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    Exclamation Child care leave

    Sir,

    The child care leave clearing states that it has to be availed during EXAM and Illness...In that case will a child have exam for six moths or will a child be sick for six months. When it states clearly rearing the child , is the child care leave to be restricted duing the exam time or the illness time

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunita View Post
    Sir,

    The child care leave clearing states that it has to be availed during EXAM and Illness...In that case will a child have exam for six moths or will a child be sick for six months. When it states clearly rearing the child , is the child care leave to be restricted duing the exam time or the illness time
    As per OM dated 11/9/2008 (http://persmin.gov.in/WriteReadData/...8-Estt.(L).pdf) Child Care Leave is admissible for taking care of up to two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness, etc.

    "Rearing" means to take care of and support up to maturity (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/rearing).

    Thus the grounds for which CCL is admissible are very generic. It is for the competent authority to take a view whether the grounds indicated in the leave application for CCL are geniune or not and accordingly take a suitable decision.

    Victor

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    The origin of child care leave is the recommendations of UNICEF to enourage breast feeding the leave to a women employee should be granted upto the date the actually need mother, which in fact is one and half years. Many countries increased the maternity leave accordingly. But in India vote bank is supreme and in order to woo and please a section of employees child care leave is granted upto the age of 18 years. The women whose children are grown up say 16 years of age and studying in hostel have also taken leave for two years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunita View Post
    Sir,

    The child care leave clearing states that it has to be availed during EXAM and Illness...In that case will a child have exam for six moths or will a child be sick for six months. When it states clearly rearing the child , is the child care leave to be restricted duing the exam time or the illness time
    The CCL is not for exams and illness of the child only. You can avail for other necessity of the child/chilren, but the sanctioning authority should be convinced about the reasons for which the leave is proposed to be availed.

    Prasanna Kumar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Victor View Post
    As per OM dated 11/9/2008 (http://persmin.gov.in/WriteReadData/...8-Estt.(L).pdf) Thus the grounds for which CCL is admissible are very generic. It is for the competent authority to take a view whether the grounds indicated in the leave application for CCL are geniune or not and accordingly take a suitable decision.

    Victor
    Sirs,

    It must be with a view to ensure that an infant or a very small child does not get lodged in the day care centre for the mother to attend the office due to lack of credit of paid leave to her account, that the CCL was framed (and thus the name CHILD CARE). But giving it upto the age of 18 years and for TWO CHILDREN is definetly causing functional difficulties and heart-burn. The point that a child/children require some one's attention during his /her exam time to look after the food and other requirements to enable it to concentrate in studies or during its illness is also true. It is also true that there are children who are chronic patients and there are children who often fall sick.

    While it is alright that small family is to be promoted, it is also true that not all Govt. employees follow this and therefore have more than 2 children. Therefore, providing facilities for infant-care with CCL for first two children and thereafter (if there is a third child) depriving other child(ren) of the same for no fault of it is also one kind of apathy. Here, please, before somebody criticises me for my this view, remember I am not asking for Small Family Allowance and other financial(CEA etc)/service benefits for children above 2, but only for the eligibility this leave to ensure the physical presence of the parent.

    It is my humble opinion that the CCL could have been this way :

    (a) Child upto the age of 5 years - 1 year (to Mother/Father)
    (b) Child upto the age of 10 years - 6 months (to Mother/ Father) i.e. those having children above 5 and below 10 to get only 6 months
    (c) Children upto the age of 16 years - As and when the child falls sick (production of MC) or Exam periods - Total leave subject to 3 months maximum (to Mother/Father)


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    RK
    Last edited by R K Rao; 24-10-2010 at 01:39 PM.

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    Default Child Care Leave - What is optimum solution?

    I am a male: I found there were many clarifications about this CCL. Granting earlier to those who have zero EL and later, that condition is removed. This is making the situation brim in many offices.

    The possible solutions could be:

    1. ((18-Last child age)/18)*720 Could be one solution.
    2. Male employees too should get child care leave prorata as paternity leave. As we all know that when ones' wife delivers, male employee is getting leave. Similary CCL should be given to male employees too.
    3. In CCL, the female employes should loose all allowances other than basic+GP+DA. Then CCL will be reduced.
    4. CCL should not be counted for service for pension, promotion etc if applied. Then also usage of CCL for silly reasons will be minimized.

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    Item No. 3 & 4 are misreported. No allowance is deducted if the leave availed off from 2 of one month to 29/30 of next month.
    Secondly CCL is a kind of regular leave and counted for all purpose

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    Quote Originally Posted by RKPATHAK View Post
    Item No. 3 & 4 are misreported. No allowance is deducted if the leave availed off from 2 of one month to 29/30 of next month.
    Secondly CCL is a kind of regular leave and counted for all purpose
    I think Mr. Kittu is saying that measures listed at (3) and (4) should be implemented to reduce misuse of CCL. Only he can clarify.

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    No doubt Child Care Leave is being misused but we can do nothing except to raise our voice

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