Govt announced 180 days maternity leave to school female helpers, cooks
Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has informed that the Himachal Pradesh Government has decided to give 180 days’ maternity leave to about 17,889 female kitchen helpers working in the Education Department under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961.
The Himachal Pradesh government has decided to grant 180 days maternity leave to around 17,889 women cooks-cum-helpers working in the education department under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu said on Tuesday.
Keeping in view the welfare of children and mothers, the present government has given instructions to the education department to fulfil the long-standing basic demand. In Himachal Pradesh, the government has decided to provide 180 days maternity leave to all the female helpers and cooks in all government schools.
Chief Minister Sukhwinder Singh Sukhu has informed that the Himachal Pradesh Government has decided to give 180 days’ maternity leave to about 17,889 female kitchen helpers working in the Education Department under the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961. Earlier, there was no system of granting maternity leave to this category and necessary instructions in this regard have been issued to the concerned department, he said in a statement issued here.
Suku said that this decision of the government, which is working for the welfare of the weaker sections of the society, will fulfil the long-standing demands of the midday heat manufacturing workers. He said that the government is working with the aim of holistic development of the downtrodden with special focus on child care and women empowerment.
The Chief Minister said that the present government is taking historic decisions to benefit the employees and workers on the first day after assuming power. The historic decision of the government to restore the old pension in the first cabinet meeting. 1.36 lakh employees have benefited from this.
The aim of the government is to secure the future of employees and respect their old age. He said that the state government has paid special attention to the development of weak and deprived sections. The government has given priority to connect the weaker sections with the mainstream of society.
Sukhu said that Himachal Pradesh will become a green state by March 31, 2026. Himachal Pradesh will be the first state in the country to set up the first green hydrogen project. By changing the system we are moving towards a self-reliant Himachal Pradesh. In the last 12 months, the state government has made very rapid progress.