Sikkim government to provide one-year maternity leave for its female government employees and one month of paternity leave for its male employees. The move was announced by Chief Minister Prem Singh Tamang on Wednesday while addressing the annual general meeting of the Sikkim State Civil Service Officers’ Association (SSCSOA).
In order to deliver the benefit, Singh stated during his speech that the service rules would change. The Chief Minister added that information on the benefit would be communicated soon and that it would enable government workers to properly care for their families and children.
According to the Maternity Benefit Act of 1961, a working woman is entitled to six months, or 26 weeks, of paid maternity leave. With 6.32 lakh residents, the Himalayan state has India’s lowest population.
According to a PTI report, the Chief Minister claimed that the officers are the heart and soul of the state government, making a vital contribution to the expansion and advancement of Sikkim and its citizens. He continued by saying that there has been a strong emphasis on speeding the promotion process for civil service officials, which has resulted in an increase in promotions.
Source: Business Today