Maternity Leave FAQ for Central Government Employees

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Q.1 When I can start the maternity leave?
Ans: you can start your maternity leaves six weeks before the expected date of your delivery.

Q.2 Can I work till the day of my delivery so that I can have more time with my baby?
Ans: Yes, You can work up to the day of your delivery and then also you will be entitled for the maternity benefit.

Q.3 Can I ask my office to give me lighter jobs during pregnancy to avoid physical strain?
Ans. You can definitely ask your boss to change your duties if your job involves long standing time, working with obnoxious, hazardous chemicals or any type of work which can be harmful for mother or baby's health and development.

Q.4 What will happen if I join office before completing my maternity leave?
Ans. If you join the office before the completion of your maternity leave period, your maternity benefits automatically gets cancelled. So if you need to do some office job during maternity leave period, do it as obligatory rather than formally joining the office. Remember, office can not compel you to join during maternity leave.

Q.5 Can I extend leaves for the care of the child, after the maternity leaves are over?
Ans. As per CCS rules for government employees, maternity leaves can be combined with any kind of leaves (including commuted leave up to 60 days and leave not due) and extendable up to one year in continuation without medical certificate. Remember the leaves to be taken up in continuation, if you join office, then this rule does not apply. For private sector companies, the policy differs from company to company and one need to check their company's HR policy for details.

Q.6 Can Casual Leaves be combined with Maternity leaves?
Ans. No , Casual Leaves can not be combined with maternity leave.

Q.7 Now, the Government has given one more leave to women employees i.e. Child Care Leave. Can it be combined with Maternity Leave?
Ans. Yes, It can be combined with Maternity leave. remember, not to join back in the office. As soon as you join back your maternity benefits gets cancelled.

Q.8 Can CL be combined with Maternity Leave?
Ans. No since CL is not considered a leave.

Q.9 I've adopted a new born baby , am I eligible for maternity leave?
Ans. Yes it is clearly allowed now( see high court order here).

Q.10 My child has died after birth, am I allowed Maternity Leave?
Ans. From this High Court order, we can see that Judge has made comments that "convalescing from labor and nursing breaks" are part of maternity leaves that's why it should be allowed in case of adoption of child. So even after death due to reason of need of convalescence, it should be allowed in case after death of child.

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U will be eligible for

U will be eligible for increment after joining office.

Thanks

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I thank u for your response and have full devotion towards my job. The question was asked only because this has happened in my office many times with others.

Meternity leave for second pregnency

I am working in a private company from 3 nad half years and took meterninty leave till march '2011 for 3 months.
Now i got my second pregnency and forced to continue as per my doctors advice because of my age factor and health condition.
Kindly let me know my eligibility and expline me the policy nad benifits.
My EOD would be end of August 2012

You're fully eligible for it!

You're fully eligible for it! You can take additional 1 month in continuation as sick leave beyond 12 weeks of ML.

Thank you very much for your

Thank you very much for your quick response

Rejection of ccl in cotinuation with ML

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Can ccl be denied on any grounds on continuation with ML and the office(govt.)can force you to join duty.

When taken in continuation it

When taken in continuation it should not be denied except under emergency which does not happen in govt sector.
Only the thing is that you should take CCL in continuation of ML without formally joining office.

Why sacrifice your own career unless special need is there?
Join office after ML and CCL can be taken till 18 years!
Women will become independent only if you show sincerity to your work.

ccl during high risk pregnancy

I am in my fifth month of pregnancy and suffering from preg. induced hypertension which is not getting controlled even when I am taking anti hypertensives thrice daily.The situation gets worse when I am on work.This is risky for my baby.Can I take ccl for the welfare of my baby.

CCL continuous with ML during probation period

Hi,
Can goverment employees under probation period take Child Care Leave (CCL) in continuous with ML?
what is the minimum and maximum duration that CCL can be taken?
In this case, how long will the probation period be extended(ML+CCL taken = 1year).

CCL may only be taken if

CCL may only be taken if you've any children below 18 years.

CCL continuous with ML during probation period

thank you for your reply.
I am stil confused about the CCL leaves during PROBATION.pls confirm.

CCL continuous with ML during probation period

hi, can someone help with my question above?

leaves without pay

I am currently on my ccl and planning my next pregnancy. Can i go on my maternity leaves in continuation of my ccl. Another question if i am on Leave without pay and in such a period i apply for maternity leaves can such leaves be considered with pay and in service....can it be regularized.

You can take ML in

You can take ML in continuation of CCL. BUt I think If you are currently on without pay and want to go on ML, one technical point may be raised. that as per MLrules you will get the salary as on the date you are starting ur ML. That's why during that period u does not get any increments so I think you should join before ML for some days.

Maternity leave during probation period - central department

I have joined a central department on 2nd January, 2012. I am on probation upto 6 months as per my offer letter. My expected date of delivery is 9th April, 2012 and i shall be requiring maternity leave. I have been told that during probation one is not entitled to leave of any kind. I am curious to know if i shall get maternity leave and can i claim it.

You'll get ML but your

You'll get ML but your probation will increase to the extent.

