Single Male Parent entitled to Child Care Leave – 7th Pay Commission recommendations accepted
7th Pay Commission Child Care Leave for Single Male Parent approved by Govt – Maximum CCL of 730 days for two eldest surviving children
Department of Personnel and Training issued a Notification for granting Child care leave for Single male govt servants and CCL at Six Spells in a year for Single female govt servants. Read the part of the Notification below
(C) in rule 43-C. (a) for sub-rule (1), the following sub-rule shall be substituted, namely”;
“(1) Subject to the provisions of this rule, a female Government servant and single male Government servant may be granted child care leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a maximum period of seven hundred and thirty days during entire service for taking care of two eldest surviving children, whether for rearing or for looking after any of their needs, such as education, sickness and the like.” ;
(b) for sub-rules (3) and (4), the following sub-rules shall be substituted, namely:-
“(3) Grant of child care leave to a female Government servant and a single male Government servant under sub-rule (1) shall be subject to the following conditions, namely:-
(i) it shall not be granted for more than three spells in a calendar year;
(ii) in case of a single female Government servant, the grant of leave in three spells in a calendar year shall be extended to six spells in a calendar year.
(iii) it shall not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is satisfied about the need of child care leave to the probationer, provided that the period for which such leave is sanctioned is minimal.
(iv) child care leave may not be granted for a period less than five days at a time.
(4) During the period of child care leave, a female Government servant and a single male Government servant shall be paid one hundred percent of the salary for the first three hundred and sixty five days, and at eighty percent of the salary for the next three hundred and sixty five days.
Explanation.—Single Male Government Servant’ means – an unmarried or widower or divorcee Government servant.”;