Injustice to male Central Govt. employees-Child Care LeaveChild Care Leave (CCL) in respect of female Central Government employees was recommended by the Sixth Central Pay Commission, and this recommendation was accepted by the Government. Female Central Govt. employees having minor children (below 18 years) can be granted CCL by an authority competent to grant leave, for a maximum period of 730 days during their entire service for the purpose of taking care of up to two children, either for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examinations, sickness, etc.
I welcome this step which indicates the importance of development of children. But my question is: why only female employees? Don't the fathers play any role in bringing up or for the education of their children? Why can't male Govt. employees avail this leave? What about single father who is taking entire responsibility of rearing his child/children?
I seek the opinion of other Members on this issue.