Employees’ Absenteeism, Its Causes and Impact on Productivity: A Sociological Case Study in Bagdogra Tea Estate
Bagdogra Tea Estate is established in 1969 by Ajit Kumar Agarwal. He is the owner of this tea estate. Bagdogra tea estate is situated in the foothills of the Himalayas in Darjeeling district at the upper Bagdogra and on the other side opposite to the Bagdogra Airport of Siliguri. “Absenteeism is the practice or habit of being an absentee and an absentee is one who habitually stays away from work” and “The Labour Department in India defined the absenteeism rate as the total man-shifts lost because of absence as a percentage of the total number of man-shifts scheduled”. This study is based on primary and secondary data. Primary data were collected from field work and secondary data taken from some journals offline or online, books, different publications newspapers, blogs etc. In the beginning of the field work study have tried to establish rapport relation with the employees and management and introduced and explained to informants the purpose of visit for getting first-hand information. The rate of annual absenteeism among the labourers in the garden is very high. The management is not at all satisfied with this vexing problem and have chalked out some measures like service notice to the absent workers and also by setting up a domestic enquiry committee by the management and dismissal of the worker if found guilty of remaining absent for false reason.
Absenteeism, Innocent Absenteeism, Culpable Absenteeism, Desertion.
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Pintu Majumdar (2021); Employees’ Absenteeism, Its Causes and Impact on Productivity: A Sociological Case Study in Bagdogra Tea Estate, Shikshan Sanshodhan : Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, ISSN: 2581-6241, Volume – 4, Issue – 1, Jan – 2021