Maternity Leave rules

9+ point of Maternity Leave rules define the Maternity leave rules and gives the answer of most popular questions asked from Google. Maternity Leave rules are taken from Swamy’s Handbook.

Maternity Leave rules

Maternity Leave rules:-

  • Admissible to married unmarried female employees during –
(a) Pregnancy : 180 days from 1-9-2008. – Admissible only to employees with less than two surviving children.
(b) Miscarriage/ Abortion (induced or otherwise) : Total of 45 days in the entire service excluding any such leave taken prior to 16-6-1994. Admissible irrespective of number of surviving children. Application should be supported by a certificate from a Registered Medical Practitioner for NGOs and from AMA for GOs.
  1. The leave is not debited to the leave account.
  2. It is granted on full pay.
  3. It may be combined with leave of any other kind.
  4. Any leave (including commuted leave up to 60 days and leave not due) may be taken without medical certificate up to two years in continuation.
  5. Counts as service for increments.
  6. Counts as service for pension.
  7. In the case of officials to whom the provisions of Employees’ State Insurance Act apply, the leave salary will be reduced by the benefit admissible under the Act for the corresponding period.
  8. Not admissible for ‘threatened abortion’
  9. Admissible for induced abortion.

 Leave to female Government servant on adoption of child :-

  1. Granted to a female employee, with fewer than two surviving children, on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year, for a period of 180 days immediately after the date of valid adoption from 22-07-2009. Child includes a child taken as ward under the Guardians and Wards Act, 1890 subject to conditions.
  2. Leave salary will be equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.
  3. This may be combined with leave of any other kind.
  4. In continuation of Child Adoption Leave, leave of the kind due and admissible (including leave not due and commuted leave not exceeding 60 days without production of Medical Certificate) for a period up to one year reduced by the age of the adopted child on the date of legal adoption without taking into account the period of Child Adoption Leave.
  5. Facility not admissible to the female employee already having two surviving children at the time of adoption.
  6. Leave not debited against the leave account.

Most Popular Question based on Maternity Leave rules that are asked from google :-

Q1. How long is Maternity Leave ?

Ans. 180 days.

Q2. Is Maternity Leave paid or unpaid ?

Ans. Paid.

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