A GOVERNMENT SERVANT ON CASUAL LEAVE OR ON QUARANTINE LEAVE IS NOT TREATED AS ABSENT FROM DUTY AND HIS PAY AND ALLOWANCES ARE NOT INTERMITTED, AS SUCH LEAVE IS NOT RECOGNIZED AS REGULAR LEAVE. CASUAL LEAVE SHOULD NOT ORDINARILY EXCEED 10 DAYS AT A TIME AND 25 DAYS DURING ANY ONE CALENDAR YEAR. THE SANCTIONING AUTHORITY MAY, HOWEVER, GRANT CASUAL LEAVE UP TO 15 DAYS AT A TIME IN SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES. NO GOVERNMENT SERVANT MAY LEAVE HIS HEADQUARTERS DURING CASUAL LEAVE OR HOLIDAYS EXCEPT WITH THE PERMISSION OF THE SANCTIONING AUTHORITY.
ACCORDING TO RULE 8.61 OF CSR (PUNJAB) VOLUME I, PART-I, A Government servant on casual leave or on quarantine leave is not treated as absent from duty and his pay and allowances are not intermitted, as such leave is not recognized regular leave and is not subject to the rules in this Chapter. RULE 8.62 – Rules regulating the grant of casual leave are given in Appendix-17.
Casual leave account of officers and Stenographers of officers of the
rank of Deputy Secretary and above should be maintained in the
Establishment and Accounts Branch of the Department concerned.
Their applications should be marked to the Establishment and
Accounts Branch which will add the casual leave account of the
applicants and submit the papers to the concerned officers
immediately for orders.
(v) When the officers proceed on leave or tour, their Stenographers
should report for duty to the Deputy Secretary in charge of the Wing
in the Department.
(vi) Casual leave account of the ministerial establishment including
Section Stenographers should be maintained in the Section in which
they are working.
(vii) No Government servant should leave his headquarters during casual
leave or holidays without the permission of the leave sanctioning
(viii) Government servants are not entitled to casual leave as of right. The
casual leave is granted to them by way of grace to enable
Government servants to attend to their private affairs of casual