shall apply to the Government employee as to a Government employee not in permanent or quasi-permanent employee; provided--

            (a)        that no half pay leaved shall be admissible to such a Government employee otherwise than on medical certificate;

            (b)        that no extraordinary leave shall be admissible to such Government employee if the contract is for one year or les, and if the contract is for more than one year but not more than five years, the total amount of extraordinary leave admissible during the entire period of the contract shall be limited to three months;

            (c)        that if the contract is for a  year or less, no leave shall be granted beyond the date of expiry of the contract even if the Government employee has been denied in whole or in part on account of the exigencies of the public service, leave which was due to him during the period of the contract.

2.         Where the contract is for a longer term than five years or an original contract for five years or less is extended so as to make the total period of contract longer than five year, the leave Rules contained in section III Chapter VIII to Volume I of these rules, shall apply to the Government employee as to Government employee in permanent employ:

            Provided that no half pay leave shall be admissible to such a Government employee otherwise than on medical certificate and in the matter of extraordinary leave the said rules shall apply to such a Government employee as to a Government employee not in permanent or quasi-permanent employ.

            Note:    In the case of extension of a contract for a period longer than five years, the Government employee will be credited with the earned leave that wouold have been admissible had the contract been initially one of more than five years diminished by any earned leave already taken.

3.         Where the contract is for an indefinite period or an original contract for a definite period is extended for an Indefinite period, the leave Rules contained in Chapter VIII to Volume I of these rules, shall apply to the Government employee as to a Government employee in permanent employ.

            Note:    In the case of extension of a contract for an indefinite period, the Government employee will be credited with earned leave that would have been admissible had the contract been initially one for an indefinite period diminished by any earned leave already taken.

4.         For purposes of leave salary, the provision of rule 8.122 of Part I of these rules shall apply mutates mutandis in the case of Government employees governed by the rules in this part.

5.         A Government employee initially engaged on contract on his being taken into permanent employ will be credited with earned leave that would have been admissible had his previous service been rendered as a Government employee in permanent employ diminished by any earned leave already taken.

            He will also be allowed to carry forward any other kind of leave (including half pay leave) at his credit on the date of his appointment to the new post.

            Note:    A Government employee initially engaged on contract on being appointed to a temporary non-contract post, without any break in his service, will be allowed to carry forward entire leave (including half pay leave) at his credit on the date ofh is appointment to the new post.

6.         The exception below rule 8.116 of Part I of these rules shall not apply in the case of a Government employee of non-Asiatic domicile.

7.         Unless it is indicated in the contract to which class of service the Government employee belongs, the Finance Department shall determine such classification for the purpose of the Revised Leave Rules.

Note:    The Government employees in service on the 19th April, 1951, except those whose contract is for a definite period and to whom the Revised Leave Rules as amended automatically apply, will continue to be governed by the terms of their subsisting contract.  In the event of the extension of the period of contract, the Revised Leave Rules shall, subject to the provisions in paragraph I above, apply.  In such cases the leave due to him on the date on which the extension takes effect, and the amount of half pay leave admissible to him had he not remained under the existing leave terms in respect of his subsisting contract.

 

Part II  --  Omitted

 

APPENDIX   17

(Referred to in Rule 8.61)

Rules for the grant of Casual and Quarantine Leave

 

I.          Casual  Leave

1.         Casual leave may be granted to Government employees for short periods by any officer under them to whom the powers are delegated by the said authorities subject to the conditions therein stated, as follows:-                       

            (1)        Scale:- Casual leave will be admissible as follows:

            (i)         To employees with 10 years service or less                   ...10 days

            (ii)        To employees with more than 10 years service but

                        Less than 20 years service                                            ...15 days.

            (iii)       To employees with over 20 years service                      ...20 days

 

2.         How calculated—From  the date on which an employee completes his 10th or 20th year of service, as the case may be, he will be given leave in that year according to the next higher scale. Thus if an employee completes 10 years service on the 30th April, 1963 he will be entitled to 15 days casual leave for the entire year 1963. Length of service will be assessed as in note below Rule 8.116 of Punjab C. S. R., Volume I, Part I.

