The government has taken a big decision for women employees, now they will get maternity leave for so many days Special maternity leave of 60 days will be given to all women employees of Central Government in case of death of newborn child immediately after delivery. In this regard, an order was issued by the Department of Personnel and Training on Friday. The order said that the decision was taken keeping in mind the emotional trauma to the mother after stillbirth or the death of the newborn soon after birth as such events have a profound impact on the life of the mother.

The DoPT said it has received several applications seeking clarification regarding leave/maternity leave in case of stillbirth or death immediately after birth. The department said in the order, “This issue has been discussed with the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Keeping in mind the trauma caused by the birth or death of a stillborn child immediately after delivery, it has been decided to grant special maternity leave of 60 days to women employees of the Central Government in such a situation.