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Thursday, November 20, 2008

DOPT REVISES CHILD CARE LEAVE ORDER IN A RETROGRADE MANNER

GOVERNMENT DRAGS ITS FEET AFTER ISSUING ORDERS FOR CHILD CARE LEAVE

 

REVISED ORDERS CONTRARY TO THE PAY COMMISSION'S CONCEPT

 

AFTER ISSUING ORDERS PRESSURE FROM BUREACRATS MADE THE GOVERNMENT REVISE ITS OWN ORDERS

 

PRO-WOMEN EMPLOYEES MASK OF THE GOVERNMENT STANDS EXPOSED BY THE LATEST ORDER DATED 18.11.2008.

 

Dear Comrades! NFPE appreciated the recommendation of the 6th CPC as well as its acceptance by the Government of CHILD CARE LEAVE for 2 Years. The Government orders granting this leave including the proforma to be maintained were promptly issued. All of us in general and the women employees in particular were double happy. But after the issue of orders granting Child Care Leave, tremendous pressure from various level of bureaucrats appear to have been mounted on the Government and the latter ha apparently succumbed to the pressure.

 

Suddenly the DOPT issued another dated 18.11.2008 virtually cancelling its earlier orders of grant of Child Care Leave by putting a stringent condition that the Child Care Leave is permissible only to those women employees who have completely exhausted her EL and no EL is at credit of her leave account. This is very retrograde stand taken by the Government in the name of not allowing disruption of the functioning of offices. 

 

The net effect of this revised order is that no women employee will be able to avail this leave if they have any EL at credit. Pompous announcements to show the Government as 'women employees' friendly' was over! There is no need for granting the ordered Child Care Leave to women employees anymore! This is the approach of the Government. We shall protest strongly against this game of the Government.

 

The latest order of the DOPT in this regard is reproduced below:

 

No. 130 18/2/2008-Estt. (L)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

(Department of Personnel and Training)

 

New Delhi, dated the 18th o-vember, 2008.

 

Subject : Child Care Leave in respect of Central Government employees as a result of Sixth Central Pay Commission - clarification regarding –

 

The order regarding introduction of Child Care leave (CCL) in respect of Central Government employees were issued vide this Department's O.M. of even number dated 11th September, 2008. Subsequently, clarification in this regard were also issued vide O.M. dated 29th  SEptember, 2008.

 

2. Consequent upon the implementation of orders relating to Child Care Leave, references has been received from various sections regarding the procedure for grant of this leave etc. In this connection, it is mentioned that the intention of the Pay Commission in recommending Child Care Leave for women employees was to facilitate women employees to take care of their children at the time of need. However, this does not mean that CCL should disrupt the functioning of Central Government offices. The nature of this leave was envisaged to be the same as that of earned leave. Accordingly, while maintaining the spirit of Pay Commission's

recommendations intact and also harmonizing the smooth functioning of the offices, the following clarifications are issued in consultation with the Department of Expenditure (Implementation Cell) with regard to Child Care Leave for Central Government employees:-

 

i)                    CCL cannot be demanded as a matter of right. Under no circumstances can any employee proceed on CCL without prior proper approval of the leave by the leave sanctioning authority.

ii)                  The leave is to be treated like the Earned Leave and sanctioned as such.

iii)                 iii) Consequently, Saturdays, Sundays, Gazetted holidays etc. falling during the period of leave would also count for CCL, as in the case of Earned Leave.

iv)                CCL can be availed only if the employee concerned has no Earned Leave at her credit.

Sd/-

(Bala Singh)

Unde ecretary to the Govt. ofIndia

 

 

CG EMPLOYEES WITH DISABILITIES GRANTED 4 DAYS SPECIAL CASUAL LEAVE EVERY YEAR

 

Dear Comrades! The 6th Pay Commission had recommended grant of 12 days CL for the employees with disabilities. An order is issued by the DOPT today [19.11.2008] granting 4 days special casual leave every year in addition to 8 days CL to the employees with disabilities. The copy of the DOPT order is reproduced below:

 

                                

No. 25011 j 1j2008-Estt(A)

Government of India

Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions

(Department of Personnel & Training)

 

North :Block, New Delhi, dated 19th November 2008

 

Sixth Central Pay Commission Recommendation – Special dispensation in the form of Special Casual Leave to Central Government Employees with disabilities.

 

The undersigned is directed to say that the Sixth Central Pay Commission had recommended that the number of Casual Leave available for employees with disabilities should be 12 days as against 8 days for other employees and it has been decided that the additional benefit of 4 days leave shall be granted in the form of Special Casual Leave. The undersigned is accordingly directed to convey the sanction of the Government that Central Government employees with disabilities as defmed in the Persons with

Disabilites (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) Act, 1995 may be granted Special Casual Leave for 4 (four)days in a calendar year for specific requirements relating to the disabilitiy of the official.

 

2. These Order take effect from 1st September 2008.

 

3. Hindi version will follow.

 

Sd/-

[C.A.Subramanian]

Director

 

 

 



--
K.Ragavendran
Secretary General NFPE

1 comment:

bruhaspati said...

Respected Comrade,
The attitude of the Govt. in putting conditions for granding Child Care Leave is quite childish.Similar is the position for disabled. The Govt. is making a farce in this way. It is just tantamount to withdrawal of of the leave after due circulation. I appehend, it may take away any other decisions alredy granted in this way if not protested right at this moment.When we are trying to set right the retrograde measures of the sixth CPC, the employees should not be deprived of the benefits of positive recommendations already circulated. Hope NFPE, in its convention on 29th instant will discuss in detail at Guntur in this regard also.
Extending all cooperations.
With regrads.
Comradely yours,
Bruhaspati Samal.
D / S, AIPEU, Gr.-C
Bhubaneswar - 751 004