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Paternity Leave for PSU Employees - Order Issued

Vide GO(P)No.78/2020/Fin Dated 10/06/2020 ,Govt. have issued oders for sanctioning Paternity Leave for 10 days w.e.f 10/06/2020 for all permanent male employees of Public Sector Undertaking which not following Kerala Service Rules.

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Maternity Leave [Rule 100]

  •  A  competent authority may grant to a female officer, maternity leave on full pay for a period of 180 days from the date of its commencement [Rule 100]
  •  Maternity leave is also admissible to temporary female officers [Rule 100 Note:1]
  • The female candidates undergoing pre-appointment stipendiary training may be allowed leave for maternity purpose to the extent envisaged under this rule on full rate of stipend admissible [Note:3]
  •  Maternity leave  shall be admissible to provisional female recruits continuing in service in a single department beyond one year provided they would continue in service but for proceeding on such leave. [Note:4]
  • Female recruits through Public Service Commission who join duty within 180 days from their date of delivery (otherwise than on account of miscarriage) shall, on joining, be granted from the next day the balance portion of maternity leave admissible as on the date of joining duty, subject to the following condictions: [Note:5]
    •  Holidays/vacation falling immediately after the date of joining service cannot be prefixed to the leave.
    •  A certificate from the medical officer who attended the delivery showing the date of delivery along with the medical certificate of health as prescribed in Rule 13, Part I of Kerala Service Rules should be produced
  •  Female Officers on maternity leave who get appointment in another Department or in the same Department by direct recruitment or by transfer or by promotion shall be allowed to avail the balance portion of maternity leave from the next day of  her joining duty in the new post or department subject to the maximum period of leave admissible under this rule including intervening holidays and vacation, in both the departments or posts together, shall be 180 days [Note:6]
  • Maternity leave may be combined with leave of any other kind but leave applied for in continuation of the former may be granted only if the request be supported by a medical certificate [Rule 102]
  • No medical certificate shall be necessary for grant of any leave for a period not exceeding sixty days in continuation of maternity leave.
  • Leave under Rule 100 above may also  be granted to female officers in cases of miscarriage including abortion subject to the condition that the leave does not exceed six weeks and application for the leave is supported by a certificate from the medical attendant. [Rule 101]
  • Leave under rule 100 may also be granted to female officers in cases of hysterectomy subject to the condition that the leave does not exceed 45 days and application for the leave is supported by a certificate from the medical attendent [Rule 101A]
  • Maternity period reckoned as duty for all purpose including probation [KS&SSR, Part-I, Rule.2(6)(g)]

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KS&SSR HOT 
Kerala Service Rule Vol I 8 th EditionHOT 

 

Half Pay Leave [Rule 83]

  • Half Pay eave admissible to permanent employee  in respect of each completed year of service is 20 days.[Rule 83]
  • The period of leave without allowances availed of under Appendix XIIA for taking up employment will be excluded in reckoning completed years of service for purposes of calculating half-pay leave.
  • Half Pay Leave may be availed of on private affairs or on medical certificate. [Rule 82]
  • Leave salary on half pay leave is generally half of pay and corresponding dearness allowance.[Rule 93]
  • Leave salary of Non-Gazetted Officer whose pay does not exceed Rs.35700/-, shall be half pay and dearness allowance of full pay salay, subject to a minimum of sixty-five percent of the pay and dearness allowance while on duty.  The excess over the actual leave salary in such cases shall be termed as special leave allowance.  This shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from 1st July 2014 [Rule 93 Exception]
  • Hill Tract  Allowance, House Rent Allowance and City Compensatory Allowance admissible from time to time will be payable during periods  of all leave with allowances, if the total period  of such leave at a time does not exceed 180 days or if the actual duration of the leave exceeds 180 days for the first 180 days of such leave [Rule 93(iii)]

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Special Casual Leave to undergo Chemotherapy or Radiation, heart surgery and organ/Kidney Transplantation

