15 Days Paternity Leave Fixed In Bangladesh. Now in Bangladesh, fathers (service holder) will be getting fixed 15 days paternity leave. That proposal was taken on last year. Deputy Commissioner of Tangail District Md. Mahbub Hosen was proposed that at DC (Deputy Commissioner) conference.
Paternity Leave In Bangladesh
He said that mothers (service holder) are obtaining continuous 6 months as maternity leave. Service holder fathers are not acquiring paternity leave. But they badly need this leave for take caring new born baby & mother. So 15 Days Paternity Leave should be fixed In Bangladesh. This 15 Days Paternity Leave Fixed in Bangladesh proposal was granted from Prime Minister Office.
Paternity Leave Rules In Bangladesh
A mother usually bears the main responsibility of childcare work in family life. Father’s has also duty to take care of both mother and child. Father plays a crucial role in the development of their children. The latest research indicates that fathers who are actively involved in raising their children can make a positive and lasting difference in their lives. So father has also responsibility of childcare parallel to mother. If a woman employee becomes pregnant while in employment, she is entitled to take maternity leave. Under Article 4(1) of Maternity Protection Convention, 2000, ensure the period of maternity leave of not less than 14 weeks. Rule 197(1) of the Bangladesh Service Rules (as amended 9 January 2011) provides for female Government servants six months and the Bangladesh Labour Act, 2006 section 46, provides for a female workers 16 weeks maternity leave. Though paternity leave is not a new concept but Bangladesh has no paternity leave opportunity for its male employees or workers.
Paternity Leave Policy In Bangladesh
In before 2010, service holder mothers were getting 4 months maternity leave. But from 2010 they were getting 6 months maternity leave. Our neighbors’ country India & Pakistan people are getting paternity leave. But in Bangladesh, this leave not allowed.
In previous time, Bangladesh used to live join family. In join family, members are more so they can take care of new born baby & mother very smoothly. But now maximum families are single. They don’t have any other family member. So to take care new born baby & mother, fathers are badly needed this leave.
Public Administration officers are informed us about this proposal. Now governments are examine this proposal & next time notification will be issued by government.
Like other states Bangladesh should welcome the Paternity leave law for the well being of child as well as mother. For proper growing of a child needs the active participation of both mother and father. Beside the mother, a child also needs father so it is high time for the Government of Bangladesh to put attention on enacting Paternity leave law for the male employees and workers. Government can enact Paternity leave law or shared parental leave law for both male and female employees and workers and it would be better for child as well as for the state.