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Doctors for one-year leave encashment

LAHORE, March 8: The General Cadre Doctors Association (GCDA) has demanded the Punjab government notify one-year leave encashment for its employees on the pattern of federal and other provincial governments.

At a meeting, Dr Masood Akhtar Sheikh said encashment aimed at supporting retiring government officers.

He said the leave encashment rules had been revised by the regulations wing of the federal government and a notification was issued in July 2012.

“Encashment of leave preparatory to retirement (LPR) not exceeding 365 days shall be affective from the first day of-July, 2012, and shall, for the entire period of leave refused or opted for encashment, be applicable to a civil servant retired or, as the case may be, retiring on the first day of July 2012, provided such leave is available at his credit subject to a maximum of three hundred and sixty five days,” reads the notification.

Dr Masood said the LPR notification was self explanatory that encashment of LPR had been increased to one year from six months by the federal government.

He said this had been implemented for the federal government employees and of provinces except of the Punjab.

He said the leave encashment means that a government officer in his 60th year will either get double salary if he opts to continue serve the government, or will get the leave for one year with pay and allowances.

Dr Masood said GCDA had formulated a committee consisting of senior officers to submit their recommendations to the chief minister.