Paternity Leave Rules for Government Employees

Paternity Leave Rules

Paternity Leave Eligibility

Male Government servant with less than two surviving children. Apprentices are also eligible. Paternity leave is also admissible on valid adoption of a child below the age of one year.


Fifteen days during wife’s confinement, i.e., upto 15 days before or upto six months from the date of delivery of the child and for 15 days from the date of valid adoption of a child.

Leave Salary: Equal to last pay drawn.

Not to be debited to the leave account. May be combined with any other kind of leave except casual leave.

Not to be refused normally.

To be applied upto fifteen days before or upto six months from date of delivery or from the date of valid adoption. If the leave is not availed of within this period, it should be treated as lapsed.

Child includes a child taken as ward under the Guardians and Wards Act,1890 subject to conditions.