Bhubaneswar Jan 11: The Odisha government on Tuesday extended the maternity leaves to 180 days for aided college employees under Higher Education Department.
“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,” said the officials of Department of Higher Education.
The government on Monday also increased the upper age limit from 32 to 38 years for candidates applying for government jobs.
“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,” the government said in a press release.
“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 e 2021 2022 and 2023, which is relaxable in case of different reserved categories” It added.