Amendments In the Railway Services (Liberalized Leave) Rules, 1949 contained in Chapter 5 of Indian Railway Establishment Code (IREC) Volume-I – RBE 64/2019

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RBE No. 64 /2019

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)I-2019/CPC/LE-2 New Delhi dated 23.04.2019
The General Managers/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.

Sub: Amendments In the Railway Services (Liberalized Leave) Rules, 1949 contained in Chapter 5 of
Indian Railway Establishment Code (IREC) Volume-I.







DOP&T vide Gazette Notification No. 1209(E) dated 11.12.2018 has amended the CCS (Leave) Rules,
1972. The rules corresponding to CCS (Leave) Rules in the Railway Services (liberalized Leave) Rules, 1949 contained in Chapter 5 of IREC Vol.-1, are also being amended . The existing Leave rules vis-a-vis the amended Leave rules are tabulated below in juxtaposition:-

Existing Railway Sentlces (Liberalized Leave)

Rules, 1949

Amended Railway Sentlces (Uberallzed Leave) Rules,

1949

525. Leave on Average Pay applicable to School

Staff-

(l)(a). A Railway servant serving in a Railway

School such as a teacher, principal, headmaster,

librarian, laboratory assistant or a waterman

shall not be entitled to any Leave on Average

Pay in respect of duty performed in any year in

which he avails the full vacation.



(b). In respect of any year In which a Railway

servant avails a portion of the vacation, he shall

be entitled to leave on Average Pay in such

proportion of 30 days, as the number of days of

vacation not taken bears to the full vacation.

Provided that no such leave shall be

admissible to a Railway servant not in

permanent employ or quasi-permanent employ

in respect of the first year of his service.

(c). If, in any year, the Railway servant does not

avail any vacation, leave on Average Pay shall be

admissible to him in respect of that year under

Rule 523.

525. leave on Averace Pay applicable to School Staff-

(l)(a). The leave account of every Railway servant who

is serving in a Railway School such as teacher, principal,

headmaster, librarian, laboratory assistant or a

waterman shall be credited with leave on Average Pay,

in advance, in two installments of five days each on the

first day of January and July of every calendar year.

(b). In respect of any year in which a Railway servant

avails a portion of the vacation, he shall be entitled to

additional leave on Average Pay in such proportion of

twenty days, as the number of days of vacation not

taken bears to the full vacation, provided the total

Leave on Average Pay credited shall not exceed thirty

days in a calendar year.

(c). If, In any year, the Railway servant does not avail

any vacation, Leave on Average Pay will be as per Rule

523 instead of clauses (a) and (b).

526. Leave on half average pay-

1(a). A Railway Servant, permanent or

temporary including the one who is serving in a

railway school, shall be entitled to Leave on Half

Average Pay of 20 days in respect of each

completed year of service.




3(1). The account of Leave on Half Average Pay

of every railway servant shall be credited with

leave on Half Average Pay in advance, in two

instalments of ten days each on the first day of

January and July of every calendar year.

526. Leave on half average payl(

a). A Railway servant, permanent or temporary other

than one who is serving in a railway school, shall be

entitled to Leave on Half Average Pay of 20 days in

respect of each completed year of service.”

3(1). The account of Leave on Half Average Pay of

every Railway servant (other than a Railway servant

serving in a Railway School) shall be credited with

Leave on Half Average Pay in advance, in two

installments of ten days each on the first day of

January and July of every calendar year.

551(E) -Child Care leave.

(1) A woman railway servant having minor

children below the age of eighteen years (an

offspring of any age in case of disabled children)

may be granted Child Care leave by an authority

competent to grant leave, for a maximum period

of two years (i.e. 730 days) during the entire

service for taking care of upto two children,

whether for rearing or to look after any of their

needs like examination, sickness etc.

(2) During the period of Child Care leave, she

shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn

immediately before proceeding on leave.

(3) Child Care Leave may be combined with

leave of any other kind.

(4) Notwithstanding the requirement of

production of medical certificate contained in

Rule 527 or sub-rule (1) (ii) of Rule 528, leave of

the kind due and admissible (including

commuted leave not exceeding 60 days and

leave not due) upto a maximum of one year, if

applied for, be granted in continuation with

child care leave granted under sub-rule (1).

(S) Child Care leave shall not be granted in

more than 3 spells in a calendar year with each

spell of Child Care Leave being not less than 5

days.

