As provided in the explanation
below Rule 11 of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, Casual
Leave (CL) is not a recognized form of leave and
is not subject to any rules made by the Government of India. A
Government servant on casual leave is not treated as absent from
duty and his pay is not intermitted.
administrative reason and in order to ensure, as far as possible,
uniformity of treatment in this respect, the following instructions
have been (almost universally) laid down by various organizations:-
Leave can be granted only when this can be done without
inconvenience to public, or administration, and the work of the
employee can be distributed and performed by the remaining staff or
can be held up without inconvenience till his return to duty.
Leave is limited to maximum
of 8 days in
a calendar year.
The number of days specified is maximum only and no one can claim
the maximum number of days as a matter of right.
appointed and joining duty during the middle of a calendar year may
be allowed Casual Leave proportionately, or to the full extent (8
days) at the discretion of the Competent Authority.
Leave is intended essentially for short periods of absence due to
unexpected contingencies. Such leave should ordinarily be granted
for short periods of 1, 2 or 3 days but not
exceeding 5 days at any one time.
The head of the office may however waive this condition in any
individual case if he considers that there are exceptional
circumstances justifying a relaxation in this regard.
the year-end (31 Dec), un-utilized Casual
Leave lapses and
not carried forward.
Sundays, Public Holidays and weekly offs falling within the period
of Casual Leave, or preceding or following it, should not be counted
as part of the Casual Leave.
Leave can be combined with Special Casual Leave but not with any
other kind of leave (such as EL, HPL, EOL, etc.). It cannot be
combined with joining time.
Leave can be taken while on tour, but no daily allowance will be
admissible for the period of CL.
LTC can be availed
during Casual Leave.
be taken for half day also.
Delay in attendance is also regularized by granting CL for half day.
authority competent to grant Casual Leave is the head
of the office,
and where the applicant is himself the head of the office, the
authority immediately superior to him. The Head of the office under
the control of a Gazetted officer may delegate the power to grant
casual leave to any authority subordinate to the latter. The
decision of this authority to grant or not to grant casual leave is
CLs admissible for different Joining
Months will be as follows :- Jan - 7, Feb - 6.5, Mar - 6, Apr - 5,
May - 4.5, Jun - 4, July - 3, Aug - 2.5, Sep - 2, Oct - 1.5, Nov -
1, and Dec - Nil. However, in
such cases the competent
authority may grant more CLs but not exceeding 8 days.