How much sick leave can be availed at a time?


Sick Leave is also called Medical Leaves (ML), these are provided on the grounds of sickness or in case of accidents.


As the number of leaves entitlement in a company depend upon the state you are in. Every state has different leave entitlement and leaves policies which should be seen before one defines the leave policy of the company. Leave policy of a company cannot be less than that mentioned by the State’s shop and establishment act.

How Much:

It is another common leave type mandated by the law. As these leaves are prone to misuse, employers usually seek a medical certificate if the number of days of leave exceeds two or three days at a time. A minimum of 12 days of sick leave is provided to employees in a year.


It can be carried forward for the next year but, encashment is not available.



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