(1) A person, on appointment in the Tribunal as a Chairperson, a Judicial Member and an Expert Member shall be entitled to leave as follows:
(i) earned leave at the rate of fifteen days for every completed calendar year of service;
(ii) half pay leave on medical certificate or on private affairs at the rate of twenty days in respect of each completed year of service and the leave salary for half pay leave shall be equivalent to half of the leave salary admissible during the earned leave;
(iii) leave on half pay can be commuted to full pay leave at the discretion of the Chairperson or Judicial Member or Expert Member, as the case may be, provided it is taken on medical grounds and is supported by a medical certificate from the competent medical authority;
(iv) extraordinary leave without pay and allowances upto a maximum period of one hundred eighty days in one term of office.
(2) If the Chairperson or a Judicial Member or an Expert Member, as the case may be, is unable to enjoy full vacation on account of his occupation with the Tribunal, he shall be entitled to add the unenjoyed period of vacation to the leave account.
Explanation-For the purpose of this sub-rule "vacation" means vacation of thirty days in each calendar year observed by the Tribunal.
(3) On the expiry of the term of his office in the Tribunal, the Chairperson or a Judicial Member or an Expat Member, as the case may be, shall be entitled to receive cash equivalent of leave salary in respect of the earned leave standing to his credit, subject to the condition that the maximum of leave encashed under this sub-rule shall not in any case exceed three hundred days.
(4) The Chairperson or a Judicial Member or an Expert Member, as the case may be, shall be entitled to receive the dearness allowance as admissible on the leave salary under sub-rule (2) at the rates in force on the date of the relinquishment of the office in the Tribunal.
(5) Leave sanctioning authority:-The Chairperson shall be the authority competent to sanctioning leave to a Judicial Member or an Expert Member and the President shall be the authority competent to sanction leave to the Chairperson.
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