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Leave in Bank

Leave of all kinds cannot be claimed as a matter of right. When the exigencies of service so require, discretion to refuse or revoke leave of any description is reserved to the authority granting it, and an employee already on leave may be recalled when considered necessary in the interests of the Bank. When an employee is called back from leave, the bank will pay his traveling expenses to and from the place where he was spending his holiday.

Casual Leave

  1. Eligible for 12 days in a year credited at the beginning of the year
  2. During First year of service, it is credited on a pro-rata basis as one day each for every completed month or part thereof
  3. CL can be availed for 4 continuous days at a time.
  4. The holidays and weekly offs prefixing/suffixing or falling within the period of Casual Leave will not be treated as part of casual leave provided that for officers total period of absence should not exceed 6 days including holidays. However for award staff this rules is not applicable
  5. CL cannot be combined with any other kind of leave.

Unavailed Casual Leave

  1. CL not availed in a calendar year is convertible into UCL
  2. It can be availed only on the grounds of sickness
  3. For award Staff there is no time limit for availing UCL accumulated in a year. For one day on any number of occasions, medical certificate is not necessary however 4 UCL can be availed at a time once in a year or two days UCL can be availed at a time twice a year without Medical Certificate.
  4. For officers UCL can be accumulated upto 3 years and officer can avail only one UCL without medical certificate irrespective of balance of CL in his account.
  5. UCL can also be availed in combination with any other leave except CL.


Privilege Leave

  1. PL is calculated at the rate of one day for every eleven days of active service.
  2. While calculating PL, all kinds of leave availed except CL shall be excluded.
  3. PL can be availed only on completion of 11 months of service.
  4. Generally it is granted 4 occasions in a calendar year, though one occasion may comprise even a single day. If the reasons for the request by an employee for leave on more than 4 occasions in a year are adequate and genuine such leave may be granted.
  5. PL should be applied before 15 days of the proposed date of commencement of leave
  6. PL on medical grounds can be granted for more than 4 days at a time on production of Medical Certificate which will not be counted in the above 4 occasions.
  7. The restriction with regard to the number of times of availing PL, mentioned above, does not apply to members of Executive Committee of a Registered Trade Union.
  8. A member of Executive Committee can avail PL for any number of times for organizational work within his eligible limit
  9. PL can be accumulated up to 270 days and on retirement the encashment is restricted only to 240 days.

Sick Leave

  1. An employee is entitled to sick leave on half pay, at the rate of one month for each year of service subject to a maximum of 18 months (540 days) during his entire service, provided that where an employee has put in a service of 24 years, he shall be eligible to additional sick leave at the rate of one month for each year of service in excess of 24 years, subject to 3 months of additional sick leave.
  2. For availing sick leave the employee has to submit MC.
  3. An employee can convert the half-pay sick leave in to full pay sick leave. But twice the period of leave will be debited.
  4. During the first year of service sick leave will be granted on prorate basis.
  5. Sick Leave can be availed for any number of days.
  6. Sick Leave can be availed without Medical Certificate by an employee for a maximum period of 10 days in a calendar year not exceeding two days at a time after exhausting the Casual Leave.
  7. SL can also be availed in combination with any other leave except CL.

Maternity Leave

  1. Maternity leave which shall be on substantive pay shall be granted to a female employee for a period not exceeding 6 months on any one occasion and 12 months during her entire service.
  2. Within the overall period of 12 months, leave may also be granted in case of miscarriage, abortion on production of medical certificate in this regard
  3. Within the overall period of 12 months, leave may also be granted in case of hysterectomy up to a maximum of 60 days.
  4. Maternity Leave is available even in the first year of service. Probationers are also eligible. But the probation period will be extended to that extent.
  5. Leave may also be granted once during service to a childless female employee for legally adopting a child who is below one year of age, for a maximum period of six months, subject to the following terms and conditions:
  • Leave will be granted for adoption of only one child.
  • The adoption of a child should be through a proper legal process and the employee should produce the adoption-deed to the Bank for sanctioning such leave.
  • The Permanent Part-time Employees are also eligible for grant of leave for adoption of a child.
  • The Leave shall also be available to biological mother in cases where the child is born through surrogacy.
  • The leave shall be availed within overall entitlement of 12 months during the entire period of service.

