In these rules, unless the context otherwise requires, –
(a)Act means the Working Journalists (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1955 (45 of 1955);
(b)Authorized medical practitioner means a registered medical practitioner designated as such under rule 24 and where no such practitioner has been designated, any registered medical practitioner;
(c)Average pay shall have the meaning assigned to it in the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (14 of 1947);
(d)Competent officer means an office designated as such under rule 17; 1[***]
(f)Form means a form appended to these rules;
(g)Leave means earned leave, leave on medical certificate, maternity leave, extraordinary leave, leave not due, casual leave, study leave or quarantine leave;
(h)Earned leave, means leave admissible under clause (a) of section 7 of the Act;
(i)Leave on medical certificate means leave admissible under clause (b) of section 7 of the Act;
(j)Leave not due means leave which is not due to a working journalist but which may be granted to him in anticipation of its being earned subsequently;
(k)Quarantine leave means leave of absence from duty by reason of the presence of an infectious disease in the family or household of a working journalist;
(1)Study leave means leave granted to a working journalist to enable him to undergo any special course of training which may be of use to him in his journalistic career; and
(m)Shifts: day shift means a shift when any hours of work of the shift do not fall between the hours of 11 P.M. and 5 A.M.; night shift means a shift when any hours of work fall between the hours of 11 P.M. and 5 A.M.
1Clause (e) emitted by G.S.R. 1320, dated Ist August 1963.