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HALF PAY LEAVE (HPL)
(i) Credit to the HPL account is made in advance, as under:
(a) On entering the service 5/3 days per month for each completed calendar month from the date of joining to the immediately following 1st January/1st July, rounding up to the nearest full days;
(b) Thereafter 10 days HPL on each 1st July and 1st January every year (i.e,20 days HPL for each completed year of service).
(c) On the date of retirement/resignation at the rate of 5/3 days per month for each completed calendar month in the relevant half year, rounding up to the nearest full day;
(d) On the date of removal/dismissal from service, 5/3 days per completed calendar month up to the end of the calendar month preceding the calendar month in which he is removed or dismissed;
(e) When a Govt. servant dies while in service,5/3 days per completed month of service up to the date of death.
(ii) Debit to the HPL account is made-
(a) When half pay leave is availed: to the extent it is availed;
(b) When the commuted leave is availed: double the number of days so availed.
(c) When the employee avails leave not due,
(d) 1/18th of the period of dies non in a half-year, subject to a maximum of 10 days, shall be reduced from the half pay leave to be credited for the next half-year,
(e) When the employee overstays after leave without prior sanction, number of days he so overstays.
(iii) HPL can be-
(a) Availed with or without medical certificate,
(b) Converted into full pay leave as ‘commuted leave’ if leave applied for is on medical ground; or
(c) Converted into full pay leave as ‘commuted leave’ up to a maximum of 180 days during the entire service, to be utilized for an approved study course.
(i) Commuted leave cab be taken-
(a) With medical certificate up to a maximum of ½ the amount of HPL due to an employee,
(b) CGHS beneficiaries should get the medical certificate from CGHS,
(c) Without medical certificate:
- Up to a maximum of 180 days during the entire service for an approved course of study certified to be in public interest,