The central government understood the pain of women employees, if the newborn dies, then 60 days leave will be given. Central government understood the pain of women employees, if the newborn dies, then 60 days leave will be

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If the newborn dies, you will get 60 days leave

Highlights

  • Central government issued order for its women employees
  • 60 days leave will be given after the death of the newborn
  • This rule will be applicable if the newborn dies within 28 days from the delivery

Maternity Leave: All women employees of the Central Government will be given 60 days special maternity leave in case of death of a newborn baby immediately after delivery. An order in this regard was issued by the Department of Personnel and Training on Friday. The order said that this decision has been taken keeping in view the emotional injury caused to the mother by the birth of a stillborn child or the death of a newborn child soon after birth as such incidents have a profound impact on the life of the mother. The DoPT stated that it has received several applications seeking clarification regarding leave/maternity leave in case of stillbirth or death immediately after birth.

These orders issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

  • Authorized Hospital means Government Hospital or such private hospitals which are empaneled under the Central Government Health Scheme (CGHS).
  • The issue has been discussed with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Keeping in view the shock caused by the birth or death of a dead newborn baby immediately after delivery, it has been decided to grant special maternity leave of 60 days to the women employees of the Central Government in such a situation.
  • If a woman employee of the Central Government has already taken maternity leave and her leave continues till the birth of a stillborn child or the death of the child, the leave taken by the employee till the date of such occurrence shall be commuted to any other leave in her possession. which will not require any kind of medical certificate.
  • The employee shall be granted special maternity leave of 60 days immediately from the day of the birth of a dead child or the death of the child. According to the order, if a woman employee of the Central Government has not taken maternity leave, then she can be given a special maternity leave of 60 days from the date of the birth of the deceased child or the death of the child.
  • This provision will be considered effective if the newborn dies within 28 days from the date of delivery. According to the DoPT, a stillbirth is defined as the birth of a stillborn child with no signs of life after birth or the birth of a live child after 28 weeks (seven months) of gestation.
  • The benefit of special maternity leave will be available to only those women employees of the Central Government who have less than two surviving children and whose delivery has taken place in an authorized hospital.
  • In case of emergency delivery in a private hospital outside the empaneled, it will be mandatory to give an ‘Emergency Certificate’.

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