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.
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.