Service Rules

Leave Rules for West Bengal Govt Employees

There are different types of leave available for Govt Employees of West Bengal as per West Bengal Service Rules and related government orders. This article describes the details of leave rules for West Bengal Govt employees.

Leave Rules for West Bengal Govt Employees
Leave Rules for West Bengal Govt Employees

Important points to be noted for leave rules

Before going to learn about the leave rules, some important points to be noted about the leave.

  • Leave cannot be claimed as of right. [WBSR-I, 153. (1)]
  • Leave have to apply from e-SE login of the employee of portal.
  • After availing the leave the employee should join online through the ESE login.
  • Casual Leave (CL) is not treated as leave. (WBSR Rule 167)
  • If the day preceding the beginning day of leave and the day after the end of leave is a holiday the employee can enter the date as the prefix and suffix. In this case, if the employee not applying the leave for medical purpose prefix and suffix date will not include in leave period. But in case of leave on the medical ground, the leave will count including those dates.
  • Controlling officer/Sanctioning authority can recall the employee from leave.

All Leave Rules for West Bengal Govt Employees

Here are different types of leaves for West Bengal Government Employees:

Casual Leave Rules for West Bengal Govt Employees:

  • Casual Leave (CL) is not treated as leave. (WBSR Rule 167)
  • Casual Leave shall not be combined with any other kind of leave.
  • Casual Leave cannot be granted more than 7 consecutive days including Sunday, Holiday.
  • CL is admissible for 14 days each year (January to December).
  • CL is admissible on private affairs and medical ground.

View: More about Casual Leave rule

Earned Leave Rules for West Bengal Govt Employees:

Earned leave for government employees earning in a department other than a vacation department (Rule 169 of WBSR-I):

  • The leave account of every Government employee who is serving in a Department other than a vacation Department (School, College etc) shall be credited with earned leave, in advance, in two installments of 15 days each on the first day of January and July of every calendar year (Total 30 days per year). Per month 21 days of earned leave balance will be credited in the leave account of an employee. For Example, one employee joined on 1st Jan, the advance leave balance of 15 days will be credited. But one employee joined on 2nd Jan or letter, the leave balance of 121/2 will be credited as on date of 1st Jan.
  • Earned leave can be availed on Private affairs or Medical Ground. In the case of medical ground, a medical certificate should be submitted along with the application.
  • Maximum credit of earned leave is 300 days. At the time of retirement one employee gets maximum 300 days of cash equivalent to leave salary. If leave credit is 300 at the time of retirement, the calculation of leave salary as follows:
Leave salary calculation for earned leave
  • Without permission of Government, an employee can’t take leave more than 120 days.
  • Earned leave can combine with Maternity Leave, Half Pay Leave and Leave without pay but not with Casual Leave.

View: More about Earned Leave Rule

Half Pay Leave:

  • Half pay leave balance credited 20 days per year. Every month leave credit is 5/3 days.
  • Half Pay Leave can be availed on Private affairs and Medical Ground.
  • Half Pay Leave can combine with other leave except Casual Leave.
  • During half pay leave salary will be calculated as follows: Example: If Basic Pay of an employee before HPL is ₹ 10000 he/she will get salary during half pay leave is:-
    • Half of the Basic Pay: ₹ 5000
    • DA as per the rate of half basic pay (i.e. 125%): ₹6250
    • HRA 15% (as per rate) of full basic pay i.e 10000: ₹1500
    • Medical Allowance as per admissible: ₹300

Commuted Leave Rules for West Bengal Govt Employees:

  • 2 half pay leave is equal to 1 commuted leave.
  • Admissible on the Medical ground, not exceeding half the amount of half pay leave due and study purpose in the interest of public service, up to a maximum of 90 days.
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Maternity Leave Rules for West Bengal Govt Employees:

  • Maternity leave is admissible for female employees (married or unmarried).
  • Also admissible for abortion, miscarriage.
  • Maximum of 180 days can be granted, for abortion or miscarriage 6 weeks.
  • Medical certificate should be submitted with the application.

Child adoption leave:

  • Maternity leave is admissible for female employees.
  • Maximum 135 days admissible as child adoption leave.
  • Female Govt. employee with less than two surviving children and adopts a child aged less than 1 year can apply for leave.

Child Care Leave:

  • Only Female Govt. employee for taking care of upto two children upto 18 years of their age.
  • Maximum 2 years (730 days) of leave can be availed during the entire period of service.
  • Child care leave can be applied for the illness of the child and for an exam of the child.
  • It may not be granted for less than 15 days in a spell.
  • It may not be granted in more than 3 (three) spells in a calendar year.
  • It may be combined with leave of the kind due and admissible.

Paternity Leave cum Child Care Leave:

  • Only Male Govt. employee for taking care of upto two children for 30 days.
  • This leave may be availed of during childbirth and upto the age of 18 years of the child.
  • Such leave can be combined with leave of any other kind.

