Thursday, November 20, 2008

Child Care Leave for Women C.G Employees

The Cental Govt. had modified its stand regrding child care leave for women C.G employees and now clariified that employees who are having E.L at their credit are eligible for this leave. The order issued is reproduced for information.
The NUPE- opposes the above order and taken up with the staff side Secretary of the JCM and urged him to take up this with the Govt.of India immediately.
No. 130 18/2/2008-Estt. (L)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel and Training)
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OFFICE MEMORANDUM
Subject: Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees as a result
of Sixth Central Pay Commission - clarification regarding -
The order regarding introduction of Child Care leave (CCL) in respect of Central Government employees were issued vide this Department's O.M. of even number dated 11th September, 2008. Subsequently, clarification in this regard were also issued vide O.M. dated 29th September, 2008.

2. Consequent upon the implementation of orders relating to Child Care Leave, references has been received from various sections regarding the procedure for grant of this leave etc. In this connection, it is mentioned that the intention of the Pay Commission in recommending Child Care Leave for women employees was to facilitate women employees to take care of their children at the time of need.
However, this does not mean that CCL should disrupt the functioning of Central Government offices. The nature of this leave was envisaged to be the same as that of earned leave. Accordingly, while maintaining the spirit of Pay Commission's recommendations intact and also harmonizing the smooth functioning of the offices, the following clarifications are issued in consultation with the Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell) with regard to Child Care Leave for Central Government employees:-
i) CCL cannot be demanded as a matter of right. Under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior proper approval of the leave by the leave sanctioning authority.
ii) The leave is to be treated like the Earned Leave and sanctioned as such.
iii) Consequently, Saturdays, Sundays, Gazetted holidays etc. falling during the period of leave would also count for CCL, as in the case of Earned Leave.
iv) CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave at her credit.

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Special Casual Leave C.G employees with disabilities

The Govt. had issued orders that C.G Employees with disabilities are entitled for 12 days special casual leave in a calendar year with effect from 1.9.2008. The order is reproduced below :
No. 25011 j 1j2008-Estt(A)
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions
(Department of Personnel & Training)

North Block, New Delhi, dated November, 2008
OFFIC E MEMORANDUM
Subject: - Sixth Central Pay Commission Recommendation – Special dispensation in the form of Special Casual Leave to Central Government Employees with disabilities.
The undersigned is directed to say that the Sixth Central Pay Commission had recommended that the number of Casual Leave available for employees with disabilities should be 12 days as against 8 days for other employees and it has been decided that the additional benefit of 4 days leave shall be granted in the form of Special Casual Leave. The undersigned is accordingly directed to convey the sanction of the Government that Central Government employees with disabilities as defined in the Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 may be granted Special Casual Leave for 4 (four) days in a calendar year for specific requirements relating to the disability of the official.

2. These Orders take effect from 1.9.2008.

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