No salary deduction on bandh day for Bengal Government Employees on paid leaves
Kolkat: West Bengal government employees who were on child care leave, maternity leave, earned leave etc. On September 2, the day when the central trade unions called a bandh, will not have to forgo their day’s salary.
A memorandum issued by the state finance department has said no salary would be deducted from such employees who had taken prior paid leaves.
“Now, to remove the confusion, it is clarified that absence will not be treated as ‘dies non’ and no salary will be deducted or treated to be inadmissible in case of leaves like child care leave, maternity leave, earned leave, etc sanctioned before the date of issuance of finance department’s order,” the memo said.
The government had made it mandatory for all its employees to be present on the strike day. An earlier directive had said absence of employees on that date would be treated as ‘dies non’ and no salary would be admissible.