I am working in a PSU and have informed my HOD in writing about my intention to appear in the exam. However, they are not ready to approve my leave and are threatening to call it as unauthorized absenteeism. I am very worried about what to do.
My questions to experienced people in this form:
(a) Can a PSU withhold permission by sending communication to UPSC- if I go on unauthorized leave?
(b)Can they withhold permission by sending communication to UPSC- if I inform them that I will be on leave without pay- for preparing? They might choose to not approve it.
UPSC notification has this line "Persons already in Government Service, whether in a permanent or temporary capacity or as workcharged employees other than casual or daily rated employ-ees or those serving under the Public Enterprises are however, required to submit an undertaking that they have informed in writing to their Head of Office/Department that they have applied for the Examination. Candidates should note that in case a communication is received from their employer by the Commission withholding permission to the candidates applying for/appearing at the examination, their application will be liable to be rejected/candidature will be liable to be cancelled. "
I'll be thankful for any help/guidance in this regard.