Allowing Govt servants 5-Year No-Pay Leave


Considering the prevailing economic situation in the country, the Cabinet approved to issue Circulars amending the existing provisions to enable public officers to take No-pay leave for a period of five years without affecting their seniority and pension for employment or assignments abroad.

The proposal was presented by the Minister of Public Administration, Home Affairs, Provincial Councils and Local Government.

Under the existing provisions, a public officer is entitled to a maximum of five years no-pay leave for studies or foreign employment. But public officers were not keen on taking such leave due to non-inclusion of that period in the calculation of pensions, impact on seniority and other conditions of employment.