Single Father Can Have 730 Days Child Care Leave

NEW DELHI Male personnel in the central government who are  single parents to dependent children can now avail of child Care Leave (CCL) of a total 730 days during their entire period of service a provision that till now applied only to women employee.

Interestingly, the DoPT order has introduced a cut in salary drawn for the latter half of the 730-day period. While the earlier rule required the beneficiary to be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave, the amended rule entitles such a beneficiary to 100% salary for the first 365 days and 80% for the next 365.