Reduced the Child Care Leave (CCL) for its women employees in Indian Railways GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS RAJY...
Reduced the Child Care Leave (CCL) for its women employees in Indian Railways
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
STARRED QUESTION NO. 287
ANSWERED ON 20.03.2020
REDUCED CCL FOR WOMEN EMPLOYEES IN RAILWAYS
*287. SHRI RAJKUMAR DHOOT:
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:
(a) whether it is a fact that Indian Railways has recently reduced the Child Care Leave (CCL) for its women employees;
(b) if so, the details thereof and the reasons behind this move;
(c) whether the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Ministry of Women and Child Development were consulted by the Indian Railways before taking the decision; and
(d) if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?
MINISTER OF RAILWAYS AND COMMERCE & INDUSTRY
(SHRI PIYUSH GOYAL)
(a) to (d): A Statement is laid on the Table of the House.
STATEMENT REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PARTS (a) TO (d) OF STARRED QUESTION NO. 287 BY SHRI RAJKUMAR DHOOT ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 20.03.2020 REGARDING REDUCED CCL FOR WOMEN EMPLOYEES IN RAILWAYS
(a) & (b) No, Sir. Child Care Leave (CCL) for a period of 730 days on leave salary was allowed to female Railway Servants based on the recommendations of 6th Pay Commission and subsequent Office Memorandum dated 11.09.2008 issued by DoP&T, which is nodal Ministry for Leave Rules for Central Government Servants.
DoP&T, in its subsequent notification dated 11.12.2018 had communicated government’s decision to extend the benefit of CCL to single male government servant as well. These instructions of DoP&T have been adopted by the Ministry of Railways for Railway Servants vide Board’s letter No. E(P&A)I-2019/CPC/LE-2 dated 23.04.2019.
As per extant instructions, following benefits are currently granted under CCL;
(i) female railway servant – hundred percent salary for the first 365 days and eighty percent of salary for the next 365 days.
(ii) single male railway servant - hundred percent salary for the first 365 days and eighty percent of salary for the next 365 days.
(c) & (d) Department of Personnel and Training is the nodal Ministry in the matter of Leave Rules. Ministry of Railways has adopted the guidelines/instructions of the nodal Ministry.
Source : RAJYA SABHA
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