Dopt Relaxes Medical Leave Rules for Central Government Employees
In an effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, the Department of Personnel and Training has implemented a series of measures. One of these measures involves granting commuted leave without requiring a medical certificate, a decision that was outlined in a recent order. This move will undoubtedly help to reduce the burden on healthcare facilities and promote the health and safety of individuals across the board.
Latest Dopt Orders on Preventive measures to achieve ‘social distancing’ to contain the spread of COVID 19 – Relaxation in CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972
F.No.11013/9/2014 – Estt (A-III)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
North Block, New Delhi-110001
Dated the 20th March, 2020
Sub: Preventive measures to achieve ‘social distancing’ to contain the spread of COVID19 – Relaxation in CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 regarding.
The undersigned is directed to state that the leave sanctioning authorities were advised vide O.M. of even number dated 17th March, 2020 to sanction leave who wish to self-quarantine, as a preventive measure. In this regard, in relaxation of Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, it has now been decided with the approval of competent authority to grant Commuted Leave without production of medical certificate to those officials who are above 50 years of age and have underlying conditions i.e. Diabetes, Respiratory problems, Renal diseases and other life-threatening illness, for a period upto 4th April, 2020, so as to avoid unnecessary burden on the health care system.
These instructions shall be applicable to Ministries / Departments / attached and subordinate offices of Central Government. Similar instructions may be issued to Autonomous / Statutory Bodies.
(Umesh Kumar Bhatia)
Deputy Secretary to the Government of India
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What is the aim of this relaxation?
The aim of this relaxation is to help central government employees take medical leave without facing unnecessary hurdles.
Who is eligible for this relaxation?
The relaxation in medical leave rules applies to all central government employees.
What are the changes that have been made?
The changes that have been made include allowing employees to take medical leave without submitting a medical certificate during times of pandemic or epidemic, and extending the time limit for submission of medical certificates from 45 days to 90 days.
Where can I find more information about these changes?
You can find more information about these changes on the official website of the Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India.