(See Article 71)


1. These rules, as sanctioned by the Board, are as follows :-

(i) Casual leave, or a short occasional absence on full pay, is not claimable, but may be granted as a favour when it can be done without causing extra expense to the Board, and Heads of Departments will subject to this condition, exercise the option of granting or withholding it.

(ii) Leave of this description, not being provided for by the Pension and Leave Rules, is not recognised under them, does not affect any privileges they confer, and need not be reported to the Board.

(iii) Casual leave means absence with the previously obtained consent and on the responsibility of a superior. It may be given by Heads of Departments to their subordinates, of whatever rank or grade, without further sanction or report, and should be obtained by them under the same circumstances from the Chairman.

(iv) The limit of casual leave to each individual is twenty days in the calendar year, but not more than half of the limit can be granted in an unbroken period.

Note : In the case of Dock Masters, Master Pilots and Pilots casual leave in excess of 10 days may be granted at a time on grounds of certified illness.

(v) Casual leave cannot be granted immediately preceding or following any other leave or any succession of holidays. The expression "succession of holidays" is used to prevent casual leave being taken with, for instance, Christmas holidays.

(vi) Person on casual leave may leave Bombay for the time with the knowledge and consent of the authority who sanctioned the leave.

(vii) Authentic memoranda of the periods of absence on casual leave by the members of the department should be kept in each office and an officer, before disposing of an application for casual leave, should refer to such memoranda to see that the limit in the year has not been exceeded.

(viii) Subject to the Chairman’s approval, Heads of Departments may grant special casual leave on full pay to all employees who are members of a unit in the Home Guards, the Indian Territorial Force, St. John’s Ambulance Brigade Overseas, or of officially recognised Scouts Associations, to attend parades, training camps, practice firing or other military duties. Such leave will not be debited to the ordinary casual leave account referred to in sub-rule (iv) and is not subject to conditions in sub-rules (iv), (v) and (vii).

2. Attention is drawn to the fact that such leave is granted as a favour only, and entirely at the discretion of Heads of Departments.

3. Much inconvenience to the business of the Board is at times experienced by members of the establishment absenting themselves for a day or two at a time without previous sanction as required by Rule 1(iii).

With reference to such a case, it is pointed out :-

(a) that absence without leave involves forfeiture of pay and allowances and constitutes an interruption of service unless subsequently condoned;

(b) that it rests with Heads of Departments to deal with such cases in accordance with the merits of each. They can either –

(1) exact the full penalty and report the case; or

(2) recommend, should there be sufficient reason, the grant of leave without pay, which would condone the interruption of service; or

(3) grant, should the circumstances justify it, casual leave retrospectively, and so condone the absence, or recommend the grant of other leave, should casual leave not be admissible.

(c) in judging of the merits of each case, it is within the discretion of the Head of the Department to require the production of a medical certificate, if necessary, if the plea is sickness. But, as a general rule, it is not the custom to require a medical certificate for periods of absence not exceeding two days.

Notes to Appendix `A’

Special Casual Leave/Additional Special Casual Leave

I. Family Welfare Programme :

1. Vasectomy : TRs Nos.1085/1959, 409/1976, 74/1977, 120/1979,

2. Tubectomy : TRs Nos.1350/1959, 409/1976, 120/1979

3. I.U.D. : TR No. 716/1967

4. Recanalisation : TR No. 120/1979

(CA’s circular No.CA/F/FWP-1(80)/13766 of 23rd April 1980)

II. Blood Donation : : TR No. 1287/1967

III. Sports : : TRs. No. 543/1975 48/1982 (For Asiad only)

IV. Attendance for Labour Conferences : TRs. No. 971/1959   209/1960

V. Workers’ Education Scheme : TR No. 1163/1970

VI. Members of Territorial Army : TRs. No. 900/1953, 1480/1971, 1610/1972,                                                                  254/1973

VII. Anti-Rabic Treatment : (See Appendix G-I).