F.R. & S.R. – PART III - Leave Rules


Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

New Delhi, dated the 29th March, 2012.


GSR. ........ (E) In exercise of the powers conferred by the proviso to article 309 read with clause (5) of article 148 of the Constitution and after consultation with the Comptroller and Auditor-General of India in relation to persons serving in the Indian Audit and Accounts Department the President hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 namely: -

(1) These rules may be called the Central Civil Services (Leave) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2012.

(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.

2. In the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 for rule 12, the following rule shall be substituted, namely:-

"12. (1) No Government Servant shall be granted leave of any kind for a continuous period exceeding five years.

(2) Unless the President, in view of the exceptional circumstances of the case. otherwise determines, a Government servant who remains absent from duty for a continuous period exceeding five years other than on foreign service, with or without leave, shall be deemed to have resigned from the Government service:

Provided that a reasonable opportunity to explain the reasons for such absence shall be given to that Government servant before provisions of sub-rule (2) are invoked".

F.No. 13026/2/2010-Estt.(L)

(Mamta Kundra)
Joint Secretary to the Government of India

Note: The principal rules were published vide Notification No. S.O. 940 dated 8th April, 1972 and were last amended vide Notification number G.S.R. …… dated 28th March, 2012.