All India Services Leave Rules 2023: Amendment to Rule 18(D) CCL
The All India Services (Leave) Amendment, Rules, 2023″ has brought about a notable alteration in Rule 18(D), specifically focused on Child Care Leave (CCL). This amendment seeks to improve the provisions related to CCL, acknowledging the necessity for parents to have sufficient time off to tend to their children. It reflects an increasing awareness of the significance of maintaining a balance between work and personal life, as well as the pivotal role that parents hold in nurturing and raising their children. Through the modification of Rule 18(D), the government has taken a noteworthy stride in advancing the well-being of its employees and endorsing their roles as caregivers.
All India Services (Leave) Amendment, Rules, 2023 – Amendment in Rule 18(D) regarding Child Care Leave (CCL)
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL AND TRAINING
New Delhi, the 28th July, 2023
G.S.R. 562(E).—In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (1) of section 3 of the All India Services Act, 1951 (61 of 1951), the Central Government, after consultation with the Governments of the States concerned, hereby makes the following rules further to amend the All India Services (Leave) Rules, 1955, namely:
1. Short title and commencement. – (1) These rules may be called the All India Services (Leave) Amendment, Rules, 2023.
(2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
2. In the All India Services (Leave) Rules, 1955, in rule 18 (D), –
(i) for sub-rules (1) and (2) the following sub-rules shall be substituted, namely: –
“18 (D) Child Care Leave. – (1) Subject to the provisions of this rule, a female member of the Service and single male member of the Service may be granted child care leave by an authority competent to sanction leave for a maximum period of seven hundred and thirty days during entire service, for taking care of two eldest surviving children, up-to the age of eighteen years, on the grounds of rearing or for looking after any of their needs, such as education, sickness and the like.
(2) During the period of child care leave, member of the Service shall be paid hundred percent of leave salary equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave for the first three hundred and sixty five days and eighty percent of the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave for the next three hundred and sixty five days”;
(ii) for sub-rules (5) and (6), the following sub-rules shall be substituted, namely: –
‘(5) Child care leave shall not be granted for more than three spells in a calendar year and in case of a single female member of the Service, the child care leave may be granted for up-to six spells in a calendar year:
Provided that child care leave may not be granted for a period less than five days in a spell.
(6) A separate leave account shall be maintained for child care leave and it shall not be debited against the other leave accounts of the member of the Service.
(7) Child care leave shall not ordinarily be granted during the probation period except in case of certain extreme situations where the leave sanctioning authority is satisfied about the need of child care leave to the probationer, provided that the period for which such leave is sanctioned is minimal.
Explanation – For the purpose of this rule, “single male” refers to an unmarried or widower or divorcee male member of the Service’.
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Note:- The principal rules were published vide notification No. 5/2/53-AIS(III), dated the 12th September, 1955, in the Gazette of India, vide number S.R.O. 1979, dated 12th September, 1955, and last amended vide :–
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