Leaves in West Bengal
There are following types of leaves which are applicable for the Permanent/ Temporary Govt. employees of West Bengal. The latest revision of leave rules by G.O. are also considered along with- West Bengal Service Rule Part I, Rule 144 to 207.
|Types of Leave||Admissibility||Period of Leave||Pay|
|Earned Leave||Private affairs and medical ground.||30 days per year, maximum credit 300 days.||Full Pay.|
|Half Pay Leave||Private affairs and medical ground.||20 days for every year. advance half pay leave is permitted.||Half Pay.|
|Commuted Leave||a) Medical ground, not exceeding half the amount of half pay leave due.
b) Study purpose in the interest of public service up to a maximum of 90 days.
|Twice the amount of half pay leave is debited.||Full Pay.|
|Leave not Due||Medical ground based on medical certificate.||360 days during entire period of service.||Half Pay.|
|Extraordinary Leave||When no other leave is admissible.||No limit.||Without Pay & Allowances|
|Special Disability Leave||Disability by injury or in consequence of due performance of official duties on production of medical board’s certificate.||Maximum 24 months.||120 days Full Pay thereafter Half Pay.|
|Study Leave||Higher study in the interest of public service.||12 months at any one time and 24 months during service period.||Outside India, Full Pay + DA, within India Pay is admissible if Scholarship/ Stipend/ Part time salary is not drawn.|
|Quarantine Leave||Specified infectious disease certified by medical officer.||Normally 21 days, in exceptional cases 30 days.||Full Pay.|
|Maternity Leave||Only female Govt. employee. Also admissible for abortion, miscarriage.||Maximum 180 days, 6 weeks for miscarriage and abortion.||Full Pay.|
|Paternity Leave cum Child Care Leave||Only Male Govt. employee for taking care of upto two children upto 18 years of their age.||30 days.||Full Pay.|
|Child Care Leave||Only Female Govt. employee for taking care of upto two children upto 18 years of their age.||Maximum 730 days during entire period of service.||Full Pay.|
|Child Adoption Leave||Only female Govt. employee with less than two surviving children, adopts a child of less than 1 (one) year||Maximum 135 days.||Full Pay.|
|Hospital Leave||Medical ground.||3 months.||Full Pay and thereafter Half Pay.|
|Special Sick Leave||Navel staff on medical ground.||Maximum 3 months.||Full Pay.|
|Casual Leave & Half Day C.L.||Private affairs and medical ground.||14 days in each calender year.||Full Pay.|
Ceiling of Maternity Leave Enhanced to a Maximum of 6 Months
Enhancement of Ceiling of Maternity leave to a maximum of 180 days has been published in Finance Department’s Memo No. 1146-F dated 14.02.2011 for West Bengal Govt. Employees.
Enhancement of the limit of Maternity Leave for the Teaching and Non Teaching Female Employees of all recognized Secondary Schools has been published vide Circular No. S/148 dated 03.06.2011 by the Secretary, WBBSE.
In exercise of the power conferred in West Bengal Primary Education Act, 1973an amendment to the West Bengal Primary Education (Leave of Teachers of Primary School) Rules, 1999, regarding maternity leave.
A female Primary Teacher or Non Teaching Employee may be granted maternity leave on full average pay for a period of 180 days from the date of its commencement vide No. 573-SE dated 15.09.2011.
Also for the female employees of State Aided Universities, Maternity Leave is extended vide No. 714-Edn dated 16.09.2011 issued by the Joint Secretary, Higher Education Department.
Period of maternity leave to all contractual employees under PBSSM is extended from 135 days to 180 days vide No. 165-SE dated 19.02.2013.
All categories of female contractual employee will get the benefit of maternity leave for a maximum period of 180 days and 42 days of such leave in case of abortion/ miscarriage vide No. 4821-F dated 03.08.2017
Grant of Paternity-cum-Child Care Leave for 30 Days
GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
No. 1100-F(P) Dated: 25.02.2016
Sub: Grant of Paternity-cum-Child Care Leave for 30 days to the male State Government employees and employees of Panchayat Raj & other Local Bodies, Boards, sponsored/ non-Govt. aided Schools & Colleges, State aided Universities and Companies, Corporations, Undertakings etc.
Introduction of Paternity-cum-Child Care Leave to the male State Government employees and such employees of Panchayat Raj & other Local Bodies, Boards, sponsored/ non-Govt. aided Schools & Colleges, State aided Universities and Companies Statutory Bodies, Undertakings and Corporations which are funded wholly or partially by the State Government was under active consideration of the Government for some time past.
