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Monday, 20 April 2015

Child Care Leave to the Women Employees

Child Care Leave to the Women Employees:


             Tenth Pay Revision Commission has proposed Child Care Leave to the State Government Women Employees on par with Central Government Women Employees.

             Based on the recommendation of the 6th Central Pay Commission the Government of India issued orders permitting the Women employees of the Government of India having minor children, to avail of Child Care leave for a maximum period of 2 years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service for taking care upto 2 children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc.  Child Care leave shall not be admissible if the child is eighteen years of age or older. (vide O.M.No.10318/2/2008‐Estt.(L) dated:11‐ 9‐2008 of Department of Per. Trg. Government of India) It was further clarified by the Government of India that this child care leave shall be admissible for the two eldest surviving children only. At present the Women employees of the State Government are not eligible for the grant of Child Care leave.

             Majority of employees Associations have represented to this Commission to recommend for all women employees two years of the Child Care Leave stating that employees were now living in nucleus families consisting of wife and husband and elderly people were no longer available to take care of the young children. When combined family structure was prevailing, elderly people of the family used to look after the health and personal care of the children. Hence women employees are facing hardship regarding child care. Another request is to allow the above leave in different spells in the entire service and also requested for not linking this leave to Maternity leave. The Commission considers the demand to be reasonable and recommends sanction of Child Care Leave of upto 2 years to all women employees in the entire service career, to look after 2 eldest children up to the age of 18 years.

           Expecting G.O may be issued shortly... 

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