(The Gist of PIB) DoPT reforms regarding Child Care Leave
(THE GIST OF PIB) DoPT reforms regarding Child Care Leave
DoPT reforms regarding Child Care Leave
Male govt employees who are single parents now entitled to child care leave.
The move can have positive effects for gender equality in the home and at work and may indicate shifts in relationships and perceptions of parenting roles and prevailing stereotypes.
CCL was introduced by the 6th Pay Commission. Earlier, CCL was granted to women employees, however it was extended to Single Male employees in 7th Pay Commission. Now, male government employees who are single parents are entitled to CCL.
Single male parent includes employees who are unmarried or widower or divorcee.
CCL is granted to employees for a maximum period of two years during their entire service for taking care of their minor children (up to eighteen years of age).
Out of the total 730 days of leave, employees get full salary during the first 365 days and 80% of salary in the next 365 days.
Also, CCL could be availed by a government servant for a disabled child of any age (earlier it was up to the age of 22 years of the child).
Earlier, in 2019, Ministry of Defence extended the benefits of CCL to single male service personnel.