GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF FINANCE
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL SERVICES
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.92
TO BE ANSWERED ON 21ST JULY, 2015/ASHADHA 30, 1937(SAKA)
Paternity leave for bank employees
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?
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.