PC VI No.266
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
New Delhi, dated: 22.06.2011.
The General Managers/FA&CAOs,
All Zonal Railways/Production Units,
(As per Mailing List).
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 Editionwhile 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-l, 1985 Edition and as modifled/clarifléd 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.
3. Please acknowledge receipt.
Deputy Director Finance (Estt)III,