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Tripura government women staff to get 24-month maternity leave

Chief minister Manik Sarkarwomen employees can take the leave in one go or intermittently till the child turns 18.

india Updated: Dec 12, 2017 20:00 IST
Indo Asian News Service
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Indo Asian News Service, Agartala
Mother holding a tiny foot of newborn baby.
Mother holding a tiny foot of newborn baby.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Ahead of the February Tripura assembly elections, the Left Front government on Tuesday announced 24 months of maternity leave to its women employees -- for the first two children.

The weekly cabinet meeting, chaired by chief minister Manik Sarkar, took the decision, information and finance minister Bhanulal Saha told the media. He said women employees can take the leave in one go or intermittently till the child turns 18.