Clarification regarding Encashment of Leave on Average Pay (LAP) while availing Privilege Pass/PTO

Railway Board Letter No
F(E)III/2008/LE1/1 dated 22.06.2011
Date
RBE No
95/2011
Circular Subject
Encashment of Leave on Average Pay (LAP) while availing Privilege Pass/PTO –Clarification regarding

 

References have been received in this office from some quarters seeking clarification as to whether Railway employees can avail encashment of leave in terms of Rule 540-A/R-I, 1985 Edition while proceeding on leave other than on LAP and Casual Leave.

2. The matter has been examined in consultation with the Department of Personnel & Training, the nodal department of the Government in the matter, and it is clarified that in order to claim encashment of LAP while availing Privilege Pass/PTO, in terms of the provisions contained in Rule 540-A/R-I, 1985 Edition and as modified/clarified from time to time, Railway employees are required to avail leave, including casual leave. Holidays, including Restricted Holidays, do not come within the ambit of the definition of leave for the aforesaid purpose.

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