  • Introduced in 2009 Pay Revision w.e.f. 26-02-2011 vide GO(P)No.85/2011/Fin Dated 26/02/2011 and Amendment vide GO(P)No.508/2012/Fin dated 22/09/2012
  • Special Casual Leave for a period not exceeding 45 days in a calendar year may be granted to those employees who undergo Chemotherapy/Radiation, heart surgery and organ/Kidney Transplantation on production of a Medical certificate from the authorised Medical Officer to cover the actual period required for Chemotherapy/Radiation and Kidney Transplantation followed by post transplantation recovery.
  • Enhanced Special Casual Leave upto six months to undergo Chemotherapy or Radiation vide GO(P)No.447/2013/Fin dated 09/09/2013.
  • Applicable to employees under Public Sector Undertaking vide GO(P)No.211/2014/Fin Dated 06/06/2014
  • The leave may be allowed to be combined with leave defined in Rule 77(i) KSR I (ie Earned Leave, Half Pay Leave, Commuted Leave, Leave Not Due and Leave Without Allowance ) and ordinary Casual Leave.
  • The period of Special Casual Leave shall be exclusive of intervening public holidays.
  • The leave may be availed of on more than one ocation, in a calendar year, if needed, but altogether it must not exceed 45 days in a calendar year.

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Earned Leave [Rule 78]

  • Earned eave admissible to permanent employee is one-eleventh of the period  spent on duty [Rule 78]
  • Maximum earned leave accumulated at a time does not exceed 300 days.
  • Maximum Earned leave granted at a time is 180 days [Rule 79]
  • Earned leave is not admissible to an officer in permanent employ serving  in a vacation department in respect of duty performed in any year in which he avails himself of the full vacation. [Rule 80]
  • Earned leave admissible to an officer in permanent employ serving in a vacation department, in respect of any year in which he is prevented from availing himself of the full vacation, is such proportion of 30 days as the number of days of vacation not taken bears to the full vacation.[Rule 81]
  • An officer not in permanent employee, the earned leave of the first year of service  admissible is 1/22 of the period spent on duty.[Rule 86]
  • Whenever the rate of earning leave changes, the fraction in the earned leave accumulated at the earlier rate should be rounded off to the nearest day i.e., fraction below half should be ignored and that of half and more should be reckoned as a day. [Rule 86, Note:2]
  • An officer not in permanent employ who has completed three years of continuos service, eligible for recasting Earned leave at the rate of 1/11 for the period spent on duty for the first year service as admissible to permanent employee [Rule 86A]
  • Leave salary admissible is full salary  admissible had he been on duty during the period of leave. [Rule 92]
  • Hill Tract  Allowance, House Rent Allowance and City Compensatory Allowance admissible from time to time will be payable during periods  of all leave with allowances, if the total period  of such leave at a time does not exceed 180 days or if the actual duration of the leave exceeds 180 days for the first 180 days of such leave [Rule 93(iii)]

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Casual Leave [Appendix VII]

  • Casual Leave is not recognised as Leave and is not treated as absents from duty.
  • Maximum Casual leave in a callendar year is Twenty. Teaching Staff shall be eligible for casual leave for Fifteen days only. [2(i)]
  • Casual leave may be combined with Sundays and Other holidays subject to the maximum absence shall not exceeds Fifteen days at a stretch. [2(ii)]
  • Officers who put in less than one year service will be allowed casual leave @20 days subject to the discretion of the sanctioning authority [2(iii)]
  • Casual leave cannot ordinarily be taken in combination with any leave recognised by the rules, with joining time or with vacation. Heads of Departments may, however, sanction such combination in special cases, provided there is no evasion of rules, for instance, when an officer obliged to be absent owing to the prevalence of infectious disease in his residence and placed on special casual leave, himself contracts the illness and has to be granted regular leave in continuation [6]
  • A Casual Leave Register shall be maintained in every office in !Form No.19. When an Officer is transferred from one department/ office/section to another, the Controlling Officer of the former shall forward the extract of Casual Leave Register pertaining to the Officer, duly authenticated, to the latter. [4]

