Enhancement of Ceiling of Maternity leave to a maximum of 180 days has been published in Finance Department’s Memo No. 1146-F dated 14.02.2011 for West Bengal Govt. Employees.
Enhancement of the limit of Maternity Leave for the Teaching and Non Teaching Female Employees of all recognized Secondary Schools has been published vide Circular No. S/148 dated 03.06.2011 by the Secretary, WBBSE.
In exercise of the power conferred in West Bengal Primary Education Act, 1973 an amendment to the West Bengal Primary Education (Leave of Teachers of Primary School) Rules, 1999, regarding maternity leave.
A female Primary Teacher or Non Teaching Employee may be granted maternity leave on full average pay for a period of 180 days from the date of its commencement vide No. 573-SE dated 15.09.2011.
Also for the female employees of State Aided Universities, Maternity Leave is extended vide No. 714-Edn dated 16.09.2011 issued by the Joint Secretary, Higher Education Department.
Period of maternity leave to all contractual employees under PBSSM is extended from 135 days to 180 days vide No. 165-SE dated 19.02.2013.
All categories of female contractual employee 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 vide No. 4821-F dated 03.08.2017.