The term `while in service’ will include periods of leave, periods under suspension and periods on tour.


                                 2.  On the death of an employee, against whom Disciplinary Proceedings are pending, such Proceedings shall abate.  No orders otherwise than regularising the period of suspension as duty can be passed.  (B.P.No.1073, dated 27-5-72).


                                 3.  When an employee  under suspension dies before the disciplinary or court proceedings instituted against him are concluded, the period between the date of suspension and the date of death shall be treated as duty for all purposes and his family shall be paid the full pay and allowances for that period to which he would have been entitled had he not been suspended, subject to adjustment in respect of subsistence allowance already paid. (F.R. 54-B2).


                                 4.  When an employee had died while in service, on or after 1-12-84, without exercising option to come over to the revised scales of pay, pay fixation shall be allowed by the Office itself on such a rate as would be advantageous to the deceased employee. (Memo.No. 11398-Ci/86-1 dated 21-3-86).




                                 5.  The body of an employee, who dies while in service, can be transported in Board’s vehicle to his/her native place free of cost.  The cost thereof, if a private vehicle is hired, in the absence of a Board’s vehicle, will be borne by the Board.


                                 6.  If death occurs in any place, while in service, within the State of  Tamil Nadu, during the period of leave, the cost of transportation of the body to his place of residence or place of cremation or to his native place, as desired by the members of the family, will be borne by the Board.  (B.P. No. 31 dated 26-5-89).


                                 7.  When nativity of the deceased employee happened to be any one of the places in the States of Pondichery, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka or Kerala, the transport cost for the body to the native place will be borne by the Board.  The T.N.E.B. vehicles have no route permits to other States.  Therefore private taxis can be engaged to places in the adjoining States. (Memo. No. 69626 dated 3-8-84).


                                 8.  The body of an employee, who dies in harness outside the State, should also be transported at Board’s cost, by air, to the airport nearer to the place of residence or cremation or native place of the deceased employee. (B.P. No. 14 dated 12-1-87).


                                 9.  The family of the deceased employee or anyone of his nearest relatives/friends also are permitted to travel in the same vehicle.