How Do Casual Leaves and Earned Leaves Work in India?

Every state has a different leave policy and leaves rules. The different types of leaves that are typically granted in India include earned leaves, casual leaves and sick leaves. A worker can avail these leaves without any loss of income.

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    1. comment-author
      Aremu Ishola

      Please i want to know if the above applicable to all employee like outsourced employees and regular employees, Is there anything like leave allowance under the law i.e in india. if yes! how to calculate this
      Thanks

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Aremu,

        Leave policy varies from company-to-company. Suggest you contact your HR to understand your company’s leave policy in detail.

    2. comment-author
      Sarvesh Upadhyay

      Hi, Can a Company reduce accumulation of Earned Leave/Privileged Leave i.e. accumulation below 30/45 days (as may be prescribed under Factories Act or Shops and establishment Act).

      Can A company club by way of its policy Sick Leave and Casual Leave. E.g. If Company provides 6 CL and SL, Can Company make it CL-SL of 1 days making employees eligible for 12 days either for CL or SL?

      Thank you

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Sarvesh,

        Leave policy varies from company-to-company. Suggest you contact your HR to understand your company’s leave policy in detail.

    3. comment-author
      VIJAY KUMAR

      I have taken three leave till Friday and also my Saturday and Sunday are officially off, but due to some crises i could not attend the office on Monday, because of this HR dept. settled my earn leave 6 days with this, weather i am unable to take my officially off when he has deducted my earn leave?

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Vijay,

        Leave policy varies from company-to-company. We suggest you contact your HR to understand your company’s leave policy in detail.

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi S.S.Shikarwar,

        I suggest you contact your HR to get clarity as leave policy varies from company to company.

    4. comment-author
      Balaji

      If an employee finished his Casual leave and he wants half day or full day leave, whether he eligible to get earned or privileged leave?

    5. comment-author
      Sahil

      Can a company decide to disallow any carry forward of earned leaves at all to the next year, and also refuse to encash them? I understand 50% of leaves credited in a year lapsing, if an employee has not utilized them, but what if one has accumulated say 20 days over many years of service? Can the company refuse to carry forward or encash them?

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Sahil,

        Leave policy differs from company to company. Some employers provide leave encashment whereas others encourage employees to avail leaves. The carryforward is restricted to certain days and varies from state to state.

    6. comment-author
      Jas

      If someone is to go to office only on tue thu and sat and he takes CL on thursday and there is public holiday from saturday to monday, will CL be continued till monday if he doesnt join on friday??

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Jas,

        Leave policy varies from company-to-company. We suggest you contact your HR to understand your company’s leave policy in detail.

    7. comment-author
      Vivek Kashyap

      Hi
      Please tell me about EL leave. If anybody not take EL or earned leave then it’s payable or not. Our HR not knowledge about that. We are also not know. Please tell us Govt. Policy. In future EL is payable or not if any body not take EL.

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Vivek,

        In typical scenarios, the total earned or paid leaves that can be carried forward is (upto) 40. Also, the leaves can be encashed at the time of resignation. Of course, the leaves come with limits wherein anything above 40 will lapse if not utilised/availed.

        Please bear in mind that most companies have the stipulations mentioned above in their leave policies. I urge you to reach out to the concerned HR team to find every detail related to carryforward, encashment etc.

    8. comment-author
      Ramnath dangui

      I took cl from wednesday to friday, joined on saturday morning and took half cl on saturday, and from monday took el. Its ok?

    9. comment-author
      Brite Rosario

      How many days a maximum company will pay for earned leave at the time reliving from the employment?
      Ex: i have 41 days EL do company will encash me for entire 41 days are their have any limit for encash EL?

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Brite,

        It depends on company policy and minimum. Typically, EL carryforward is permitted for up to 40 days which can be encashed at the time of resignation.

    10. comment-author
      Sheikh Durvesh Mohideen N

      Hi Ranjan,

      Based on above statements & comments, I understood that EL/PL as per Factory act is 18 days permissible. But, just to know apart of this is there is SL/CL available as per factory act or there is no other leaves than this 18 days.

      This is for factory works & in Tamil Nadu

      Thanks in advance.

    11. comment-author
      Vishal S

      Hello Sir

      As an employer…. If earned leave is encashed and paid to employees once a year…. Does it attract Esi and PF

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Vishal,

        For the PF, leave encashment will not attract PF deduction.

        As for ESI, it will not attract PF deduction if the leave encashment is paid either on a quarterly, half-yearly or yearly basis.

    12. comment-author
      Bhanwar Lal

      Respected sir
      I pharmaceutical sales employe.
      I have joined my first pharmaceutical company in 2011 and leave after 5 year and 2 months and joined other company.
      I have not settled my privilege leave with my previous employer.
      Sir plz tell how many days after I claim my privilege leave by govt policy.

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Bhanwar,

        Settlement of PL is based on company policy; you can check your (Full and Final) FnF statement or approach your employer to know the status of the same.

        In general, PL will be settled along with Full and Final (FnF) settlement.

    13. comment-author
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    14. comment-author
      MITESH CHAUDHARY

      Hi How ELs are calculated after the employee leaves an organisation ?
      Whats the basic formulae for calculating the Earned Leaves
      ?

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Mitesh,

        EL is calculated on the basis of the Basic/DA of employees. Per day wage * no. of leaves earned is the formula.

      1. comment-author
        Rishabh Ranjan

        Hi Aneel,

        The term “Consultant” cannot come under the employee definition, as a result he/she will not be entitled to any employee benefits such as leaves, gratuity etc.

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