EMPLOYEES WHO RETIRED DURING 1.1.2006 TO 31.8.2008 ARE ALSO ELIGIBLE TO ENCASHMENT OF HALF PAY LEAVE

Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to encashment of leave in respect of Central Government employees.

N0.14028/3/2008-Estt.(L)

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

Department of Personnel & Training

2nd Floor, Loknayak Bhavan, Khan Market
New Delhi, the 16th November, 2009

OFFICE MEMORANDUM

Subject:- Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to encashment of leave in respect of Central Government employees.

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 25th September, 2008 on the subject mentioned above according to which encashment of leave in respect & central Government employees will be considered both for earned leave and half pay leave subject to overall limit of 300 days and in respect of encashment of half pay leave, no reduction shall be made on account of pension and pension equivalent of other retirement benefits. In case of shortfall in earned leave, no commutation of half pay leave is permissible. The order was made effective from the 1st September, 2008. The matter was reconsidered in this Department in consultation with the Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell) and it has been decided to modify the date of effect of this Department’s 0.M of even number dated 25th September, 2008 to "01.01.2006 instead of 01.09.2008 subject to the following conditions:-
(i) The benefit will be admissible in respect of past cases on receipt of applications to that effect from the pensioners concerned by the Administrative Ministry concerned.
(ii) In respect of retirees 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 be reopened. However, such cases in which there was a shortfall in reaching the maximum limit of 300 days can be reopened.
(iii) Calculation of cash equivalent in respect of HPL at credit shall be made mutatis mutandis in the manner given in this Department’s O.M. of even number dated 25.09.2008.
2. In respect of persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments, these O.M. issues with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

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