The bank employees are given a certain number of holidays and leave every year, to remove monotonous in work and allow them to maintain a swift balance between their personal and professional lives. The casual leave, privilege leave, maternity leave, medical leave etc. are some of the leaves employees are given in every organization.
Many employees, while working in their respective banks, opt for further studies. Many want to sit for competitive examinations like UPSC and SSC. In order to attempt these examinations, candidates need proper preparation and that requires adequate time.
There is no direct provision of study leave for the ground level employees in even the largest commercial bank in India ;State Bank of India. A study leave of up to two years though could be sanctioned for workmen employees in SBI who are in the officer grade. One other avenue to acquire study leave is to apply for extraordinary leave, under which the candidates are allowed to take a leave of upto maximum 720 days. Women candidates can acquire sabbatical leave for raising and taking care of the education of their children for upto 2 years and use the time for preparing for the examinations they are eying for.
Study leaves option for SBI employees
It becomes really tough for the regular SBI employees to manage further studies after duty hours. Where the duty hours are limited for lower posts of clerical cadres, there is no time fixed time frame for the Probationary officers and manager level posts in the bank. They need to spend most of their days’ time working in their office, making it almost impossible for them to study further. Hence, the candidates, who are willing to shift their job sector, need to take leave for their study purposes and make necessary arrangements accordingly. The employees in SBI need to calculate their available leave on credit and make adjustments in order to be able to find time for their studies.
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