Men Eligible For Child Care Leave: J&K Administration

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir administration has issued a new notification stating that a male government employee who is a divorcee or widower is eligible to get child care leave as applicable to women. This step has been taken by the Department of Finance as a major welfare measure for employees, following the approval of child care leave to women employees for a period of two years.

According to the notification issued by additional chief secretary (finance) Atal Dulloo, the words “woman employee and single male employee” replaced “woman employee” in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1979.

The department has defined ‘single male employee’ as unmarried or widower or divorcee government employee.

“the Lieutenant Governor is pleased to direct that the amendments shall be made in the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1979for the words “woman employee”, the words, “woman employee and single male employee” shall be substituted,” according to the notification.

Employee will be paid full salary for first year, and 80 percent pay for the second year during the child care leave, the notification said.

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