27. Wages during leave period.- (1) For the leave allowed to him under section 26, an employee shall be paid at the rate equal to the daily average of his total full time earnings for the days on which he had worked during the month immediately preceding his leave exclusive of any overtime earnings and bonus but inclusive of dearness and other allowances.

Explanation I: In this sub-section, the expression “total full time earnings” includes the cash equivalent of the advantage accruing earnings” includes the cash equivalent of the advantage accruing through the concessional sale to employees of food grains and other articles, as the employee is for the time being entitled to, but does not include bonus.

Explanation II: For the purpose of determining the wages payable to a home worker during leave period or for the purpose of payment of maternity benefit to a woman home worker, “day” shall mean any period during which such home worker was employed, during a period of twenty-four hours commencing at midnight, for making beedi or cigar or both.

(2) An employee who has been allowed leave for not less than four days in the case of an adult and five days in the case of a young person, shall, before his leave begins, be paid wages due for the period of the leave allowed.


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