Child Care Leave to Widower Employee

Child Care Leave to Widower Railway Employee

In consultation with DOPT, Railway board has rejected the representation of AIRF for grant of Child Care Leave to Widower Railway Employees in the event of death of wife leaving behind surviving Children.

The full text of this Railway Board letter dated 03.01.2013 is given below


No. E(P&A)l-2011/CPC/LE-3

New Delhi, dated 03.01.2013

The General Secretary, AIRF,

4, State Entry Road, New Delhi-110 055.


Sub:- Grant of CCL to widower Railway employee in the event of death of wife left behind two surviving children.

Ref: Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2011/CPC/LE-3 dated 03.05.2012.

The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter No. AIRF/50(95) dated 19.04.2012 on the above cited subject and it is stated that the matter regarding grant of CCL to widower male employees at par with female employees was referred to DOP&T, which is nodal department in the matter of Leave.  In this regard, DOP&T has advised that “At present, there is no provision for granting Child Care Leave to male employee. The recommendations of 6th CPC in this regard was only for the female govt. servant. However your suggestion has been noted. Any change in the position when ever occurred will be publicized widely.”


For Secretary, Railway Board



Download Railway Board letter dated 03.01.2013 addressed to AIRF


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