Maternity Leave enhanced to 12 months – Tamil Nadu G.O
Tamil Nadu Fundamental Rules – Maternity Leave – Enhancement of Maternity Leave from 9 months (270 days) to 12 months (365 days) – Orders – Issued.
HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT (FR-III) DEPARTMENT
G.O. (Ms.) No.84
1.G.O. (Ms) No.105, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (FR-III) Department, dated 07.11.2016.
2.G.O. (Ms) No.154, Personnel and Administrative Reforms (FR-II) Department, dated 05.12.2017.
In the Government order first read above, orders were issued enhancing the Maternity Leave from 180 days to 270 days to married women Government servants, with less than two surviving children, which may be spread over from the pre-confinement rest to post-confinement recuperation, with full pay at the option of the women Government servants. Accordingly, in the Government Order second read above, Rule 101(a) of the Fundamental Rules was also amended.
2.In the revised Budget for the year 2021-2022 presented in the Legislative Assembly on 13th August 2021, an announcement has been made by the Hon’ble Minister for Finance and Human Resources Management, for enhancing the period of maternity leave from 9 months to 12 months for women Government employees with less than two surviving children with effect from 01.07.2021.
3.The Government, after careful consideration order that the Maternity Leave admissible to married women Government servants with less than two surviving children, which is 9 months (270 days) at present, be enhanced to 12 months (365 days), with effect from 01.07.2021, with full pay, which may be spread over from the pre-confinement rest to post-confinement recuperation, at the option of the married women Government servants. The women Government servants who proceeded on maternity leave prior to 1st July 2021 and continue to be on that leave on or after that date shall also be eligible for maternity leave for a period not exceeding 365 days in total.
4.Necessary amendments to the Fundamental Rules will be issued, separately.
(BY ORDER OF THE GOVERNOR)
V. IRAI ANBU
CHIEF SECRETARY TO GOVERNMENT
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