Quarantine leave rules for West Bengal Government Employees:

  • Quarantine Leave can be avail due to viral infectious diseases/ illness of the Employee or Family Members of the employee.
  • Total day of leave is 21 days and in special cases it can be avail up to 30 days.
  • The list of diseases for quarantine leaves are:
    1. Small Pox (Not chicken pox)
    2. Scarlet Fever
    3. Plague
    4. Typhus
    5. Cerebro Spinal Meningitis
    6. COVID-19
  • For Employees engaged in cooking and serving, the following diseases are included in this list:
    1. Dysentery
    2. Enteric Fever (Typhoid Fever)
    3. Malta Fever
    4. Paratyphoid Fever
  • Quarantine leave can be avail with other leave.
  • This is a full pay leave.

Leave not Due:

  • Leave not due means advance leave, when the employee hasn’t any leave balance.
  • It is a half pay leave. The employee has to adjust the leave after joining with half pay leave.
  • Maximum 360 days in a service period it may be granted, but at a time maximum 90 days and with medical certificate 180 days of Leave not due can be granted.

Extraordinary Leave:

  • Extraordinary Leave is Leave without pay.
  • No pay and allowance to be paid during the extraordinary leave.

Hospital Leave:

  • Hospital leave means leave on account of ill-health granted to specified members of subordinate (services whose duties expose them to special risk of accident of illness.
  • Admissible full pay upto 3 month and thereafter half pay.

Special Sick Leave and Leave to Survey:

  • This leave can be availed by naval and survey staff for medical ground.
  • Up to 3 months of leave can be availed.

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How many days of Casual Leave allowed for Govt Employees of West Bengal?

Casual Leave cannot be granted more than 7 consecutive days, including Sunday, Holiday. Total 14 days of casual leave or CL can be granted in a calendar year.

What is Medical Leave for WB Govt Employees?

Commuted Leave often called as Medical leave, or sick leave can be granted for the purpose of Medical Ground and Study purposes subject to available of Half Pay Leave.

What is prefix and Suffix in Leave Application?

Prefix in leave application means the additional Sunday or Holidays immediate before the leave starting date, and Suffix means the additional Sunday or Holidays immediate after the end of the leave date.

Where to find WB Leave Rules?

There are different types of leave rules described in the West Bengal Service Rules Part I. Department wise leave rules described in this WBSR-I.


  1. My son is suffering from scarlet fever, and am being his mother , nursing him . How can I apply for quarantine leave ? l,m a West Bengal Govt. employee.

  2. Application for CL was sanctioned for 21/01/19 & 22/01/19 after due prefix & suffix. But due to severe ILLNESS the leave was continued till 11/02/19. HRMS is not accepting medical leave after CL. My retirement is in Aug’2019. Please suggest.

  3. Hi I want to know more about Extraordinary leave. I joined west bengal general service as group A officer and after joining I did 1 month job and after that due to some personal issue I did an application and leave station and till then I’m in leave. I want to know maximum how many days I can continue my Extraordinary leaves.

    1. A permanent employee can avail extraordinary leave throughout his or her entire service life, there is no limit, provided the leave has to be approved by leave sanctioning authority. If the leave is granted it will not amount to service break. If fact any leave approved by authority does not amount to service break.

  4. In wb health departments , the nursing supdts. are not allowing Child care leave to the nursing staffs, and harassing them when asking for the same and making local rules frequently and omitting them now and then. how to overcome this.

  5. station leave without permission on medical ground after discharging from state Govt. Hospital a written intimation submitted to the office before leaving station but not allow. have any rules from your end to avail medical rest.

  6. EOL was sanctioned for a period of 1 year 11 months 21 days without pay. During that period I was sick due to Spinal Canal Stenosis with Degenerative Disk disease under the treatment in Bangur Institute of Neurology, Kolkata. Two increments had been deferrd.
    Is there any provisition for getting two increments on the basis of medical ground.?
    If yes, can relevant documents be suppled for giving prayer to the Secretary through proper channel.
    Eagerly waiting for the reply as the date of my superannuation is on 30.11.2020.

  7. Kindly explain leave regularised as ‘dies-non for all purposes’. Is there any GO or rule in WBSR that clarifies the service benefits available/ not available to the employee? Service benefits mean annual increment, Leave count, Leave encashment, CAS/MCAS, Pension Benefit.

  8. Whether casual leave should have to give in advance or after availing the leave.

  9. In Extra temporary female warder of west bengal govt. service , how many leave is entitele due in creadit in a year

  10. Is there any condition for combining child care leave with maternity leave? and it is mandatory to join between these two leave?

  11. Can anybody please help me by mentioning the Rule No./Order No. in which the calculation of lave salary during ‘Half Pay Leave’ has been described.

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