ALL INDIA RAILWAYMEN’S FEDERATION
No.AIRF/50 Dated: April 18, 2011
Sub: Grant of Child Care Leave to widower Railway employee in the event of death of wife left behind two surviving children
Railway Board vide letter No.E(P&A)I-2008/CPC/LE-8 dated 23.10.2008 have issued orders for grant of Child Care Leave to women employees having minor children for a maximum of two years(730 days) during their entire service for taking care of up to two children for rearing/looking after any of their need, like examination, sickness etc. During the period of such leave, women employees shall be paid leave salary equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. Child Care Leave shall not be debited against leave account.
A case has come to our notice where a Railway Servant who has not re-married after death of his wife, and therefore, he has to take care of his children up to the age of 18-22(as a normal and disabled) along with his normal duties,single handedly.
It is felt that in case wife of an employee expires and he does not marry, Child Care Leave Care Leave may be extended to widower employee, looking into the condition of needy Child Care Leave up to his re-marriage. Such types of cases are very few and therefore can be considered with minimum cost to the exchequer.
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)