1. Long Pending demand of the Railway Federations for exemption of all the running staff including Drivers, Assistant Drivers, Motormen, Shunters, Guards etc. and Station Masters /Assistant Station Masters for encashment of Leave on Average Pay(LAP) while availing Railway Passes/PTOs, was under examination by the Board. After taking into the nature of their duties, it has been decided to permit encashment of leave to the aforesaid Railway servants in cases where leave is refused but Pass/PTO is availed.
2. These orders shall be effective from the date of issue of this letter.