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resignation process in India
I have some general questions on the practices in India. Here are my general questions.
These are just hypothetical questions so I can be more aware of protocols so I can plan for circumstances.
From what I understand employers “accept” an employee’s resignation, so my question is; does the employer have a right not to accept the resignation?
From what I understand once an employer “accepts” an employee’s resignation, there is a 60 day period before their resignation takes effect, so my question is; what can be expected of the employee in that period of time?
From what I understand employers must also give 60 days’ notice before terminating that employee, so my question is; what happens during that 60 days since you probably don’t want to have the services of that employee any longer?
From what I understand these are laws and not just professional courtesy.
Thank you for any light you can shed on this for me and if there any other things that are different about the hiring firing process in India, please let me know.
Does anyone know what "w.e.f" means as in the statement "I am resigning w.e.f. from today"
Also, what does this Indian slang mean "his wife is in station"
I wish that someone would answer this thread. It is intriguing to me.
I *think* I have some answers. Employees in India sign a contract with their employer in which they agree to a 60 day notice of resignation. Once a resignation is submitted the employer has 15 days in which to respond and “accept” the resignation. Employees sometimes will submit a resignation and the employer will offer an increase in salary and thus “not accept” the resignation. Since the “resignation” might simply be a tactic to get an increase in salary, the ‘resignation’ may or may not be “public” information because if the employee doesn’t leave the company that tells everyone the person just got a raise. So that is why the resignation is treated confidentially until the resignation is accepted. Of course it varies per individual, you might expect “normal” productivity during the 60 day period after the resignation is accepted. On the topic of firing, employees might be terminated immediately, but this depends on their contract.
David - There is more to this. Sometimes, an employee may not find the right fitment for this "assigned" role, and hence they may resign and the manager may change his project / assign appropriate role etc... in order for the employee to take back his resignation. There could be many more hidden/not hidden reasons for resignation rather than just salary increases.
Moreover, notice periods of 60 days (or I would put it as x days) is usually kept so that the employee who has resigned can turn over the tasks to another team member in the given period. Usually, the 60 day period (or sometimes 45 days or even 90 days) is HR mandated, but that can be over-riden by management based on circumstances.
On "w.e.f" ... it means "with effective from".
I am not sure what the slang - "his wife is in station" means! Looks like some Indian has invented this out of his own brains (to be used internally kind of...)!
I've only worked with contractors with which this law must not apply. They've left voluntarily with a typical 2 week notice and we've also terminated some(which resulted in them losing employment with the contracting company as well) without 60 days notice.