As per the rules, a male government servant (including an Apprentice) is eligible for paternity leave in India for a maximum of 15 days.

Paternity Leave

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The paternity leave can only be availed with less than two surviving children during the period of confinement of wife,

i.e. upto 15 days before or upto six months from the date of delivery of the child and if such leave is not availed of within this period,

the Paternity Leave shall be treated as lapsed. If you want to understand the Paternity Leave meaning go to next.

As its name suggests, this leave can be availed by a government employee only after becoming a father. This leave is admissible only to male employees.

Paternity Leave meaning

Question: Paternity Leave has to be availed within six months from the date of delivery of the child. Whether it can be availed after that period?

Answer: It will be lapsed, if the same is not availed within the prescribed time limit of six months.

Question: I have taken Paternity Leave and after that leave my child died can I take 2 more Paternity Leave?

Answer: Yes you may apply for paternity leave as the leave is allowed to a male Govt. servant with less than two surviving children.

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