Dear Members I want to know the following answers regarding Paternity Leave… 1.Is there any provision for Paternity Leave for west Bengal secondary school teachers? 2.If there is any provision, how many days leave are permissible? 3.What is the procedure of avail such leave?
We can hope that Govt. of WB will consider the admissibility of Paternity Leave to its employees in future! As far as I know, the States like Orissa, Tripura, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Hariyana etc. have already started granting Paternity Leave to their employees. Duration of the leave varies from state to state. For example, it is 7 days in Tripura, 15 days in Orissa & Andhra Pradesh, 10 days in Kerala. Hariyana happens to be the first ever Sate which also sanctions Paternity Leave on child adoption by a male employee!
For the Central Govt. Employees, Paternity Leave is granted for 15 days during the confinement of wife of a male employee for childbirth, i.e. up to 15 days before, or up to six months from the date of delivery of child.