Child Care Leave

Hi Community,

Can we know more on the option of employee taking Child Care Leave? How many days can it be availed by an employee? and it’s criteria’s?

Please share more details.

Thanks in advance.


Child Care Leave for Central Government Employees.

1. Child Care Leave is generally granted to women employees. This can be for a period of maximum two years during the entire service before their child reaches the age of 18.

2. It is treated as earned leave.

3. But it may not be granted more than thrice in the same year.

4. The order making single, male government employees eligible for this leave was passed in 2018.

5. Out of the total 730 days of leave, employees get full salary during the first 365 days and 80 per cent of the salary in the next 365 days.

6. Who will qualify as a single, male government servant eligible for this leave? Widower, divorcee, unmarried male government services.

7. An employee on child care leave may now leave the headquarters with the prior approval of the competent authority, the minister said.

8. Leave Travel Concession (LTC) may be availed by the employee even if he is on child care leave.

9. In case of a disabled child, the condition that child care leave can be availed by the parents only till the child reaches 22 years of age has been removed. Now, it can be availed at any point of time.