3.         Accounting of Casual Leave—The casual leave account will be maintained annually from the 1st of January to 31st of December and new accounts opened on the 1st of January, following, irrespective of the fact that an official takes a spell of casual leave which includes the last few days of December, and the first few days of January.  Thus if an official takes leave from the 26th December, 1959, to 5th January, 1960, the period 26th December to 31st December will be debited to his leaved account for the yar 1959 and the period 1st January to the 5th January, 1960 will be debited to his leave account for the year 1960.

4          Length of leave and Combination of leave—In taking casual leave, within the limits admissible above, an employee may remain continuously absent from duty for a maximum of 16 days.  In this spell he will be permitted to include holidays which will not be debited to his casual leave account.  The total spell, however, should in no case exceed 16 days.  The balance of the casual leave can be taken in driblets.  It may be emphasized that it is desirable, but not compulsory for  Government employees to take such a spell.  Where a Government employee desires to take such a spell, permission should not ordinarily be refused although of course the competent authority may adjust the dates on which the spell is taken for administrative convenience.

            Note 1: A Government employee should not leave his district during casual leave without permission.

            Note 2: As exception to the above rule.

(a)        A Government employee who has been bitten by a rabid animal may be granted casual leave up to 16 days to proceed to a center or Institute for anti-rabic treatment.  If in a special case leave for more than 16 days is necessary and the appointment of substitute if found necessary, one month’s additional “Earned leave” may be granted which shall not be debited against the leave at the credit of the Government employee.  When, however, no substitute is engaged, the entire period of one and a half month leave should be treated as casual leave.  Any leave required in excess of one and a half month’s may be granted under the ordinary rules applicable to the government employee concerned.

 

(b)        The concessions specified in clause (a) above may be extended to a Government employee without a lien on a permanent post, while officiating in permanent or temporary post, or holding a temporary post, the pay which he may draw in such a post being taken as the “substantive pay” for this purpose.

Note 3:-           It is not in order to grant casual leave on half pay or without pay as a Government employee on casual leave is not treated as absent from duty and his pay is not intermitted.  If in any case, less than full pay is allowed, it would amount to an imposition of a penalty not provided for in the Punishment and Appeal Rules.

            2.         Except in cases where previous reference would cause real inconvenience, a Government employee should not, without previous permission come on casual leave to headquarters or the place where the Governor is residing, for the purposes of making a representation to the Governor.  The prohibition does not apply to a Government employee who is on any other kind of leave, or who does not intend to make any such representation.

            3.         No Government employee may go, on casual leave, to a place beyond 36 hours recall, and no Deputy Commissioner or Superintendent of Police may go to Kullu or Kashmir, without the express sanction of Government.

            4.         If a Government employee overstays his casual leave for any reason whatsoever, for example, a break-down on the road due to flood or landslips the entire period of absence will be debited to his ordinary leave account, and not only the period by which he has overstayed his casual leave.

            5.         No Government employee may leave his headquarter, during gazetted holidays except with the permission of his immediate departmental superior who must undertake the responsibility of granting such permission.

            6.         Casual leave must not be given so as to cause evasion of the rules regarding--

(i)         date of reckoning pay and allowances;

(ii)        charge of office;

(iii)       Commencement and end of leave;

(iv)       Return to duty;

or so as  to extend the term of other kinds of leave beyond the time admissible by rule.

 

II   QUARANTINE  LEAVE

1.         Quarantine leave is leave of absence from duty necessitated by orders not to attend office in consequence of the presence of infectious diseases in the family or household of a Government employee.  Such leave may be granted by the Head of the office on the certificate of a Medical or Public Health Officer for a period not exceeding 21 days or in exceptional circumstances, 30 days.  Any leave necessary for quarantine purposes in excess of this period shall be treated as ordinary leave.  Quarantine leave may also be granted, when necessary, in continuation of other leave, subject to the above maximum.  Except as provided in the note below no substitute should be appointed in place of a Government employee absent on quarantine leave.

Explanation (1) - Quarantine leave is not admissible in the case of Government employee who himself contracts an infectious disease.

            (2)        The maximum limits of 21 and 30 days prescribed in this rule refer to each occasion on which leave is applied for and granted.

