Leave on Half Average Pay (LHAP)
Railway employees are eligible for 20 days LHAP in a year.
It is credited to the leave account in two installments @ 10 days each. ( 10 days on 1 st January and 10 days on 1st July).
In the case of appointment or retirement in any part of half year credit shall be given at the rate of 5/3 days per month up to the end of that half year.
In case of unauthorized absence, suspension, dies-non etc, 1/18 th of such period to the LHAP account.
There is no maximum limit for accumulation.
During LHAP employees are paid half pay salary.
On retirement LHAP can not been-cashed. However, if 300 days of LAP is not available for encashment, LHAP to the extent of the difference can be en-cashed.
Employees can opt for conversion of sick period into LHAP, it can be accepted and double the amount of sick period will be debited to LHAP account.