RPG Group allows staff to avail unused leaves till Q2 2021

The company encourages employees to plan their leave days in advance

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COVID-19 has forced companies make many exceptions and concessions. Organisations have been rolling out perks, benefits, schemes and activities to keep their employees engaged and interested in a remote-working setup. RPG Group, however, has managed to do something more. Supratik Bhattacharyya, chief talent officer, RPG, revealed that the Company has decided to give its employees the opportunity to use their privileged leaves by extending the time to the second quarter of 2021.


Supratik Bhattacharya

“People at RPG have always demonstrated the highest order of responsibility at all times. I do not anticipate that every employee will now suddenly rush to take leave. People plan their leaves ahead. There is enough time for them to exercise this benefit and I personally do not see any issue in the administration of this initiative at all.”


Speaking to HRKatha, Bhattacharyya said, “We encourage employees to take time off from work, and we have checks and balances in place that deter the continual accumulation of leave. We have seen that employees usually end up utilising their leaves every year. However, this year has been like no other. A large section of our employees was not able to utilise their privileged leave-days for the year due to various challenges that the pandemic posed. We have, therefore, proactively decided that unutilised leave days of the calendar year 2020 can be utilised till a specified cut-off date into the next year, until a maximum of the second quarter of the year 2021.”

This will help employees take time off and get back to work feeling recharged. This benefit will be in addition to the usual leave-days for the year 2021. However, the question that arises here is that, ‘Will there be a clamour for leaves?’ and ‘Could this lead to overlapping of leaves?’ Bhattacharya doesn’t think that could be the case here.

“People at RPG have always demonstrated the highest order of responsibility at all times. I do not anticipate that every employee will now suddenly rush to take leave. People plan their leaves ahead. There is enough time for them to exercise this benefit and I personally do not see any issue in the administration of this initiative at all,” points out Bhattacharya.

“It will be the usual process of taking leaves. We always prompt our people to plan their leave days in advance. They can take their leave in any way they want, like they always have,” adds Bhattacharya.

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