Paternity Leave

With effect from the 1st June 2015, male employees with less than two surviving children shall be eligible for 15 days Paternity Leave during his wife’s confinement.
  1. This leave may be combined with any other kind of leave except Casual Leave.
  2. The leave may be availed up to 15 days before or up to 6 months from the date of delivery of the child.

Extra Ordinary Leave

An employee is eligible for extraordinary leave on loss of pay when no other kind of leave is due to the employee.

  1. This leave is granted not exceeding 3 months on any one occasion with a maximum of 24 months in the entire period of service. It can be combined with or in continuation of any kind of leave except CL.
  2. Period of leave on Loss of Pay shall not count for increments and increment date will be postponed by the period of loss of pay.

Special Casual Leave for Blood Donation

Employees who donate blood to a recognized blood bank or Bank sponsored blood donation drive are eligible for special CL for one day, on the day of blood donation, subject to the production of satisfactory documentary proof.


Special Leave for Vasectomy / Sterilization

  1. 6 days CL for male employees for undergoing Sterilization.
  2. 14 days special CL for female employees who undergo non puerperal Tubectomy operation.
  3. 1 day special CL for female employee, who had IUD insertions.
  4. 7 days CL to male employees whose wife undergoes Non Puerperal Tubectomy operation subject to the production of Medical certificate from the doctor who performed the operation to that effect certifying that the presence of the male employee is essential for the period of leave to look after his wife during her convalescence after operation. Leave to commence on the day of operation.
  5. An employee developing post-operative complication after sterilization may be granted CL to that extent of the period for which he or she is hospitalized for such post operative complication, subject to production of necessary certificate from the concerned hospital authorities.
  6. An employee is not entitled to special CL after maternity leave, if the sterilization operation, re-canalization was done during the maternity leave.

Special Sick Leave

With effect from the 01.06.2015 special Sick Leave up to 30 days may be granted to an employee once during his/her entire period of service for donation of kidney/organ.

Sabbatical Leave (Govt. Scheme) for Women Employees

  1. Permanent female employees with minimum of 5 years of Service are eligible.
  2. In exceptional circumstances, employees with less than 5 years of service can also apply.
  3. Purpose of leave is Medical grounds, care of family members or children, higher studies, visit spouse, etc.
  4. Period of leave shall be a minimum of 3 months at a time and shall not be taken more than once in a year, maximum of 2 years during entire career.
  5. Total period of leave including earlier Sabbatical scheme of Bank and extra-ordinary leave under Bipartite shall not exceed 3 years.

References- IBA website, Joint Notes, Bipartite Settlement, OSR etc.


  1. How many days leave encashment is available as per number of years of service?

  2. "Total period of leave including earlier Sabbatical scheme of Bank and extra-ordinary leave under Bipartite shall not exceed 3 years."- Can you please provide under which Settlement sir?

    1. please refer

  3. Does maternity leave is considered passive for transfer while counting the requisite year of service?

  4. Sir I want to prepare for Govt exam and want to take Leave without pay. Is there any provision for it?

  5. Please share sign document of these rules

      see annexure IV at the end

  6. Do I need to provide my Doctor's prescription to my senior to avail the Medical leave ? I have psersonnel information mention in my prescription and I do not want to share it with male senior. What should I do ?

    1. In order to avail the leave you need to provide the Medical cum Fitness Certificate from registered medical practitioner. In case your admin/HR ask for prescription for any reason, instead of confronting them, you may strikeout the sensitive/personal information and provide the same to them alongwith a letter mentioning the reason of striking out the information on prescription. This should be acceptable to all HR/admins.

  7. Can a male employee avail more than two years on loss of pay on medical situations

    1. Since such cases are very rare. It is possible only if approved by the competent authority on case to case basis.

  8. Can an employee on LFC ... Pl leave sanctioned for 10 days .. meets an accident.while on LFC . and wants to combine medical leave for 21 days after sanctioned PL . . Is this permissible

  9. Whether CL will be credited for sabbatical leave period or not??