No. 19011/16/88- Allowances
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training

New Delhi, the 15th January, 1988


Subject: Utilisation of holidays / off days for journey period in case of transfer from one station to another of an official at his own request

The undersigned is directed to refer to this Department’s OM No.19011/33/81- Estt. (Al), dated 29.1.83 in which instructions have been issued that in the cas4e of no objection to his being granted regular leave, as admissible, by the competent authority under the leave rules applicable to him to cover the period between the date of handing over charge at an old station and that of taking over at the new station if the government servant applies for it and the competent Authority is willing to sanction it. Accordingly, when an official is relieved on transfer at his own request on the eve of holiday/ holidays and reports for duty at the transferred Station in the forenoon after the holiday/ holidays, the employee is required to, take leave for the intervening holidays.

2. The question whether the Government servant is required to take regular leave to cover such holidays has been under intervening holidays may be deemed to have been availed of by the Government servant as ‘holidays’ and he may not be required to take leave for such holiday/ holidays.

3. Pay for holidays intervening the date of relief and the date of joining the new place will be borne by the Department where the Government servant joins after his transfer.

4. In so far as the persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Departments are concerned, this issues with the concurrence of the Comptroller and Auditor General of India.

5. Hindi version of the O.M. is also enclosed.

(S.K. Sreedharan)

Under Secretary to the Govt. of India


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