GOVERNMENT OF ANDHRA PRADESH
FINANCE (FR.I) DEPARTMENT
Sub: Paternity Leave to Male Government employees – Certain Clarificaton –
1. G.O.Ms.No 231, Fin. (FR.I) Dept., dt. 16-09-2005.
2. Cir. Memo. No. 14601/371/FR.I/2006, dt 24-6-2006, Finance (FR.I) Dept.
In the reference 1st cited, it was ordered that the competent authority may grant
paternity leave on full pay to married male Government employees, temporary or permanent, for a period of 15days subject to the conditon that it shall be granted to those with less than two surviving children.
In the Circular Memo 2nd cited, it was clarified that the paternity leave has to be
availed by the married male Government employee from the date when his wife has delivered the baby.
The 9th Pay Revision Commission, 2008 among other things, with regard to sancton of Paternity Leave to married male Govt. employees, observed that as per the clarificaton issued by Government of India in O.M.No. 13018/2/98-Es.(L), dated 16-7-1999 the employees of Government of India can avail paternity leave either before 15 days or within a period of 6 months from the date of delivery. Hence, the Commission, therefore, recommended to issue revised clarificatory instructons on the lines issued by the Government of India in its O.M. dt. 16-7-1999 in so far it relates to the grant of paternity leave.
Government hereby further clarify that the paternity leave by married male Govt. employees can be availed either before 15days or within a period of 6 months from the date of
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