2. Now, after careful consideration of the matter the Governor has been pleased to decide that all male State Government employees as well as such employees of the bodies, boards, educational institutions, entities etc. as above with less than two surviving children will be allowed Paternity-cum-Child Care Leave for 30 days in the following manner.
i) Such leave may be availed of during child birth and upto the age of 18 years of the child.
ii) During such leave he will be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.
iii) Such leave can be combined with leave of any other kind.
iv) This will not be debited against the leave account.
3. Necessary amendment in the West Bengal Service Rules, Part-I will be made in due course. In case of Panchayat Raj & Local Bodies, Boards, sponsored/ non-Govt. aided Schools & Colleges etc. as above, the concerned Administrative Department will take steps for amendment in the relevant leave rules or regulations or bye-laws as applicable.
4. This order will take immediate effect.
Sd/- H. K. Dwivedi
Principal Secretary to the
Govt. of West Benga
Child Care Leave for West Bengal State Govt. Employees
Government of West Bengal
No. 1364-F(P) Dated: 15.02.2012
Consequent upon recommendation of the Fifth State Pay Commission for introduction of ‘Child Care Leave’ in favour of female State Government Employees, the matter has been under consideration of the Government for some time past.
After careful consideration of the matter, the undersigned is directed by the order of the Governor to say that the Female Govt. Employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave (CCL) by an authority competent to grant leave, for a maximum period of two years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service period for taking care of upto two children upto 18 years of their age whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. subject to the following conditions:
(i) During the period of such leave, the female employees shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.
(ii) It may not be granted in more than 3 (three) spells in a calendar year.
(iii) It may not be granted for less than 15 days in a spell.
(iv) Child Care Leave shall not be debited against the leave account.
(v) It may be combined with leave of the kind due and admissible.
(vi) Child Care Leave should not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situation where the leave sanctioning authority is fully satisfied about the need of Child Care Leave to the probationer. It may also be ensured that the period for which such leave is sanctioned during probation is minimal.
(vii) Other terms and conditions as applicable to sanctioning Earned Leave shall be applicable in the matter of sanctioning Child Care Leave.
(viii) An account for the purpose shall have to be maintained under proper attestation by the leave sanctioning authority.
2. This order shall take effects from 1st January, 2012.
3. Formal amendments in the relevant rules of the West Bengal Service Rules will be made in due course.
Sd/- A.K. Das
Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal,
Child Adoption Leave
Government of West Bengal
No. 9728-F(P), Dated: 24.10.2011
Sub: Child adoption leave.
The matter of Child adoption leave was under active consideration of the Govt.
After careful consideration of the matter the Governor has been pleased to decide that if a female employee with less than two surviving children, adopts a child of less than 1 (one) year, she will be entitled to 135 days ‘Child adoption leave’.
For the ‘Child adoption leave’ period, salary drawn immediately before proceeding on leave shall be paid.
In continuation of child adoption leave she may avail leave of any kind due and admissible for a period up to one year or till the child is one year old, whichever is earlier. Even leave not due and commuted leave up to 60 days without production of Medical certificate is admissible.
This order shall take immediate effect from 01.10.2011.
Sd/- A.K. Das
Joint Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal
Casual Leave Rules
Casual Leave (CL) is not treated as leave. (WBSR Rule 167)
CL can not be combined with any other leave but as very special circumstances may be combined with half day casual leave. (WBSR Rule 167)
CL can not be sanctioned for more than 7 consecutive days at a time including Sundays, holidays and weekly off days except for very special circumstances to be recorded in writing. (Appendix 10 of WBSR – I)
CL is admissible for 14 days in each year (January to December).
The authority granting CL should ensure as far as possible that public service does not suffer in any way.
There are provisions for sanctioning half days Casual Leave or Compensatory Casual Leave (CCL) on the 1st half or the 2nd half of the day. (Appendix 10 of WBSR – I)
An officer who takes CL when on tour is not entitled to draw daily allowance during such CL.
Special Casual Leave
Special Casual Leave not exceeding 30 days may be sanctioned for participation in sport events, cultural activities, and mountaineering expedition in any calender year.
The period of absence in excess of 30 days should be treated as regular leave of any kind. Govt. employee may be permitted as a special case to combine special casual leave with regular leave. (Appendix 10 of WBSR – I)
Half day Casual Leave
Half day CL or CCL may be granted either on forenoon or afternoon session.
A person who take half day casual leave/ compensatory casual leave for the forenoon session is required to attend office up to 1:45 pm.
The privilege of taking half day casual leave/ compensatory casual leave shall not admissible on any day in which the office is not held for the full day.
This is also not admissible on any day on which a Government employee is permitted to attend office late or leave office early by any general order. (Appendix 10 of WBSR – I)