Maternity Leave to Central Govt female Employees
Female employees who are expecting a child can avail themselves of the Maternity Leave policy, which allows them to take a leave of two months. This policy, implemented by the Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA), aims to support women during the crucial time of pregnancy and childbirth, and to ensure their physical and emotional well-being. Additionally, this policy also acknowledges the importance of a work-life balance for employees, particularly for women who are balancing work and motherhood.
CGDA Clarification Regarding Granting of Maternity Leave
The Controller General of Defence Accounts (CGDA) issued a clarification regarding the granting of maternity leave to female employees. The clarification states that female employees are entitled to maternity leave for a maximum period of 180 days, which includes any leave taken prior to delivery. In addition, female employees can also take up to two breaks of one hour each for nursing their child until the child reaches the age of 15 months. This clarification serves to ensure that female employees are granted their rightful entitlements and can balance their work and family responsibilities.
CGDA, Ulan Batar Road, Palam, Delhi Cantt-110010
Subject : Grant of Maternity leave – Clarification
A reference was made to DOP&T regarding quantum of maternity leave admissible to a female government servant consequent upon death of the child(s) after birth.
2. In reply, DoP&T has clarified that — in case of death of child shortly after birth, the woman employees may be granted Maternity Leave of two months for recovery after delivery of the child
3. Similar cases/requests may be regulated accordingly.
( Kavita Garg )
Can woman employees avail Maternity Leave?
Yes, woman employees are eligible for Maternity Leave.
How long is the Maternity Leave granted to woman employees?
The Maternity Leave granted to woman employees is for two months.
Who grants the Maternity Leave?
The CGDA (Controller General of Defence Accounts) grants Maternity Leave to woman employees.