Leave Rules

General conditions

  1. Leave cannot be claimed by the employee as a matter of right. The right to grant or refuse leave vests in the authority competent to sanction leave.
  2. The leave usually commences on the day charge is handed over and ends on the day the charge is taken over again.
  3. Leave sanctioning authority cannot alter the kind of leave due and applied for except at the written request of the employee.
  4. Leave already availed maybe converted into another kind of leave on employee's request retrospectively but not after retirement.
  5. Leave cannot be sanctioned for more than 5 years.
  6. Combination of holidays preceding or in continuation of leave is permitted. In case of medical certificate of sickness, the holidays will be part of sickness leave.
  7. The employee is not permitted to take up any employment during the period of leave.
  8. Employee should take permission to leave headquarters specially for private visits abroad. When permission to visit abroad is sought, information relating to the proposed and previous private visits should be furnished in the prescribed proforma.

Planning for Leave

  • Employees should be encouraged to take leave periodically or annually as per instructions by Department of Personnel and Training.
  • Detailed plan should be made out for sanction of leave to staff by turn keeping in view priorities of staff and work.
  • Normally leave should not be refused in particular during last 10 years of service.
  • Going on leave is beneficial to both Railway employee and organization as employee return refreshed from leave. 


1.     Chapter 5 of  Indian Railway Establishment Code.



Thu, 17/03/2011 - 13:47



Thu, 17/05/2012 - 21:05


         I am working as station master. I have planned my leave as follow ;- Rest [ 7 days LAP] Rest . As I am working in continuous roaster both the rests are my proper rest as per my roaster. Is such type of leave admissible or not?

ashutosh tiwari

Mon, 04/06/2012 - 10:54

sir i want to know if i absent without giving any prior information for 1 or 2 days will it cause break of service or deduction of payment.

ashutosh tiwari

Mon, 04/06/2012 - 23:08

sir i would like to know about the benefits of doing diploma from institute of permanent way engineering conducted by railways only,i am currently working in grade pay 1800 and would like to know about the chances of my promotion and can i go to officer rank with the help of this course.thank you

Just having this Diploma wont take take you to officer post my friend. This can be an additional qualification if you clear the Group B officer exam and go to the interview. But for you to write to Officer exam first you have to be in GP 4200. Aim for that first.

If you are already in Engg dept this course give you a better  working knowledge and clearly this can help you in your career.

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Guest (not verified)

Mon, 27/08/2012 - 11:23

I've joined as SSE in MAS division after 8 years service as SM by RRB selection. But i've taken extra 4 days to join as SSE after technical resignation to old post. So these period is taken in which account, can i get joining time or not?

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Rituraj (not verified)

Wed, 29/08/2012 - 22:22

I am a sports person working in Railways, i request you to kindly provide any circular regarding half day spairing of sports person for practice.


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shyamalendu Dey (not verified)

Thu, 30/08/2012 - 20:33


      can  a SAG grade officer change rule of LAP viz. leave can only be availed from the date  mentioned in the application and cannot be availed later


Wed, 15/11/2017 - 06:13

Sir. Mai rrb Sa (SC) kota tech III appoint hua aur ab tech II hai.mutual partner (UR) apprentice Karka class IV hua aur ab tech III hai. Baki same post same designation  same office  same iti. Hai.kia mutual hoga please replay. Aur niame ja rule bola.




Mon, 19/02/2018 - 10:13

Sir, i am a loco pilot at mumbai. After s/off at 1.00 on 02.02.2018, if my periodical rest is due & i want to avail one cl, after what time i can take my duty after availing rest & leave, please state with rule or send to my email

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N malleswararao

Sat, 30/06/2018 - 07:28


Recently I have blessed with a child, as the birth of child happened before the expected date so I am unable to apply for paternity leave priorly.but immediate day I have informed our immediate officer(AXEN), he said enjoy paternity leave days 100% but during my leave period controlling officer (Dy.CE)called and warned me about that I didn't inform him regarding paternity leave and he is instructing offiicials to don't forward my paternity leave application to him for sanction.kindly suggest the necessary step to take.