Note(1) -         Cholera, Small-pos, Plague, Diphtheria, Typhus Fever and Cerebrospinal Meningitis may be considered as infectious diseases for the purpose of the rule.  In the case of chicken-pox, quarantine leave should not be sanctioned unless the Health Officer responsible considers that because of doubt as to the true nature of the disease, for example Small-pox, there is a reason for the fgrant of such leave.  In the case of Government employee stationed in areas under the administration of other States, such other diseases as may have been declared by those Governments as infectious for the purpose of their quarantine leave may also be considered as infectious diseases for the purpose of the rule.  Such Government employees will, however, be eligible for quarantine leave for any of the diseases mentioned above, even though it has not been declared in orders issued by other States concerned to be an infectious disease.

Note(2):           The authority referred to in paragraph 1 of Section 1 above may  sanction a substitute for an absentee who in on quarantine leave and whose duties cannot be arranged for without prejudice to his pay; Provided that the absence does not exceed 30 days.

2.         The competent authority under paragraph 1 above may grant “quarantine” leave to the following classes of Government employees in the Printing and Stationery Department, Punjab:-

(i)         all temporary and officiating employees.

(ii)        Permanent piece-workers not classed as “Class IV Government employees.”

(iii)       Permanent salaried industrial employees not classed as “Class IV Government employees.”

(iv)       All press employees governed by the Rules, in Chapter VIII.

(v)        Press employees, both salaried and piece-workers, who have completed 10 years service (actual duty) on the temporary establishment;

(vi)       Permanent Class IV piece hand distributors.

 

APPENDIX   18

(Referred to in note 2 to paragraph 2 of Annexure I to Section I of Chapter VIII)

List of Government employees Serving in vacation Departments

            The following is a complete list of Government employees declared to be serving in vacation departments:-

 

Department

 

Designation of Government Employee

I. Judicial

1.

Sub-Judges and their establishments including Sub-Judges employed as Judges of Small Cause Courts excluding on work connected with Process-serving.

II.(A)Education

(General)

1.

Principals, staff, laboratory Attendants and establishment of Government Colleges for boys and girls excluding Librarians, Clerical Staff, Restorers, and all Class IV Government employees.

 

2.

Head staff and Laboratory Attendants of Government Schools for boys and girls excluding clerical staff and all class IV Government employees.

II.(B)-Education (Technical)

1.

Principal and staff including Laboratory Attendants (excluding ministerial and other class IV employees) of the Government Polytechnic Institutions including Junior Technical Schools.

III. Industries

1.

Principal, Assistant Principal and the other teaching and temporary staff of the School of Arts.

 

2.

Teaching Staff of the Government Training Institute Jalandhar,  Government Institute of Dyeing and Calico Printing including the Dyeing Experts.

 

3.

Masters and Technical staff of the Government Central Weaving Institute, Amritsar, Government Hosiery Institute, Ludhiana, all the Industrial Schools, including the Wood Works and Metal Work Schools, including the Wood Works and Metal Work Schools at Jalandhar.

IV. Health

1,

Principals, whole-time Professors, Associate Professors, Readers, Assistant Professors, Demonstrators, Bio-Chemists, Blood Transfusion Officers, Assisant Blood Transfusion Officers, Senior Anaesthetists, Refractionists, Clinical Pathologists and Radiologists of the State Medical Colleges.

 

2

Principals, Professors, Assistant Professors and Demonstrators of the State Dental Colleges

 

3.

The technical staff and trainees of the Punjab Health Scholl, Amritsar shall be entitled to summer vacations of one month’s duration every year on the dates mentioned below:-

2nd May to 1st June.

2nd June to 1st July.

Half the staff and trainees shall enjoy the vacation in 1st spell and the other half in the 2nd spell.  The arrangements for splitting up of the staff and trainees of the Health School will be made by the Superintendent/Principal, Punjab Health School, Amritsar, and he/she shall have discretion to permit the staff and the trainees to enjoy the vacation in the first or the second spell keeping in view the training programme.

V. Public Works

1.

Principal and staff of the Punjab Colleges of Engineering and Technology with the exception of clerical and class IV establishments and the Draftsmen, Dispensers, Boiler Room Attendant, Mechanics, Carpenter and Electrician, and the Laboratory Attendants.

 

2.

Principal, Professors, Assistant Professors, Assistant Workshop Instructors, Lecture Assistants, and Laboratory Attendants, of the Punjab Engineering College.

VI. Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes Deptt.

 

Teachers employed in the Criminal Tribes Settlement Schools.

