Child Adoption Leave for Staffs of Non-Govt. Aided Schools

Government of West Bengal
School Education Department
Secondary Branch
Bikash Bhawan, Salt Lake, Kolkata – 700 091

Memo No. 421-SE(S)/2L-01/2011, Date: 29.02.2012


In terms of Finance Department Memorandum No. 9728-F(P) dated 24.10.2011, the facility of child adoption leave has been extended to the female Govt. employees. The matter of child adoption leave for the female Teaching and Non-teaching employees of Non-Govt. aided Secondary Schools of this State Govt. was under active consideration for some time past.

Now, therefore, in exercise of the power conferred by Sub-Section (1) & Sub-Section (2) (d) of Section 45 of West Bengal Board of Secondary Education Act, 1963 (West Bengal Act V of 1963), the Governor is hereby pleased to make the following amendment to the Management of Recognized Non-Govt. Institutions (Aided & Un-Aided) Rules, 1969 (hereinafter referred to as the said rules):-


In the appendix to the said rules, insert following sub-rule after sub-rule (4) of rule 8:-

(a) “(5) A female employee having less than two surviving children shall be entitled to child adoption leave of 135 days with full pay if she adopts a child less than 1 year of age. The female employee may avail herself of any kind of leave as may be due and admissible for a period upto one year or till the child is one (1) year old, whichever is earlier”,

(b) In rule 12, insert the following sub-rule after sub-rule 5:-

“(6) Child Adoption Leave.”

This Order issues with the concurrence of Finance Department vide their U.O. No. 4501- Gr.P(Service) dated 16.01.2012.

This Order takes effect from 01.10.2011 & shall remain in force until further Order.

Principal Secretary to the
Govt. of West Bengal

No. 421-SE dated 29.02.2012

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