Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg to take two months of paternity leave

Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday he would be taking two months of paternity leave after the birth of his second daughter.

world Updated: Aug 19, 2017 16:42 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Mark Zuckerberg (R), founder and CEO of Facebook, and wife Priscilla Chan arrive on the red carpet during the 2nd annual Breakthrough Prize Award in Mountain View, California November 9, 2014. (Reuters File Photo)

Facebook Inc founder Mark Zuckerberg said on Friday he would be taking two months of paternity leave after the birth of his second daughter.

Zuckerberg said he would be taking advantage of Facebook’s option to take leaves in parts

“I’ll take a month off to be with Priscilla (Chan) and the girls at the beginning, and then we’ll spend the whole month of December together as well,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post.

Zuckerberg had also taken a two-month paternity leave following the birth of his first child, Maxima Chan Zuckerberg, in 2015.

The billionaire internet mogul said in March that the couple was expecting a second child.

Paternity leave in India

India is not among the 78 countries that offer decent paid paternity leave, according to the International Labour Organisation.

Government rules say that men working in government jobs can take just 15 days of paid paternity leave. There is no legislation to mandate compulsory paternity leave in the private sector.

(With inputs from Reuters)

First Published: Aug 19, 2017 00:13 IST