Allahabad High Court
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The Allahabad High Court has said in its important decision that maternity leave cannot be denied after the birth of a child. Under the law, a woman has the right to get maternity leave even after the birth of a child. The court said that both maternity leave and child care leave are different leaves. Both can also be taken together. The child has been born. Denial of maternity leave on this ground is wrong.
The court canceled the order of District Basic Education Officer Etah refusing to give maternity leave after the birth of the child, declaring it illegal and directed the headmistress of Primary School Hirapur to pay regular salary along with arrears to the petitioner. . Court has directed BSA to issue the order in two weeks.