Wow! Tamilnadu lady Govt. employees will now get 9 months maternity leave!The AIADMK Government in Tamil Nadu has fulfilled at least election promise by increasing the maternity leave of female Government employees from six months to nine months. On the other hand, Last month, the Rajya Sabha passed an Amendment Bill that proposes six months' maternity leave for all working women. The Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Bill, which is yet to be passed by the Lok Sabha, will also provide 12 weeks of maternity leave for women who adopt children and women who get babies via surrogate mothers. So Tamilnadu Govt. is proceeding ahead of Central Government in this regard.
However, in this connection, I would like to know whether the private sector in the State would follow the direction of the State Govt. of Tamilnadu in this regard, or not. If the benefit does not percolate to all types of lady employees working in every organisation, lady employees will not be fully benefited.