International Mother’s Day, S.S. Rana & Co.

May 9, 2016

Mother’s Day is a celebration honoring the mother of the family, as well as motherhood, maternal bonds, and the influence of mothers in society. It is celebrated on various days in many parts of the world, most commonly in the months of March or May. The modern celebrations of Mother’s Day has been assimilated into Indian culture, and it is celebrated every year on the second Sunday of May. Indians do not celebrate the occasion as a religious event, and it is celebrated primarily in urban centers. The majority of the population still remains unaware of a formal Mother’s Day.

We at S.S. Rana & Co, in an effort to spread awareness about Mother’s Day in our country and to promote gender equality and encourage female IP practitioners and paralegals to foray into the mainstream law and legal services celebrate Mother’s day with enthusiasm . There is a conscious effort to achieve gender balance and women invariably make up more than fifty percent of the employees. We acknowledge and appreciate working mothers and all working mothers of our organization were awarded with the title of
‘Corporate Moms’ on the occasion of the Firm’s 25th Anniversary on September 1, 2014.

Some of the women friendly initiates or policies at S.S. Rana & Co. to help women employees manage their careers and family responsivities more successfully are as follows:

  • No of Women Employees:
  • We take pride in stating that at present, more than 75 % of the lawyers at S.S. Rana & Co are women. Women also make up more than 50 % of the total employees.

  • Flexible work schedules:
  • Depending on the requirement of the employee the facility of flexible work timings has been extended to several women employees for reasons including health issues, family commitments, after maternity leave for child care, etc.

  • Maternity Leave:
  • Maternity Leave is given for a minimum of 3 months paid, followed by 2-4 months of unpaid leave. After this if required, then in the interests of smooth transition back to the workplace for the first month the concerned employee is allowed to re-join on a half day working basis. Till date the facility of Maternity Leave has been availed by 7 employees in the Office and we are glad to inform that all the women employees joined us back after their maternity leave.

  • Child Care facilities or supports:
  • The organization provides several pre as well as post pregnancy child care and other facilities to female employees, like:

    • More than 3 months leave after maternity for proper mother and child care 
    • Flexible working schedules
    • Work from home facilities 
    • Drop facility after work 
    • Education allowances for child education
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