Friday 1 June 2018

Paternity Leave

With effect from 1 September 2016, new parents (other than the mother of the child) are entitled to paternity leave from employment or self-employment following birth or adoption of a child – see ‘Rules’ below for who is eligible. 

The Paternity Leave and Benefit Act 2016 provides for statutory paternity leave of 2 weeks. The provisions apply to births and adoptions on or after 1 September 2016. 

You can start paternity leave at any time within the first 6 months following the birth or adoption placement.         

Paternity Leave to Male Government Employees. (G.O.Ms.No.231 Dated: 16-9-2005)

   The employees of Government of India can avail paternity leave either before 15 days or within a period of 6 months from the date of delivery. (Cir.Memo.No. 20129-C/454/FR.I/2010 Dated: 21-07-2010)


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