IBM India Leave Policy- Holiday list 2024

IBM India Private Ltd. is a company dedicated to creating innovative technology and working towards clients’ success. The company has its branches in 15 cities spread across the country. Headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka, IBM has nearly one lakh employees in India.

IBM provides many benefits to its employees, like Health insurance, unlimited work from home, free-of-cost cab facilities for women, and more. The company also promotes a healthy work-life environment through its people-friendly leave policy.

Let’s have a detailed look at IBM India’s leave policy.

IBM India Sick Leave Policy

IBM promotes the concept of unlimited medical leave with full pay, which no other company provides. As IBM HR says, no one ever knows for how many days they may fall sick in a year. Therefore, the company provides unlimited sick leaves.

Employees can have as many sick leaves as they want. However, if you are taking consecutive leave for more than two days, you have to furnish the necessary medical documents and get them approved by your immediate manager.

IBM India Casual Leave (CL) Policy

IBMers are eligible to take 12 paid casual leaves in a calendar year for personal reasons or emergencies that require a leave of absence. Employees are eligible to avail of casual leaves after successfully completing their probation period with the company. 

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IBM India Vacation/Privileged Leave (PL) Policy

All employees in IBM are eligible for 22 paid privileged/vacation leave in a year. Out of 22 leaves, employees can carry forward a maximum of 12 leaves to the next year if not utilized.

The 22 vacation days are credited to employees’ leave balance accounts in advance at the start of the year. If the employee has not availed all the credited vacation leave in a year, then the unused vacation leave will be en-cashed at the time of exiting the company or during retirement. One cannot carry forward their vacation leave to the following year.

IBMers with 10 or more years of service are entitled to 4 weeks of vacation leave in a year. With the approval of your line/reporting manager, you can take vacation days at any time during the year in terms of half-days, days, or weeks, based on business requirements and personal preference.

Public Holidays in IBM

IBM offers 12 public holidays each year, depending on the office location. It includes eight nationally observed holidays (fixed holidays designated by IBM) and four personal choice

holidays that eligible IBMers may use. To avail of personal choice holidays, employees may require management approval. 

IBM India Maternity Leave Policy

Offering parental leave benefits is a great way to support, attract, and retain employees.  Female employees at IBM India can avail of 20 weeks of paid maternity leave. Earlier, it was 14 weeks. As per the govt. rule that maternity leave is only allowed to female workers after completing a minimum of 80 days of continuous working in the organization.

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The company also provides another four weeks of special paid maternity leaves in case of any valid medical reasons. Female employees also have options for either six more months of unpaid leaves, half pay-half work model, and full pay WFH (6 months to 1 year of childbirth, whichever is earlier).

IBM India Paternity Leave Policy

Apart from maternity leave, IBM has also increased paid parental leave for newly become fathers, partners, and adoptive parents from six weeks to 12 weeks. These benefits will be available for employees who became new parents any time after November 2016. New

IBM India Sabbatical Leave Program    

IBM India offers sabbatical leave ranging from one to two years to eligible employees. It provides regular employees with unpaid time away from work for an extended period. The company usually allows employees to avail of sabbatical leave for the purpose of dependent care, higher education, traveling, pursuing an interest, doing specific research, or teaching at a university. 

Approving sabbatical leave depends on various parameters, such as the duration of the leave, how critical the employee is to the organization or the ongoing projects they are working on.

Marriage Leave Policy in IBM India

IBM usually does not separately provide marriage leave. However, employees can talk to their project manager, and request 10-15 days of leave. Simultaneously, employees can also use their casual leave and privileged leave.

IBM India Holiday List 2024

January 1New Year’s Day
January 26Republic Day
February 1Saraswati Puja
March 13Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s Birthday
March 28Dol Purnima
April 4Mahavir Jayanti
April 7Good Friday
April 14Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s Birthday
April 15Bengali New Year’s Day
April 22Id-ul-Fitr
May 1May Day
May 9Rabindra Jayanti
June 29Id-ul-Zuha
July 29Muharram
August 15Independence Day
September 6Janmashtami
September 17Vishwakarma Puja
September 28Foteha Dwaz Dham
October 2Gandhi Jayanti
October 14Mahalaya
October 20-28Durga Puja & Lakshmi Puja
November 12-15Kali Puja & Bhratridwitiya
November 27Guru Nanak’s Birthday
December 25Christmas Day

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