VII. Veterinary

 

Principal

VIII. Architecture

 

Principal, Professors, Associate Professors, Assistant Professors, Lecturers, Lecture Assistants, Studio Assistants, Photographer, Assistant Lecturer, and Modeler of Chandigarh  College of Architecture, Chandigarh.

 

APPENDIX  19

(Omitted)

 

APPENDIX   20

(Referred to in note under rule 8.126)

            Rules to the grant of additional leave to Government employees, for the Study of Scientific, Technical or Similar problems, or for undertaking special courses of instructions.

PART A—STUDY   LEAVE   RULES, 1963

1.         Short title, commencement and application:-     

            (1)        These rules may be called the Study Leave Rules, 1963.

            (2)        They shall come into force at once.

 

2.         Definitions:-

            (1)        In these rules unless the context otherwise requires:-

            (a)        ‘Audit Officer’ means the Accountant-General, Punjab

            (b)        ‘Head of Mission’ means Ambassador, Charged—Affairs Minister, Counsel General, High Commissioner and any other authority declared as such by the Central Government in the country in which the Government employee undergoes a course of study or training.

            (2)        All other words and expressions used in these rules but not defined shall have the meanings respectively assigned to them in the Punjab civil Services Rules, Volume I, Part I.

 

3.         Conditions for grant of study leave:- (1)       Subject to the conditions specified in these rules, study leave may be granted to a Government employee with due regard to the exigencies of public service to enable him to undergo, in our out of India, a special course of study consisting of higher studies, specialized training in a professional or a technical subject having a direct and close connection with the sphere of his duty.

            (2)        Study leave may also be granted:

            (i)         For a course of training or study tour in which a Government employee may not attend a regular academic or semi-academic course, if the course of training or the study tour is certified to be of definite advantage to Government from the point of view of public interest and is related to the sphere of duties of the Government employee; and

            (ii)        For the purposes of studies connected with the frame work or background of public administration; subject to the conditions that—

            (iii)       the particular study or study tour should be approved by the authority competent to sanction study leave; and

            (iv)       the Government employee should be required to submit, on his return a full report on the work done by him while on study leave.

            (c)        On completion of the course of study, the Government employee shall submit to the authority which granted him the study leave, the certificates of examinations passed or special courses of study undertaken, indicating the date of commencement and termination of the course with the remarks, if any, of the authority in charge of the course of the study.

            (iii)       for the studies which may not be closely or directly connected with the work of a Government employee but which are capable of widening his mind in a manner likely to improve his abilities as a Civil employee and to equip him better to collaborate with those employed in other branches of the public service.

Note:-  Applications for the study leave in cases falling under clause (iii) shall be considered on merits of each case in consultation with the Finance Department.

(3)        Study leave shall not be granted, unless:-

            (i)         it is certified by the authority competent to sanction leave that the proposed course of study or training shall be of definite advantage from the point of view of public interest;

            (ii)        it is for prosecution of studies in subjects other than academic or literary subjects or it is applied for by a Medical Officer for prosecuting course of post-graduate study in Medical Sciences and the applicant obtains a certificate from the Director, Health Services, Punjab, to the effect that such study shall be valuable in increasing the efficiency of such Medical Officer in the performance of his duties; and

            (iii)       the Economic Affairs Department of the Ministry of Finance agrees to the release of foreign exchange involved in the grant of study leave, if such leave is outside India.

            Provided that in releasing foreign exchange to Government employees proceeding on study leave abroad, the Department aforesaid shall satisfy itself whether such Government employee comply with the minimum educational qualifications as specified in the general orders issued by the said Department from time to time regulating release of foreign exchange to persons proceeding abroad for higher studies at their expense.

            (4)        Study leave out of India shall not be granted for the prosecution of studies in subjects for which adequate facilities exist in India or under any of the schemes administered by the Economic Affairs Department of the Finance Ministry, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Scientific Research and Cultural Affairs

            (5)        Study leave shall not ordinarily be granted to a Government employee—

                        (i)         who has rendered less than five years’ service under the Government; or

            (ii)        who is due to retire or has the option to retire from the Government service within three years of the date on which he is expected to return to duty after the expiry of the leave.

            (6)        Study leave shall not be granted to a Government employee with such frequency as to remove him from contact with his regular work or to cause cadre difficulties owing  to his absence on leave.

