Last Updated on August 16, 2013 by ShumailaKamal
Many of the employees even don’t know the difference between LPR and Leave Encashment and they asked me about the same by sending me emails and by the comment. It is fact when an employee enters into Govt service he/she is not aware of many terms of job service and service rules. Do you know the difference between the said terms? If you know the difference it is great and if you not know the same today I will explain you the difference between the two with detail.
LPR & Leave Encashment
LPR and Leave Encashment are both the types of retirement options. LPR means leave preparatory to retirement and leave Encashment is the amount that is paid to the employee in return of the leaves in his/her credit at the time of retirement. In LPR the employee enjoys leaves instead of cash amount of Leaves while in Leave Encashment the employee enjoys the payment instead of availing leaves.
When an Employee can avail LPR and Leave Encashment?
A government servant can avail LPR after a continuous service of at least 25 years while he/she can avail Leave Encashment after a continuous service of at least 30 years. When an employee retires on the basis of Medical Basis he/she will also get the Leave Encashment of his/her leaves in credit. In this case at least nine and half years service is compulsory. The same is in the case of death during service. Most of the employees prefer to retire at the age of 60 years on attaining the age of superannuation as they see they have no alternative source of income for them and their family.
Benefits of LPR and Leave Encashment
During LPR a government servant is on leave before his/her retirement. Suppose a government servant has 265 days leave in credit then after availing the leaves of 265 he will be retire from Govt service. He/she avails about all the pay and allowances except conveyance allowance during the period of LPR while in the case of Leave Encashment the employee serves the department till the date of retirement. The government servant gets all the pay and allowances as well as the payment in return of leaves in the credit. This payment depends on the number of leaves in his/her credit. Suppose the basic pay of an employee is 30,000 and he/she has 210 days leaves in the credit then he/she will get about Rs. 210,000/- as Leave Encashment.
I have discussed the major points on the said topic and it is on you that which benefit you want to avail.