Govt orders on Child Care Leave do not take into account cases where a male Govt servant, who is a widower, has to take care of minor children. It would be discriminatory to deny him similar facilities. Again, for working couples, home making is a joint responsibility and it is not correct to suggest that only the woman has to take care of the responsibilities of rearing up children even when they are grown up and are in school.Ideally, the facility should be extended to both and it should be left to the couple to decide who will avail of the leave when.