|Does the law require paternity leave for new fathers?||No|
|Does the law require parental leave for parents?||No|
|Does the law require that parents with minor children or workers with other family responsibilities be provided with flexible time or part time work options?||No|
More about paternity leave:
There is no provision on paternity leave in Indian labour law for private sector workers. The civil servants (Central Government) however are entitled to paternity leave. A male civil servant (including an apprentice, probationer) with less than two surviving children, may be granted Paternity Leave for a period of 15 days before or up to six months from the date of delivery of the child. If paternity leave is not taken within 6 months of the birth of child, it is treated as lapsed. Workers on paternity leave are paid their leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. The paternity Leave may be combined with leave of any other kind. The paternity leave cannot be debited against the leave account. Paternity Leave cannot normally be refused under any circumstances. Similar provisions are applicable on the adoption of a child under the age of one year.
Source: Rule 43-A & 43-AA of Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972
More about parental leave:
There is no provision for parental leave in Indian labour law.