TN govt approves 270 days maternity leave for govt employees having surrogate child

The State government on Friday approved 270 days of maternity leave for women government employees and teachers to take care of their newborns delivered through surrogacy. A Go was issued to give effect to the approval.

According to the GO, the State government considering the difficulties faced by the women government and teachers in taking care of new born through surrogacy granted maternity leave of 270 days with conditions such as the government employees and teachers should have legally registered for getting their child birth through surrogacy, should have proper medical certificate from the doctor who performed the pregnancy and is valid for only two children.

The maternity leave will be granted for women government employees and teachers from the date of birth of the child and is applicable to all women employees working in government and government undertakings.