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Sunita
08-10-2010, 11:49 AM
Can the authorities issue some stringent measures to avail child care leave. The leave is taken in long speel by many employees for whom the child is 17 years and the child stays in hostel and the mother enjoys at home. a medical certificate is blindly given. Pl. authorites wake up, no doubt child care leave is good , but is it being misued. make it strict like sanction of child care leave during hospitalisation of child or physical presence of mother required during exam of child.

RKPATHAK
08-10-2010, 01:30 PM
Let me eleborate the basic idea of child care leave. In fact it was the recommendations of UNICEFin order to encourage brast feeding the maternity leave be extended. But in India it is taken otherwise since vote bank is supreme and Child care leae is introduced. No politician would like to annoy a groupf

RKPATHAK
08-10-2010, 09:46 PM
In addition to this I appreciate your view point.

Ramnath
10-10-2010, 12:39 AM
Though I am not against female employees getting that if it is for true reasons and I am also representing for extension to male employees (because I have daughter doing 10th and another who falls ill and during those period (being male) I hav to avail EL.

There is misuse of this leave. Only Admn has to set the things right. Also problems being equal, it shd be extended to male employees also. You may visit my blog: onlyparity.blogspot.com where I have uploaded a model representation for male employees.
Ramnath

RKPATHAK
10-10-2010, 08:36 AM
Kindly draft representation and post it on forum. We the male support

Ramnath
10-10-2010, 01:14 PM
Mr.R.K.Pathak,

It appears from the posting of yours that my draft application has not been seen by you and may be by others also. This link was given by me and other in the gconnect Chatter box. Anyhow, as suggested by you, I am posting the same here sir.

I have also created a blog: http://onlyparity.blogspot.com
This blog is for parity matters relating to field and secretariat, CCL and in future for other matters of parity also.

I request everyone concerned to add any other valid points before submission. They may customise the application according to their specific requirement/need.

Pl. do remember that this cannot be said to be leave specific to female (as this is not Maternity Leave which men can never avail) and child care (especially after the child crosses tender age) is the joint responsibility of both the parents.

Pl. do send your representation through proper channel to DOPT with copy to confederation to CG employees.
All the best.
Ramnath

MODEL APPLICATION FOR CHILD CARE LEAVE TO BE ADDRESSED TO DOPT

To
The Director (P&A) (Or) The Secretary,
Department of Personnel & Training,
New Delhi. (throuth proper channel)

Sir,

Sub: Request for extension of Child Care Leave to male employees Regarding.
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Please refer DOPT's Office Memorandum No.13018/2/2008-Estt.(L) dated: 11th September, 2008 granting Child Care Leave & Office Memorandum No.13018/1/2010-Estt. (Leave) dated 7th September, 2010 relaxing the conditions for availing Child Care Leave by female employees of Government of India. In this regard, I submit the following few lines for extension of child care leave to male employees:-

1)Child care is joint/collective responsibility of both men and women especially after child crosses the tender age and hence extension of the same to either of the parents will render justice. By extending the leave only to female employees, the male employees are absolved of their duties/responsibility towards theire children.

2)As per Guardians Act, 1956, father is the primary guardian of the child.

3)Child care leave is an additional facility (unlike maternity leave which can be availed only by the female employees) to take care of children at the time of specific needs like sickness, examination, etc.

4)It is a fact in many of the offices, male employees avail Earned Leave during the examinations/sickness of their chidlren. For instance, in my case, my 2nd daughter has not been in good health since the 1st week of August, 2010 and she had to be admitted at Hospital (proof enclosed) from _____ for treatment. I had to avail Earned Leave for ___ from_____ to____ and visit Doctors for OP treatment on many days in the mornings/evenings frequently.

5)When situation/need being similar irrespective of being male or female parent to take care of children, only male employee has to avail/exhaust Earned Leave in times of need due to lack of such facility. Hence, extension of Child Care Leave to both parents will be of great help to them.

6)Also, there are many male employees who are single(whose wives have expired) or male employees whose wives work in organizations where child care leave is not in existence and extension of child care leave will be be immense help to them.

7)Extension of child care leave to both parents will boost the morale of male employees in the work place as the sense of feeling of being left out will vanish.

Taking these into consideration, it is requested to extend the child care leave to both parents (by including male employees) being better half.

Yours faithfully,

RKPATHAK
10-10-2010, 07:12 PM
I have copied the representation and signed. Now I shall send it to DOPT. Let majority to follow and support us