Maternity leave is available upto 26 weeks and in some states upto 36 months.
Can a woman employee avail maternity leave one month after the delivery date??
For example a woman delivers a baby on 4.3.2019 ..
For writing examination she ( Govt Service Post graduate medicine) reports to the institution for 15 days after the above delivery date
Then She takes leave from April 2019.
Whether she is eligible to take maternity leave , when she did not apply for the same before April 2019 ??
Even in the case of adoption of child upto 3 months, Maternity leave can be granted from the date of adoption.
Hence to look after the child from 2 months of age , a woman needs maternity leave as per the act.