Clarification on Child Care Leave for Women Employees




PC-VI No.229
RBE.No. 144/2010

New Delhi dated 04.10.2010.


The General Managers/CAOs,
All Indian Railways/Production Units etc.

Subject : Child Care Leave in respect of female railway employees as a result of Sixth Central Pay Commission recommendations – Clarification regarding


Please refer to Board’s letters of even number dated 23.10.2008, 12.12.2008 and 23.4.2010 regarding grant of Child Care Leave (CCL).

2. In pursuance of the decision taken by the Government, the Ministry of Railways have decided to delete the condition that CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no LAP at her credit, subject to
the following conditions:-

(i) CCL may not be granted in more than 3 spells in a calendar year.

(ii) CCL may not be granted for less than 15 days.

(iii) CCL should not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is fully satisfied about the need of Child Care Leave to the probationer. It may also be ensured that the period for which this leave is sanctioned during probation is minimal.

3. It is reiterated that the CCL is to be treated like LAP and sanctioned as such.

4. These orders take effect from 1.9.2008. LAP, if any, availed by women employees before availing CCL subsequent to the issue of the Board’s letter of even number dated 12.12.2008 may be adjusted against

CCL, if so requested by the employee regardless of condition 2(i) and 2(ii) above.

5. This issues with the concurrence of the Finance Directorate of the Ministry of Railways.

6. Please acknowledge receipt.

(Dharam Pal)
Director Pay Estt.(P&A)II,
Railway Board


Courtesy: AIRF

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