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ravit (n/a)     28 December 2007

Paternity Leave

Hi All,

How Many days can get male employee as Paternity Leave...?:shock:



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Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     28 December 2007

There is no law stating that Paternity leave should be given to an employee, but many big coperates are giving up to one week paid leave as paternity leave. It is different for many organistaion. Unlike Maternity leave there is no hard and fast rule for Paternity leave.

Parikshit (n/a)     28 December 2007

Dear Ravit


I could not understand your question.

Kishor K

Parikshit (n/a)     28 December 2007

Dear yedhulaprakash Sir,


Can i get the pay scale chart or increamnet chart format, as it is very urgent.



Kishor K

ravit (n/a)     28 December 2007

Thanks for the information.

rajnish_sapra (n/a)     31 December 2007

plz send


Prakash Yedhula (Lawyer)     04 March 2008

No. 13018/1/97-Estt.(L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, P.G. & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

NEW DELHI, Dated 7th October, 1997.


Subject :- Recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission relating to enhancement of quantum of MATERNITY LEAVE and to allow PATERNITY LEAVE in respect of Central Govt. Employees.

The undersigned is directed to say that consequent upon the decisions taken by the Govt. on the recommendations of the Fifth Central Pay Commission relating to Maternity Leave and Paternity Leave, the President is pleased to decide that the existing provisions of the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, may be treated as modified as follows in respect of civilian employees of the Central Govt. :-

The existing ceiling of 90 days maternity leave provided in Rule 43(1) ibid shall be enhanced to 135 days.

A male Govt. servant (including an apprentice) with less than two surviving children may be granted Paternity Leave for a period of 15 days during the confinement of his wife. During the period of such leave, he shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. Paternity Leave shall not be debited against the leave account and may be combined with any other kind of leave (as in the case of Maternity Leave). It may not normally be refused under any circumstances.

2. These orders take effect from the date of issue.

3. In the light of paragraph 2 above, a female Govt. servant in whose case the period of 90 days of Maternity Leave has not expired on the said date shall also be entitled to the Maternity Leave of 135 days. Similarly, Paternity Leave to a male Govt. employee may also be allowed in case his wife had given birth to the child on a date not prior to 135 days from the date of issue of this order.

4. Formal amendments to the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, are being issued separately.

5. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Department are concerned, these orders issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of India.

Hindi version is enclosed.



All Ministries/Departments of the Govt. of India.
Endorsements as per standard list.

partharajagopal (HR)     04 March 2008

HI U can devlop a policy for the parternity care leave for males to encourge FPA .but their is no legal provisoins.u have to give spc amt of leave taken once in tenure and should be in continuty.not like cl ,he can cleverly fool us. they have to submit the neccessary reports to we are giving 7 days of leave with pay its an csr regards partha

Nidhi Mathur (Advocate)     06 March 2008

Dear Ravit, Unlike maternity leave there is no specific paternity leave for the employees.However, many MNC's, indian large corporate houses and international NGO'S are giving paternity leave which may vary form 7 days to 15 days as per the company policy.

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