(6) Child Care Leave shall be admissible for the

two eldest surviving children only.

(7) Child care leave cannot be demanded as a

matter of right. Under no ci rcumstances can any

employee proceed on Child Care leave without

prior proper approval of the leave by the leave

sanctioning authority.

(8) The Child Care Leave is to be treated like

Leave on Average Pay and sanctioned as such.

(9) Child Care l eave should not ordinarily be

granted during the probation period except in

case of certain extreme situations where the

leave sanctioning authority is fully satisfied

about the need of Child Care Leave to the

probationer. It may also be ensured that the

period for which this leave is sanctioned during

probation is minimal.

(10) Child Care Leave shall not be debited

against the leave account.

551(E). Child Care Leave-

(1) Subject to the provisions of this rule, a female

Railway servant and single male Railway servant may

be granted Child Care Leave by an authority competent

to grant leave for a maximum period of seven hundred

and thirty days during entire service for taking care of

two eldest surviving children, whether for rearing or

for looking after any of their needs, such as education,

sickness and the like.

(2) For the purposes of sub-rule (1), “child” means(

a) a child below the age of eighteen years; or

(b) an offspring of any age with a minimum disability of

forty percent as specified in the Government of India in

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment’s

Notification No. 16-18/97-N 1.1, dated the 1st June,

2001.

(3) Grant of child care leave to a female Railway

servant and a single male Railway servant under subrule

(1) shall be subject to the following condit ions,

namely:-

(i) it shall not be granted for more t han three spells in a

calendar year;

(ii) in case of a single female Railway servant, the grant

of leave in three spells in a calendar year shall be

extended to six spells in a calendar year.

(iii) it shall not ordinarily be granted during the

probation period except in case of certain extreme

situations where the leave sanctioning authority is

satisfied about the need of Child Care leave to the

probationer, provided that the period for which such

leave is sanc.4ioned is minimal.

(iv) Child Care leave may not be granted for a period

less than five days at a time.

(4) During the period of child care leave, a female

Railway servant and a single male Railway servant shall

be paid one hundred percent of the salary for the first

three hundred and sixty five days, and at eighty

percent of the salary for the next three hundred and

sixty five days.

(S) Child Care Leave may be combined with leave of

any other kind.

(6) Notwithstanding the requirement of productions of

medical certificate contained in Rule 527 or sub· rule (1)

(ii) of Rule 528, leave of the kind due and admissible

(induding Commuted leave not exceeding sixty days

and Leave Not Due) upto a maximum of one year, if

applied for, be granted in continuation with child care

leave granted under sub-rule (1).

(7) Child Care l eave shall not be debited against the

leave account.

Explanation – ‘Single Male Railway Servant’ means –

an unmarried or widower or divorcee Railway servant.”

552. Special disabiUty leave for injury Intentionally Inflicted –

Omitted and replaced with “552. Work Related Illness and Injury Leave”.

552. Work Related Illness and Injury Leave –

The authority competent to grant leave may grant

Work Related Illness and Injury leave {herein after

referred to as WRIIL) to a Railway 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 subject to

the provisions contained in rule 521 of these rules, on

the following conditions, namely:

(1) Full pay and allowances shall be granted to all

employees during the entire period of hospitalization

on account of WRIIL

(2) Beyond hospitalization, WRIIL shall be governed as

follows:

(a) A Railway servant (other than of RPF/RPSF) full pay

and allowances for the six months immediately

following hospitalization and Half Pay for twelve

months beyond the said period of six months. The Half

Pay period may be commuted to full pay with

corresponding number of days of Leave on Half

Average Pay debited from the employees leave

account.

(b) For officers RPF/RPSF full pay and allowances for six

months immediately following the hospitalization and

full pay only for the next twenty four months.

(c) For personnel below the rank of officer of the

RPF/RPSF full pay and allowances, with no limit

regarding period.

(3) In the case of persons to whom the Workmen’s

Compensation Act, 1923 applies, the amount of leave

salary payable under WRIIL shall be reduced by the

amount of compensation paid under the Act.

(4) No Leave on Average Pay or leave on Half Average

Pay shall be credited during the period that employee

is on WRIIL.”

553. Special disability leave for accidental Omitted. Omitted.
554. Hospital Leave Omitted.

 

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