Unauthorised absence from duty after a month of the expiration of sanctioned leave, study leave or foreign assignment will lead to officials of All India Services like IAS and IPS losing their jobs, as per the new rules being considered by the government.
According to the officials of Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), there are at present 10 IAS officers who are on unauthorised leave. The government is planning to take necessary action against them, they said.
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The DoPT has sent the draft rules to secretaries of state governments and UTs for their comments.
If the concerned official does not return to duty after one month, the state government will initiate proceedings of resignation under rule 7(2) of the AIS (Leave) Rules, 1955, and forward a complete proposal to the central government for effecting resignation within next two months, stated the draft.