Maternity Leave for Women Officers in Armed Forces

Maternity Leave

Maternity Leave to married women officers will be granted as under:-

(a) 180 days leave on full pay for each confinement subject to maximum of two confinements/ two surviving children.

(b) In exceptional cases, a further extension of one month may be granted by Naval Headquarters (Chief of Personnel), without pay in addition to Annual Leave and Furlough entitlements.

(c) 30 days leave on full pay and allowances in case of miscarriage/ abortion (including medical termination of pregnancy under MTP Act), subject to the following restrictions:-

(i) Leave shall not be permissible more than twice in the course of service of an officer.

(ii) An interval of not less than 24 months between two successive spells of maternity leave should exist.

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