This article is written by Pradipta Nath, a practicing lawyer. This compares the provision of leaves by state mandated local laws in most of the major states in India. Save it as a book mark for quick reference in future!

Types of Leaves available under different Labour laws in India
Sl. No. Act Type of leave Entitlement No. of leaves Carry Forward
1 Factories Act, 1948 Earned Leave On working of 240 days in the previous year One leave for 20 days of working 30 days
2 West Bengal Shops and Establishment Act Priviledge Leave On Completing a year of service 14 days 28 days
Sick Leave From the day of joining (every year) 14 days (Half pay) 56 days
Casual Leave From the day of joining (every year) 10 days Cannot be accumulated
3 Bihar Shops & Establishment Act Earned Leave On working of 240 days in the previous year One leave for 20 days of working 45 days
Sick Leave From the day of joining (every year) 12 days (Half pay) Cannot be accumulated
Casual Leave From the day of joining (every year) 12 days Cannot be accumulated
4 Jharjhand S&E Act Same as Bihar S&E Act
5 Delhi S&E Act Priviledge Leave 5 days for every 4 months in continuous employment 15 days 45 days
Sick Leave/ Casual Leave 1 day for every 1 month of employment 12 days Cannot be accumulated
6 Andhra Pradesh S&E Act Priviledge Leave On working of 240 days in the previous year 15 days 60 days
Sick Leave 1 day for every 1 month of employment 12 days
Casual Leave 1 day for every 1 month of employment 12 days
Special Casual Leave Once in a service period after 2 yrs of continuous Service 6 days Not Applicable
7 Karnataka S&E Act Earned Leave On working of 240 days in the previous year 1 day for every 20 days worked performed for Adults 30 days
On working of 240 days in the previous year 1 day for every 15 days worked performed for Adults 40 days
Sick Leave From the day of joining (every year) 12 days
8 Kerala S&E Act Annual Leave After 12 months of Continuous Service 12 days 24 days
Sick Leave From the day of joining (every year) 12 days Cannot be accumulated
Casual Leave From the day of joining (every year) 12 days Cannot be accumulated
Special Casual Leave After gone through operation 6 days for men and 14 days for females for steralisation operation Not Applicable
9 Bombay S&E Act Annual Leave On working of 240 days in the previous year 21 days &
5 days for every 60 days of worked on other case
42 days
10 Orissa S&E Act Annual Leave On working of 240 days in the previous year For Adult:- 1 day for every 20 days worked
For Child:- 1 day for every 15 days worked
30 days in case of adult and 40 days in case of child
Sick Leave From the day of joining (every year) 15 days Cannot be accumulated
11 Rajasthan S&E Act Annual Leave On working of 240 days in the previous year For Adult:- 1 day for every 12 days worked in the previous year
For Child:- 1 day for every 15 days worked in the previous year
30 days in case of adult and 40 days in case of child
12 Tamil Nadu S&E Act Priviledge Leave After twelve months of continuous service 12 days, in the next twelve months 24 days
Sick Leave From the day of joining (every year) 12 days Cannot be accumulated
Casual Leave From the day of joining (every year) 12 days Cannot be accumulated
13 Uttar Pradesh S&E Act Earned Leave After 12 months of continuous service 15 days 45 days
Sick Leave After 6 months of continuous service 15 days Cannot be accumulated
Casual Leave After 6 months of continuous service 10 days Cannot be accumulated
14 Punjab S&E Act Earned Leave After 20 days of continuous employment Adult:- 1 day leave for every such 20 days
Young person:- 1 day leave for such 15 days
30 in case of adult and 40 in case of young person
Sick Leave From the day of joining (every year) 7 days Cannot be accumulated
Casual Leave From the day of joining (every year) 7 days Cannot be accumulated
15 Maternity Benefit Act Maternity Leave Women worked at least 80 days in the last 12 months 26 Weeks Not Applicable
16 ESIC Act Maternity Benefits contribution for 70 days in the preceding year Three months, which is extendable by further one month on medical advice at the rate of full wage Not Applicable
17 Sales Promotion Employees (Conditions of Service) Act, 1976 Study Leave with or without wages in accordance with the company policies and at the discretion of the employer Not Applicable Not Applicable
Extraordinary leave Without wages at the discretion of the employer in special circumstances Not Applicable Not Applicable
18 Apprentices Act Extraordinary leave As per the norms of the Co. 10 days Not Applicable
19 Working Journalist and Other News Paper Employee’s (Conditions of Service) and Miscellaneous Provisions Act Study Leave Without wages at the discretion of the employer in special circumstances Not Applicable Not Applicable
Extraordinary leave As per the norms of the Co. Not Applicable Not Applicable

 

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