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Eligibility of availing Earned Leave after tendering resignation letter – Whether Earned Leave in resignation Notice Period could be granted – Provisions of CCS Leave Rules
One of the readers of GConnect raised a doubt to the effect that Whether a Central Government Employee can avail Earned Leave after tendering resignation letter.
Relevant provisions of CCS Leave Rules that covers eligibility for Earned Leave while in resignation notice period are Rule 9 (1) and Rule 39.
Rule 9 (1) CCS Leave Rules provides as follows
“Except as provided in Rule 39 and this rule, any claim to leave to the credit of a Government servant, who is dismissed or removed or who resigns from Government service, ceases from the date of such dismissal or removal or resignation.”
It is very clear as per this Rule 9(1) of CCS Leave Rules that after resignation from government service, leave at credit ceases to exist from the date of resignation.
Rule 39 (1d) of CCS Leave Rules provides as follows
“39. Leave / Cash payment in lieu of leave beyond the date of retirement, compulsory retirement or quitting of service –
(1) No leave shall be granted to a Government Servant beyond –
(d) the date of his resignation from service”
The ineligibility availing earned leave on resignation is further confirmed by Rule 39 (1d) to the extent that no leave can be granted by the authorties concerned when a central Government Emplyee applied for Earned leave beyond the date of resignation from Government Service
However, Rule 39 (6) (ii) of CCS Leave Rules provides that if a Government Servant resigns or quits Government Service, he may be granted, suo motu, by the authority competent to grant leave, cash equivalent in respect of earned leave at his credit on the date of cessation of service, to the extent of half of such leave at his credit, subject to a maximum of 150 days.