Officials from All India Services such as IAS and IPS, Indian Forest Service and others, may lose their job if they fail to report to duty for more than a month after the sanctioned period of leave, study leave or foreign assignment.
The DoPT has already started working on this regulation. In August this year, it terminated the services of 1980 batch UP cadre IAS officer Shishir Priyadarshi for being on unauthorised leave for over nine years. His services were terminated with effect from June 1, 2006. Similarly, in April this year, the services of IAS officer Prashant was terminated. About 10 IAS officers are said to be currently on unauthorised leave and their services too could be terminated.
“A Member of Service (MoS), if remains unauthorisedly absent after the sanctioned period of leave / study leave / tenure of Foreign Assignment, there shall be a one month waiting period after the end of leave period/ tenure of foreign assignment etc,” the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) said in a fresh notice and drew the attention of every MOS to the existing rules and guidelines governing their leave and foreign postings.