Female Home Guards will get Maternity Leave | 30 Nov 2023

Why In News?

On November 28, 2023, the Uttarakhand state government has allowed women home guards to be given maternity leave like other departments. Now women home guards will also get the benefit of maternity leave.

Key Points:

  • It may be noted that till now there was no facility of maternity leave to home guards in the state, but recently IG Kewal Khurana had recommended maternity leave from the government for women home guards like women employees posted in police and other government departments.
  • The state government has taken the recommendation of IG Kewal Khurana seriously. Additional Chief Secretary Radha Raturi has also given permission to provide maternity leave to women home guards.
  • There are more than six thousand male and female home guards in the state. IG Kewal Khurana is constantly providing hi-tech facilities to home guards and providing facilities like police.
  • The salary of women home guards will not be deducted during maternity leave. They will be given full salary of maternity leave. Apart from this, during maternity leave, higher officials will also get information about the well-being of women home guards.