GOVERNMENT OF ODISHA
No. 51856/CS-II-32/2011 Date: 7/12/2011
Subject: Admissibility of maternity leave to female Government servants.
Consequent upon the recommendations of Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to maternity leave of a Government employee and the relevant Office Memorandum No. 13018/2/2008, Dtd. 11.9.2008 in the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pension [DoPT], Government of India, the State Government after careful consideration have been pleased to decide that the existing limit of 90 days as per the provisions of Rule 194 of the Orissa Service Code will be modified as follows:
(i) The existing ceiling of 90 days maternity leave provided under sub-rule (b) of Rule 194 of Orissa Service Code is enhanced to 180 days.
(ii) This shall take effect from 1st December, 2011.
(iii) In view of paragraph (ii) above, a women employee in whose case the period of 90 days of maternity leave has not expired on the aforesaid date shall be entitled to the modified maternity leave of 180 days.
Necessary amendments to the relevant provisions of Orissa Service Code shall be made to the above extent in due course.
Principal Secretary to Government