Every employee is entitled to one day casual leave per month subject to a maximum of 12 days in a calendar year.
Employees who are appointed after the commencement of a calendar year or leave the organization during the calendar year, shall be entitled to casual leave at the proportionate rate of one day per month.
The leave itself is of a casual nature. Hence employees are expected to avail of such leave judiciously.
Every employee availing of leave has to obtain the sanction of the competent authority by applying in the prescribed form.
Unless warranted by extra-ordinary circumstances, no employee shall be granted more than seven days of leave during one spell. The employees will not be permitted to be absent on casual leave for more than 10 days together with holidays.
In case, there is any balance of leave unavailed of by an employee as on December 31st of the year, it will lapse and there will not be any kind of right on the part of the employee to claim it.
Casual leave cannot be combined with any other kind of leave.
Casual leave can be availed for half a day also. Earned Leave:
Leave Entitlement basis: Every employee appointed on the time pay scale is entitled to 30 days of earned leave for every completed year of service.
Crediting of leave: Leave shall be credited to the account of each employee at the rate of 15 days each on the 1st day of January and 1st day of July every year, which shall be known as standard dates for the purpose of leave rules.
If an employee joins the services of the Remedy Hospitals at any time during the calendar year, leave shall be credited to the account proportionately at the rate of 2 ½ days per month of his/her completed service. Fifteen days or more than 15 days of the month in which an employee joined the REMEDY shall be treated as a full month for the purpose of calculation of the leave. However, leave at the rate of 15 days shall be credited to his/her leave account from the subsequent half-year. The earned leave shall be reduced by one day for every 15 days of absence due to extra-ordinary leave, consultancy leave, and Loss of Pay availed of in any particular half-year.
Benefits of EL: Whenever any such earned leave is availed of by an employee and granted/sanctioned by the Competent Authority, the employee is entitled to full salary along with other benefits like provident fund etc.
Conditions for availing of EL: ·
Every employee desirous of availing of earned leave shall apply for it in the prescribed form at least 10 days in advance.
No employee shall be granted/sanctioned earned leave at one time for more than 120 days.
EL can be availed of in not more than three spells in a calendar period.
Intervening holidays of the REMEDY occurring during in the EL spell will be treated as the employees on leave and will accordingly be reduced from the leave balance of the employee.
Prefix or suffix holidays shall not be counted for the purpose of calculating number of days on EL.
Accumulation of EL and ceiling limit: Un-utilized earned leave at the end of the calendar year shall be carried forward to the next year. Accumulation of EL on any standard dates of leave crediting shall be limited to 180 days only.
Encashment of earned leave: Every employee shall be entitled to encashment of earned leave of 15 days every year. For the purpose of calculating the cash equivalent of earned leave, the basic pay plus dearness allowance shall be taken into account. Employees have to forward their duly sanctioned EL encashment application in the prescribed format to the HR Department of the REMEDY – Corporate Office at Hyderabad. Sick Leave:
Every employee who is on the time pay scale shall be entitled to Sick Leave at the rate of 10 days on medical grounds accompanied with a medical certification issued by the doctor.
Un-utilized sick leave at the end of the calendar year shall be carried forward to the next year.
Every employee intending to avail of sick leave has to apply in the form prescribed and enclose documentary evidence with it.
Employees joining/leaving at any time during the calendar year are entitled to Sick leave on a pro-rata basis. Maternity Leave
A female employee who has been confirmed and is on the time pay scale with no children or less than two surviving children may be granted maternity leave for a maximum period of three months i.e. 6 weeks prior to the delivery and 6 weeks after delivery.
Maternity leave not exceeding 45 days may also be granted to a female employee who has been confirmed and who is on the time pay scale (irrespective of the number of surviving children) during the entire period of service in case of miscarriage including abortion on the production of a medical certificate.
Maternity leave may be combined with leave of any kind except CL.
Earned Leave for Consultancy: a.
Academic staffs are eligible for a maximum of 52 days leave for the specific work of consultancy in an academic year. The academic year will be considered as from 1st of June to 31st of May in a year. The leave has to be sanctioned by the Competent Authority.
The term Consultancy here shall mean and include any consultancy work, project, survey, study or assignment undertaken from any organization other than the REMEDY.
Prior approval has to be obtained from the REMEDY for undertaking the consultancy work by applying in the prescribed form to the reporting authority. The reporting authority shall forward it with remarks to the Competent Authority for approval.
The consultancy leave cannot be clubbed with any other leave for which the employee is eligible, such as Casual Leave, Earned Leave or Extraordinary leave.
The employee shall not be allowed to undertake more than 4 such projects in a year. However this limit may be relaxed by the Competent Authority.
Consultancy works in a city at a distance of more than 150 k.m. from the present posting of the staff member shall not be permitted. However, this stipulation may be relaxed by the Competent Authority.
If the employee is paid any remuneration or fees for the work, then he/she shall be liable to pay 1/3 of any such amount received to the REMEDY. However the expenses reimbursed by the consulting organization shall be exempted from this condition.
Employees are supposed to maintain full confidentiality of the information relating to the REMEDY, and any disclosure of such confidential information will attract disciplinary action against the concerned employee. Holidays: Holiday Leave provides employees with authorized paid absence from work for the purpose of observing designated holidays. At the REMEDY, all employees may be granted holidays with wages on three national holidays viz, Republic Day, Independence Day, and Gandhi Jayanthi and other festivals of general and local importance. The total number of Holidays, including the three days indicated above, to be observed during the calendar year shall be decided and notified by the Management. Employees who cannot be spared on these holidays shall be granted a compensatory holiday with wages on an alternative day or given an additional day’s wages in lieu whichever the employee may prefer. The compensatory holiday shall be decided by the management at its convenience but it shall not be later than thirty days from the holiday in respect of which the compensatory holiday is granted. The specific dates on which the holidays will be observed shall be published every year.