Maternity Leave

Maternity leave.

  1. Maternity Leave – Maternity leave may be granted to a female Government Servant with less than two surviving children upto a period of 180 days from the date of its commencement. However, if there is no surviving child even after availing it twice Maternity Leave may be granted on one more occasion.

During such period she will be entitled to leave salary equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. Such leave shall not be debited to the leave account but such entry should be made in the service book separately.

NOTE.

Note : Maternity leave may also be granted  to a female Government servant with less than two surviving children, in case of miscarriage including abortion

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The existing rule except Note and clarification substituted vide FD Notification No. F.1(43)FD/Rules/83 dated 6.12.2004

Maternity Leave – A competent authority may grant maternity leave to a female Government servant twice during the entire period of her service. However, if there is no surviving child even after availing of it twice, maternity leave may be granted on one more occasion. The maternity leave may be allowed on full pay for a period which may extend upto the period of 120 days from the date of its commencement.

& The existing rule excluding Note and GRD and clarification subsituted vide FD Notification No. F.1(5)FD/Rules/96 dated 2.4.1998 w.e.f. 1.1.1998.

@ [103.  Maternity  leave.  —A  competent  authority  may  grant  “Maternity  Leave”  to  a  female

Government servant thrice during the entire period of her service. However, if there is no surviving child even after availing of it thrice, Maternity Leave may be granted on one more occasion.

£The maternity leave may be allowed on full pay for a period which may extend upto the period of 90 days from the date of its commencement.

@ Substituted vide F.D. Notification No. F. 1(43) FD (Gr.2)/83, dated 2-2-1984 for: —

+”[A competent authority may grant “Maternity leave” to a woman Government servant thrice during the entire period of her service on full pay for a period which may extend upto the end of three months from the date of its commencement or to the end of six weeks from the date of confinement whichever be earlier.

A woman Government servant who has already been granted maternity leave three times or more prior to the-issue of these orders shall not be entitled to maternity leave in future.]”

+Subsitituted vide FD Notification No. F.1(88)FD(R)71 dt. 17.12.1971 for-

“103.     A competent authority may grant to a woman Government servant “Maternity leave” on full pay for a period which may extend up to the end of three months from the date of its commencement or to the end of six weeks from the date of confinement whichever be earlier.”

£ Subsitituted vide FD Notification No. F.1(43)FD(Gr.2)/83 dated 25.5.1985 for-

[The Maternity Leave may be allowed on full pay for a period which may extend upto the end of three months from the date of its commencement or to the end of six weeks from the date of confinement whichever is earlier.]

* Subsituted vide FD Notification No.F.1(43)FD/(Gr.2)/83 dated 14.7.2006

@Maternity leave under this rule may also be granted in cases of Miscarriage, including abortion, subject to the conditions that: —

(i)the leave does not exceed six weeks, and

(ii)the application for the leave is supported by a certificate from the  Authorised   Medical attendant.

@Subsitituted vide FD Order No. 12(1)F.11/54 dt. 17.10.1955.

“Note:  —Maternity  leave  under  this  rule  may  also  be  granted  in  cases  of  miscarriage, including abortion, subject to the following conditions: —

either once or twice subject to total of six weeks during the entire service provided that the application for leave is supported by a certificate from the authorised medical attendant.

Government of Rajasthan’s Decision.

^1.      Maternity leave is also admissible to temporary female Government servants under this Rule.

^^2.     Maternity leave is not admissible in case of incomplete abortion.

“Clarification”

$’Abortion’ does not include ‘threatened abortion’ and maternity leave cannot be granted in the case of threatened abortion.