Leave Rules – Paternity leave
FR & SR Part III
Eligibility – A male Government servant (including an apprentice) with less than two surviving children, may be granted Paternity Leave – Rule 43-A
Duration : 15 days, during the confinement of his wife for childbirth, i.e., up to 15 days before, or up to six months from the date of delivery of the child. – Rule 43-A
Leave Salary : During such period of 15 days, he shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave
The paternity Leave may be combined with leave of any other kind. The paternity leave shall not be debited against the leave account.
If Paternity Leave is not availed of within the period,, it should be treated as lapsed.- Rule 43-A
The Paternity Leave shall not normally be refused under any circumstances. – Rule Note 43-A