Yes, you read it right – There is no provision on paternity leave in Indian labour law for private sector workers. On the other hand All India and Central Civil Services Rules allow Central government employees 15 days of paternity leave. This also extends to cases where a child has been adopted.
Off lately there has been a news that if the Paternity Benefit Bill, 2017 goes through, fathers will be able to get paternity leave extendable up to three months. Member of Parliament from Maharashtra, Rajeev Satav, did quote in Business Today, “Child care is the joint responsibility of both parents. They must devote time to the newborn to ensure its proper well-being,”
a) The Swedes are entitled to 480 combined days of paid parental leave—240 for mom and 240 for dad.
b) In the US, there is no federally-mandated paid parental leave
c) In Norway, parents are entitled to 46 weeks at full salary, or 56 weeks at 80% pay.
d) Germany : Father or mother can take up to 52 weeks of parental leave with a minimum of 2 months for each parent. If both parents take at least 2 months, the leave is extended up to 60 weeks
e) Iceland : Father is entitled to up to 6 months leave, of which 3 months are mandatory. During this period of leave they are paid 80% of their normal pay.
f) Spain : Fathers are entitled to 30 days of paid leave.
So now that you have a good background of the topic, lets shift our attention to the ground reality of what some of the companies have to offer for fathers (Following data is collected via various news articles and information which is publicly available. In case you want to add / edit, do feel free to do so in the interest of the readers)
Amazing numbers right!!! The range is from 1 day to 52 weeks. Would be interesting to see how would be landscape change if and when the law passes in parliament for granting 3 months leave.
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