Leave to a Railway servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RBE No. 186/2019
New Delhi dated 01.11.2019
The General Managers/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.
Sub : Leave to a Railway servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty – reg.
In pursuance to the decision taken by the Government, the Ministry of Railways have decided that leave applied under Rule 522 of IREC Vol.-I, shall not be refused or revoked without reference to the Medical Authority, whose advice shall be binding. Further, any leave debited for the period(s) granted after receipt of the certificate of disability of the Medical Authority, shall be remitted back into the leave account of the Railway servant. The Certificate of Disability is required to be issued in Annexure III-A, which should be signed by a Government doctor of a Government medical board. Further, a Railway servant who is granted leave in accordance with the provisions of clause (b) of sub rule (1) of rule 522 of IREC Vo.-I, the provisions of section 20 of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016 (49 of 2016) shall, suo-motu, apply.
2. This order shall take effect from 19.04.2017.
3. The provisions in respect of Leave Rules are contained in Chapter-5 of Indian Railway Establishment Code (IREC), Volume-I, 1985 Edition (Reprint Edition-2008). In view of this, in exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to Article 309 of the Constitution, the President is pleased to direct that Leave Rules may be amended as per enclosed Advance Correction Slip
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
5. Please acknowledge receipt.
DA:- Correction Slip.
(N P Singh)
Joint Director Estt.(P&A),