Study Leave for Fellowships offered by Reputed Institutes

The feasibility of bringing more Fellowships under the purview of Study Leave, on the same terms and conditions as the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fellowship (JNMF) has been under consideration of DOPT for some time.

On the basis of the inputs from various Departments/Ministries regarding fellowship offered by reputed Institutions and in consultation  with Department of Expenditure. it has been decided to include the Fellowships offered by (i) K .K. Birla Foundation, (ii) Indian Institutes of Management, (iii) Management Development Institute, Gorgaon and (iv) Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan National Institute of Criminology & Forensic Science on the same terms as that of the fellowship offered by JNMF at present.

The following terms will be offered to Central Government employees who are awarded the said fellowship in relaxation of Rule 51, 57 and 59 of Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 :-

They will be granted study leave for the entire period of the Fellowship:

ii)         They will be entitled to the benefits admissible to them in accordance with the Fellowship and in addition, entitled to draw leave salary only (without allowance) equal to the pay that they drew while on duty with the Government immediately before proceeding on such leave. However, they  will be entitled to Dearness Allowance at the Central Government rates on the leave salary admissible lo them:

iii)        Where considered necessary, the official may be allowed during the period of the Fellowship, the continued use of the facility of the residential telephone officially allotted to him, subject to payment by him of the bills for the rental and call charges of the telephone.

2.        So for as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments are concerned, these orders are being issued after consultation with the C&AG of India.

3.       This order takes effect from the date of issue.

For more details download Office Memorandum No.13023/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 01.09.2011

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