Can Central Govt Female Employees Opting for Surrogate Pregnancy Claim Maternity Leave?
Parenthood is a gift of god. Thanks to the development in medical sciences, childless couples can now opt for surrogate pregnancies. If women employees of Central Government organizations opt for surrogate pregnancies, can they claim maternity leave?
Women employees of Central Government establishments are given Maternity leave for a period of 180 days and male employees are given Paternity Leave for a period of 15 days if they choose to adopt babies. At present, there is no leave entitlements for parents of the surrogate child.
Let’s see what the Indian medical Research Council has to say about couples who choose to have babies through surrogate mothers.