Casual leave is not a recognized form of leave. Casual Leave is intended essentially for short periods of absence due to unexpected contingencies. The Government servant on casual leave is not treated as absent from duty and his pay is not intermitted.
Central Government servants are entitled to 8 days Casual Leave in a calendar year.
It is clarified that the entitlement of 8 days Casual Leave is subject to the condition that not more than 5 days Casual Leave may be allowed at any onetime.
The head of the office may, however, waive this condition in any individual case if he considers that exceptional circumstances are justifying a relaxation in this regard.
All the unutilized Casual Leave lapses and not carried forward at the end of every year i.e. on 31 Dec.
Sundays and closed holidays can be prefixed or suffixed to the casual leave.
Public holidays and weekly off falling within a period of Casual leave should not be counted as part of the Casual leave.
Restricted holidays can also be prefixed or suffixed to Casual leave.
Casual Leave can be combined with Special Casual leave, but where it is permissible to grant regular leave in combination with special casual leave, casual leave should not be granted in combination with both special casual leave and regular leave.
Casual leave can be taken while on tour/LTC.
Casual leave cannot be combined with any other kind of leave (such as EL, HPL, EOL, etc. and joining time.
Grant of half a day’s casual leave to a Government servant is permissible. The lunch interval will be the dividing line for the grant of half a day’s casual leave. The delay in attendance is also regularized by granting CL for half day.
Half-d-day’s casual leave should be debited to the casual leave account of a Government servant for each late attendance but late attendance up to an hour, on not more than two occasions in a month maybe condoned by the competent authority, if it is satisfied that the late attendance is due to unavoidable reasons.
If a Government servant having only half a day’s casual leave at his credit avails it in the afternoon of a day and is unable to resume duty on the next working day due to sickness or other compelling grounds, he may be permitted to combine half-a-day’s casual leave with regular leave by way of exception.
If a Government servant having only half a day’s casual leave at his credit who has applied for regular leave shall not be permitted to avail of the half a day’s casual leave on the afternoon on the day preceding the commencement of his leave.
If a Government servant, leaves office early before the time for closing of office without permission, half-a-day’s casual leave should be debited to his casual leave account for each such early departure from office.