Def Minister approves child care leave for male service personnel

NEW DELHI: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved extending benefits of child care leave to single male service personnel, the Defence Ministry said on Saturday.

The decision is in sync with an order by Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT).

The Minister has also given his nod for giving certain relaxation in child care leave (CCL) provisions in case of women officers in defence forces

At present, CCL is granted only to women officers in defence forces. Recently, DoPT has made certain amendments to allow CCL to civilian employees, whereby the CCL granted to woman employees till now has been extended to single male Government servants also. (AGENCIES)