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Paternity Leave Complete Guide for Govt Employees


Paternity Leave Complete Guide for Govt Employees

Here today we’ll provide Paternity Leave complete guide for Govt Employees, particularly, School Education Department’s Employees. Government of Pakistan is one of those countries, where employees both male and female get job-protected leave from employment to care for a newborn child.

What is Paternal Leave?

“Paternal Leave is a period of absence from work granted to a father after or shortly before the birth of his child”.

Why is Paternity Leave Important?

If you are a caring husband and now wish to be a caring father too, it’s really important to take paternity leave. So that, there must be no compromise on caring the health of the mother as well as of the newborn baby.

Whether it’s your first child or your fourth, parental leave is important for father. Taking time to bond as a new family should be among your priorities.


Is it your right to take Paternity 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 paternity leave. (Check Paternity and Maternity leave notification dated 30-10-2012 here on this link)

To What Extent Paternity Leave is Permitted?

In all provincial departments, similarly, in School Education Department too, paternity leave is permissible for 7 days. i.e 1 week. But, in case of any mishap, you may extend by submitting application to official authority.

It’s a smile of a baby that makes life worth living, Male Employees Leave Guide

Paternity Leave is Paid or Unpaid?

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 at all.

Who will sanction Paternity Leave?

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

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Don’t miss it, if you don’t know the application procedure & don’t know what is the required documentation and application format.

Check: Paternity Leave Proforma Application & Complete Procedure

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

Check: Paternity Leave Notification

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

Check: Maternal Leave Complete Guide

When Should You Take Paternity Leave?

You’ve 7 days to live with your wife. So, decide yourself, whether you want to take leave 1 or 2 days before delivery or after birth. In fact, we can’t decide it on behalf of you! It’s your decision. (In this regard, following joke may help you 😉 )


If you still have 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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