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Women govt employees who have commissioned surrogacy will now be entitled to maternity leave: Dr Jitendra Singh

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Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions Dr Jitendra Singh said, the women Government employees who have commissioned surrogacy will now be entitled to maternity leave.

He also said that divorced daughter will be eligible for family pension if divorce case has been filed before the death of pensioner or family pensioner, even though the judgment has been passed after the death of the pensioner.

Briefing media in New Delhi today, Dr Singh also announced that Constant Attendant Allowance on disability pension has been increased from 4,500 rupees per month to 6,750 rupees per month. He said, these steps will promote gender equality and provide equal financial benefit to women.

Dr Singh said, the emphasis of the Government has been on the welfare of weaker section of the society.

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