About West Bengal

West Bengal is a state in the eastern region of India along the Bay of Bengal. With over 91 million inhabitants, it is the fourth-most populous state and the fourteenth-largest state by area in India. Covering an area of 88,752 km2 (34,267 sq mi), it is also the seventh-most populous country subdivision of the world. Part of the Bengal region of the Indian subcontinent, it borders Bangladesh in the east, and Nepal and Bhutan in the north. It also borders the Indian states of Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Sikkim and Assam.

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Leave Rules For West Bengal

Here is a snapshot of various leave rules as per the West Bengal Shops & Establishments Act.

Annual / Privileged / Earned Leave (AL/PL/EL)14 daysAfter 12 months of continuous service
Casual Leave (CL)10 daysfull pay every year
Sick Leave (SL)14 dayshalf pay every year
Maximum AL/PL that can be carried forward28 days
Working hours in a day8.5
Total hours in a week48
Rest Interval1 hourRest after 5 hours of work

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