No 51-4/2011- SPB – 11
Government of India
Ministry of Communications & IT
Department of Posts
Dak Bhavan, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001
- All Chief Postmasters General
- All Postmasters General
Sir / Madam,
It is observed that HSG.I Postmaster is competent to grant only casual leave to the staff working under him/her. The applications for grant of other kind of leave to staff are forwarded by him/her to the Division office for approval. It has been brought to the notice of the Directorate that at times the said procedure takes time and if such officials who donot have casual leave left in their accounts want to proceed on earned leave immediately to some unforeseen circumstances, they face problems in proceeding on leave at short notice.
2. The matter has been looked into. It has been decided by the competent authority in the Directorate that in such pressing circumstances, HSG I Postmasters while recommending earned leave may relieve the official of his duties in anticipation of grant of leave by the competent authority, provided :
I. The earned leave applied for by the individual is not for more than the period of three days.
II. No substitute is required in case the official proceeds on leave.
III. The leave may be recommended by the HSG I Postmaster by recording that it is being recommended subject to the availability of leave in the credit of the applicant.
IV. The official may be relieved after duly following the procedure of handing/taking over of the charge.
V. If later on the sanctioning authority finds that the official does not have the leave applied for to his credit he should obtain the revised application from the individual for the kind of leave he/she is entitled to at the earliest.
VI. If the official needs earned leave for more than three days or wants to extend the earned leave beyond three days he should apply for same well in advance so that it is sanctioned as per the existing procedure.