While the Government may issue specific instructions regarding treatment of the period of absence of employees during any particular bandh, ordinary a Government servant may be granted special casual leave as explained below, if the competent authority is satisfied that the absence of the individual concerned was entirely due to reasons beyond his control, e.g. due to failure to transport, or disturbances or picketing or imposition of curfew etc. If the absence was due to failure of transport facilities, the special casual leave may be granted if the Government servants had to come from a distance or more 3 miles (5 kms.) to their places of duty.
If the absence was due to picketing or disturbances or curfew, the special casual leave may be granted without insisting on the condition that the distance between the place of duty and residence of the Government servant should be more than 3 miles (5 Kms).
Special casual leave in these cases may be granted by the Head of the Department.
(DP&T OM No. 27/6/71-Estt(B), dated the 1st Nov. 1971
DP&T OM No. 28016/1/79-Estt(A), dated the 28th May,1979
DP&T OM No. 3011/(S)/87-Estt(B), dated the 16th Feb., 1987)