Relieving letter: signifies that employee has separated and nothing is pending at the end of employee. The employer and IT’s attorney’s in line management, HR, legal cells may hide behind signature on Bond that were scribbled by you with your free will, and decline to issue relieving letter.
Relieving letter is privately coined term and is more of trend, fashion and next employer may not necessarily demand it and may absorb you without it. Take help of officials in next establishment and take them into confidence.
Service certificate is to be issued to all employees.
Offer letter, appointment letter, salary slips of all months, PF number and a/c slips of all years, ESIC card, correct FnF statement, Form 16 as per correct FnF statement, acknowledgment and acceptance of notice of resignation/final resignation, acknowledgment of handover of charge, NOC/NDC………….etc etc may suffice as good as Service certificate.