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Six-month maternity leave applies from today

Tshering Zam, Thimphu
Jan 1 2016

Six-month maternity leave applies from today The Foreign Minister, Damcho Dorji said the six-month maternity leave will also apply to women civil servants who are currently on maternity leave. Speaking at Meet the Press session today, Lyonpo said the decision comes after a discussion in the Cabinet.

The six-month maternity leave will apply for civil servants from today.

The government said they have nothing to say about corporate and private sectors as of now.

The Cabinet had decided to increase the three-month maternity leave to six months in December, last year.

1 Comment for “Six-month maternity leave applies from today”

  1. Deki

    This does not say anything for those mothers who have completed 3 months maternity leave,joined office and have babies who are four/five months, i.e. below six months(and struggling).If the objective of the 6 month maternity leave is to be met, all mothers whose babies have not turned 6 months should be eligible for this leave.

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