GOVERNMENT OF ORISSA
No. 51861/CS-II-32/2011 Date 7/12/2011
Sub : Paternity Leave to Government servants.
The AIS (Leave) Rules, 1955 as well as CCS (Leave) Rules provide for Paternity Leave to a male member of the service with less than two surviving children for a period of 15 days during the confinement of his wife for child birth. Keeping this in view, the State Government have been pleased to extend similar benefit to the employees of State Government.
(i) A male member of the State Government service with less than two surviving children can avail paternity leave for a period of 15 days during the confinement of his wife for child birth, i.e. up to 15 days or up to six months from the date of delivery of the child.
(ii) During such period of 15 days, he shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.
(iii) The paternity leave may be combined with leave of any other kind.
(iv) The paternity leave shall not be debited against the leave account.
(v) If paternity leave is not availed of within the period as specified in para (i) above, such leave shall be treated as lapsed.
Note: The paternity leave shall not normally be refused under any circumstances except in case of exigencies of service of the employee as decided by the Government from time to time.
2. Necessary insertions of the aforementioned provision under the relevant rules of Orissa Service Code shall be made in due course.
Principal Secretary to Government.