COMMUTED LEAVE – CCS Leave Rule 1972

Provisions stipulated under the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 regulating Commuted Leave to central Govt. employees are explained here under.

1.         Commuted Leave on Medical Certificate [CCS Leave Rule – 30(1)]
Commuted Leave not exceeding half the amount of Half Pay Leave (HPL) due may be granted on medical certificate to a Government servant (other than a military officer), subject to the condition that the authority competent to grant leave is satisfied that there is reasonable prospect of the Government servant returning to duty on its expiry.

2.         Commuted Leave for Study [CCS Leave Rule – 30(1A)]
Half pay leave up to a maximum of 180 days may be allowed to be commuted during the entire service (without production of medical certificate) where such leave is utilized for an approved course of study certified to be in the public interest by the leave sanctioning authority.

3.         Effect of Resignation/VR on Commuted Leave [CCS Leave Rule – 30(2)]
Where a Government servant who has been granted commuted leave resigns from service or at his request permitted to retire voluntarily without returning to duty, the commuted leave shall be treated as half pay leave and the difference between the leave salary in respect of commuted leave and half pay leave shall be recovered.
Provided that no such recovery shall be made if the retirement is by reason of ill-health incapacitating the Government servant for further service or in the event of his death.

1.        When commuted leave is granted, twice the amount of such leave shall be debited against the half pay leave due.
2.        Commuted leave may be granted at the request of the Government servant even when earned leave is due to him.

Illustration – If an employee has 411 days of HPLs to his credit, he may avail Commuted Leave up to 205 days on medical certificate, or up to 180 days for pursuing any recognized course of study. Now, if that employee avails Commuted Leave of 65 days, then 130 HPLs will be deducted from his account leaving a balance of 281 HPLs.