Child Care Leave for Male Service Personnel

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the extension of benefits of Child Care Leave (CCL) to single male service personnel and certain relaxations of CCL provisions in case of women officers of defence forces, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.

This is in line with a recent Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) order extending similar benefits of CCL to civilian employees. Presently, CCL is granted to women officers in defence forces.

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“Single male service personnel and women officers of defence forces will also be able to avail CCL in respect of child with 40% disability without any restriction of age limit of the child,” the statement said. Further, the minimum period of CCL that can be availed in each spell has been reduced to five days from the earlier limit of 15 days, the Ministry said.

Recently, the DoPT made certain amendments for grant of CCL to civilian employees, extending the benefit to single male government servants as well. Further, the age limit of 22 years prescribed earlier in the case of a child with 40% disability has been removed for the purpose of availing CCL. The minimum period of CCL that can be availed at a time has been reduced to 5 days instead of 15.

Source: thehindu

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