Section 20   [ View Judgements ]

Leave to a Government servant who is unlikely to be fit to return to duty


(1)(a) When a Medical Authority has reported that there is no reasonable prospect that the Government servant will even be fit to return to duty, leave shall not necessarily be refused to such Government servant.



(b) The leave may be granted, if due, by the authority competent to grant leave on the following conditions:-



(i) if the Medical Authority is unable to say with certainty that the Government servant will never again be fit for service, leave not exceeding twelve months in all may be granted and such leave shall not be extended without further reference to a Medical Authority;



(ii) if a Government servant is declared by a Medical Authority to be completely and permanently incapacitated for further service, leave or an extension of eave may be granted to him after the report of the Medical Authority has been received, provided the amount of leave as debited to the leave account together with any period of duty beyond the date of the report of the Medical Authority does not exceed six months.



(2) A Government servant who is declared by a Medical Authority to be completely and permanently incapacitated for further service shall -



(a) if he is on duty, shall not be invalidated from service during his service period;



(b) if he is already on leave, the period of leave or an extension thereafter to the extent permissible under sub-rule (1) of this rule and even beyond that may be granted as per relevant rule(s).

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