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Dear Seniors,
Can anybody tell me the procedure for giving CL and SL and giving weekly offs i work in an establishment here i face a typical situation where
1. The employee is taking 5 days leave can he be given a weekly off for that week(Leave from Monday to Friday) to my best understanding i think we need not give such weekly off as he has worked less than 5 days a week.
2. Some people tell me that for people having ESI coverage they can't have Sick leave as they get the payment for the same through ESI my query is that if a person takes (under ESI coverage) 2 days leave can we adjust 1 Casual Leave and 1 Sick leave though he is covered under the Act.
Looking forward for speedy response in this regard as iam working on the salaries of staff ,Hope to have your expert suggestions and opnions.
Warm Regards,

Dear Bala,
1CL & 1SL allowed in a month. To avail SL doesn't mean he has to necessarily report to ESI. He wouldn't have had the necessity to go to the ESI Dispnsry but would have thought to take rest at home for headache.
Only when he is hospitalised for some reason and when he suffers Loss of pay as a result of it, he can go for medicine and approach ESI to recover the payment. Based on his available quota just go ahead to grant leave as long his production head doesn't object.
HR has to adjust accordingly and cannot be so rigid in not sanctioning it. If there is no casual/sick leave quota balance on hand, just mark loss of pay for the said days, or adjust them with available CL and SL mix. Just mutual adjustment.
HR need not worry. Just have a word with him as to which category leave HR has to make use of. Thatz it.

Dear Mr.Chandru,
Thanks for your speedy response i also want clarification on weekly off as with 1 point is that necessary to give weekly off to such person who absent themselves for a week in which case they will get salary for sunday.
Also can you please tell me who is the authority under Gratuity Act to whom the notice of opening has to be sent in Form- A.
Would appreciate your response as early as possible.
Warm Regards,

Dear Bala,

For your Point No.1:

As per the Shop & Establ. Asct, Sunday is a weekly off and it is a paid holiday. Say an employee has enough leave quota and has availed leave from Mon-Sat. You have to grant him Sunday as holiday. In case he has no leave balance on hand, then he suffers loss of pay for the said days and you can add Sunday into loss of pay, if he avails leave on Monday too. Even if he is a frequent absentee, you cannot deny sunday.

When Sunday overlaps CL or SL leave days, don't consider Sunday as LOP. As per rule, sunday is off. If lenghty EL is availed, then all govt holidays and sundays falling inside will be taken for LOP calculation.

Authority under Gratuity Act:

The Assitant Labour Commissioner/ The District Labour Officer, (Nandanam) is the appropriate authority under the Payment of Wages Act and Payment of Gratuity Act for companies in Chennai.

By the by, where are you working Bala? I would be glad to know your contact details and your resume. You can mail me at

Hope your query is answered.


Dear Seniors,
I am selva from chennai, 2morrow i am go to attan one interview accounts asst. Last 06 month i am not work accounts department. i want all Tax details (Service Tax % details, TDS % details & calculation, PF details).
Please help me urgent.
Thanks & Regards

Is there any clause under the Shops and Establishments act which talks about the basic medicines to be kept at workplace
Not so specific but all medicines falling under first-aid administration. Dettol soap, Tincture, Dettol/Savlon solution, Scissors, surgical cotton, Gauze, Nebasulf dusting powder, band aid, Iodex, Amrutanjan /Tiger balm.
Crocin (Fever), Gelusil (Gastro), Coldact/Coldarin (Cold/Fever), Loparet /Lomotin/Eldoper (Stomach upset /Loose motion), Paracetamol (General fever/bodypain), Vicks /Strepsils.
These are general /common medicines available anywhere.

Note: Some staff members make it a point to come to office and take medicines free of cost or collect it and keep it in their bags for future use. They will not leave anything including purgatives...LOL! Keep an eye on them.

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