Child care leave not at institution’s cost

A District and Sessions Judge has issued a circular stating that Child Care Leave (CCL) is not a matter of right.

Published: 06th August 2017 08:05 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th August 2017 08:05 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: With pendency of cases in the six trial courts across the National Capital increasing, a District and Sessions Judge has issued a circular stating that Child Care Leave (CCL) is not a matter of right. It has said that such leave can’t be sanctioned at the cost of the institution.

District & Sessions Judge (Headquarters) Talwant Singh has issued a circular wherein he says, “It is made clear to all concerned that Child Care Leave cannot be claimed as a matter of right and no one will be entitled to grant of CCL at the cost or interest of this institution.”

The circular stated that all the applications to avail CCLs should be sanctioned first from the reporting officer concerned. They should be requested with 15 days’ prior notice along with a covering letter and supporting documents to establish the need for such leave.

According to the rules, a female government employee is entitled to CCL of 730 days during the entire service. The leave cannot be availed if the child is aged 18 years or above.

The employee shall be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave. The leave can be availed in parts. In a meeting held last month, it was also mulled that a creche be created for children of judicial officers and other staff in courts.

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