Rules of Procedure
and Conduct of Business
Lok Sabha

Chapter XXIII



Application for leave of absence

242.(1) A member desiring permission of the House to remain absent from the sittings thereof under clause (4) of article 101 of the Constitution shall make an application in writing to the Speaker.

(2) An application under sub-rule (1) shall specify the period for which leave of absence is required, indicating also the date of commencement and of termination of such leave of absence and the grounds for it:

Provided that leave of absence applied for at any one time shall not exceed a period of sixty days.

Reference of application to committee

243. All applications under rule 242 shall stand referred to the Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House.

Communication of decision of House to member

244. The Secretary-General shall, as soon as may be, after a decision has been signified by the House on the recommendations of the Committee in respect of an application for leave of absence, communicate it to the member.

Lapse of unexpired portion of leave

245. If a member who has been granted leave of absence under these rules attends the session of the House during the period for which the leave of absence has been granted to him, the unexpired portion of the leave from the date of his resumed attendance shall lapse.

[For rules relating to Committee on Absence of Members from the Sittings of the House, see Chapter XXVI of these rules.]