In continuation of this Department’s letter of even number dated 24th September, 2010 on the subject mentioned above, I am directed to send herewith copy of the latest clarifications regarding Chidl Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees and state that the clarifications contained in this Department’s O.M.No.13018/1/2010-Estt.(I) dated 30th December, 2010 are also applicable to members of the All India Services.
1. Whether Earned Leave availed for any purpose can be converted into Child Care Leave? How should applications where the purpose of availing leave has been indicated as ‘Urgent Work’ but the applicant claims to have utilized the leave for taking care of the needs of the child. be treated?
Child Care Leave is sanctioned to women employees having minor children, for rearing or for looking after their needs like examination, sickness etc. Hence Earned Leave availed specifically for this purpose only should be converted.
2. Whether all Earned Leave availed irrespective of number of days i.e. less than 15 days, and number of spells can he converted? In cases where the CCL spills over to the next year ‘(for example 30 days CCL from 27thDecember), whether the Leave should be treated as one spell or two spells?
No. As the instructions contained in the OM dated 7.9.2010 has been given retrospective effect all the conditions specified in the OM would have to be for fulfilled conversion of the Earned Leave into Child Care Leave. In cases where the leave spills over to the next ear, it may be treated as one spell against the year in which the leave commences.
3. Whether those who have availed Child Care Leave for more than 3 spells with less than 15 days can avail further Child care leave for the remaining period of the current year?
No. As per the OM of even number dated 7.9.2010, Child Care Leave may not be granted in more than 3 spells. Hence CCL may not be allowed more than 3 times irrespective of the number of days or times Child Care Leave has been availed earlier. Past cases may not be reopened.
4. Whether LTC can be availed during Child Care leave?
LTC cannot be availed during. Child Care leave as Child Care Leave is granted for the specific purpose of taking care of a minor child for rearing or for looking after any other needs of the child during examination, sickness etc.