The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation informed the Bombay High Court on Wednesday that it would soon finalise the amendment in the municipal service rules, allowing women employees of the corporation 180 days maternity leave.
A government resolution (GR) had been issued on August 24, 2009, increasing the number of days of maternity leave from 90 to 180.
A division bench of justices Ranjana Desai and R V More was hearing a PIL filed by RTI activist Nainesh Dolas stating that the BMC had not implemented the GR till date.
Dolas’s advocate, Neeta Karnik, argued that the Thane Municipal Corporation and the Mira-Bhayander Municipal Corporation had already implemented the GR.
BMC’s counsel told the court that the general body meeting of the BMC would be held on October 14 where the amendment would be put up for approval.
After the approval, the rules would be amended.