AMN / NEW DELHI
Government employees can go abroad while on a child care leave, according to new guidelines of the Personnel Ministry.
They can also avail Leave Travel Concession (LTC) — which allow leave and reimbursement of two and fro expenses during the child care leave period, it said.
This clarification from the Personnel Ministry follows after it received references with regard to the child care leave (CCL) from different government departments.
An employee on CCL may be permitted to leave headquarters with the prior approval of appropriate competent authority, it said.
As per the existing rules, women employees, having minor children, may be granted child care leave for a maximum period of 730 days during their entire service for taking care of up to two children.