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Maternity Leave Increase | Pvt Sector Employees
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Posted 02-01-2016Reply

The central government has decided to to increase the maternity leave for private sector employees from the existing 12 weeks to 26 weeks.

"Labour Ministry had written to the Labour Ministry asking that the maternity leave be extended taking into account the six months of breastfeeding that is required post childbirth. The Labour Ministry has agreed to increase it to six-and-a-half months," Women and Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi said on Monday.

According to reports, the ministry is also planning to approach the Labour Ministry to further extend the maternity leave to 32 weeks or 8 months, where by women employed in private sector are entitled to receive full salary and other benefits during the period of leave.

Even though the move is a welcome step many including labour unions have expressed concerns that it could affect the job prospects of women in the private sector in the long run.

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  Rated 0 | Posted 25-05-2017

Can anyone please throw light on how leave application for an ectopian pregnancy is to be handled.
We are aware of the rules in case of an Abortion/Miscarriage/Medical termination of pregnancy. But Ectopian pregnancy is never addressed in any of the above terms, in fact it is always mentioned as Management of Ectopian pregnancy. There is no material available on how a leave application for management of ectopian pregnancy is to be handled.
Looking for a expert advice ASAP

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