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i had resigned from my last company ( bank) .. and didnt serve the notice period ..further on.. my current employer ( its also a bank ) didnt ask for relieving letter of last bank and they waived off my reliving letter ( same has been confirmed on mail by their respective HR).
so query is that.. should i bother abt the reliving letter for my last company.?
pls suggest for future.

From India, Mumbai
It is better to get the relieving & service certificate from any of your employer. Presently your employer might have not asked but in future when you are going to change your employment then you may not be able to substantiate the period where your worked with your previous employer and that remains blank. Even you say orally you cannot substantiate as you don't have any document.
More over your earlier employer may raise any issue as you were not officially get relieved and you are liable for that.
Thanks & regards - kamesh

From India, Hyderabad
Thanks ....... for revert....
i have received the last company full and final settlement letter and they have paid me for outstanding all the amount in my account. In that payment slip my date of joining and last day (when i left the company) of working is mentioned.
But, now they are still not issuing me the reliving letter,,,, ( since i have not served the notice period).
what approach should i take to retrieve my reliving letter..? is there any favorable condition for me.?

From India, Mumbai
In my opinion it is always better to sever connections with your employer on a happy note. In your case if there is a bond which you may have executed at the time of joining the previous bank, your contract of employment will be governed by that. If that bond says that you have to serve a notice for X months before leaving or in lieu of that you have to pay an amount of Rs............. , which you have not done. It is just possible that you may be trying to avoid the payment of the bond amount. If yes, it would be difficult for you to avoid that permanently. If no, the problem can be sorted out easily. But having a relieving letter from your previous employer is needed for your record and future reference. This applies to all your future employments. Make it a habit before leaving collect all the necessary documents.
SP Singh

From India, Ghaziabad
Dear Rakesh,

Irrespective of who is the employer it always goes to prove appropriate and safe to obtain a proper relieving letter from the relieving office. In your case, particularly since you just left from the bank, there are lot of handing over & taking over charges involved and you should make sure somehow you obtain the letter by convincing the erstwhile employer. This will avert possible confusion later on (for e.g. your successor can blame you of not handing over some important papers/file even if the culprit could be somebody else.) You have to list out everything that was in your possession and obtain ack. from whom you are handing over and what are all those. It is also customary to prepare a narrative status report of various things and list out pending matters, follow up to be made,due dates etc. Even if you have to apologize for not serving the notice period you should apply/request them to condone the miss. It will always help you in your career to keep your records straight.

From India, Bangalore
Thanks for valuable comment..
i my case , before leaving the organisation ( in short period of notice, without serving the notice period ).
i had obtained all the NOC from all the concern dept.. like IT, finance , loan , proper key hand over.
now suggest me to do any actionable point to do for getting reliving letter from last organization... and i think, its my right.

From India, Mumbai
Have you requested them either orally or in writing for this letter and if so what is the out come. In case it was refused orally better seek the same by sending an acknowledged formal request letter. And how long now since you left your pre.employer ?
From India, Bangalore
In a similar thread being discussed, I had commented on the same issue. Is relieving letter absolutely needed? Not really... When an organization has issued you a full and final settlement order, it is assumed that they have relieved you of your responsibility and all possible dues on either side has been taken into account and paid. So this document becomes a proof of you leaving the organization on amicable terms. The other document would be your experience letter.
It is good to have but not a case of "what will happen if i don't have it". :-)
Just my opinion.
Navneet Chandra

From India, Delhi
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