Recommendation of Fifth Central Pay Commission relating to grant of COMMUTED LEAVE / LEAVE ON MEDICAL CERTIFICATE to Gazetted and Non-Gazetted Governemnt Servants
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training )
New Delhi, Dated the 7th October, 1997
SUBJECT :Recommendation of Fifth Central Pay Commission relating to grant of COMMUTED LEAVE / LEAVE ON MEDICAL CERTIFICATE to Gazetted and Non-Gazetted Governemnt Servants.
The undersigned is directed to say that under the provisions of Rule 19 of Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules,1972, an application for leave on medical certificate made by-
a Gazetted Govt. servant shall be accompanied by a medical certificate in Form 3 given by an Authorised Medical Attendant;
a Non-Gazetted Government servant shall be accompanied by a medical certificate in Form 4 given by an Authorised Medical Attendant or a Registered Medical Practitioner;
defining as clearly as possible the nature and probable duration of the illness.
The Fifth Central Pay Commission, in para 117.14 of its report, has recommended that medical leave for all the categories of Government employees should be sanctioned only on production of medical/fitness certificate from either a doctor in a CGHS Dispensary or from an Authorised Medical Attendant in places where CGHS Dispensaries are not available. This recommendation is under consideration of the Govt. and pending a final decision thereon, the President is pleased to decide that a non-gazetted Govt. servant applying for leave on medical certificate would be required to produce the requisite Medical/ Fitness certificate from a CGHS doctor in case the employee is a beneficiary of the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS) and is residing in the area covered by the CGHS at the time of illness.
These orders take effect from 1st November, 1997. Formal amendments to the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules,1972 are being issued separately.
In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.
Hindi version is enclosed.
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