Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Clarification: Child Care Leave (CCL)

An important office memorandum has been issued by Dopt related that the Child Care Leave for Women employees...

The latest DOT Order says that only after exhausting Earned Leave (EL) can avail CCL...! 

When EL comes to an end only the CCL will start…! That is, all the Earned Leave exhaust from her account only after she may take to eligible for CCL. 

On recommendations of sixth pay commission, the CCL was announced to help women employees to take better care of their children and family. But the privilege backfired to several central government departments being like a hill with applications from women employees for CCL. 

This issue is big headache for all departments of head of Sections and petitioned to higher officials being face shortage of employees. DOP&T has now modified the earlier order. The new DOP&T order clearly says that CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave in her account. Those who have already taken the CCL will either have to return to office or part with their accumulated with Earned Leave.

It is further clarified that child care leave sanctioned prior to issuance of O.M. No. 13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated 18th November, 2008 shall be treated as child care leave and shall be deducted from the Child Care Leave account of the Government servant concerned. 

No adjustment against any other kind of leave shall be made in this regard. The Child Care Leave sanctioned for the period beyond 18/11/2008 shall however be regulated in terms of clarification issued vide O.M. of even number dated 18/11/2008.

The order has been reproduced and given for your ready reference...

Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
[Department of Personnel & Training]
New Delhi, the 11th September, 2008.


Subject:- 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.

Consequent upon the decisions taken by the Government on the recommendations of 
the Sixth Central Pay Commission relating to Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave, the 
President is pleased to decide that the existing provisions of the Central Civil Services (Leave) 
Rules, 1972 will be treated as modified as follows in respect of civilian employees of the Central 

(a) The existing ceiling of 135 days Maternity Leave provided in Rule 43(1) of Central Civil 
Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 shall be enhanced to 180 days.

(b) Leave of the kind due and admissible (including commuted leave for a period not exceeding 
60 days and leave not due) that can be granted in continuation with Maternity Leave 
provided in Rule 43(4)(b) shall be increased to 2 years.

(c) Women employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave by an 
authority competent to grant leave, for a maximum period of two years (i. e. 730 days) during 
their entire service for taking care of upto two children whether for rearing or to look after
 any of their needs Like examination, sickness etc. Child Care Leave shall not be admissible if 
the child is eighteen years of age or older. During the period of such leave, the women
 employees shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding 
on leave. It may be availed of in more than one spell. Child Care Leave shall not be debited 
against the leave account. Child Care Leave may also be allowed for the third year as leave 
not due (without production of medical certificate). It may be combined with leave of the
 kind due and admissible.

2. These orders shall take effect  from 1st September, 2008.

3. In view of paragraph 2 above, a women employee in whose case the period of 135 days 
of maternity leave has not expired on the said date shall also be entitled to the maternity leave of 

180 days.

4. Formal amendments to the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 are being issued 

5. In so far as persons serving in the Indian Audit & Accounts Departments are 
concerned, these orders are issue in consultation with the Comptroller & Auditor General of 

6. Hindi version will follow.

(Simmi R. Nakra)

Source: www.persmin.nic.in


achu said...

can a sbi staff avail child care leave?

Anonymous said...

Is Child Care Leave admissible to employees of Union Territories?

Anonymous said...

the memorandum states that the ccl should not treated as el. what does that mean exactly.

Anonymous said...

can a n v s employee on probation period avail ccl? and for how many days continuesly?

sanjay said...

i am having 27 days EL .am i eligeble for CCL for 730 days leave in continuation with my EL

Sree said...

I had been sanctioned CCL for 132 days from 13-11-08 to 24-03-2009. at that time 77 days earned leave was at credit with the EL A/c.And I again earned 15 days EL as on 01-01-2009. I joined the office on 25-03-2009 after availing the 132 days santioned CCL. How to update my leave account as per the order No. 13018/2/2008-Estt(L) dated 18-11-2008 and 2-12-2008 ?

abhilash kumar said...

i have applied for child care leave for 2 year, but the department asked me to apply for 1 year & after it it will be extended as the 6 pay commission policy,but now when i am send application for extending it for another year, they told me to apply for leave not due( leave without pay).Please clarify where & whom to contact for redressal, as my son is appearing in 10 standard & i need additional leave. Please to mention they have granted me me leave as CCL for 1 year wef:1st april 2009 - 31st march 2010.

abhilash kumar said...

i have applied for child care leave for 2 year, but the department asked me to apply for 1 year & after it it will be extended as the 6 pay commission policy,but now when i am send application for extending it for another year, they told me to apply for leave not due( leave without pay).Please clarify where & whom to contact for redressal, as my son is appearing in 10 standard & i need additional leave. Please to mention they have granted me me leave as CCL for 1 year wef:1st april 2009 - 31st march 2010. Please do reply on the mail id, name is kept undisclosed.

bhavya said...

i have a small baby and i have completed 1 year CCL now i want to avail another 1 year altogether.
can i take another 1 year CCL without any obstacle?

Pls revert.

bhavya said...

i have completed my 1 year CCL nd i want to avail another 1 year altogether. can i take without any obstacle as nobody is there to look after to my small baby.

Anonymous said...

i m central government employee working in ncc as a girls cadet instructor. i have completed 23 yrs of service. my son is studying in 12th std 16.5 yrs old. i had applied for child care leave 1 month ago. but its not clear whether i m entitled child care leave or not.
please help me.

Anonymous said...

According to new order, if a person is not having EL in her account even then she can take CCL 3 times in a year

Anonymous said...

Please answer it according to new order, if a person is not having EL in her account even then she can take CCL 3 times in a year, or any number of times and any no. of days.

Anonymous said...

of course,yes, but it depends on the Departmental Authority. If they don't deny u avail,means it is ur luck they grant or not in the name of office work load.

Gokulesh said...

When a women can be eligible for CCL then why not for en male employee who is also a father but doens not have his wife (wife is dead or divorced). This is purely injustice to this category of employees

k v jayakanthan said...

Hai, I am V.Bhuvaneswari. I am working in ESIC Bangalore (Central Government)from 29.07.2009. I had taken the maternity and child care leave for 4 months. Please clarify me, probation period will extend, because I took child care leave?
email : jai.jvr@gmail.com

v jhansiprasanna said...

i jhansiprasanna working in MES CCL prior sanctioned for 45days regarding my daughter's exams which actually should be held from 26-10-2011.. but due to telangana agitations the exams got postponed to 16-11-2011 to 30-11-2011... regading this i want to extend my leave till 30th nov... can the leave b extended?????

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