What says Master Circular No. 10 Section 7.9 on Special Casual Leave
7.9 Absence due to Bandh, Curfew & Other Disturbances
Unless any specific instructions are issued by the Board for any particular bandh, disturbances etc., HODs are competent to grant special casual leave to their staff, a subject to their being satisfied that the absence is due to reasons beyond their control, in the following cases and the position should be reported to the Board after sanction: –
(i) Failure of transport facilities, if the distance to be traveled is more than 3 miles/5 KMs to the place of duty;
(ii) In case of picketing or disturbances or curfew, the above condition of distance may not be insisted upon; and
(iii) Disorganization of train services either on account of train accident or floods, when no other mode of transport could have been availed of to reach the place of duty.
[Ref: E(LU) 71/ST2/9, dated 29.11.1972], E(LR)II/71/ST2/2, dated 24.08.1979],
E(LR)II/81/ST2/1. dated 03.11.1981] and E (LR) II/81/ST2/1, dated 28.04.1982]
(iv) In case of employees who proceed on leave but are unable to return to place of duty owing to dislocation of train services on account of floods, subject to their producing a certificate from the SM or supervisory staff in charge at the station nearest to the breach indicating that the employee had reported to him on a particular date and had to hold on at that station up to the time of restoration of communication.
Special casual leave in such cases can be combined with any other kind of leave. (For those who proceeded on duty, such forced halts may be treated as duty.)
[Ref: E(G) 66 LE2-38, dated 20.08.1966]