Tripura Govt Women Staff To Get 24 Month Maternity Leave

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Agartala: Good news for govt women employees. 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.

Earlier, Tripura Education Minister Tapan Chakraborty said the government is trying to save jobs of 10,323 teachers, facing termination after Dec 31, as per a Supreme Court verdict. A division bench of the Tripura High Court comprising Chief Justice Deepak Gupta and Justice Swapan Chandra Das in May, 2014 had passed the verdict of terminating 10,323 teachers due to faulty appointment system.

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