DOPT – After review of the conditions for sanctioning Child Care Leave (CCL), it was decided to delete the condition that CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave at her credit. However it was decided that CCL may not be granted in more than 3 spells in a calendar year, CCL may not be granted for less than 15 days; CCL should not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is fully satisfied about the need of Child Care Leave to the probationer. He/she may also ensure that the period for which this leave is sanctioned during probation is minimal.
It has also been decided to permit Child Care Leave to women employees with disabled children up to the age of 22 years for a maximum period of 2 years (i.e. 730 days) subject to the fulfilment of other conditions stipulated by the Government in this regard from time to time. Disabled Child in this context means a child having a minimum disability of 40% as elaborated in Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment’s Notification No.16-18/97-NI.I, dated 1.6.2001. The Child Care Leave would be permitted only if the child is dependent on the Government Servant.