ORDER FROM MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
The General Managers / CAOs
Sub : Implementation of Government’s decision on the recommendations of the Sixth Central Pay Commission – Child Care Leave Waiving of age restriction of 18 years for Government servant having mentally challenged/disabled children –
Please refer to Board’s letter of even number dated 23.10.2008 and 12.12.2008 regarding grant of Child Care leave (CCL).
2. Consequent upon the decision taken by the Government, the Ministry of Railways have decided to permit CCl to female railway employees having disabled children up to the age of 22 years for a maximum period of two years (i.e 730 days) subject to the other terms and conditions stipulated in Board’s above referred letters. However, it is re-iterated that CCL cannot be demanded as a matter of right and under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior approval of the Leave sanctioning authority.
3. Disabled Child having a minimum disability of 40% is elaborated in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment’s Notification No.16-18/97-NI.I dated 01.06.2001 (copy enclosed). Documents relating to the handicap as specified in the above said Notification dated 1.6.2001, as well as a certificate from the Railway servant regarding dependency of the child on the railway servant would have to be submitted by the female railway employee. The CCL would be permitted to female railway employees only if the child is dependent on them.
4. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.
5. Please acknowledge receipt.
DA: As above.
New Delhi dated dated 23.04.2010
for Financial Commissioner / Railways.