VOLUNTARY CESSATION OF JOB

i)      When an employee absents himself from work for a period of 90 or more consecutive days, without prior sanction from the competent authority or beyond the period of leave sanctioned originally including any extension thereof or when there is satisfactory evidence that he has taken up employment in India or outside, the management at any time thereafter may give a notice of the employee at his last known address as recorded with the bank calling upon him to repot for work within 30 days of the date of notice .

        Unless the employee reports for work within 30 days of the notice or gives an explanation for his absence within the period of 30 days satisfying the management inter-alia that he has not taken up another employment or avocation, the employee shall be given a further notice to report for work within 30 days of notice failing which the employee will be deemed to have voluntarily vacated his employment on the expiry of the said notice and advised accordingly by registered post.

        In the event of the employee submitting a satisfactory reply, he shall be permitted to report for work thereafter within 30 days from the date of expiry of the aforesaid notice without prejudice to the bankís right to take any action under the law or rules/conditions of service.

        If the employee fails to report for work within this 30 days period, then he shall be given a final notice to report for work within 30 days of this notice failing which the employee will be deemed to have voluntarily vacated his employment on the expiry of the said notice and advised accordingly by registered post.

ii)     If an employee again absents himself for the second time within  period of 30 days without submitting ny application and obtaining sanction thereof, after reporting for duty in response to the first notice given after 90 daysí of absence or within the 30 daysí period granted to him for reporting to work on his submitting a satisfactory reply to the first notice, a further notice shall e given after 30 days of such absence giving him 30 daysí time to report. If he fails to report for work or reports for work in response to he notice but absents himself a third time from work within a period of 30 days without prior sanction, his name shall be struck off from the rolls of the establishment after 30 days of such absence under intimation to him by registered post deeming that he has voluntarily vacated his appointment.

iii)     Any notice under this clause shall be in  language understood by he employee concerned. The notice shall e sent to him by registered post with acknowledgement due. Where the notice under this clause is sent to the employee by registered post acknowledgement due at the last recorded address communicated in writing by the employee and acknowledged by he bank, the same shall be deemed as good and proper service .

(para 33 of BPS dated 02.06.2005)