4.         Authorities competent to sanction study leave:- (1) Study leave may be granted to a Government employee by Finance Department.

            (i)         to a government employee by the concerned Administrative Department of Government and the Head of Department where the powers to grant such leave have been delegated by the Administrative Department to the Head of the Department.

            (2)        Where a Government employee borne permanently on the cadre of one department or establishment is serving temporarily in another department or establishment, the grant of study leave to him shall be subject to the conditions that--

            (i)         No substitute shall be appointed to carry on his work in his absence, and

            (ii)        The concurrence of the department or the establishment to which he is permanently attached  is obtained before leave is granted.

 

5.         Maximum amount of study leave that may be granted at a time during the entire service—The maximum amount of study leave which may be granted to a Government employee shall be:-

            ordinarily twelve months at any one time, which shall not be exceeded save for exceptional reasons, and

            twenty four months (inclusive of study leave granted under any other rules) in all during the entire service.

6.         Combination of study leave with leave of other kinds:-(1) Study leave may be combined with other kind of leave, but in no case shall the grant of this leave in combination with leave other than extraordinary leave involve a total absence of more than twenty eight months from the regular duties of the Government employee.

            (2)        A Government employee granted study leave in combination with any other kind of leave may, if he so desires, commence his study before the end of the other kind of leave but the period of such leave coinciding with the course of study shall not count as study leave.

Note:-  The limit of twenty-eight months of absence prescribed in sub-rule (1) includes the period of vacation.

 

7.         Regulation of study leave extending beyond course of study when the course of study falls short of leave sanctioned, the Government employee shall resume duty on the conclusion of the course of study, unless the previous assent of authority competent to sanction leave to treat the period of short fall as ordinary leave has been obtained.

 

8.         Grant of study allowance:      A study allowance shall be granted for the period spent in prosecuting the definite course of study at a recognized institution or in any definite tour of inspection of any special class of work, as well as for the period covered by any examination at the end of the course of study.

 

9.         Period for which study allowance may be granted : The period for which study allowance may be granted shall not exceed twenty-four months in all.

 

10.       Rates of study allowance - (1) - The rates of study allowance shall be as follows but may be revised from time to time:-

Name of Country                                                          Study allowance per diem

Australia                                                                                   £ 1.00 (Sterling)

Contingent Europe                                            ...                     £ 1.65 (Sterling)

New Zealand                                                    ...                     £ 1.20 (Sterling)

United Kingdom                                               ...                     £ 2.00 (Sterling)

United States of America                                  ...                     £ 2.75 (Sterling)

 

            (2)        The rates of study allowance to be granted to a Government employee who takes study leave in other countries shall be such as may specially be determined by the competent authority in each case.

            (3)        In cases where a Government employee is on study leave at the same place as his place of duty the leave salary, plus the study allowance shall not together exceed the pay that he would have other-wise drawn had he been on duty.

11.       Conditions governing grant of the study allowance:- (1)     Subject to the furnishing of a certificate by the Government employee to the effect that he is not in receipt of any scholarship, stipend or any other remuneration in respect of any part-time employment.  Study allowance may be paid at the end of every month provisionally subject to an undertaking in writing being obtained from the Government employee that he would refund to Government any over-payment consequent on his failure to produce the required certificate of attendance on his failure to satisfy the authority competent to grant leave about the proper utilization of the time spent for which study allowance is claimed.

            (2)        A Government employee may be allowed to draw study allowance for the entire period of vacation during the course of study subject to conditions that :-

            (i)         he attends during vacation any special course of study or practical training under the direction of Government in consultation with Finance Department

            (ii)        in the absence of any such direction, he produces satisfactory evidence before the Head of Mission or the authority competent to sanction study leave, as the case may be, that he has continued his studies during the vacation.

            (3)        No study allowance shall be drawn during vacation falling at the end of a course of study except for a maximum period of fourteen days.

Note:    The period of vacation during which study allowance is drawn shall be taken into account in calculating the maximum period of twenty-four months, for which study allowance is admissible.

            (4)        study allowance shall not be granted for any period during which the Government employee interrupts his course of study to suit his own convenience:

            Provided that the authority competent to sanction study leave, in a case where the study leave is taken in India or a country where there is no Indian Mission, and the Head of Mission in other cases, any authorise the grant of study allowance for any period not exceeding fourteen days at a time during which the Government employee is prevented by sickness from pursuing his course of study.

