Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Sena Bhavan New Delhi
February 2nd, 2010
Subject:- Grant of half day Casual Leave to the Industrial employees governed by CDS(IE) Leave Rules 1954 - regarding.
Staff side raised a demand that the Industrial employees of the Ministry of Defence should also be permitted to avail half day's causal leave, at par with other Central Government employees/non-industrial employees. Presently they are entitled to full day's casual leave only, subject to the ceiling prescribed by the Government on the number of causal leave in this regard. In terms of Ministry of Defence instructions issued vide No.23 (6)/58-D(Civ-II) dated 7.10.1958, Industrial employees are also entitled to two hours Special Leave at a time with wages, limited to two occasions in a month, in case of injuries/sickness not arising out of work.
2. The matter has been considered in consultation with Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension, Department of Personnel & Training staff side also.
3. Accordingly, the following clarifications are issued:-
i) Industrial employees will be entitled to half-day's casual leave, at par with other Central Government employees/non-industrial employees subject to the ceiling prescribed by the Government on the manner of casual leave in a year. However, as causal leave is not a recognized form of leave, it will not form part of CDS (Industrial Employees) Leave Rules, 1954, which govern the other kinds of recognized forms of absence.
ii) The system of granting Special leave of upto two hours (with wages) on two occasions in a month is discontinued.
4. The above instructions may please be circulated to all concerned officers, for information, necessary action and guidance.
Under Secretary of the Govt. of India.
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