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    Can a newly joined primary school teacher get casual leave? What is the meaning of continuous and satisfactory performance? Does it mean that he cannot take any leave?


    YES………..Leave admissible to the Primary teacher
    The Primary teachers appointed substantively may be allowed the following kinds of leave:
    (a) Casual Leave
    – Casual Leave for short period may be granted at the discretion of the
    sanctioning authority to a teacher on full pay for not more than 14 days during a calendar year
    but it shall not entail an absence of more than 7 consecutive days at a time, including Sundays
    and / or holidays, except under very special circumstances to be recorded in writing.
    Provided that Sundays and / or holidays preceding, following or intervening any period of casual leave shall not be counted as part of such leave.
    (b) Maternity Leave-
    (i) A female teacher or non-teaching employees may be granted maternity leave on
    full average pay for a period of 180 days from the date of commencement.
    (ii) Maternity leave may be granted to such female teacher on full pay not
    exceeding a period of 45 days in case of miscarriage or abortion if the request for
    such leave is supported by an appropriate medical certificate from a registered
    medical practitioner.
    (c) Compensatory leave – If a teacher under specific orders of the Primary School Council is detained for duties and prevented from availing himself / herself, either in full or in part, of
    the vacation, during which the Primary Schools remains closed, he / she shall be entitled to
    get leave on full pay for the number of days which is such proportion of 30 days as the number
    of days of vacation not taken leave to the full vacation of the year, subject to the conditions that
    such detention of the teacher and a copy of the order shall forthwith be forwarded to the
    Board, and that when such leave amounts to 240 days at the credit of permanent teacher, he /
    she shall cease to earn such leave.
    (d) Half Pay Leave – A teacher may be granted half pay leave on appropriate medical
    certificate on the ground of his / her illness or private affairs not exceeding 30 days for each
    completed year of service: Provided that no half pay leave shall granted for more than 180 days at a time.
    (e) Commuted Leave – Commuted leave, not exceeding half the amount of half pay leave due, may be granted on medical ground on production of appropriate medical certificate or on the ground of private affairs subject to the conditions that –
    (i) the commuted leave during the entire period of service shall be limited to the
    maximum of 180 days on full pay;
    (ii) that twice the amount of commuted leave granted shall be debited against the
    half pay leave due; and
    (iii) that the total duration of the commuted leave taken in conjunction with the
    compensatory leave in lieu of duty during vacation in terms of Clause (d) subject
    further to the conditions that
    (A) no commuted leave under this Clause may be granted, unless the authority
    competent to sanction leave has reason to believe that the teacher will return to
    duty on its expiry, and
    a teacher on commuted leave is entitled to leave salary equal to twice the
    amount admissible to him under Clause (d) above.
    (f) Leave on Medical Ground – A permanent teacher may be granted leave on medical
    ground on full pay for a period of 15 days for each completed year of service spent on duty on
    production of resuming charge:
    Provided that the total period of such leave shall not exceed 180 days during the entire period of service; Provided that the total period of such leave in conjunction with leave in terms of Clauses (c) and (d) shall not exceed the maximum limit as prescribed in Clause(d).
    (g) Extraordinary Leave without Pay – Extraordinary leave without pay may be granted to a teacher under special circumstances when no other leave may commute retrospectively the
    period of absence without leave into extraordinary leave without pay:
    Provided that the total duration of such leave in conjunction with any other leave shall not, at
    any time, exceed 24 months.
    (h) Special Leave – Special leave with full pay may be granted on grounds and for the period
    as stated in the following Clauses –
    (i) in case of detention in lawful custody without trial for the period of such
    (ii) in case of prolonged illness making the teacher bed-ridden for a long time not
    exceeding 18 months; in such cases the Council shall be the leave sanctioning
    authority on scrutiny of the application accompanied by appropriate medical
    (iii) for participation in conferences, Council meetings or meetings of recognized
    All India Federation of Teachers’ Association for the actual period required on
    production of certificate of actual attendance from the Associations;
    (iv) for attending as delegates at the annual general conference / meetings of
    recognized association of Primary Teachers for the actual period required
    including the days taken for the forward and return journeys to and from the venue
    of such conference / meeting subject to submission of certificates of actual
    attendance from the Association.
    (i) Quarantine Leave – Quarantine leave being the leave of absence from duty necessitated by order not to attend School in consequences of the presence of infectious disease in the family or household of a teacher may be granted such leave over and above or in continuation of other kinds of leave for a period not exceeding 21 days or in exceptional circumstances, 30
    days on submission of a certificate from Medical or Public Health Office subject to the
    condition that any leave necessary for quarantine purpose in excess of this period shall be
    treated as absent from the duty and his pay is not intermitted.
    List of infectious diseases for the purpose of the Clause is given below:-
    (i) Small Pox (ii) Scarlet fever (iii) Plague (Bueekmonic or Bubionic) (iv) Typhus
    and (v) Cerebro-spinal meningitis.
    Teachers appointed on deputation against deputation vacancy or purely temporary basis
    are entitled to enjoy casual leave for a period of proportionate to their service in the relevant
    calendar year.
    Prefixing or suffixing of holidays –
    Leave other that casual leave may be prefixed to Sundays / holidays / vacations, as the case
    may be, but intervening Sundays / holidays / vacation shall be counted alongwith the relevant
    Sanctioning Authority –
    (i) The concerned Sub-Inspector of Schools shall be the authority for sanctioning casual leave
    to teachers in Primary Schools maintained by the Council in the Districts. The Council shall be
    the authority for sanctioning other kinds of leave after considering the recommendations of
    the District Inspector of School (Primary Education) or an Officer authorized in this behalf,
    not below the rank of Sub-Inspector of Schools. The Council shall also make necessary acting
    (ii) A teacher shall submit leave application through the Head Teacher of his School while the
    Head Teachers shall leave application through the existing Managing Committee /
    Administrator of the School.
    (iii) On leave application being submitted by a teacher, the Sub-Inspector of School concerned
    shall draw up the salary bill of teacher including the period of leave admissible and due to the
    teacher with leave statement in anticipation of the leave being sanctioned by the competent
    Miscellaneous –
    (i) No kind of leave except casual leave and medical leave can be availed without written
    application and previous sanctione by the comepetent authority except under very
    exceptional circumstances which should be explained in writing to the satisfaction of the leave
    sanctioning authority. The application of casual leave, where previous sanction have not been
    obtained, must, however be submitted as early as possible and in any case, not later than the
    date of resuming the duties. In case of medical leave exceeding 7 (seven) days, for which no
    prior applications has been made and a sanction obtained, the intimation of absence must be
    communicated to the leave sanctioning authority through proper channel with appropriate
    medical certificate if there is delay submitting leave application in proper manner.
    (ii) Any kind of leave except casual leave and compensatory leave, may be granted in
    combination with or in continuation of any other kind of leave, subject to such limits, as
    (iii) Leave cannot be claimed as right and the sanctioning authority reserves the right to
    refuse or revoke leave of any description, if, in the opinion of the authority, the exigencies of
    the circumstances so demand.


    So is it proportionate? As the teacher is temporary during his probation period.

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