Daily News Analysis

PATERNITY LEAVE

17th July, 2021 Society

Context:

  • Global engineering, manufacturing and technology solutions company Cyient has decided to implement a 12-week gender-neutral parental leave policy across its offices globally.

 

About Paternity leave in india

  • It is a leave period (paid) reserved exclusively for fathers in relation to childbirth and it is granted in addition to the other annual leaves.
  • No legal provision for paternity leave in India.
  • All India and Central Civil Services Rules allow Central government employees with less than two surviving children 15 days of paternity leave.
  • This also extends to cases where a child has been adopted.
  • This could be availed up to six months from the date of delivery or adoption of the child.
  • Private organisations: There isn’t any such law that mandates private sectors to provide paternity leaves to its employees.
  • Certain private establishments also provide paternity leaves.