New Delhi, February 13: Maternity leave has been utmost significant in the lives of women employees; extending another ray of hopes for the women, government women employees who have commissioned surrogacy will be entitled to maternity leave.
This good news was declared by the Union Minister for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh. Dr Jitendra Singh said that the women Government employees who have commissioned surrogacy will now be entitled to maternity leave.
He also said that divorced daughter will be eligible for the family pension if divorce case has been filed before the death of pensioner/family pensioner, even though the judgment has been passed after the death of the pensioner/family pensioner.
Briefing media at a press conference organised by the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions he further also announced that Constant Attendant Allowance on disability pension has been increased from Rs 4,500 per month to Rs 6,750 per month. The Minister said that these are the revolutionary steps forward and will promote gender equality and provide equal financial benefit to women. These are not only financial reforms but also social reforms keeping in mind the futuristic society, he added.
Briefing the media, Dr Jitendra Singh said that the emphasis of the Government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been on the welfare of weaker sections. The focus of the budget this year has been on the senior citizens, he added.
Further, he highlighted other initiatives of the Government such as Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana, Startup India, Stand up India and Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yoajna.