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December 18, 2011

FAQ : Child Care Leave

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QWho are entitled for Child Care Leave?
AChild Care Leave can be granted to women employees having minor children below the age of 18 years, for a maximum period of 2 years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service, for taking care of up to two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs likeexamination, sickness etc. Child Care Leave shall not be admissible if the child is eighteen years of age or older.
QAm I eligible to draw Salary for the period for which Child Care leave is availed?
ADuring the period of such leave, the women employees shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave.
QWhether CCL can be debited against any other type of Leave admissible to the employee?
AChild Care Leave shall not be debited against the leave account. Child Care Leave may also be allowed for the third year as leave not due (without production of medical certificate).
QWhether Child Care Leave can be combined with any other leave?
AIt may be combined with leave of the kind due and admissible.
QWhether Child Care Leave is applicable for third child?
A:- No. CCL is not applicable to third Child.
QHow to maintain Child Care Leave account?
AThe leave account for child care leave shall be maintained in the proforma prescribed by Govt, and it shall be kept alongwith the Service Book of the Government servant concerned.
QWhether CCL can be claimed as a matter of right?
AThe 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.
QWhether we can prefix or suffix Saturdays, Sundays, and Gazetted holidays?
AAs in the case of Earned Leave, we can prefix or suffix Saturdays, Sundays, and Gazetted holidays with the Child Care Leave.
QShould we have any Earned Leave in Credit for the purpose of taking Child Care Leave?
AThere was a condition envisaged in the Office Memorandum relavant to Child Care Leave to the effect that CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave at her credit. However, this condition was withdrawn by the Government and as such there is no need for having EL in credit to avail CCL.
QWhether CCL can be availed without prior sanction?
AUnder no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior approval of the Leave sanctioning authority.
QCan we avail CCL for the children who are not dependents?
AThe Child Care Leave would be permitted only if the child is dependent on the Government servant.
QIs there any other conditons apart from the total number of holidays and the age of the child?
AThe Conditions regarding spell of CCL, imposed upon by the Government are that it may not be granted in more than 3 spells in acalendar year and that CCL may not be granted for less than 15 days.
Further, 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.
QWhether Earned Leave availed for any purpose can be converted into Child Care Leave? How should applications where the purpose of availing leave has been indicated as ‘Urgent Work’ but the applicant claims to have utilized the leave for taking care of the needs of the child, be treated?
AChild Care Leave is sanctioned to women employees having minor children, for rearing or for looking after their needs like examination, sickness etc. Hence Earned Leabe availed specifically for this purpose only should be converted.
QWhether all Earned Leave availed irrespective of ‘number of days i.e. less than 15 days, and number of spells can be converted? In cases where the CCL spills over to the next year :for example 30 days CCL from 27th December, whether the Leave should be treated as one spell or two spells’?
ANo. As the instructions contained in thc OM dared 7.9.2010 has been given retrospective effect, all the conditions specified in the OM would have to be fulfilled for conversion of the Earned Leave into Child Care Leave. In cases where the leave spills over to thc next year, it may be treated as one spell against the year in which the leave commences.
QWhether those who have availed Child Care Leave for more than 3 spells with less than 15 days can avail further Child C31.e Leave for the remaining period of the current year’?
ANo. As per the OM of even number dated 7.9.2010, Child Care Leave may not be granted in more than 3 spells. Hence CCL may not be allowed more than 3 times irrespective of the number of days or times Child Care Leave has been availed earlier.
QWhether LTC can be availed during Child Care Leave?
ALTC cannot be availed during Child Care Lcave as Child Care Leave is granted for the specific purpose of taking care of a minor child for rearing or for looking after any other needs of the child duringexamination, sickness etc.
QWhether Child Care Leave is applicable to All India Services?
AYes. Child Care Leave is applicable to employees under All India Services.
Download the application form for child care leave using the following link.
Also get the all Office Memorandums issued by DOPT from time to time in respect of Child Care Leave in the following table
OMs and Circulars on "Child Care Leave"
Click the Topic belowReference NoDate
Child Care Leave - More Clarifications13018/1/2010-Estt. (Leave)30.12.2010
Child Care Leave available to members of All India Services11019/27/2008-AIS-III24.09.2010
Child Care Leave - Condition of eligibility only if No EL in credit Deleted13018 /1/2010-Estt. (Leave)07.09.2010
Child Care leave-Waiver of age restriction in the case of mentally challenged/disabled children13018/6/2009-Estt(L)03.03.2010
Child care Leave Clarification -213018/2/2008-Estt(L)02.12.2008
Child care leave - Clarification13018/2//2008-Estt (L)19.11.2008
Grant of Child Care Leave to women Government Employees13018/2/2008-Estt.(L)20.09.2008
Enhancement of Quantum of Maternity Leave and introduction of Child Care leave13018/2/2008-Estt.(L)11.09.08


  1. Sir,
    MY wife is working as MP state govt employee Jabalpur. I have a baby of about 04months old. I want to know that how should my wife can avail child care leave in MP state govt .

    1. is their any rule for child care leave for stste govt employee.


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