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Kerala Service Rule Vol I 8 th EditionHOT 

Visiting Abroad for Personal Purpose 

  • No need to obtain Govt sanction for visiting abroad for Personal/Private purposes.
  • Maximum period of absence from the country is six month for visiting Children and Four month for other personal/Private Purposes.
  • The leave sanctioning authority can sanction eligible leave including casual leave with permission to leave country.
  • The application for leave should clearly mention the country proposed to be visited and purpose.
  • The total number of days of absence from the country will not exceed 15 days in respect of casual leave and Four month in respect of other kinds of leave.
  • A maximum six month can be santioned for visiting children abroad however LWA exceeding four month shall continue to be santioned by Govt only

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Special Casual Leave to undergo Angioplasty

  • Introduced  vide GO(P)No.153/2019/Fin Dated 06/11/2019.
  • Special Casual Leave for a period of 30 days may be granted to those employees who undergo Angioplasty subject to the conditions under Rule 19, Section II, Appendix VII, Part I, Kerala Service Rules.
  • The leave may be allowed to be combined with leave defined in Rule 77(i) KSR I (ie Earned Leave, Half Pay Leave, Commuted Leave, Leave Not Due and Leave Without Allowance ) and ordinary Casual Leave.
  • The period of Special Casual Leave shall be exclusive of intervening public holidays.
  • The leave may be availed of on more than one ocation, in a calendar year, if needed, but altogether it must not exceed 45 days in a calendar year.

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Kerala Service Rule Vol I 8 th EditionHOT 

Special Casual Leave to Employed Parents of Physically/Mentally Challenged Children

  • Introduced in 2009 Pay Revision w.e.f. 26-02-2011 vide GO(P)No.85/2011/Fin Dated 26/02/2011.
  • Special Casual Leave upto 15 days in a calendar year shall be granted to the employees having physically/mentally challenged children, on production of certificate to that effect from an authorised Medical Officer attending them.
  • The leave shall be granted on more than one ocation, if needed,altogether not exeeding 15 days in a calendar year.
  • The leave shall be combined with ordinary leave or ordinary casual leave and the period of leave shall be exclusive of public holidays that may intervene.
  • If both the parents are employees of Government/PSU's, a declaration countersigned by the competent authority to that effect that the spouse has not availed the leave in that calendar year, should be produced.
  • Extended to the employees of Public Sector Undertakings which follow KSR w.e.f. 4/4/2012 vide Order No.GO(P)No.2010/2012/Fin Dated 4/4/2012.

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Paternity Leave [Rule 102 B]

  • Introduced in 2009 Pay Revision w.e.f. 26-02-2011 vide GO(P)No.85/2011/Fin Dated 26/02/2011.
  • Granted to male Govt.servant for 10 days each fro two children, at the time of delivery of his wife.
  • Paternity leave will be granted for a period of 10 days during the confinement of his wife for child birth ie upto 10 days before or upto 3 months from the date of delivery of the child, subject to the production of a certificate from the medical practitioner stating the exact date of delivery.
  • During that period of 10 days, he shall be paid leave salary as admissible under Rule 92 KSR I. (Earned leave salary and allowances).
  • It will be allowed to be combined with other kinds of leave, except LWA underAppendix XIIA,B and C.
  • This leave shall not be debited against the leave account, but details of the leave should be entered in the Service Book of the employee and also in the Register of Special Leave referred to in the Goverment Decision below Rule 106.
  • If paternity leave is not availed of within the time limit, it shall be trated as lapsed.
  • Combination of this leave with casual leave is not admissible, as Casual leave is not recognised as a leave proper.
  • Paternity leave period reckoned as duty for all purpose including probation [GO(P)No.2/2014/P&ARD dated 08/01/2014]
  • Paternity Leave is eligible for all Permanent Male Employees of Public Sector Undertakings not following Kerala Service Rule w.e.f 10/06/2020 vide order GO(P)No.78/2020/Fin Dated 10/06/2020

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