Flipkart’s adoption policy is changing the attitude of employers towards its people. After relaxing maternity and paternity policies, e-commerce major Flipkart is now offering an allowance of Rs 50,000 to employees looking to adopt children.

 

The “adoption allowance”, effective July 10, can be used towards legal, agency, regulatory costs or any other expenses that may arise during the adoption process, a Flipkart spokesperson told PTI.

 

Flipkart’s New Maternity Policy

 

According to the new policy, Flipkart will allow its women employees adopting a child below the age of 12 months the same benefits as under maternity leave policy, i.e., six months paid leave along with four months of flexible working hours.

 

For children aged over a year, the employee can avail three months paid leave and four months of flexible working hours, the spokesperson said.

 

Flipkart said women employees adopting a child under 12 months of age are entitled to the same leave benefits as under maternity leave policy

 

The male employees can avail up to six months of paid adoption leave (can be availed within the first six months) and four months of flexible working hours.

 

“If the employee is looking at extending their adoption leaves, but they don’t have enough leaves left, they can take unpaid leave for up to three months and continuity on the same job is assured,” the spokesperson said.

 

Previously, Flipkart relaxed its maternity and paternity policies for the conveniences of its employees. Read more about that here

 

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