DOPT Order No:No.13018/1/2021-Estt.(L) dated 02.09.2022 on Grant of 60 days Special Maternity Leave in case of death of a child soon after birth / stillbirth – regarding.
This Department has been receiving several references/ queries requesting for clarification pertaining to grant of leave / maternity leave in case of death of a child soon after birth/Stillbirth. The matter has been considered in consultation with Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Keeping in view the potential emotional trauma caused due to stillbirth or death of a child soon after birth, which has a far-reaching impact on the mother’s life, it has now been decided to grant a Special Maternity Leave of 60 days to a female Central Government servant in case of death of a child soon after birth / stillbirth on the following conditions;
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