Paternity Leave rules

Paternity Leave rules describe about the Paternity leave eligibility, duration and salary. What is the rule of paternity leave and other most popular question based on Paternity Leave rules also asked and replied in this article.

Paternity Leave rules

Paternity Leave rules :

The Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules 1972, give a provision to male Government employees to take paternity leaves of 15 days before the birth or within six months of the birth of a baby.

Paternity Leave Eligibility –

Male Government servant with less than two surviving children. Apprentices are also eligible. Paternity Leave is also admissible on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year.

Paternity Leave Duration –

Fifteen days during wife’s confinement, i.e, up to 15 days before, or up to six months from the date of delivery of the child and for 15 days from the date of valid adoption of a child.

Paternity Leave Salary – Equal to last pay drawn.

Not to be debited to the leave account.May be combined with any other kind of leave except casual leave.
Not to be refused normally.
To be applied up to fifteen days before or up to six months from date of delivery or from the date of valid adoption. If the leave is not availed of within this period, it should be treated as lapsed.
Child includes a child taken as ward under the Guardians and Wards Act 1890, subject to conditions.

Most Important Question based on Paternity Leave

Q1. Can paternity leave be availed before delivery ?

Ans. Yes

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