            (5)        In the case of a definite course of study at a recognized institution, the study allowance shall be payable by the authority competent to sanction study leave if the study leave availed of is in India or in a country where there is no India Mission and by the Head of Mission in other cases, no claims submitted by the Government employee from time to time, supported by proper certificates of attendance.

            (6)        The certificate of attendance required to be submitted in support of the claims for study allowances shall be forwarded at the end of the term, if the Government employee is undergoing study in an educational institution, or at intervals not exceeding three months, if he is undergoing study at any other institution.

            (7)        When the programme of study approved does not include or does not consist entirely of such a course of study, the Government employee shall submit to the authority competent to sanction study leave direct or through the Head of Mission a Diary showing how his time has been spent and a report indicating fully the nature of the methods and op0erations which have been studied and including suggestions as to the possibility of adopting such methods or operations to conditions obtaining in India.  The authority competent to sanction study leave shall decide whether the diary and report show if the time of the Government employee was properly employed and shall determine accordingly for what periods study allowance may be granted.

            (8)        (i)         In the case of a Government employee who holds a gazetted post, the payment of study allowance at the full rate shall be subject to the production of a certificate to the effect that he is not in receipt of any scholarship/stipend or any other remuneration in respect of any part-time employment, and

            (ii)        In the case of a Government employee who does not hold a gazetted post, to whom study leave has been granted in relaxation of the provisions of clause (ii) of sub-rule (5) of rule 3, such a certificate as is referred to in clause (i) of this sub-rule shall be obtained from him by the drawing officer and the same shall be enclosed along with the bill for the drawl of study allowance.

 

12.       Grant of study allowance to Government employees in receipt of scholarship or stipend : A Government employee who is granted study leave may be permitted to receive and retain, in addition to his leave salary any scholarship or stipend that may be awarded to him from a Government or non-Government source.  Where a Government employee has been permitted to receive and retain in addition to his leave salary, any scholarship or stipend that may be awarded to him from a Government or non-Government source, or any other remuneration in respect of any part-time employment--

            (a)        no study allowance shall be admissible in case the net amount of such scholarship or stipend or remuneration (arrived at by deducting the cost of fees if any, paid by the Government employee from the value of the scholarship or stipend or remuneration) exceeds the amount of study allowance, otherwise admissible.

            (b)        in case the net amount of scholarship or stipend or remuneration is less than the study allowance otherwise admissible, the difference between the value of the net scholarship or stipend or any other remuneration in respect of any part-time employment and the study allowance may be granted by the authority competent to grant leave.

 

13.       Grant of study allowance to Government employee who accepts part-time employment during study leave—If a Government employee, who is granted study leave, is permitted to receive and retain, in addition to his leave salary, any remuneration in respect of a part-time employment he shall ordinarily not be granted any study allowance, but in cases, where the net amount of remuneration received in respect of the part time employment (arrived at by deducting from remuneration any cost of fee paid by the Government employee) is less than the study allowance that would be admissible but for the remuneration, the difference between the net remuneration and the study allowance may be granted by the leave sanctioning authority.

 

14.                   Allowances in addition to study allowance: -No allowance of any kind other than the dearness allowance and study allowance where admissible or the traveling allowance where specially sanctioned under rule 15 shall be admissible to a Government employee in respect of period of study leave granted to him.

 

15.       Grant of traveling allowance - A Government employee shall not ordinarily be paid traveling allowance but the competent authority may in exceptional circumstances sanction the payment of such allowance.

 

16.       Cost of fees for study: - A Government employee grunted study leave shall ordinarily be required to meet the cost of fees paid for the study but in exceptional cases the competent authority may sanction the grant of such fees:       

            Provided that in no case shall the cost of fees be paid to a Government employee who is in receipt of scholarship or stipend from whatever source or who is permitted to receive or retain in addition to his leave salary, any remuneration in respect of part-time employment.

 

17.       Execution of a bond: -(1)- Every Government employee in permanent employ who has been granted study leave or extension of such leave shall be required to execute a bond as given in Schedule ‘A’ or Schedule ‘A-O’ as the case may be, annexed to these rules, before the study leave or extension of such leave granted to him commences.  If study leave or extension of such leave is granted to a Government employee not in permanent employ, the bond shall be executed as given in Schedule ‘B’ or Schedule ‘B-I’ as the case may be annexed to these rules, before the study leave or extension of such study leave granted to him commences.         

