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The Controller General of Defence Accounts, New Delhi, has referred the clarification by DoP&T that Child Care Leave (CCL) cannot be demanded as a matter of right and under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior approval of leave by the leave sanctioning authority.
The Controller General has observed that some instances where CCL was used as a means to dodge unpalatable postings or to avoid functioning in a specific office/section and even to proceed abroad, rather than for the purpose for which CCL was introduced. As such practices are against the spirit of the Govt. orders on the subject, all PCsDA/CsDA have been directed to review the cases of CCL granted to the employees under their jurisdiction and to ensure that the CCL has been genuinely granted for the purpose for which it is meant. It has been impressed upon all concerned that proceeding on CCL without sanction constitutes misconduct and will invite disciplinary proceedings against the official concerned.
Download the CG (DA) Letter No. AN/XIV/19404/Leave Matters/Vol.III dated 25.08.2011.