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Clarification regarding applicability of Fourth amendment to Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972 – Department of Posts

No. X-20/15/2020-SPN-II
Government of India
Ministry of Communications
Department of Posts
(Personnel Division)

Dak Bhawan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi — 110 001

Dated: 13th March, 2020


All Head of Postal Circles.

Subject: Applicability of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972.


A number of references have been received from Postal Circles seeking clarification regarding applicability of Fourth amendment to CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 notified in Gazette of India vide GSR 1209(E) dated 11.12.2018.

2. Central Civil Service (Leave) Rules, 1972 are statutory rules and administered by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT). Amendment to statutory rules is carried out by the administrative Ministry/Department. Therefore, once an amendment is notified by the administrative Ministry / Department and those amendments are made part of principal rules, the rules to the extent amended are automatically applicable to all such persons to whom the principal rules were applicable prior to the amendment.

3. In the instant case, principal rules have been amended vide notification dated 11.12.2018 published in Gazette of India; Extraordinary vide G.S.R. 1209(E). Therefore, the principal rules, as amended, are effective from the date the amended rules were notified in official Gazette. There is no need of further circulation of the amendment/modification carried out by the administrative Ministry/Department, viz. DoPT in this case, by the Directorate.

4. Therefore, it is requested to bring to notice of all concerned to visit website of DoPT ( for instructions related to CCS(Leave) Rules and there is no need of re-circulation.

Yours faithfully,

(Muthuraman C.)
Assistant Director General (SPN)

Copy to :
General Manager, CEPT Mysore with request to upload this letter on India Post website.

Source: Deptt of Posts

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