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Ref: PF/NFPE/Covid-19 Dated – 11.05.2020
Department of Posts
Dak Bhawan, New Delhi – 110001
Sub: – Regularization of absence of Postal Employees during hospitalization or quarantine due to COVID 19 infection as Hospital leave.
During the period of this pandemic due to Corona Virus (Covid-19) infection, some of our postal employees are getting infected and they are being hospitalized or quarantined for treatment. Some Postal employees at different placed have lost their lives due to Corona Virus.
There is a provision in CCS (Leave Rules) 46 (1) (b) which categorically states that – “The authority competent may grant hospital leave to Class-IV Govt. Servants and such Class-III Govt. servants whose duty involve the handling of dangerous machinery, explosive materials, poisonous drugs and the like or the performance of hazardous task, while under medical treatment in a hospital or otherwise for illness of injury is directly due to risks incurred in the course of their official duties.
It is therefore requested to kindly cause suitable instructions to all concern to grant hospital leave in such cases.
An early and positive action is highly solicited.
(R. N. Parashar)