Defence & Security Current Affairs - 2019
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Defence minister Rajnath Singh has approved extension of benefits of Child Care Leave (CCL) to single male service personnel as well as certain relaxations of CCL provisions in case of women officers of defence forces. Currently Child Care Leave (CCL) is granted only to women officers in defence forces.
This decision is in line with a recent Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) order which extended similar benefits of CCL to civilian employees.
Child Care Leave-
CCL in Defence Forces:
Single male service personnel as well as woman officers will be able to avail CCL in respect of child with 40% disability and would be availed without any restriction of age limit of child.
Minimum period of CCL that can be availed in each spell has been reduced to 5 days from earlier limit of 15 days.
CCL to Civilian Employees
DoPT has made following amendments to allow CCL to civilian employees –
CCL granted to woman employees has now been extended to single male government servants also.
Age limit of 22 years prescribed earlier in case of a child with 40 % disability has been removed for purpose of availing CCL.
Minimum period of CCL that can be availed at a time has been reduced to 5 days instead of 15 days.
A peace agreement was signed between Government of India, State government of Tripura and Tripura’s banned insurgency group National Liberation Front of Twipra led by Sabir Kumar Debbarma (NLFT-SD). As per the agreement NLFT-SD has agreed to abjure path of violence and join mainstream.
A Memorandum of Settlement was also signed in this regard between, Centre, State Government of Tripura and NLFT-SD with group also being agreed to surrender its 88 cadres with their weapons.
National Liberation Front of Twipra (NLFT) has been banned under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) since 1997. The group has been involved in violence, operating from their camps across international border.
NLFT-SD: The insurgent group has been responsible for violent activities during period 2005-2015 including 317 insurgency incidents in which 28 security forces and 62 civilians lost their lives. In 2015, peace talks with NLFT were initiated and since 2016 there has been no violence by NLFT.
The surrendered cadres will be given surrender benefits as per Scheme for Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation of Militants in the North-East, 2018 of Ministry of Home Affairs.
State Government of Tripura will help surrendered cadres in recruitment, housing, and education. Also, centre will consider proposals of Tripura State Government regarding economic development of tribal areas of Tripura.
Tags: Memorandum of Settlement • National Liberation Front of Twipra • NLFT-SD • Scheme for Surrender-cum-Rehabilitation of Militants in the North-East 2018 • State government of Tripura • Tripura Government • Union Ministry of Home Affairs • Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act