Kerala Service Rules – Grant of Paternity Leave to serving male employees – Guidelines

Government vide order read above, have introduced Paternity Leave to a male Government Servant for 10 days each for two children at the time of delivery of his wife.

The following instructions are issued for the guidance of the leave sanctioning authorities:

(i) Paternity leave will be granted for a period of 10 days during the confinement of his wife for child birth ie upto l0 days before or upto 3 months from the date of delivery of the child, subject to the production of a certificate from the medical practitioner stating the exact date of delivery.

(ii) During such period of 10 days he shall be paid leave salary as admissible under rule 92, Part I, Kerala Service Rules.

(iii) It will be allowed to combine with other kinds of leave except leave without allowance under Appendix XII A/B/C, Kerala Service Rules.

(iv) This leave shall not be debited against the leave account but the leave details should be entered in the Service Book of the employee and also in the register of special leave referred to in the Government decision below Rule 106, Part-I, Kerala Service Rules.

(v) If Paternity Leave is not availed of within the period specified in Sub rule (i) such leave shall be treated as lapsed.

These orders shall have retrospective effect from 26/2/2011.

Necessary amendments to Kerala Service Rules will be issued separately.

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  1. Please clarify that if a male servent can avail paternity leave for the third child if he did not availed paternity leave for first and the second child.please reply as soon as possible.

  2. If a probationer as per KSR takes Paternity leave of 10 days his probation will declare 10 days delayed?

    If a probationer as per KSR takes Half pay leave for 10 days his probation will declare 10 days delayed?

  3. its not clear if the paternity leave can be availed for the third child if he already have two surviving children.


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