Tamil Nadu Government Enhanced Maternity Leave From 6 to 9 Months


Posted on:11 Nov 2016 09:22:15

Tamil Nadu Government Enhanced Maternity Leave From 6 to 9 Months
11 November 2016 Current Affairs: Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa announced increasing motherhood leave period for women government employees from six to nine months, the state government issued an order to implement it.

A Government Order (GO) of the Personnel and Administrative Reforms Department remembered that Jayalalithaa had made an announcement in the Tamil Nadu Assembly in September, promising to increase the leave period from the existing six months or 180 days to 270 days.

The maternity leave might be arrange from the “pre-confinement rest to post-confinement recovery, at the option of the women Government servant, the order added  those under maternity leave at present are also eligible for 270 days of leave.

Necessary changes to the Fundamental Rules would be issued separately, it added. Woman employees “with less than two surviving children”, were eligible for the 9-month maternity leave with full pay.


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