More clarifications on Child Care Leave

Child care leave was introduced by Govt to all women employees in Office Memorandum No: 13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dt 29.09.08 consequent on implementation of Sixth Pay Commission report.

Government also issued various clarifications on Child care leave. Those are

Child Care Clarification – Office Memorandum No: 13018/2//2008-Estt (L) dt 18.11.2008. Click here to download

Child Care Clarification – 2 Office Memorandum No: 13018/2//2008-Estt (L) dt 02.12.2008. Click here to download

Child Care Clarification – 3 Office Memorandum No: 13018/1//2010-Estt (L) dt 07.09.2010. Click here to download

Now following clarifications based on doubts raised from various quarters have been issued by DOPT.

1. Whether Earned Leave availed for any purpose can be converted into Child Care Leave? How should applications where the purpose of availing leave has been indicated as 'Urgent Work' but the applicant claims to have utilized the leave for taking care of the needs of the child, be treated?

Ans: Child Care Leave is sanctioned to women employees having minor children, for rearing or for looking after their needs like examination, sickness etc. Hence Earned Leave availed specifically for this purpose only should be converted.

2. Whether all Earned Leave availed irrespective of number of days i.e.less than 15 days, and number of spells can be converted? In cases where the CCL spills over to the next year (for example 30 days CCL from 27thDecember), whether the Leave should be treated as one spell or two spells'?

Ans: No. As the instructions contained in the OM dated 7.9.2010 has been given retrospective effect, all the conditions specified in the OM would have to be fulfilled for conversion of the Earned Leave into Child Care Leave. In cases where the leave spills over to the next year, it may be treated as one spell against the year in which the leave commences.

3. Whether those who have availcd Child care leave for more than 3 spells with less than 15 days can avail further Child Care Leave for the remaining period of the current year?

Ans: No. As per the OM of even number dated 7.9.2010, Child Care Leave can not be granted in more than 3 spells. Hence CCL may not be allowed for more than 3 times irrespective of the number of day or times Child Care Leave has been availed earlier. Past cases may not be reopened.

4. Whether LTC can be availed during Child Care Leave?

Ans: LTC cannot be availed during Child Care Lcave as Child Care Leave is granted for the specific purpose of taking care of a minor child for rearing or for looking after any other needs of the child during examination, sickness etc.

For more details read this Office Memorandum No. 13018/1/2010-Estt. (Leave) dated 30.12.2010

Comments

  1. NEETU NAYY says

    DEAR SIR
                  I HAVE AVAILED EARNED LEAVE FOR SIX MONTHS FOR TAKING CARE OF MY CHILD DURING SEPT 2009 TO MARCH 2010 IN CONTINUATION TO MATERNITY LEAVE.ON DATED 61TH JULY 2012 I HAVE APPLIED IN MY OFFICE FOR CONVERSION OF MY EL TO CCL .THEY TOLD ME THAT YOU SHOULD HAVE APPLIED FOR CONVERSION IN 2010 ONLY AND THE TIME PERIOD HAS ELAPSED.IS IT RIGHT THAT I CANNOT NOW CONVERT MY EARNED LEAVE INTO CHILD CARE LEAVE

  2. Beebi says

    Yes, it should be extended to father also. if both are govt employee 2 years leave can be shared between them for child care upon agreement b/w them. Otherwise it is a discrimination against children grown by father at any reason. b’cos such children anyway deserve mercy.

  3. Upendra kumar says

    Dear sir,

    Children care leave for female employed should be also extend in central public

    sector unit as same line as central government. pleae reply soon.

  4. anu says

    Dear sir,

    if a female employee enter in CCL to take care of her child who is 1yr 2months old, can she leave headquarters to her home town along with child for better environment and treatement of her child where it took its birth. please clarify soon as we want this clarification necessarily.

  5. says

    There is no need to give two years ccl to govt. servant. Give ccl on half Pay only. Only govt. servants are the citizen of India? and who will think about other womens who are working in private offices? All these are only for vote bank. Govt. want their vote bank. after big salary, all leave facilities(EL, Cl, HPL, Medical leave, maternity leave) why govt. are giving ccl. and it is upto age of 18 years of child? 18 years boy or girl need not to take care as child! ?????????…… so dont wast govt. money to

  6. Punam Srivastava says

    There are differences between HTC and LTC. then why we cannot avail HTC during the CCL.

  7. jhuma bhattacharya says

    SIR, I AM AN EMPLOYEE OF FOOD CORPORATION OF INDIA AND MY HUSBAND IS AN EMPLOYEE OF EASTERN RAILWAY(CENTRAL GOVT. SERVICE). BOTH BEING GOVT. SERVANTS, AND AS PER RULE, ONLY MY HUSBAND IS AVAILING RLY. PASS FACILITY, HOSPITAL FACILITY FOR THREE OF US AND REIMBURSEMENT UNDER CHILDREN EDUCATION FOR OUR ONLY MINOR SON. SIR, AM I ENTITLED TO AVAIL CHILD CARE LEAVE FOR MY ONLY MINOR SON,SINCE I AM NOT AVAILING ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED FACILITIES FROM MY OFFICE? MY OFFICE HAS GIVEN OBJECTION THAT MY SON IS NOT DEPENDENT TO ME AS BECAUSE I AM NOT AVAILING ANY OF THE ABOVE MENTIONED FACILITIES FOR ME AS WELL AS FOR MY SON,HENCE I CANNOT AVAIL CHILD CARE LEAVE AS PER RECOMMENDATIONS OF THE SIXTH CENTRAL PAY COMMISSION. KINDLY CONFIRM THE SAME SO THAT I MAY BE AVAIL TO HELP HIM DURING HIS COMING ANNAL EXAMINATION.

  8. snb says

    If a woman employee is on CCL for four months and planning to visit abroad in between for 15 days and she wants to have No Objection Certificate from the organization. Is she eligible to go abroad while on CCL? Please respond urgently

    SNB

  9. Bhaskar Kanungo says

    Totally agreed..especially in current context when most of the families are nuclear where father too plays same important role for the child, just as mother. So the provision of CCL should be there for fathers as well without any discrimination.

  10. Bhaskar Kanungo says

    Provision of CCL was made with good intent…but at the same time it is a mean of corruption and exploitation by ‘competent authority’. When Government of India on papers aims to scrap the inspector raj and end corruption by the means of transparency, atleast while drafting the terms and condition, they should have restricted the powers. I am talking especially incase when a women employee opts for CCL for the care her sick child. In such conditions, the doctor’s report should have weightage rather than any ‘incompetent higher authority’.

  11. omastna says

    i availed ccl last yr and prefixed 4 days e.l. to exhaust my e.l. a/c. now my request to convert the same has been rejected on the grounds that the leave is not of 15 days.s however the total leave e.l. + ccl is 55 days. as such it satisfies the criteria of 15 days minimum. can any one help here.
    also i agree that men should be given ccl too (provided their wives certify they have taken care of children during the leave ha ha ha)

  12. Kamesh says

    Why CCL cannot be given to male employees? There could be unfortunate situations where the children have only father and no mother; or mother is extremely sick that she cannot take care of children; or the mother is just incompetent (not educated enough) to take care of the studies of the children of the government employee. CCL is definitely discrimination against male employees.WHen there is paternity leave granted to male employees to take care of the wife/new born child, why cannot CCL be granted?

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