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Leave Salary

(a)    For the first 120 days: Equal to leave salary on EL (i.e. pay last drawn).

(b)   For the period after 120 days: Equal to leave salary on HPL.


   Maternity leave is admissible to female employees (including apprentice) during-

 (a)    Pregnancy

(b)   Miscarriage and abortion (including induced abortion but not for threatened abortion).


Period of Leave

(a)    For pregnancy : 180 days (w.e.f. 1.9.2008)

(b)   For miscarriage and abortion : 45 day in the entire service (excluding such leave availed before 16.6.94)



(a)    In case of maternity leave for pregnancy, employee should have less than two surviving children.

(b)   In case of maternity leave for miscarriage and abortion, MC should be produced and there is no restriction on number of children,.

(c)    Maternity leave can be combined with any other kind of leave.

(d)   Leave of any kind due and admissible (including commuted leave up to 60 days and leave not due) can be availed in continuation of maternity leave up to a maximum of two years.

(e)   It will not be debited to any other leave account.

(f)     The leave period is counted for pension as well as increment.




Admissibility and Conditions

(a)    Women employee (including civilian female industrial employee in Defence establishments and other Central Govt. establishments) may be granted Child Care Leave by an authority competent to grant leave, for a maximum period of 730 days during their entire service for taking care of up to two eldest surviving children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc.

(b)   Child Care Leave shall not be admissible if the child is eighteen years of age or older. However in the case of disabled children (with minimum disability of 40%) child care leave will be allowed up to the age of 22 years of the child, on submission of documents relating to handicap and a certificate regarding dependency of the child on the employee.

(c)    Child Care Leave shall not be debited against the leave account.