Pension and Maternity Leave
The Central Government provides a range of benefits for female employees, including pension and maternity leave. These benefits are designed to support women in their careers and personal lives, ensuring they receive fair and equitable treatment. The pension scheme offers financial security for female employees after retirement, while maternity leave provides new mothers with the time and resources they need to care for their newborns. These benefits reflect the government’s commitment to gender equality and empowerment, and help to create a more inclusive and supportive workplace for all.
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
Maternity Leave and Pension
Hon’ble Delhi High Court vide its judgement dated 17.07.2015 in the Writ Petition (C) No. 844/2014 – Rama Pandey vs. Union of India &Ors., has laid down that a female employee, who is the commissioning mother, would be entitled to apply for maternity leave. Department of Personnel and Training, after examination of the judgement, has circulated it to all Ministries/Departments for wide publicity vide Office Memorandum dated 29.01.2018.
In accordance with the Office Memorandum No. 1/13/09- P&PW (E) dated 19th July, 2017, family pension would also be granted to a divorced daughter from the date of divorce in cases where the divorce proceedings had been filed in a competent court during the life-time of the employee/pensioner or his/her spouse but divorce took place after their death, subject to fulfilment of all other conditions for grant of family pension.
No centralized data regarding grant of pension/family pension by the various Pension Disbursing authorities is maintained.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, Dr. Jitendra Singhin a written reply to question in the Lok Sabha today.
Are Central Government female employees entitled to maternity leave?
Yes, female employees of the Central Government are eligible for maternity leave
Can a female employee avail of maternity leave more than once during her service tenure?
Yes, female employees can avail themselves of maternity leave more than once during their service tenure, subject to certain conditions.
Is there a provision for paternity leave for Central Government male employees?
Yes, a Central Government male employee can take paternity leave for a maximum of 15 days during his spouse’s delivery.
Will a female employee receive a pension after retirement?
Yes, female employees of the Central Government are entitled to receive a pension after retirement.
Is there any difference in the pension benefits for male and female employees?
No, both male and female Central Government employees are entitled to the same pension benefits after retirement.
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