10 Days Extra Leave Announced for Female Odisha Govt Employees

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government on Tuesday announced ten days of extra casual leave for the female employees working in various government departments in the state.

As per the announcement, every year the women employees will now get an additional 10 days of casual leave.

This was formally announced by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) today.

At present, all government employees are getting 15 casual leaves annually. Following this announcement, female government employees will be entitled to get 25 days of casual leave.

The Odisha government made this decision to provide extra leaves to the female employees in view of the domestic responsibilities and other problems faced by women government employees.

Odisha was the first state in the country to announce 33 percent reservation in government jobs during the 90’s.

Recently, the Odisha government announced 15 days of casual leave in a year for the employees in various non-government-aided educational institutions. Apart from this, women block grant employees have been granted paid maternity leave of 180 days for two live births.

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