UP Government employees have to apply for leaves online

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Employees will now have to apply for leaves online, three days in advance, and wait for digital approval before proceeding on leave.

The informal ways of taking leave in government offices are fast becoming a thing of the past. All government employees will now have to fill an online application to request leave.

Their leave applications will not be accepted on paper or over the telephone. As per media reports, many employees have been known to tear off the leave application form and even sign the register after joining back, thus erasing any data on leaves.

Now, data will be registered online, and that too permanently. This foolproof method will ensure that not leave-related data is tampered with or erased purposefully.

The IT Department has prepared a ‘Leave Module’ which is divided into three parts—application, approval and record. The employee needs to first apply, following which the application goes to the departmental head for approval, and finally makes its way to the headquarters for records.

Government employees will now need to file their applications online and will be able to proceed on leave only after receiving a digital approval. Besides, the employees will need to submit the application three days prior to going on leave.

This arrangement is being tried out since April 17, and will soon be implemented across the state by May 21.

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