The leader of staff side JCM National Council has raised about granting of Child care Leave in 46th meeting of National Council JCM.
One of the issue was regarding Child Care Leave, as he said in the meeting the clarification order issued on 18-11-2008 by Government, nullified the benefit extended to the women employees as for as child care leave is concerned.
An order was issued on 11-9-2008 by DOP&T regarding recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay commission relating to enhancement of the quantum of Maternity Leave and introduction of Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government Employees. In which it has been clearly stated that women Employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave for a maximum of Two Years(i.e.730days) for taking care up to two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examinations, sickness etc
But the Clarificatory order issued on 18th November 2008, contradicting with the intention of 6CPC recommendation and the above said order by saying CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave at her credit.
Hence the entire community of women employees of central government goes along with the staff side leader and wanted the clarification orders in this regard to be rescinded. If the Government has any practical difficulties in implementing the orders issued in this regard, the same may be discussed with the Staff Side.