Tata Teleservices offers 6 months maternity leave

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Indian telecom network operator Tata Teleservices has introduced its six months maternity leave policy to its woman employees.

Tata Teleservices did not disclose the number of woman employees.

As per the HR policy, Tata Teleservices will offer paid maternity leave for six months to all new mothers.

Tata Teleservices is also offering flexible working hours on half day half pay basis for the next six months to all new mothers. “The HR move is intended at promoting diversity and ensuring an enhanced healthy and productive work environment,” said Richa Tripathi, chief human resource Officer (CHRO), Tata Teleservices.

“Our 6+6 maternity leave policy enables new mothers to avail a paid maternity leave for a period of six-months. After that if they feel they need more time for care, they have an option of working on half day half pay basis for the next six months,” said Richa Tripathi.

The telecom service provider has also introduced a Mediclaim policy that includes cover for infertility treatment (IVF) amongst other benefits.

Tata Teleservices is also providing live business projects requiring approximately 500 hours of engagement, spread over 6 months on a flexi time basis to women who want to return to work post their maternity break. This project is part of Tata Second Career Internship Program (SCIP) for Women.

Tata Teleservices says assignments under SCIP are aimed at developing talent pools in traditional/non-traditional formats. All SCIP consultants go through a short induction program. Tata Teleservices offers access to project mentors and HR support to woman employees. These women have the option of exploring full-time employment for a relevant position within the telecom services company.