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Child Care Leave – recommendations of the 7th CPC – GS/AIRF writes to CRB
Shiva Gopal Mishra
National Council (Staff Side)
Joint Consultative Machinery
for Central Government Employees
13-C, Ferozshah Road, New Delhi – 110001
Dated: August 4, 2017
The Secretary(DoP&T),
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)
North Block, New Delhi
Dear Sir,

Sub: Child Care Leave – recommendations of the 7th CPC

It may please be recalled that, the 6th CPC, accepting the consistent demand of the Staff Side for grant of Child Care Leave to Women Central Government Employees, had recommended maximum two years CCL for women government employees for taking care of maximum two children as a welfare measure. Women government employees were availing this specific leave for taking care of their children with 100% salary for a maximum period of two years. Owing to certain difficulties having been experienced by the employers, certain conditions were subsequently laid down to avail CCL by women government employees.
One of the subsequently introduced conditions was that, they can avail this leave in maximum 3 spell in a calendar year. While 7th CPC has duly acknowledged the requirement of CCL for women government employees as well as single male employees and recommended that the practice should continue as hitherto, additionally entitling single male employee to avail the same, but unfortunately, imposed another new condition that, although for the first 365 CCL 100% salary would be payable, however, for subsequent 365 days only 80% of the salary is to be paid.
It may be appreciated that, provision of CCL to women government employees was made with the sole motto of taking care of their children, particularly at the time when the children are in grave need of the same as a welfare measure and the same was being granted with 100% salary before the report of the 7th CPC came in the effect.
Therefore, imposition of the condition of 80% salary payable in the 2nd spell of 365 days is grossly unjustified and uncalled for and would result in withdrawal of a well acknowledged welfare measure.
It is, therefore, requested that the issue may be looked into in the light of the foregoing, and the earlier practice of payment of 100% salary for the entire 2 years may please be restored as a noble employer.

Comradely yours,
(Shiva Gopal Mishra)
Secretary (Staff Side) NC/JCM & Convener

Click to read 7th CPC Report on Child Care Leave and other leave



  • In the grand old days, ladies used to be out of maternity in one month. Govt granted them 3 monthss., then 6 months ,then paternity leave and now 2 yrs for child care leave. Why not one of the spouses resign , if thjey cant tqake care . This has 2 aspects. Either the sposue(s) ill be lethargic after 2 yrs or they wd reisgn. Further it wd be better that Gov organises child creches. Demand of 2 yrs as child care leave will create a culture to be away from work which is already taking shape.