Islamabad: President Dr. Arif Alvi approved the Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill 2023. According to the bill, employees of federal institutions will be able to take maternity leave with full pay three times in service.
The Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill 2023 is a significant step toward ensuring gender equality and work-life balance for parents. This bill acknowledges the importance of parental leave and seeks to provide better support and benefits to new parents in the workforce.
Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill 2023 Notification
Under the bill, female employees can take 180 days maternity leave for the first time, 120 days for the second time, while women can get 90 days leave for the third time. Male employees can take 30 days leave three times during the entire service. The law applies. All public and private institutions under the management of the federal government will be punished with imprisonment up to 6 months or fine up to one lakh rupees or both.
The Maternity and Paternity Leave Bill 2023 is a significant step toward establishing a more equitable and supportive society for working parents. By extending parental leave, providing financial benefits, and ensuring job security, the bill acknowledges the importance of balancing work and family life. It benefits families, promotes gender equality, and supports economic growth. By implementing this bill, society can empower parents to thrive both in their personal and professional lives.