School Education Department

Maternity Leave Complete Guide


Maternity Leave Complete Guide

If you are a female serving in School Education Department, here is Maternity Leave Complete Guide. Being a govt employee, the first thought that probably comes into your mind is that what happens when your pregnancy is confirmed. Will you get leave from your school or not? For how many days leave you may get? What is the correct time for leave?

Today we are going to discuss all these questions in detail. Moreover, clap! as you don’t need to worry about your on job pregnancy. Because Maternity Leave is there only for you!

What Is Maternity Leave?

Maternity leave refers to a period of allowed absence from work for a mother before and after giving birth to her child. Therefore, mother may have safe delivery and take care of the newborn baby.

Why is Maternity Leave Important?

It is very important for every pregnant female to take sufficient maternity leave. That’s because, there must be no compromise on the health of the mother as well as of the newborn baby.

Is it your right to take Maternity Leave?

Yes, obviously, under “The Provincial Employees Social Security Ordinance, 1965” and “The Civil Servants Act, 1973 (Revised Leave Rules, 1980)”, you have right to take maternity leave. (Check Maternity leave notification dated 30-10-2012 here on this link)

To What Extent Maternity Leave is Permitted?

In all provincial departments, similarly, in School Education Department too, maternity leave is permissible for 90 days i.e 13 weeks or 3 months. But, in case of any mishap, you may extend by submitting application to official authority. (Check here on this link)

Who will sanction Maternity Leave?

Amendment in this regard issued on 31-10-2012, clearly says that the sanction authority for maternity leave is immediate in-charge i.e Headmaster or Principal etc. (Check here on this link)

Female Teachers Maternity Leave Complete Guide; A baby is a blessing, a gift from heaven above!

Will You get Pay during Leave?

Yes, of course, it’s your right to have paid leave. You’ll get your pay as usual, there will be no any kind of deduction. Therefore, feel tension free, there will be no financial problem.

Don't Miss it

Don’t miss it, if you don’t know the application procedure and to whom submit application? Similarly, If you don’t know what is the required documentation and application format.

Check: Maternity Leave Application and Complete Procedure

Government of Punjab has already issued the notification regarding Maternity Leave for the Provincial Govt Employees.

Check: Maternity and Paternity Leave Notification

If your husband is also a government employee, you should not miss to read Paternal leave complete guide too. In addition, You can also download Paternal leave application and other documentation.

Check: Paternal Leave Complete Guide

When Should You Take Maternity Leave?

In fact, there is no best time to start leave. But, there are many factors, which force you to decide it. The start of the leave depends on mother’s energy, how easy or difficult the pregnancy turns out after the first and second trimester and the stress (both physical and mental) of the job.

A large number of females choose to take maternity leave between 32 to 36 weeks gestation. The earliest time to start leave is 11 weeks, before the due date. It’s somewhere between 7th and 8th month of pregnancy. Moreover, some women need more time with newborn. In that case, if you are having a normal pregnancy and you are healthy and fit, you can even work until a week before your due date.

If you face any further question, don’t hesitate to contact us, or comment below. We’ll try to be as responsive as possible!

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