Child Care Leave for women officers/personnel during probation period: Lok Sabha QA
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3235
ANSWERED ON: 23.03.2022
Child Care Leave (CCL)
Raja Amareshwara Naik
Vinod Kumar Sonkar
Rajveer (Raju Bhaiya) Singh
Will the Minister of PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:-
(a) whether the Government provides Child Care Leave (CCL) to women officers/personnel to take care of their kids;
(b) if so, the details thereof including the terms and conditions applicable to all Government offices, subordinate offices and Autonomous Organisations;
(c) whether there is no provision of CCL for women officers/personnel during their probation period;
(d) if so, the details thereof and the reasons therefor;
(e) whether CCL can be denied to women officers/ personnel in case of exigencies of work;
(f) if so, the rule position in this regard;
(g) whether the Government has received complaints/ representations regarding the denial of CCL to women officers/personnel; and
(h) if so, the details thereof along with the action taken thereon?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE (DR. JITENDRA SINGH)
(a) & (b): Yes Sir. Female Government servants appointed to the Civil Services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union are eligible for Child Care Leave (CCL) under Rule 43-C of the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 as following:
(i) For a maximum period of seven hundred and thirty days during entire service for taking care of two eldest surviving children upto the age of 18 years.
(ii) No age limit in case of disabled child.
(iii) For not more than three spells in a calendar year.
(iv) In case of a single female Government servant, grant of CCL in three spells in a calendar year shall be extended to six spells in a calendar year.
(c) & (d): As per Rule 43-C (3) CCL 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 CCL to the probationer, provided the period for which such leave is sanctioned is minimal.
(e) & (f): In terms of Rule 43-C of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972, CCL cannot be demanded as a matter of right and under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior approval.
(g) & (h): No such data is centrally maintained as power to grant leave is with the authorities specified in the First Schedule of CCS (Leave) Rules, 1972.