Introduction of Child Care Leave in respect of Railway
The Indian Railways has taken a significant step towards supporting working parents by introducing Child Care Leave, which allows employees to take time off from work to take care of their children. In a recent revision, the limit of 22 years has been removed in case of a disabled child for the purpose of Child Care Leave. This progressive move aims to provide flexibility and support to parents who need to take care of their children’s well-being, whether it be for medical reasons or otherwise. It recognizes the importance of family and work-life balance, enabling parents to fulfill their responsibilities without compromising on their career.
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RBE No. 162/2018
New Delhi dated 17.10.2018
The General Managers/Principal Financial Advisers,
All Indian Railways and Production Units.
Sub: Child Care Leave (CCL) – reg.
In pursuance of the decision taken by the Government, the Ministry of Railways have decided that the limit of 22 years in case of a disabled child for the purpose of Child Care Leave under the provisions of Rule 551 (E) of Chapter-5 of Indian Railway Establishment Code (IREC), Volume-I be removed. It has also been decided that Child Care Leave may not be granted for a period less than five days at a time.
2. This order shall take effect from 13th June, 2018.
3. There is no change as regards other terms and conditions of this leave.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
5. Please acknowledge receipt.
(N P Singh)
Joint Director Estt.(P&A),
Source: Railway Board
What is Child Care Leave (CCL)?
Child Care Leave (CCL) is granted to female employees working in Government or Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) to take care of their children’s needs.
Who is eligible for CCL in the Railway Board?
Female Railway employees holding regular posts, including daily-rated workers, contractual employees rendering regular service, etc., are eligible for CCL.
How many days of CCL are allowed?
A female Railway employee can avail up to 730 days of CCL during her entire service.
Is CCL granted for the care of a sick child?
Yes, CCL can be granted to take care of a sick child. However, the requirement of a medical certificate is not mandatory in such cases.
Can CCL be taken in combination with other leaves?
Yes, CCL can be taken in combination with other leaves, except for maternity leave.
Do male Railway employees also get CCL?
As of now, CCL is only granted to female Railway employees. However, male employees can avail of the leave granted under Paternity Leave rules.