Leave on Average Pay (LAP)

  • 30 days LAP in a calendar year.
  • All Railway employees permanent or temporary are eligible for LAP Rules for school staff are separate. (See here for Leave Rules for School Staff).
  • Shall be credited in advance in two installments of 15 days each on January 1st and July 1st of every calendar year.
  • Shall be carried forward subject to the maximum limit of 300 days.
  • If the credit is between 285-300 days, the new credit of 15 days may be kept seperate to first adjust LAP that the employee take during ensuing half year and the balance, if any, may be credited at the close of 6 months period keeping the maximum to 300.
    The maximum that may be granted at a time shall be 180 days.
  • 1/10 of the Extraordinary Leave availed during the previous half year is debited to the leave account.
  • New entrants will be given credit of two and a half days per month of the half year in which they join. Similar credit at the rate 2 and a half per month is given in case of death/retirement.


·         1.     Chapter 5 of  Indian Railway Establishment Code.



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Sat, 25/08/2012 - 18:43

hello sir,

i am taking training of technician signal grade2 from 31-07-2012  I want to know how many lap, sick leave is given to us during the 18 months trainng


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Narendra Kumar… (not verified)

Mon, 03/09/2012 - 19:30

tell me my HAP and LAP



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Pramod kumar193 (not verified)

Sat, 08/09/2012 - 08:29

Sir i worked at bgkt as a tec.3 diesel mech.i should do diploma in mechanical branch during job period. What's rule is railway. Thanks

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pramila (not verified)

Wed, 12/09/2012 - 23:36

sir, i am appointed through rrb in group 'c'  and the mentioned training period is 6 months.Then what will be the LAP & HLAP from joining dated on 07 SEP 06 TO 30 JUNE 12.pls show with multiplication.

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pramila (not verified)

Thu, 13/09/2012 - 18:22

Sir, in C&W the training period for a Technician in rrb ground is 6 months and in compensation ground it is 3 year.In our establishment they says that the LAP for compensation ground is 16 days in a year and the rrb candidates are avail 08 days for their training (6 months) period.so pls clarify me.

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shashi kant kumar (not verified)

Sat, 13/10/2012 - 15:12

sir is it possible for open line witout roster staff LAP, LAP, LAP(REST DAY) LAP, LAP, LAP, LAP, LAP, LAP, REST(REST DAY) or both rest day comming under LAP. Pls clear it

Dharmendra Kum…

Mon, 06/07/2015 - 00:44

I am a Trackmaintainer Gr.III. Working as a Trollyman under assistance division engineer
सर मेरा attendance कौन लगा सकते है
1. क्या मैं खुद attendance register में signature कर सकता हूँ।
2. मेरा attendance मेरे ऑफिस के क्लार्क भरते है।
3. सर इससे सम्बन्धित कोई letter हो तो कृपया मुझे भेजे

You had mentioned under LAP rules that a max of 180 days can be granted. However, to a comment under CCL rules, you had replied to a query that LAP max limit is 5 yrs. Which one is right? Pls clarify


Mon, 19/02/2018 - 11:32

Sir, i m a loco pilot , mumbai. If my sign off at 1.00 on 05.02.2018, my periodical rest is due. How many leave i had to take to rejoin my duty on 09.02.2018

Please state rules

But sir , now I am working at Bhandup booking office , my office is not ready to give me rest , they are saying that after APL rest can not be given , but they are not showing me any rule , now what to do

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Tue, 23/07/2019 - 14:53

Sir mera name TULSI CHARAN SINGH hai.....recently maine rrb bangalore se ITI technician (electrician) ka exam diya tha magar 1.5 marks se mai waiting list me aah gya......future me waiting clear hone ki koi chance hoti hai kya please reply......

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ajay muthreja

Thu, 25/07/2019 - 11:55

Hi sir,

I m an employee of WR motorman.i have my 310 days LAP in december 2018 n i have sent an application for encashment of 10 days on dec13 same year. But letter of sanctioning issued on 21 jan 2019 from DRM OFFICE. So from which account the leaves will b cut? 2018 or 2019 account? Plz help