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New Delhi: The ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions said the matter of menstrual leave for women government employees is a health-related issue and can be best examined by health ministry, as per a report tabled in Parliament on Monday.
The parliamentary committee had earlier recommended the personnel ministry to hold consultations with stakeholders and frame a menstrual leave policy.
In its report on Monday, the panel said the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, provide for a variety of incentives in the form of various kinds of paid leave for the welfare of female central government employees such as maternity leave and child care leave, among others.
A government employee is also provided with 30 days of earned leaves and eight days of casual leaves in a year, it said. “Further, the matter with reference to the requirements for the grant of a special menstrual leave to a female government employee can be best examined by ministry of health and family welfare, ” the personnel ministry said.
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