A maternity leave a compulsory leave that is granted to the female staff for maximum 90 days; 45 days pre confinement and 45 days post confinement leave. The maternity leave cannot be increased to the extent of 90 days in all form the date of its commencement (as specified in the application for leave) or 45 days from the date of confinement, whichever is earlier. Punjab Government employees (male) have also the right of paternity leave for 10 days. Detail of the same is as under:
Detail of Maternity Leave
The female employee will apply pre-confinement leave for 45 days on the basis of medical certificate issued by the doctor. After the birth of the baby, the employee will again apply for the post-confinement leave for 45 days on the production of birth certificate. If the birth of the baby is late and exceeds 45 days then the post-confinement leave will be reduced to maximum total 90 days. If there is early birth of the baby, then the employee will only get 45 days post-confinement leaves. She will not avail her 90 days maternity leave, in this case.
Deduction of Leave from Leave Account
The female staff of vocation department will get the maternity leave as many times as required. The department will not deduct it from leave account of the employee. But in non-vocation department the female employee can get 3 times maternity beyond the leave account during her complete service. The employee will not have to deducted from her leave account balance. However if she required more than three times maternity leave, then in this case the leave will be deducted from her leave account.
Combination of leave with Maternity Leave
You may get this leave with the combination of extra ordinary leave or any other kind of leave. It means that if an employee is already on Medical Leave, EOL or any other leave, it will granted with the combination of that leave.
Leave Salary during Leave
The female employee will get Leave salary during this leave. She will only not get the conveyance allowance during her leave. If the increments occur during the leave, these increments will not be affected and the female employee will get these increments after expiry of the leave.
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