Paternity Leave [Rule 102 B]

  • Introduced in 2009 Pay Revision w.e.f. 26-02-2011 vide GO(P)No.85/2011/Fin Dated 26/02/2011.
  • Granted to male Govt.servant for 10 days each fro two children, at the time of delivery of his wife.
  • Paternity leave will be granted for a period of 10 days during the confinement of his wife for child birth ie upto 10 days before or upto 3 months from the date of delivery of the child, subject to the production of a certificate from the medical practitioner stating the exact date of delivery.
  • During that period of 10 days, he shall be paid leave salary as admissible under Rule 92 KSR I. (Earned leave salary and allowances).
  • It will be allowed to be combined with other kinds of leave, except LWA underAppendix XIIA,B and C.
  • This leave shall not be debited against the leave account, but details of the leave should be entered in the Service Book of the employee and also in the Register of Special Leave referred to in the Goverment Decision below Rule 106.
  • If paternity leave is not availed of within the time limit, it shall be trated as lapsed.
  • Combination of this leave with casual leave is not admissible, as Casual leave is not recognised as a leave proper.
  • Paternity leave period reckoned as duty for all purpose including probation [GO(P)No.2/2014/P&ARD dated 08/01/2014]
  • Paternity Leave is eligible for all Permanent Male Employees of Public Sector Undertakings not following Kerala Service Rule w.e.f 10/06/2020 vide order GO(P)No.78/2020/Fin Dated 10/06/2020

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