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 alongwith 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 calendar 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.