Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), is an international IT service and consulting company
focusing on Cloud, Cyber Security, Data and Analytics, Sustainability services, etc. It is a part
of the Tata group, and its headquarters are in Mumbai. TCS operates in more than 150
locations across 46 countries.
TCS has more than 600k employees, and its motto is to use the collective knowledge and
innovation to build greater futures. It started a Paid Family and Medical Leave Program
after the pandemic to provide paid benefits to employees in case of critical life events.
These events include bonding with a new child or caring for a family member with medical
issues. However, it is only required in 10-15 states in the US as of now. Soon, we can see it
in India too. The leave policy in TCS India is different than in the US. TCS India provides
maternity, paternity, and adoption leaves too. Let’s have a detailed look at all the leaves TCS provides.
TCS Earned Leave Policy India 2023
TCS India provides standard 16 earned leaves with an accumulation limit of 48. Employees can carry forward these leaves and encash them if they want at the end of the financial
year. These leaves apply to all employees (new joiners as well as experienced) and are
Employees also get up to 10 sick leaves in a year. The accumulation limit for these leaves is 44, and you can carry them up to this limit. After that, they will lapse. Employees can only
utilize these leaves for medical reasons for themselves.
TCS Leave Policy Carry Forward
Employees can carry forward earned or sick leaves in TCS. They can carry these leaves to the upcoming years but up to their respective accumulation limits only.
TCS Leave Policy during the Notice Period
According to the TCS leave policy, an employee has to serve a 3-month notice period. An
employee can only use sick leaves and flexi holidays during their notice period. In some rare cases taking casual leaves during the notice period can increase the working days of an employee.
TCS Leave Policy for Marriage
TCS does not have a particular marriage leave policy. One has to avail of vacation, sick, or casual leaves. It also depends on your project, manager, and performance. However, an employee gets maternity, special maternity, and paternity leaves in TCS.
TCS Maternity Leave Policy
TCS has a people-friendly policy and supports employees by giving them maternity leaves. An employee can also take adoption leaves in case of legal adoption.
The maternity leave limit for a TCS employee is up to 26 weeks. It applies to all full-time women employees with a minimum of 80 days of working experience in TCS.
An employee can also get 30 additional days of maternity leaves in case of illness or complications arise due to the delivery of a child. Accumulation limit and carry forward policies do not apply to these types of leaves.
TCS Paternity Leave Policy
Many people are unaware of this, but TCS allows paternity leaves to parents. It can be
between one or two weeks of paid leaves and up to four weeks of unpaid leaves. Just like
maternity and Special maternity leaves, carry forward and accumulation limit policies do
not apply here.
Almost all Indian companies give more benefits and leave to women employees, which is not wrong. But paternity leaves should also be mandatory because a father should have the
right to spend the early days with a new baby to develop a bond.
TCS Vacation Policy
TCS does not offer vacation leaves separately. Mostly earned leaves can count as vacation leaves in TCS. So, an employee gets up to 16 leaves a year with an option to carry forward
and encash them. These leaves get credited quarterly into the employee’s leave balance.
TCS Unpaid Leave Policy
TCS allows leaves without pay for up to two years if an employee has already used all types
of leaves. There are five to six categories for these types of leaves like Child’s board exams,
medical, educational, accompanying TCS spouse onsite, parents’ health, etc.
TCS Exit Policy
TCS has a simple resignation policy. After discussing resignation from your manager over a
team call, an employee has to drop a resignation mail to HR and keep the manager in CC. An
employee’s notice period starts from that date. Then there will be calls and emails from HR
regarding the hike, onsite work, etc., to retain you. After that, an employee has to return the
assets, which is a simple process as TCS has partnered with a courier service.
These assets can be ID, laptop, mouse, etc. One will also get emails to fill out the PF
withdrawal forms. After verifying assets and dues, TCS starts processing the final