180 days Maternity leave to AP Women Contract Employees engaged on contractual basis. Andhra Pradesh State Government has given detailed Comprehensive Orders through GO.40 on 18-06-2021 on Remuneration & Other Benefits to Contract Employment. Contract Employees who are working in various government departments as contractual and outsourcing basis can check the Comprehensive Guidelines from this page and download the orders from here.
AP Govt Order GO.40 details as follows, in references of (1). G.O.Ms.No.94, Dt.28.03.2003. (2). G.O.Ms.No.12, Dt.28-01-2019. (3). G.O.Ms.No.24, Dt.18-02-2019. (4). G.O.Ms.No.17, Dt.31.01.2019. (5). G.O.Ms.No.25, Dt.18.02.2019. Human resources are critical for the grounding & execution of the manifold schemes of the Government & for translating ideas & plans into tangible results.
An efficient system & planned calendar for recruitment is sine qua non for the onboarding & deployment of qualified workforce & ensuring their availability to the various Departments. The Government is currently taking significant steps in this direction and for the streamlining of the existing system.
(2). However, in the past, due to the lack of adequate focus & planning in the recruitment and deployment of qualified personnel, to meet demand for augmenting the professional workforce, the Government has issued the orders in G.O. 1st read above, introducing the system of contract employment. Several successive recruitments have been made by various Departments to meet the requirement of the workload using the newly introduced contractual system & it is observed that the recruitments have been made both in conformity & in deviation with the procedure governing contract employment.
|Name of the title||Maternity leave to AP Contract Women Employees|
|Title||Maternity leave to AP Women Contract Employees|
|Subject||AP Govt sanctioned Maternity leave to AP Contract Women Employees|
(3). The Government have examined the terms and conditions of the persons who have been engaged by method of contractual employment in the past & it is observed that the remuneration and the other benefits provided are governed by the following orders.
I). G.O.Ms.No.12, Finance (HR.I-Plg. & Policy) Department, dated 28-01-2019: In this G.O. orders were issued providing the Minimum of Time Scale to contract employees working in Government Departments in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015. This order is with effect from 01.04.2019.
II). G.O.Ms.No.24, Finance (HR.I-Plg. & Policy) Department, dated 18-02-2019: In this G.O. orders were issued providing the Minimum of Time Scale to the contract employees working in Universities, Societies, KGBV and Model Schools in the Revised Pay Scales, 2015. This order is with effect from 01.04.2019.
III). G.O.Ms.No.17, Finance (HR.I-Plg & Policy) Department, dated 31.01.2019: In this G.O. orders were issued sanctioning 180 days of paid maternity leave to the married women contract or outsourcing employees for their first two deliveries. This order is with effect from 01.04.2019.
IV). G.O.Ms.No.25, Finance (HR.I-Plg & Policy) Department, dated 18.02.2019: In this G.O. orders were issued sanctioning an ex-gratia of Rs.5,00,000/- (Rupees Five Lakhs only) for accidental death & Rs.2,00,000/- (Rupees Two Lakhs only) in case of natural death, to the legal heir of the deceased contract or outsourcing employee. This order is with effect from 01.04.2019.
(4). The orders mentioned above, extending the various benefits to the contract employees, were issued on various dates in the months of January & February of 2019. However, the effective date for the implementation is w.e.f. 1-4-2019 in all the orders.
(5). The estimated additional outgo resulting from the implementation of the above orders, amounting to approximately Rs.30.4 crore (Rupees Thirty crores and forty lakhs) per month and Rs 365 crore (Rupees Three Hundred & Sixty-Five crore) on an annual basis, has occurred only subsequent to 01-04-2019.
(6). It is also observed that the mentioning of the eligible remuneration & the other benefits to the contract employees in different G.O.s is giving rise to ambiguity and lack of clarity among the employees, the drawing & disbursing officers and the audit authorities & is causing unnecessary delay & in some cases deprivation of the intended benefits.
(7). Government after careful consideration of the entire matter & keeping the welfare of the contract employees in perspective, have decided to issue the following comprehensive orders, in supersession of all the orders issued earlier, regarding the remuneration & other benefits to be paid to the persons who have been appointed on contract appointment in terms of the instructions issued in the G.O. 1st cited, and as mentioned hereunder:
Payment of Minimum of Time Scale to Contract Employees: A. Payment of Minimum of Time Scale (MTS) in Revised Pay Scales 2015 to the Contractual employees engaged in the Government Departments, Universities, Societies, KGVB and Model Schools. The Minimum of Time Scale (MTS) shall be paid to the contractual employees (Link)
Maternity leave to AP Women Contract Employees
B. Maternity Leave for women employees engaged on contractual basis: Married women employees engaged on contractual basis in Government Departments, Universities, Societies, KGVB and Model Schools shall be eligible for 180 days of paid maternity leave for the first two child births.
This condition is relaxed in cases of employees having less than two surviving children. The paid maternity leave benefit shall be equivalent to the existing remuneration drawn by the above women employees. The statutory benefits such as EPF & ESI and other recoveries wherever applicable, shall also be admissible by treating them as being “on duty”.
C. Sanction of Ex-gratia to the contract employees: Ex-gratia of Rs.5.00 lakhs (Rupees five lakhs only) shall be provided for accidental death and Rs.2.00 lakhs (Rupees two lakhs only) for natural death to the legal heir of the deceased Contract employees, who die in harness, while in service, duly following the following procedure. Ex-gratia to AP Contract employees (Link)