Government of West Bengal
No : 1146-F(P)
Kolkata, the 14th February, 2011
Subject: Recruitment Rules Group ‘C’ posts in Pay Band I with Grade Pay of Rs. 1800 (pre-revised Group D posts).
The matter of enhancement of the ceiling of Maternity Leave on the recommendation of the Fifth pay Commission has been under active consideration of the Government for some time past. At present a female State Government employee is entitled to Maternity Leave for 135 days in terms of Rule 199 of West Bengal Service Rule, Part-I read with Finance Department Memo No. 3453-F dt 28.03.01. After careful consideration of the matter the Governor has been pleased to decide that a female State Government employee may be granted Maternity Leave for a
maximum of 180 days subject to the existing terms and conditions as laid down in Rule 199 of the West Bengal Service Rule, Part-I.
This order shall take effect from 01.01.2011.
Necessary amendments of the relevant Rules will be made in due course.
S. K. Chattopadhyay
OSD & Ex-officio Special Secretary to the
Government of West Bengal, Finance Department.