GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
Finance [Audit] Department
325, S.C. Road, Howrah-711 102
No. 4821-F(P)/FA/O/2M/235/16[NB] Dated: 03.08.2017.
In terms of Memo No. 7844-F dated 17.10.2008, female employees engaged on contract basis are entitled to get the benefit of maternity leave for a maximum period of 135 days with contractual remuneration as per terms and conditions of contract.
The matter of enhancement of the upper limit of maternity leave irrespective of the category of contractual employee was under consideration of the Government for sometime past. After careful consideration it has been decided that all categories of female contractual employee including female software personnel engaged directly by State Government Departments/ Directorates in terms of Memo No. 5859-F[Y], dated 22.7.13 will get the benefit of maternity leave for a maximum period of 180 days and 42 days of such leave in case of abortion/ miscarriage.
During the period of such leave female contractual employee will get contractual remuneration as per terms and conditions of contract.
This order takes effect from 1st July, 2017.
Sd/- H.K. Dwivedi
Principal Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal