Paternity Leave(PL)

  • Granted to male Railway employees (including Apprentices) with less than 2 surviving children.
  • Granted for 15 days.
  • During the period of confinement of wife of a Railway employee . Can be availed in the period between 15 days prior and 6 months after the date delivery of the child.
  • Can availed only in one spell.
  • If not availed it will be lapsed.
  • It is not to be debited against leave account.
  • Maybe combined with any other type of leave as in Maternity Leave.
  • Leave salary equal to pay drawn just before proceeding on leave.
  • Paternity Leave may not normally be refused. 
  • May be granted to Casual Labour who has temporary status for 15 days.
  • With effect from 22.07.2009 it can be sanctioned in case of valid adoption of a child below one year for 15 days. It can be availed within 6 months from the date of adoption.




Fri, 24/01/2014 - 14:29

Hello Sir..

Main Nazid Shaikh hu.. 21st sep 2013 ko meri ne JUDWA LADKO ko janam di.. Ye pehli delivery thi uski.. Ab mujhe 15 days PL to mil gayi.. Lekin Rule k hisab se PL do bachcho tak hi milti hai.. Ab agar mujhe dobara bachche hote hai to mujhe to PL milegi nahi.. Q ki mere 1st time me hi JUDWA hogaye hai.. Agla bachcha mera 3rd Child mana jayega.. Rule k hisab se mujhe PL nahi Milegi.. Mera 15 days ka NUKSAAN ho gaya... :-(



Sat, 17/02/2018 - 14:32

Respected Sir

Few day ago my wife delivered a dead baby. 

Doctor issue only death certificate of baby and mentioned delivery date only on discharge certificate .

Now is I am eligible for paternity leave for take care of my wife OR not.


Kindly suggest.

N malleswararao

Sat, 30/06/2018 - 07:30


Recently I have blessed with a child, as the birth of child happened before the expected date so I am unable to apply for paternity leave priorly.but immediate day I have informed our immediate officer(AXEN), he said enjoy paternity leave days 100% but during my leave period controlling officer (Dy.CE)called and warned me about that I didn't inform him regarding paternity leave and he is instructing offiicials to don't forward my paternity leave application to him for sanction.kindly suggest the necessary step to take.

Arsh Quazi

Fri, 04/01/2019 - 09:37

I have earlier availed paternity leave for two chidren but my second child has expired four year  ago. Now I am blessed with third child which is my second surviving child. Can I avail paternity leave third time?