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Thursday, 23 July 2015

PATERNITY LEAVE FOR BANK EMPLOYEES

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF FINANCE 
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES

RAJYASABHA 
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.92

TO BE ANSWERED ON 21ST JULY, 2015/ASHADHA 30, 1937(SAKA)

Paternity leave for bank employees

QUESTION 

92: SHRI LAL SINH VADODIA

Will the Minister of FINANCE be pleased to state: 

(a) whether it is a fact that Government is considering to grant paternity leave to the bank employees;

(b) if so, whether Government has taken any step in this regard, so far; and

(c) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

ANSWER 

The Minister of State in the Ministry of Finance 
(Shri Jayant Sinha) 

(a) & (b): Yes Sir, Paternity Leave to bank employees has been accepted under the 10th Wage Negotiation Settlement signed between Indian Banks’ Association (IBA) and the Unions/Associations of employees.

(c) Male Employees with less than two surviving children shall be eligible for 15 days paternity leave during his wife’s confinement and may be availed upto 15 days before or upto 6 months from the date of delivery of the child.

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