India: Child Care Leave Now Extended to Male Government Employees
In a new reform brought by the Department of Personnel and Training, even male government officials are now entitled to Child Care Leave (CCL). The same was announced by Union minister Jitendra Singh on 26th October.
Child care leave can be opted for only by those employees who are 'single male parent' - like widowers, divorcees or unmarried men - who are expected to take up the responsibility as a single-handed parent.
Such employees can now leave
the headquarter with the prior approval of competent authority, reported ANI.
"In addition, the Leave Travel Concession (LTC) may be availed by the employee even if he is on Child Care Leave. It can be granted at 100 percent of leave salary for the first 365 days and 80 percent of leave salary for the next 365 days," stated a release of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.
Another major change has been announced regarding the welfare measures towards the disabled child.
The condition of availing Child Care leave up to the age of 22 years of the child has been removed and the same can now be availed by a government employee for a disabled child at any age.
"Basic purpose behind all these decisions has always been to enable a government employee to contribute to the maximum of his potential, although at the same time there will be no leniency or tolerance toward corruption or non-performance," stated Jitendra Singh.
- India News
- Child Care Leave
- Male Government Employees
- Union minister Jitendra Singh
- Department of Personnel and Training