CCS Leave Rules (Central Civil Services Leave Rules)

 CCS Leave Rules (Central Civil Services Leave Rules)

About CCS leave rules (central civil services leave rules):

CCS leave rules (central civil services leave rules) are introduced for assigning particular duties and rules to central civil services.

CCS leave rule types: 

There are various kinds of leave rules provided with concern to central government employees. The central civil services can benefit from those leave concessions. Without having any cut-offs from provided pay salary. Just have a look at the different kinds of rules that are presented below. 

  • Casual leave 

  • Special casual leave 

  • Earned leave 

  • Half pay leaves

  • Commuted leave 

  • Leave not due 

  • Extra-ordinary leave 

  • Maternity leave 

  • Adoption leave 

  • Paternity leave 

  • Childcare leave

  • Hospital leave 

  • Study leave

Casual leave: 

One can avail 8 casual leaves in one calendar year. The casual leaves will be considered under any holidays/ vocational leave/ special casual leave. An employee must be chosen carefully before applying for casual leave. Because if any holidays fall under casual leaves, then it is rounded off as availed.  So, one can add either prefix or a suffix to holidays/ Sundays. Half-day leave can also be considered casual leave. But one cannot take more than 5 days at once. And also, at the time of joining the services. 

Special casual leave:

Special casual leave is generally not a well-recognized form of leave to the government. Also not avail any cut-offs over provided pay sum. It is provided under some special emergency needs in such aspects.

  • Family welfare schemes 

  • Post-sterilization operation effects 

  • Sports activities

  • Attending scientific associations

  • Union/ association activities 

  • Kendriya sachivalaya Hindi parishad (up to 5 days + Travelling time)

  • Departmental examination (Actual duration + Travelling time)

  • Interview to join the territorial army (period of absence)

  • Regularizing absence on bandh (actual period taken)

  • Miscellaneous reasons 

It can be either considered as regular leave or casual leave based upon the criteria. But not at a time. Leave travel concession can also be included for extending the admissible period. 

Special leaves for family welfare schemes:

Government employee 

Operation nature 

Time period 

Male Government employee 

Vasectomy operation

6 days

For the second time 

6 days


21 days 

Female Government employee 


14 days 

For the second time 

14 days


14 days 

IUCD insertion 

Only one on that day 

Special leaves for post sterilization operational effect:

Government employee 

Operation nature 

Time period 

Male Government employee 

Complications after post-vasectomy 

7 days 

Female Government employee 

Complications after post-tubectomy

14 days 

Special leaves for sports activities:

Type of event 

Time period 

National /International sports

Actual duration + Travelling time

National /International sports coach or administration

30 days in one calendar year

National /International sports commentator

30 days in one calendar year

Attendance for coaching camp

30 days in one calendar year

All india training schemes 

30 days in one calendar year

National sports institution - patiala

30 days in one calendar year

National federation of sports

30 days in one calendar year

Special leaves for attending scientific associations:

Type of event 

Time period 

Meetings by scientific associations

Actual duration + Travelling time

Indian public administration events

6 days + Travelling time

Co-operative society meetings 

10 days + Travelling time

Special leaves for union/ association activities:

Type of event 

Time period 

Central govt. Employees activities for office bearers

20 days 

Central govt. Employees activities for delegate officers (outstation)

10 days 

Central govt. Employees activities for delegate officers (local)

05 days 

Special leaves for miscellaneous reasons: 

Type of event 

Time period 

Purpose of blood donating 

Donation day 

St. john ambulance brigade 

3 days 

Occasion of republic day parade 

Actual period 

Medical examination of ex-servicemen 

15 days 

Earned leave:

One who is serving under central services is provided with 30 earned leaves in one calendar year. Like the first 15 days for the first 6 months. Remaining 15 days for the last 6 months. Under rule 26 - one can accumulate earned leaves for up to 300 days. The earned leaves that exceed the count of 300 days are kept separately. Because no one should exceed more than 300 days as of 31st December. Also, a government employee cannot gain the benefit of earned leave i.e., more than 300+15 days. Officers related to groups A and B can gain a total sum of 300 days. Only in cases spent outside of India and neighboring countries. Vacation leave can be considered as earned leave for up to 30 days of the time period. But not admissible for the total period of travel. 

Half pay leaves: 

The half-pay leaves the word itself defining its meaning. Whereas one must bear half of the cut-off per day in provided pay salary. The half-pay leave is generally taken for purposes like medical emergencies or unforeseen personal affairs. The half-pay leave is summed up on a count of 20 days. So, the credit for the first 10 days is levied on the first 6 months. Remaining 10 days in the last 6 months i.e., from July. 

Commuted leave:

It is granted in a medical emergency by must provide a medical certificate. It should be less than the pay provided through half-pay leave. One has to generate a fitness certificate from a medical institution that got registered under the medical council of India. Twice of the provided amount will be debited to that person once commuted leave got approved. It can even be approved without a medical certificate for just 90 days in the entire service period. Only with specified approval from the government. And for females, it is for 60 days to have 2 or fewer children or adopt a child that must be one year old. 

Leave not due:

The leave not due is also provided for medical emergencies. It can be used as a continuation of the post-maternity period. Leave not due is granted without medical documents for female government employees having 2 or fewer children or adopting a child that must be one year old. It is also granted to one who has a minimum service tenure of one year. The who is suffering from chronic diseases for a duration of 300 days. The provided leave not due should be canceled at the time of obtaining voluntary retirement. 

Extra-ordinary leave:

Extraordinary leave is obtained at the times when the other leaves are in credit. An extraordinary leave should be only in written format. It is only provided without any leave salaries. One can obtain 24 months of extraordinary leave with an approved request. Only after the completion of 3 years of service tenure. 

Maternity leave:

Maternity leave is provided for 180 days to female government employees. One who is with 2 or fewer children. Unmarried female employees are also eligible to get maternity leaves. Also providing 45 days in case of miscarriage. 

Paternity leave:

A total count of 15 days is provided under paternity leave. Only when he is with 2 or fewer children and valid adoption that child must be less than one year. Avail of these 15 days either during the period of hospitalization of the wife or within 6 months from the date of delivery. 

Child care leave:

Child care leave is one such aspect provided to female employees and single male parents as well. The male parent can be a widower/ unmarried/ divorced government employee. These people can avail entire 730 days in their total service period.

Hospital leave:

Group 3 and Group 4 employees can obtain hospital leave in case of handling explosive and hazardous materials or performing dangerous activities. 120 days can be availed as a part of earned leave. If it lasts more, half-pay leave is taken into count. 

Study leave:

The maximum tenure of 2 years is provided and 3 years in the case of CHS officers at different aspects. One must have approval from their departmental superior officials. 


Through this blog, we have provided information related to CCS leave rules (central civil services leave rules). Here you can get entire details pertaining to different kinds of leaves. Follow our blog posts for more informative updates on government employees and related articles. Thank you.  

Latest Posts