J&K govt approves 2-years child care leave for women employees

As per the new provision, a women employee can avail a maximum period of 730 days of child care leave during her entire service.

By: PTI | Srinagar | Published: July 23, 2015 7:32 pm
J&K child care, J&K, Jammu & Kashmir women As per the new provision, a women employee can avail a maximum period of 730 days of child care leave during her entire service.

In a major welfare measure for women employees in Jammu and Kashmir, the state government today approved Child Care leave for them for a period of two years to look after their children.

The Government issued a notification allowing the Child Care leave for its women employees.

As per the new provision, a women employee can avail a maximum period of 730 days of child care leave during her entire service for taking care of her two eldest children, an  official spokesman said.

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He said the leave can be taken to look after the children’s education, illness and other similar requirements.

The spokesman said after approval by Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, the Finance Department has issued the notification incorporating the child care leave in the Jammu  and Kashmir Civil Services (Leave) Rules.

During the period of child care leave, a woman employee shall be paid leave salary equal to pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave and the child care leave can be combined with any other kind of leave, the  spokesman said.

However, the leave shall not be granted for more than three spells in a calendar year, he said.

The spokesman said though child care leave can be claimed only after completion of probation period by the employee, yet as a humanitarian gesture, some minimum child  care leave can be allowed to a probationer in certain extreme circumstances.

The present PDP-BJP coalition Government in its first budget had announced that the child care leave shall be introduced in the State Leave Rules so that the difficulties  faced by working mothers is resolved and women employees get this benefit at par with Central Government employees.

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    M A
    Mar 13, 2017 at 8:33 am
    It is a good step taken by JandK Govt and we all should w heartdly welcome it.
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      alfredo baldwin
      Jan 1, 2016 at 5:12 am
      This is fine article. Thanks JandK Govt. to allow Child Care leave for them for a period of two years to look after female children. Congratulated JandK govt.
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      1. @suman1938
        Jul 23, 2015 at 9:29 pm
        If women are equal to male staff and appointed for 50% of the posts, don't be surprised if govt work comes to a stop, when 50% of staff is on leave for years! What does the govt think? All women who deliver babies do not do normal work at all at home? Women want bread with both sides buttered: Equality and Preferred treatment! Wah!
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        1. Syed Muniruddin
          Jul 23, 2015 at 11:39 pm
          Dear Je Suis, You are a US citizen in body and mind. You were born to a lady. Show some love and respect they hugely deserve!
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          1. Syed Muniruddin
            Jul 23, 2015 at 11:46 pm
            This is a sweet gesture towards the Female staff. The Govt of J&K must be congratulated for this Pro-Mother rule. Good show!
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