Child Care Leave

Child Care Leave

Child Care Leave (CCL) is granted for taking care of children for rearing or to look after any of their need like examination, sickness, etc. However, the employee need not submit any proof in support of her requirement. It was not contained initially under the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972. It was a new type of leave introduced under the provisions of Rule 43 – C of the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 and recommended by the sixth CPC for the central Govt. employees.

  1. Child Care Leave (CCL)  is admissible to women employees, single male/female parents who may include unmarried or widower or divorcee employees having minor children (up to 18 years of age). Alternatively, CCL shall not be admissible if the child is eighteen years of age or older.
  2. Child Care Leave (CCL) may be granted by an authority competent to grant leave for a maximum period of two years (i.e. 730 days) during the entire service.
  3. It may also be allowed for the third year as leave not due (without production of medical certificate) and regulated as per Rule 31.
  4. Child Care Leave should be granted at 100 per cent of the salary for the first 365 days, but at 80 per cent of the salary for the next 365 days.
  5. CCL may be combined with leave of the kind due and admissible.
  6. It is admissible for two eldest surviving children only. 
  7. CCL is to be treated like EL and sanctioned as such. Consequently, Saturdays, Sundays, Gazetted holidays, etc. falling during the period of leave would also count for CCL, as in the case of EL. 
  8. An employee should not proceed on CCL without prior and proper approval of the leave by the leave sanctioning authority. 
  9. CCL may be availed in more than one spell. However, no spell may be less than five days and may not be granted for more than 3 spells in a calendar year.
  10. For single female Government servants, the CCL may be granted for six spells in a calendar year.

The orders issued by D/o Personnel & Training in this regard are :

  1. Amendment in the CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972 consequent upon the implementation of the recommendations of 7th CPC.
  2. Minimum period 5 days for CCL, removal of the limit of 22 yrs. in case of a disabled child – Reg.
  3. Child Care Leave (CCL) — Clarification Reg.
  4. Proposals on Child Care Leave (CCL) and Maternity Leave — Reg.
  5. Child Care Leave (CCL) in respect of Central Government Employees as a result of Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendationsClarification—regarding.
  6. Child Care Leave to Central Government employees – regarding.
  7. FAQ – Leave
  8. Recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to enhancement of the quantum of Maternity Leave and introduction of Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees.

 

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