Detail of Extra Ordinary Leave (Leave Without Pay)

I am sharing here the detail of Extra Ordinary Leave (Leave Without Pay) for the information of the employees. There are major two leaves without pay. One for 2 years maximum and other is for maximum 5 years. Summary is as under:

Ground on Which Extra Ordinary Leave May be Granted:

This leave may be granted on any ground.

Maximum Period of Leave Without Pay

Maximum Period of Leave Without Pay is five years at one time but the employee must have continuous service of minimum 10 years and if he has less than 10 years service but more than 5 years service he/she may be granted 2 years EOL.

EOL to Permanent Employee or Temporary Employee

EOL (Leave Without Pay) may be granted to a regular as well as temporary employee. Further details is available at the copy of the ESTA CODE page attached below.

Extracted from: ESTA CODE

I have already discussed about the Paternity Leave that is only granted to the Punjab Government Employees for a period of only once for one week in the whole service.


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17 thoughts on “Detail of Extra Ordinary Leave (Leave Without Pay)

  1. Dr. Muhammad Hussnain Babar · Edit

    i have avail 3 months Extra ordinary leave without pay, when i was promoted in next grade i was on 3rd position and total 8 people was promoted. i was promoted on acting charge basis while my 5 junior was promoted on regular basis. the 3 month EOL without pay will affect my seiority or not?

  2. i am a maharashtra state govt,employee.completed service of 7 years.for foreign travel can i get leave without pay for 3 years?

  3. I have 1 year service, and was granted EOL for 02 years in 2014. I applied for extension of EOL in 2016 as my training was pending. My new SO is saying no extension application record is available in my file. Now these 3 years gap period will have what implication on my service/joining if considered as absence without leave ?

  4. What effect it would have on seniority and promotion of an employee if he avails EOL of a few months during regular service.. How much extraordinary leave is permissible without affecting seniority?

  5. If he has more than 5 years service but less then 10 year then he may be granted EOL for 2 year? Are you sure about this? because there is no such provision in revised leave rules.

    1. Yes, I am also unable to witness any such provision. I guess there is no minimum service period condition to avail extraordinary leave for upto 02 years. (05 years service requirement as mentioned seems misleading- no such provisions found in leave rules)

  6. AoA,
    I have availed four years study leave for my PhD which is near to end. My PhD is still in progress and I am need of more 4-6 months leave.
    What legal options I have in hand? kindly reply here or through my email


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