From time-to-time, faculty can go on a leave. Depending on the post of the applicant, his/her leave application would go through a specific route. For instance, leave application of a faculty follows the following route for approval: Faculty → HoD → Dean Faculty Affairs (Using Triggers). In each stage, the person forwards with comments. Finally Dean Faculty Affairs approves or rejects. After approval, leave is deducted from the available leaves and an intimation is sent to faculty.
Note that leave applications of HoDs and Deans are approved by the Director. Two more
things to note here: (a) each employee have a fixed number for leaves per year (this expire at the end of the year). (b) Sometimes, HoD, concerned head, and/or Dean FAA may redirect the
application to the employee for more comments. Note that even if the leaves for the current year are finished, the employees may still be granted leave by borrowing some from the coming year.
In such a case, two requests are raised by the faculty. One request is for borrowing of leaves and other is regular leave. Both of these requests are encapsulated as one request and go together and follow the same route described previously. Once approved, an appropriate note (mentioning that leaves have been borrowed) is attached with the approval.