Defence Minister approves Child Care Leave for Male Service Personnel
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.