Special maternity leave in case of infant death
All women employees of the Central Government will get 60 days special maternity leave in case of immediate death of a newborn baby or birth of a stillborn child.
According to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, this decision has been taken keeping in mind the mental agony of death of the child before birth or soon after birth.
The ministry said that such cases have far-reaching effects on the life of the mother.
If the child dies immediately after birth or within 28 days, the mother will be eligible for special maternity leave.
This special leave will be given to the mother even if the baby dies in the womb after 28 weeks or so.
Special Maternity Leave will be given to only those women employees of the Central Government who have less than two surviving children and the delivery takes place in an authorized hospital.
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