Now, govt employees in Tamil Nadu can avail nine months maternity leave
CHENNAI: The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu has fulfilled one more election promise by increasing the maternity leave of government employees from six months to nine months.
“In 2011, my government increased the maternity leave from 90 days to six months. Now, the government is increasing the maternity leave from six months to nine months,” chief minister J Jayalalithaa said in the assembly.
Last month, the Rajya Sabha passed an amendment bill that proposes six months’ maternity leave for all working women. The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, which is yet to be passed by the Lok Sabha, will also provide 12 weeks of maternity leave for women who adopt children and women who get babies via surrogate mothers.