Now that festivities 🥳 are over and you have been employed in the same private company for the last 5 years, some of you might have probably already started to make some big plans ✈️🏝 for the announced 30 days vacation leaves.
If this is true, wait 🕐… I will probably spoil your mood for some seconds, minutes or perhaps even days…
A private sector employee will be eligible for 30 days of vacation leaves as from 24 October 2024 if he/she continues to be employed by same company for the past 5 consecutive years.
The number of years employed in a private company prior 24 October 2019 does not matter and they are not included in the calculation of the 5 consecutive years mentioned in the Workers Right Act 2019.
Unfortunately, this condition was not widely shared during the past months. I personally did not find this information anywhere, so, if you were already aware, good for you. Since I just learnt this today, so, just sharing for anyone else without this important piece of detail.
Update (20 Jan 2020) :
A friend (Sou) pointed to the fact that the section talking about leaves (including vacation leaves) are not applicable to those people who earn more than 50,000 monthly.
I just had a look again, at the definition of a “worker”: I quote ;
“worker”, subject to sections 17, 84, 85, 87, Part IX and section 111 – [...] (c) does not include – [...] - (iii) except in relation to sections 5, 26, 32, 33, 34, 49, 50, 52, 53, 54 and Parts VI, VII, VIII and XI, a person whose basic wage or salary is at a rate exceeding 600,000 rupees in a year;
And the Leaves section is included in the Part V, with the Vacation Leave part defined in the section 47. So, damn, no Vacation Leaves for Rs50+ workers.
Thanks a lot for the information Sou!
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