As far as I know no Indian Labor Law defines " Casual Leave " though some of them provide for certain no. of days under the head casual leave to be granted to employees in every calendar year. One of the literary meanings of the word ' casual' is " happening by chance " which would be contextually appropriate to define "casual leave " in the realm of employment. It is in addition to other kinds of leave such as Earned Leave, Sick Leave etc. Generally, 'leave' means the permission granted to an employee to be away or absent from work. As such casual leave is a permission to be away from work for some short spells necessitated by certain unforeseen circumstances or occasions by chance like sudden illness of the employee or his family members, occasional discharge of social commitments like attending a friend's or neighbors family function etc. However, it can only be availed of subject to prior sanction of the employer.
From India, Salem
Thanks for reverting and sharing your views , my query is it can be applied in advance :- if something is not happening by chance as the conditions you have written . I have Checked Punjab Shops and establishment as well as National Holiday SL and CL act 1965. it is clearly mention that it can be applied in advance .
So the query is only in india / in any act is we have any written statement which clearly shows that it CL can't be applied in advance for personal use rather than
Your Remarks Pls....
" some short spells necessitated by certain unforeseen circumstances or occasions by chance like sudden illness of the employee or his family members, occasional discharge of social commitments like attending a friend's or neighbors family function etc."
We all Knows the conditions but can we have any written statement for that . Which strictly avoid the advance application for CL.
From India, Haldwani
If you read my answer once again, you'll understand that I've already answered this. Any leave is subject to prior sanction means that it has to be applied for in advance. How one has to apply depends on the type as well as the no. of days of leave intended to be availed of by the employee, the format of application, the intermediary channel of administrative hierarchy through which the application to be submitted, the alternative arrangement etc., are procedural formalities which the employer has to prescribe in the leave manual of the organization. Coming to the availment of casual leave, chances are there that enroute to office/place of work, an employee may fall sick suddenly and may be compelled to apply for C.L orally by phone and submit his written application later. Similarly, he may plan to attend a marriage that is to take place the next week and hence he may apply for 3 days C.L in advance for the sake of confirmation of prior sanction. Thus availment of C.L is purely a matter either of convenience or of emergency, procedural aspects of submission of application for and sanction are matters left for logical discretion only. Therefore, one can not search for any precise prescription in such matters in a Statute or its Rules.
From India, Salem
It can be applied in advance.
No employee is expected to absent himself without prior notice except under really unforeseen reasons.
Then also it is incumbent on employee to inform his employer.
Some state rules permit employees to go on C/L without prior information also.
From India, Pune
Thanks & Regards,
From India, Ghaziabad