Child Care Leave : Grant of Child Care Leave without any reason – Demanded by NFIR

‘Grant of Child Care Leave without any reason’ – NFIR
‘This demand is not feasible for acceptance’ – Railway Board

Railway Board is answered to the demand on Child Care Leave from NFIR that ‘this demand is not feasible for acceptance’… We are providing here the content of the Railway Board letter to NFIR regarding the above subject for your information…

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA / BHARAT SARKAR
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS / RAIL MANTRALAYA
(RAILWAY BOARD)

No. E(P&A)I-2012/CPC/LE-5

New Delhi, dated 17.12.2012

The General Secretary,
NFIR,
3, Chelmsford Road,
New Delhi – 110055.
All Indian Railways & Production Units
(As per mailing list)

Dear Sir,

Sub: Grant of Child Care Leave without any reason.

The undersigned is directed to refer to your letter No. 1/5(f) dated 14.11.2012 and to state that as per the extant instructions contained in Board’s letter dated 23.10.2008 and 12.12.2008, woman railway employees having minor children may be granted Child Care Leave by an authority competent to grant leave for a maximum period of two years (i.e.730 days) during their entire service for taking care of upto two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc. and that Child Care Leave cannot be demanded as a matter of right.

Therefore, in order to enable the competent authority to decide on the application for CCL, reasons have to be mentioned and this condition cannot be dispensed with. Moreover, DOP&T has issued instructions in
this regard which have been adopted in toto for the female railway employees. In the circumstances, Ministry of Railways also cannot unilaterally alter the purpose for which Child Care Leave is introduced to female railway employees.

In light of this, the demand is not feasible for acceptance.

Yours faithfully
sd/-
for Secretary, Railway Board.

Source: NFIR

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