Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts
The government announcement has brought relief to female Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) in the Department of Posts who are expecting a new addition to their family. As per the new policy, female GDS will be entitled to maternity leave, providing them with the much-needed time to bond with their newborn and recover from childbirth. This decision is a step towards recognizing and supporting the role of working mothers in our society.
Government of India
Minis try of Communications
Department of Posts
Dak BhavBD, Sansad Marg
New Delhi – 110001
Dated: 17 .05.2019
Subject :- Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts.
The undersigned is directed to refer to Department of Posts O.M. of even number dated 27th June 2018 regarding introduction of Maternity Leave for the female Gramin Dak Sevaks (Female GDS) in the Department of Posts.
2. References/suggestions have been received seeking clarification about the competent authority for grant of Maternity Leave to Female GDS. In this connection, it is clarified that the Competent Authority for grant of 180 days Maternity Leave to Female GDS BPM/ABPM Dak Sevaks will be the concerned Divisional Head.
3. Alt other terms and conditions of the Department number dated 27th June 20L8 will remain unchanged.
Assistant Director General (GDS IPCC)
What is maternity leave for female Gramin Dak Sevaks?
Maternity leave is a paid absence that female Gramin Dak Sevaks can take to care for their newborn child.
How long is the maternity leave?
The maternity leave for female Gramin Dak Sevaks is 180 days.
Can female Gramin Dak Sevaks take additional leave during their pregnancy?
Yes, female Gramin Dak Sevaks can take up to 30 days of paid leave, known as prenatal leave, during their pregnancy.
How is the maternity leave calculated?
The maternity leave for female Gramin Dak Sevaks is calculated from the date of delivery of the child.
Are female Gramin Dak Sevaks entitled to any other benefits during maternity leave?
Yes, female Gramin Dak Sevaks are entitled to medical benefits during maternity leave. The medical expenses for the delivery of the child are also covered under the scheme.