ML leave during probation

ML during probation will be with pay or without pay

Definitely with pay

Definitely with pay

m l after after delivery...

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i am a central government employee.. my delivery date is 27.01.2011 and now i am on el.. i want to avail el upto 10.02.2012 and then after ml. can i avail ml after 15 days of my delivery date or i have to apply ml from the day of my delivery?????? suggest me...

you have to apply from the

you have to apply from the date of delivery.

are u sure that i have to

are u sure that i have to apply ml from the date of delivery not after availing my el ie upto 10.02.2012...
thnx in advance for ur reply..

ccl benefits

i am availing ccl for my baby who is sick. my husband is working in usa. Is it allowed to go to a foreign country in your ccl.

u can go but u need to take

u can go but u need to take permission from ur office.

Why not? Traveling has no

Why not? Traveling has no relation to sick leave/CCL or even EL.

Can we get full maternity

Can we get full maternity leave after comleting only 6 months of service on probation

Yes.

Yes.

to take m.l. after one month of delivery.

I am an employee of kvs.My expected delivery date will be 17may 2012. I think that i use HPL.in aprail/may. After summer vacation I will join back school for few days. after that I will apply for Maternity leave. so that I will spend more time with my becoming baby. I do not that it is correct or not. please answer me what I will do?

U can not do that. U need to

U can not do that. U need to apply for maternity leave from the date of ur delivery.u can take ur hPL after u finish ur maternity leave in continuation or can apply for CCL.

Thanks sir.

Thanks sir.

maternity leave

dear sir ,

i want to know that my wife is working in centeral govt from last 3 years as an full time consultant. is she entitled for maternity leave.

Yes

Yes

ma ternity leave

if my child dies after 2 and a half months later. HOw much maternity leave I will get. I a Govt. Servent in UP govt.

regards,

Although I'm awaiting reply

Although I'm awaiting reply from people from similar cases, looks like you will get full maternity benefit after adoption since this case isn't covered in maternity benefit act and rules.

Yes now you can : pl. read

Yes now you can : pl. read this High Court decision

maternity leave in case of death of child after delivery

I am a central govt. employee.i went on maternity leave one month before my expected date of delivery. unfortunately my child died after four hours of his delivery.
Thus u see that i have already availed a portion of my maternity leave.Can i avail the rest of the maternity leave peiod as maternity leave? What are the documents i need to submit to my office?

Can i also avail maternity leaves for further two children?

I am not sure this time how

I am not sure this time how much leave you will get but I am certain that you will still get two maternity leaves for further two children.

Although I'm awaiting reply

Although I'm awaiting reply from people from similar cases, looks like you will get full maternity benefit after adoption since this case isn't covered in maternity benefit act and rules.
Also there is no problem in availing maternity benefit after the death of child again.

i m in central govt.i m

i m in central govt.i m taking 120 days of leave to visist my husband in us .i am planning to take maternity laeve after going there.Is it possible to take maternity laeve in continution to abroad leave?plz assist

You can take in contnuation

You can take in contnuation but inform your office in advance.

Yes there is no limitation

Yes there is no limitation but it seems gazetted officers need to inform their office if they go outstation.

I am a central govt employee.

I am a central govt employee. i have availed one ML and now i am 5 months pregnant. the problem is that this time it is a twin pregnancy. Is there any special additional leave for twin pregnancies. Will i get all the benefit for these twin children also. please suggest

twins in the second pregnancy.wheather i will get all the benifs

I AM A STATE GOVT EMPLOYEE. CAN I GET ALL THE BENIFITS HOW THE ML WILL BE REGULARISED WHETHER ANY SERVICE BREAKE WILL BE THERE.PLS CLARIFY

80 working days in last 1

80 working days in last 1 year is sufficient for you to avail ML.

If it is your second

If it is your second pregnancy and you get twins , you will get all the benefits for the kids like health, education facility etc. But there are not any extra maternity leaves or any kind of leave for twin pregnancy. During pregnancy you can take one month leaves if your doctor advises you for rest. you need to produce medical certficate for that.

As far as I know there is no

As far as I know there is no extra benefit in ML in case of your issue.

refusal of maternity leave

Sir, kindly let me know the circumstances under which a maternity leave can be refused by an employer. Also what is the right time (pregnancy month) to apply for this leave and what should the format be. please respond.

Maternity leave under the act

Maternity leave under the act can't be refused. The right time is on the last day of your pregnancy if you can work in your office till then. There is no format and you can even apply after delivery.

by mistake maternity leave and earned leave collapsed

sir,

i am on maternity leave for 180 days but by mistake i have taken 3 months el after 150 days of leave. what about my excess el. is this recorded 2 months in my record or three months.

If you have taken EL in

If you have taken EL in continuation of ML it can be regularized. You need to apply to the competent authority for regularization. But if you had joined back and then taken EL it can not be regularized and your ML is finsihed the day u joined back whether in part or full.

about CCL

Im working with central government and completed one yr of my service n still on probabtion period. im on maternity leave till jaunary 1st 2012 and want to take CCL in continuation to maternity leave because my baby is premature. plz suggest is there any problem in sanction of this type of leave?