To promote gender diversity across all management levels, top telecom operator Bharti Airtel has done so.
The company's office in Gurgaon also provides modern-day care facilities for children.
Airtel said the objective of the policy is to provide adequate support to employees to balance their role as parents with professional commitments at work.
The revised policy reiterates its commitment to providing the same role or an equivalent role to the employee on return after 22 weeks.
"The rating of the employee for the assessment year will be based on the employee's performance and contribution during the period she was working," it said.
In case of adoption, if the child's age is less than 2 years, women employees can avail of 12 weeks of leave and if the age is above 2 years, a 6-week leave can be availed. Male employees can take 1 week of leave in both the cases.
"With this new policy, our aim is to offer adequate work-life balance to women employees and ensure that they continue to contribute to the Airtel growth story," Gopal Vittal, MD and CEO (India and South Asia), Bharti Airtel, said.
"In case of adoption, if the child's age is less than two years, women employees can avail 12 weeks of leave and if age is above two years then six weeks. Male employees can avail one week of leave in both the cases," the statement added.
(With inputs from agencies)