Government of India
Ministry of Defence
Department of Military Affairs
New Delhi, 1st Jun,2020
1. The Chief of the Army Staff
2. The Chief of the Naval Staff
3. The Chief of the Air Staff
Subject : Regularisation of absence period on account of lockdown due to orders of GOI/State Govt./Local authorities/service Hqrs on account of anti-COVID 19 measures with Special Casual Leave in respect of Army/Navy/Air Force Personnel.
I am directed to convey the sanction of the President to regularise the absence period on account of ‘Lockdown‘ due to orders of GOI/State Govt./Local authorities/service Hqrs. on account of anti COVID-19 measures as Special Casual Leave in r/o Army/Navy/Air Force personnel.
2. Personnel are permitted to utilise fastest available means of travel (as per their entitled class/mode so as to return to their units at the earliest, post-lifting of lockdown.
3. The grant of Special Casual Leave period shall not have any impact on current leave entitlement and permissible service of the personnel.
(Ajay Kumar V R)
Under Secretary to the Government of India