            (2)        The authority competent to sanction study leave shall send to the Audit Officer, a certificate to the effect that the Government employee has executed the requisite bond.

18.       Resignation and retirement: (i) - double the amount of leave salary, study allowance, cost of fees, traveling and other expenses, if any, incurred by the State Government; and

            (ii)        the actual amount, if any of the cost incurred by other agencies, such as foreign Governments, Foundations, Trusts etc., in connection with the course of study, together with interest thereon at Government rates for the time being in force on Government loans from the date of demand before his resignation is accepted or permission to retire is granted or quitting service otherwise:

            Provided that competent authority may order:-

            (a)        that nothing in this rule shall apply to a Government employee  to duty from study leave is permitted to retire from the service on medical grounds;

            (b)        that the amount required to be refunded under this rule shall, in the case of a Government employee who on return to duty from study leave is permitted to resign from the service and to take up employment or is deputed to serve under a statutory or autonomous body or in any institution under the control of the Government and is subsequently permitted to resign from service under Punjab Government with a view to his permanent absorption in the statutory or autonomous body or institution in the public interest be reduced to an amount equal to the expenditure incurred by the Government and the said other agencies in respect of the leave salary, study allowance, cost of fees, raveling and other expenses sanctioned to his during the period of study leave together with interest thereon.

            (2)        The study leave availed of by such a Government employee shall be converted into regular leave at his credit on the date on which the study leave commenced, any regular leave taken in continuation of study leave being suitably adjusted for the purpose and the balance of the period of study leave, if any, which cannot be so converted, treated as extraordinary leave.  In addition to the amount to be refunded by the Government employee under sub rule (1) he shall be required to refund any excess of leave salary actually drawn over the leave salary admissible on conversion of the study leave.

            (3)        Notwithstanding anything contained in this rule, the competent authority may, if it is necessary or expedient so to do , either in public interest or having regard to the peculiar circumstances of the case of class of cases, by order, waive or reduced the amount required to be refunded under sub-rule (1) by the Government employee concerned or class of Government employees.

 

19.       Leave salary during study leave: - (a)- During study leave availed outside India, a Government employee  salary equal to the pay (without allowance other than dearness allowance) that the Government employee drew while on duty with Government immediately before proceeding on such leave in addition to the study allowance admissible in accordance with the provisions of rule 9 to 11 and

            (b)        For courses of study in India no study allowance shall be paid.  The leave salary payable during study leave in India shall be equal to the pay (without allowances other than dearness allowance) that the employee drew while on duty with Government immediately before proceeding on such leave.  The amount, if any, received by him during the period or study leave as scholarship or stipend or remuneration in respect of any part-time employment shall be adjusted against the leave salary subject to the condition that the leave salary shall not be reduced to an amount less than that payable as leave salary during half pay leave.

            (2)        The rate of exchange prescribed by the President for the conversion of leave salary (other than that admissible during the first 120 days of earned leave) shall apply to leave salary during study leave.

 

20.       Commencement of course of study during leave other than study leave:-A Government employee may, subject to the approval of the proper authority being obtained as required under paragraph 1 of schedule ‘C’ annexed to these rules, undertake or commence a course of study during earned leave and subject to rules 8 to 15 and 18, draw study allowance in respect thereof.

 

21.       Counting of study leave for promotion, pension, seniority, leave and increments: - Study leave shall count as service for promotion, pension and seniority.  It shall also count as service for increments as provided in rule 4/9 of Punjab Civil Services Rules, Volume I, Part I.

            (2)        The period spent on study leave shall not count for earning leave, other than half pay leave under rule 8.119 of Punjab Civil Services Rules, Volume I, Part I.

22.       Debiting of study leave to the leave account:- Study leave shall be treated as extra leave on half pay and shall not be taken in to account in reckoning the aggregate amount of leave on half pay taken by  the Government employee towards the maximum period admissible.

23.       Procedure for making application for study leave and grant of such leave - The procedure for making application for study leave and grant of such leave shall be as laid down in the procedural instructions given in Schedule ‘C’ annexed to these rules.

 

24.       Omitted.

 

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