COVID 19 - Spl Casual Leave for AP Employees - GO 45 Regularization of hospitalization/quarantine period

COVID 19 - Spl Casual Leave for AP Employees - GO 45 Regularization of hospitalization/quarantine period  Public Services- Regularization of hospitalization/quarantine period during COVID-19 Pandemic - Sanction w.e.f. 25-03-2020 - Orders - Issued. FINANCE (HR.IV- FR&LR) DEPARTMENT G.O.MS.No. 45 Dated: 05-07-2021. These orders shall be applicable w.e.f. 25.03.2020

COVID 19 - Spl Casual Leave for AP Employees - GO 45 Regularization of hospitalization/quarantine period 

Public Services- Regularization of hospitalization/quarantine period during COVID-19 Pandemic - Sanction w.e.f. 25-03-2020 - Orders - Issued. FINANCE (HR.IV- FR&LR) DEPARTMENT.  G.O.MS.No. 45 Dated: 05-07-2021. 

Read the Following:-
1. O.M. No.13020/1/2019, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions, Department of Personnel and Training, Government of India, dt. 07.06.2021.

ORDER:
The Government has been receiving several references/queries requesting for clarification relating to treatment of the hospitalization/quarantine period during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Government of India have issued guidelines regarding regularization of hospitalization/quarantine period during COVID-19 Pandemic, vide reference read above.

2. After careful examination of the matter and keeping in view the hardships faced by the Government servants, it has been decided to treat the period of absence, in relaxation of A.P. Leave Rules,1933 as under, duly adopting the O.M. of Government of India in the reference read above.
Sl. No.   Situation  Treatment of period of absence 
When the Government  servant himself is COVID  Positive and is in home  isolation/quarantine  (i) Shall be granted Commuted Leave up to  20 days, if due and admissible, without  Medical Certificate, on mere production  of his COVID positive report.  
(ii) If Commuted Leave is not available,  he/she shall be granted Special Casual  Leave (SCL) for 15 days, followed by  Earned Leave (EL) or Half Pay Leave  (HPL) of 5 days and, in case of EL/HPL  is also not available, he/she shall be given  Extra Ordinary Leave (EOL) without  insisting on production of Medical  Certificate, and the period shall also be  counted for qualifying service. 
When the Government  servant himself is COVID  positive, and is in home  isolation and has also been  hospitalized.  (i) Shall be granted Commuted Leave/ SCL/  EL for a period up to 20 days starting  from the time having tested COVID  positive, if the period of home quarantine  /discharge from hospital falls within 20  days, as per Sl.No.1 above. 
(ii) In case of hospitalization beyond the 20th day from his/her testing COVID positive,  he/she shall be granted Commuted leave,  on production of documentary proof of  hospitalization.  
(iii) If, however, after discharge from the  hospital, the Government servant is  required to remain at home for post  COVlD recovery, he/she may be granted  leave of any kind due and admissible to  him/her, with the approval of the  concerned Competent Authority, as per  the A.P. Leave Rules, 1933. It is only  when the Commuted Leave is not  available to the credit of the Government  servant that SCL of 15 days or EL or  EOL shall be considered. 
When a dependent family  member of Government  servant is COVID positive or  parents, whether dependent or  not, living with him are  COVID positive.  (i) Shall be granted SCL of 15 days on  production of COVID positive report of  dependent family member/parents.   (ii) In case of active hospitalization of any of  the family member/parents even after 15  days of the expiry of SCL, the  Government Servant may be granted  leave of any kind due and admissible  beyond 15 days of SCL till their discharge  from hospital. After discharge from the  hospital of dependent family member/  parents, if the Government servant wishes  to avail further leave, he shall be  considered for the leave due and  admissible as per the A.P. Leave Rules,  1933, subject to functional requirements  and sanction of leave by the Competent  Authority. The Competent Authority is  advised to take a liberal view in such  cases and its decision in the matter shall  be final. 
When the Government  Servant comes into direct  contact with a COVID  positive person and remains in  Home Quarantine.  He/she shall be treated as on duty/Work from  Home for a period of seven days. For any  period beyond that, his/her attendance shall  be regulated as per the instructions given by  the office concerned, where he/she is working.
The period of Quarantine  spent by Government servant,  as a precautionary measure,  residing in the Containment   Zone.  He/she shall be treated as on duty/Work from  home till the Containment Zone is de-notified. 

3. These orders shall be applicable w.e.f. 25.03.2020. The past cases, wherever settled, shall be re-opened if the same is beneficial to the Government servant, and where he/she makes a request in writing for review.

4. All the Secretariat departments and the Heads of departments shall take necessary action accordingly
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4 comments:

  1. Is the heading correct for this sir? It's very clear that eligible for commutted leave , if that's not available then asked to go for our spl CL, and if not available then to go for EL....

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