Ref: Confdn/Covid-19/Special Casual Leave
Dated – 19.08.2020
The Cabinet Secretary
Government of India
New Delhi – 110001
Sub : Treating the period of absence due to COVID-19 as “Special Casual Leave” – Reg.
A number of COVID-19 cases among the Central Government employees are being reported every day. The staff are subjected to man to man transmission of the Corona virus during the course of performing duty or otherwise. COVID-19 Positive Central Government Employees are sent to either Home or Hospital Isolation and those come in contact are quarantined for 14 days. It is reported that, in these cases; the employees are being asked to apply for their own leave, which is not justified.
It may not be out of the context to mention here that, there has been a provision of Quarantine Leave in case of highly infectious diseases, This is a new disease and highly infectious with rapid transmission from man to man.
It is therefore requested to kindly cause necessary instructions to all Central Government Departments to Grant Special Casual Leave or Quarantine leave as the case may be.
Hoping for a positive action,
(R. N. Parashar)
Source : Confederation