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Public Services - Child Care Leave - Enhancement  of maximum  spells to avail the eligible Child Care Leave of 180 days up to 10 spells – Orders

 Child Care leave of two months  can be sanctioned  in not less than  3  spells to look after two  children  up to the  age of 18  years  and with  disabled  children  up to 22 years.  The Child  Care  leave  would  be permitted  only  if the child  is dependent  on the Government servant.

 b)   LTC  cannot  be  availed  during  the  Child  Care  Leave  as  the  leave  is  granted  for  the specific  purpose  of taking  care  of the  minor  child  for  rearing  or for  looking  after  any other needs of the child during examination,  sickness etc.

 e)   The leave account  for child care shall be maintained  in the prescribed  proforma  enclosed and it shall be kept  along  with the Service Book  of the Government  servant  concerned. The leave shall be deducted  from the Child care leave account.

 d)   Child Care leave shall not be debited  against the leave account  viz., Earned Leave, Half Pay leave.

Head  of the office  shall ensure that the Child  Care leave  availed  will not affect  the functioning  of the office for which necessary  orders depending  upon the circumstances  of the office may be issued.

 f)       Child  Care  leave  cannot  be demanded  as a matter  of right.  It requires  the prior  proper approval of the leave sanctioning  authority.

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

 h) The Child Care Leave may be sanctioned  in continuation  with maternity  leave or any other leave other than Casual Leave and Special Casual  Leave.

 i)    The Child Care leave can be sanctioned during the period of probation  also.  However, the period of probation  shall be extended to that extent.

 j) The Child Care leave can also be allowed for leave not due.Further,  in the reference  2"  read  above,  based  on   the  recommendations  of 11"  PR.C. the child care leave was enhanced  from  60 days to  180  days, subject  to following  conditions  as specified  in  the  orders  1  read  above.  However,  the  spells  were  restricted  to  maximum  3  in number.

 3.         The above provision  of restricting  the number  of spells to a maximum  3  in  number have created  certain  administrative   problems   during  implementation  of the  child  care  leave.  The Andhra Pradesh  Secretariat  Association  have represented  to enhance the spells maximum  to 10.

 4.          In  view  of the  above   and  after  careful  consideration,  Government   hereby  direct  as follows,   subject   to   the   applicability    of  the   other   eligibility   conditions    stipulated   in   the G.O.Ms.No.33, Finance  (HR.IV- FR & LR) Department,  dated.  08.03.2022:•

 (i)  the maximum  spells to avail the eligible Child Care Leave of 180 days is modified to that of 10 spells in entire service.

 (ii) For those who have  already  availed the eligible period  of 60 days or part of 60 days,  the extended  period  may  also  be availed  within  the spells  of a maximum   10 excluding  the spells already  availed,  from the date of issue of G.O.Ms.No.33  Finance  (HR.IV-FR&LR) Department,  dt.08.03.2022  in both the cases.


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