DOP&T issued a clarification regarding child care leave. With reference to Para l(c) of this Department's O.M. of even number dated 11th September, 2008 according to which Child 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 like examination, sickness etc. The question as to whether child care leave would be admissible for the third child below the age of 18 years and the procedure for grant of child care leave have been under consideration in this Department, and it has now been decided as follows:-
(i)Child care leave shall be admissible for two eldest surviving children only.
(ii) The leave account for child care leave shall be maintained in the proforma enclosed, and it shall be kept along with the Service Book of the Government servant concerned.