7th Pay Commission latest news : Center issues notification on Leave Rule
7th Pay Commission latest news today
Due to the imposition of lockdown on 25th March 2020, a good number of central government employees who were on leave couldn’t join their offices on time causing them to be marked absent – they couldn’t come back due to imposition of the lockdown. Center has been receiving various instances like central government servants (CGS) on official tour not being able to rejoin office. For such central government servants, the Department of Personnel & Training (DoPT) has a piece of good news. The DoPT has issued notification on 1st March 2021 announcing relaxation to such central government employees with some terms and conditions.
The DoPT notification says that it has already issued a notification in this regard on 28.07.2020 and that will be adopted to cover grievances of the maximum number of central government employees who failed to rejoin their office.
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The DoPT clarification read, “Department’s OM dated 28.07.2020 has been issued in view of the circumstances that the country is going through due to COVID-19 situations and the unavoidable problems faced by the Government employees in different sectors under the Government of India. A general terminology has been adopted to cover all kinds of problems faced by the employees due to COVID-19 situation. The said OM may not touch all specific circumstantial problems faced by all employees under the Government of India; however, an interpretation of such circumstances in congruence with the clarification made in the above OM is adoptable.”
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As per the DoPT notification dated 28.07.2020 here are the details of situation and leave relaxation:
Situation: Government Servants who were on official tour and were unable to return to their Headquarters (HQs) due to non-availability of Public Transport.
Clarification: Deemed to have joined duty on the date of expiry of official tour, if intimation in any form, indicating difficulty in joining duty due to non-availability of public transport/flights, has been given by the Government servant to the office.
Situation: Government servants who were on leave prior to issue of Lockdown orders with effect from 25.03.2020 and the leave ended during lockdown period.
Clarification: Deemed to have joined duty from the date of expiry of leave, if intimation in any form, indicating difficulty in joining duty due to non-availability of public transport/flights has been given by the Government servant to the office. In case of leave on medical grounds, this is subject to production of medical/ fitness certificate.
Situation: Government servants who left HQ on the week-end prior to lockdown, i.e, 20.03.2020 (Friday), but could not return to HQ on 23.03.2020 (Monday) due to non-availability of transport.
Clarification: Deemed to have joined on 23.03.2020, if intimation, in any form indicating difficulty in joining duty due to nonavailability of public transport/flights has been given by the Government servant to the office.
Situation: Central Government Servants who were on leave prior to issue of order on lockdown with effect from 25.03.2020 and the leave expired during lockdown period, but who wish to curtail the leave before expiry and join duty.
Clarification: Curtailment of sanctioned leave may not be agreed to, unless allowed by the leave sanctioning authority only in rare cases based on official exigency. From the date following the date of expiry of leave during the period of lockdown, the employee may be deemed to have joined duty.