Navy Leave Regulations, 2019 – Gazette Notification

Navy Leave Regulations, 2019 applicable to Regular Officers, Short Service Commissioned Officers, Sailors and Artificer Apprentices – Gazette Notification

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Statutory Rules and Orders issued by the Ministry of Defence

Ministry of Defence

New Delhi, the 11th December, 2019

THE NAVY LEAVE REGULATIONS – 2019

S.R.O.105.— In exercise of powers conferred by section 184 of the Navy Act, 1957 (62 of 1957), the Central Government hereby makes the following regulations namely:-

CHAPTER I

GENERAL

1. Short Title. These regulations may be called the Navy Leave Regulations, 2019.

2. Application. They shall apply to Officers (including Special Duties List Officers), Sailors and Artificer Apprentices of the Indian Navy.

3. Claim to Leave. Leave shall not be claimed as of right. Its grant shall be subject to the exigencies of the Service.

4. Classification of Leave. Leave admissible to different categories of personnel shall be of the following kinds, namely:-

(a) Regular Officers (including Special Duties List Officers).

(i) Casual Leave.

(ii) Annual Leave.

(iii) Furlough.

(iv) Sick Leave.

(v) Leave on invalidment.

(vi) Child Care Leave (for Women officers).

(vii) Child Adoption Leave (for Women officers).

(viii) Paternity Leave on birth of a child.

(ix) Paternity Leave on adoption of a child.

(x) Maternity Leave.

(xi) Study Leave.

(xii) Special Casual Leave.

(b) Short Service Commissioned Officers.

(i) Casual Leave.

(ii) Annual Leave.

(iii) Furlough.

(iv) Sick Leave.

(v) Special Casual Leave.

(vi) Leave on invalidment.

(vii) Leave on termination of engagement.

(viii) Child Care Leave (for Women Officers).

(ix) Child Adoption Leave (for Women Officers).

(x) Paternity Leave on birth of a child.

(xi) Paternity Leave on adoption of a child.

(xii) Maternity Leave.

(c) Sailors.

(i) Casual Leave.

(ii) Annual Leave.

(iii) Sick Leave.

(iv) Compassionate Leave.

(v) Leave on discharge or retirement.

(vi) Paternity Leave on birth of a child.

(vii) Paternity Leave on adoption of a child.

(d) Artificer Apprentices.

(i) Casual Leave.

(ii) Annual Leave.

(iii) Sick Leave.

(iv) Paternity Leave on birth of a child.

(v) Paternity Leave on adoption of a child.

5. Date of Commencement and Termination of Leave.

(a) Leave shall commence on the date on which an individual is relieved from duty if relieved in the forenoon, and on the following day if relieved in the afternoon.

(b) Leave shall terminate on the day preceding the date of re-joining, if an individual re-joins duty in the forenoon, or on the date of re-joining, if he re-joins in the afternoon.

(c) Notwithstanding anything contained in this regulation:-

(i) (aa) Leave of Gorkha Officers shall commence or terminate on the date of crossing the Nepal border; leave of officers domiciled in Bhutan shall commence on the date of crossing the Bhutan border.

(ab) If a sailor, who has availed himself of the additional leave under regulation 46, along with Annual Leave or accumulated Annual Leave during the first year of a block of two years is granted Annual Leave or accumulated Annual Leave in the second calendar year of the block, that leave shall commence or terminate on the dates of crossing the Nepal or Bhutan border with no entitlement to the additional leave.

(ii) In case of personnel serving afloat, leave shall terminate on the date of their reporting to the ship on which they are borne; and in case the ship on which they are borne is temporarily away from the home port or from the port where it was scheduled to be at the time, the personnel shall report to the shore establishment of that port and their leave shall be considered as terminated on the date of reporting to the shore establishment.

(iii) For personnel serving ashore ex-India, leave in India shall commence on the date on which such personnel proceed on leave from the shore establishment to which they are appointed or transferred on arrival in India and terminate on the date they are required to report for duty prior to proceeding ex-India.

(iv) The leave of Naval personnel serving in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and on ships based on these Islands shall commence and terminate on reporting at IN Ships Adyar, Netaji Subhash and Circars.

(v) Leave of Naval personnel serving in the mainland and having their homes in Lakshadweep Islands will begin at Naval Detachment, Kochi/ NCC, Calicut from the date they are put on a vessel for their home island and will terminate on the date of their reporting back at the station aforesaid. They will be transported between the mainland and the Islands by the earliest available suitable merchant ship. The period of travel to and fro between the duty station and Naval Detachment, Kochi/ NCC, Calicut, as well as the period of stay at Kochi/ Calicut till personnel are put on a vessel, will be treated as on duty. Sailors proceeding on Annual Leave/ accumulated Annual Leave, in whose case the period of journey between Naval Detachment, Kochi/ NCC, Calicut and the leave station exceeds two days each way, will be allowed an additional leave in terms of regulation 45(d) of these regulations.

6. Prefixing and Suffixing of Holidays to Leave.

(a) If a recognised holiday (such as a Sunday, Republic Day or the like) falls on the day immediately preceding the day from which leave has been granted or such holiday follows the last day of the leave granted, an individual who is not required for duty on such holiday may with his Commanding Officer’s express permission, leave his station at the close of the day before, or return to duty at the end of such holiday, provided no extra expense is caused to the State.

(b) An individual shall be considered, as on duty, during such holiday, which shall not count against the number of days for which leave is granted.

Explanation I : The concession prefixing or suffixing of holiday to leave shall not be admissible in the case of Gorkha personnel whose leave commences or terminates on the date of crossing the Nepal or Bhutan borders under Regulation 5, Sub-regulation (c).

Explanation II : The concession of prefixing and suffixing of holidays to leave will not be admissible to sailors who enjoy the benefit of additional leave in terms of Sub-regulation (d) of Regulation 45.

Explanation III : Restricted holidays shall be treated as recognised holidays where such holidays are prefixed or suffixed to leave.

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