GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
No. 1100-F(P) Dated: 25.02.2016
Sub: Grant of Paternity-cum-Child Care Leave for 30 days
to the male State Government employees and employees of Panchayat Raj
& other Local Bodies, Boards, sponsored/ non-Govt. aided Schools
& Colleges, State aided Universities and Companies, Corporations,
Introduction of Paternity-cum-Child Care Leave to the male State
Government employees and such employees of Panchayat Raj & other
Local Bodies, Boards, sponsored/ non-Govt. aided Schools & Colleges,
State aided Universities and Companies Statutory Bodies, Undertakings
and Corporations which are funded wholly or partially by the State
Government was under active consideration of the Government for some
2. Now, after careful consideration of the matter the Governor has
been pleased to decide that all male State Government employees as well
as such employees of the bodies, boards, educational institutions,
entities etc. as above with less than two surviving children will be
allowed Paternity-cum-Child Care Leave for 30 days in the following
i) Such leave may be availed of during child birth and upto the age of 18 years of the child.
ii) During such leave he will be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.
iii) Such leave can be combined with leave of any other kind.
iv) This will not be debited against the leave account.
3. Necessary amendment in the West Bengal Service Rules, Part-I will
be made in due course. In case of Panchayat Raj & Local Bodies,
Boards, sponsored/ non-Govt. aided Schools & Colleges etc. as above,
the concerned Administrative Department will take steps for amendment
in the relevant leave rules or regulations or bye-laws as applicable.
4. This order will take immediate effect.
Sd/- H. K. Dwivedi
Principal Secretary to the
Govt. of West Bengal