The Mamata Banerjee government has decided to sanction maternity leave for a maximum period of 180 days for all categories of female contractual employees engaged directly by the state government.
According to the notification issued by the West Bengal government Finance department, it was declared that all female contractual employees including software personnel engaged directly by the state government departments and directorates will get maternity leave for a maximum period of 180 days.
According to notification , these employees will also get a 42 days leave in case of miscarriage or abortion .
“During the period of such leave, female contractual employees will get contractual remuneration as per terms and conditions of the contract,” it added.
The order will be effective from this July.