10th Bipartite Settlement – Maternity Leave
Clause 30 of Bipartite Settlement dated 27th April 2010 shall be substituted by the following:
(a) Maternity leave, which shall be on substantive pay, shall be granted to a female employee for a period not exceeding 6 months on any one occasion and 12 months during the entire period of her service.
(b) Within the overall period of 12 months, leave may also be granted in case of miscarriage/abortion/MTP.
(c) Within the overall period of 12 months, leave may also be granted in case of hysterectomy upto a maximum of 60 days.
(d) Leave may also be granted once during service to a childless female employee for legally adopting a child who is below one year of age, for a maximum period of six months, subject to the following terms and conditions: –
(i) Leave will be granted for adoption of only one child.
(ii) The adoption of a child should be through a proper legal process and the employee should produce the adoption-deed to the Bank for sanctioning such leave.
(iii) The permanent part-time employees are also eligible for grant of leave for adoption of a child.
(iv) The leave shall also be available to biological mother in cases where the child is born through surrogacy.
(v) The leave shall be availed within overall entitlement of 12 months during the entire period of service.