Grant of Paternity-Cum-Child Care Leave for 30 days

Government of West Bengal
Finance Department
Audit Branch


Dated: 25.02.2016


Sub: Grant of Paternity-Cum-Child Care Leave for 30 days to the male State Government employees and employees of panchayat Raj & other Local Bodies, Boards, Sponsored/non-Govt. aided Schools & Colleges, state aided Universities and companies, corporations, Undertakings etc.

Introduction of Paternity -Cum-Child Care Leave to the male State Government employees and such employees of Panchayat Raj & other Local Bodies, Boards, sponsored/non-govt. aided Schools & Colleges, State aided Universities and companies, Statutory Bodies, Undertakings and Corporations which are funded wholly or partially by the State Government was under active consideration of the Government for some time past.

2. Now, after careful consideration of the matter the Governor has been pleased to decide that all male State Government Employees as well as such employees of the bodies, boards, educational institutions, entities etc. As above with less than two surviving Children will be allowed Paternity-Cum-Child Care Leave for 30 days in the following manner.

i) Such leave may be availed of during child birth and upto the age of 18 years of the Child.

ii) During such leave he will be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.

iii) Such leave can be combined with leave of any other kind.

iv) This will not be debited against the leave account.

3. Necessary amendment in the West Bengal Rules, Part-I will be made in due course. In case of Panchayat Raj & Local Bodies, Boards, Sponsored/Non-Govt aided Schools & colleges etc. as above, the concerned Administrative Department will take steps for amendment in the relevant leave rules or regulations or bye-laws as applicable.

4. This order will take immediate effect.

Principal Secretary
to the Govt. Of West Bengal


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