Different Types of Leaves

There are following different 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. Everything about leave is described in 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.
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.
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.

Other pertinent points regarding leave:-

  • Leaves can not be claimed as a matter of right.
  • Except Casual Leave and Half day Casual Leave, all other leaves may be combined.
  • Permission is required from the leave sanctioning authority to join duty before the expiry of granted leave.
  • Increment is admissible during the period of leave except extra ordinary leave.
  • No Govt. employee shall take up employment during leave.
  • Cash equivalent of leave is admissible where a Govt. employee retires on attaining the age of superannuation / death in service.