Odisha: Government college employees to enjoy 180-day maternity leave instead of 90

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Employees of government-aided colleges under the Higher Education Department of Odisha who were previously entitled to a maternity leave of 90 days will now be able to avail a maternity leave of 180 days as per information provided by officials.’

Department of Higher Education officials said, “State Government has extended Maternity Leave benefit from 90 days to 180 days in favour of eligible women employees of aided colleges under Higher Education Department.”

Increase in age limit for government job aspirants

In addition, a press release informed that the government increased the upper age limit from 32 to 38 years for candidates applying for government jobs on Monday.

It read, “The government has been pleased to enhance the upper age limit for entry into government service from 32 to 38 years only for the advertisements made/to be made during the calendar year ie 2021, 2022 and 2023, which is relaxable in case of different reserved categories.”

Age limit relaxations for various categories

The government informed further, “For ST/SC/Social Economically Backward Class (SEBC) and women, the maximum age limit is 43 years, for General persons with disabilities (PwD), the upper age limit is 48 years, and for SC/ST/SEBC PwD candidates, it is 53 years.”