As per the new provision, a women employee can avail a maximum period of 730 days of child care leave during her entire service.
In a major welfare measure for women employees in Jammu and Kashmir, the State government on Thursday approved a two-year childcare leave for them.
A women employee could take up to 730 days of childcare leave during her entire service for taking care of her two eldest children, an official spokesman said.
He said the leave could be taken to look after children during illness or for their education or similar requirements.
The spokesman said that after approval by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the Finance Department had issued the notification to this effect. During the leave, the employee shall be paid leave salary equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.
The childcare leave could be combined with any other leave, the spokesman said.
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