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2-year child-care leave for women in Haryana government

Chandigarh, Feb 18 (IANS) The Haryana government has announced that its women employees can take leave for two years for child care.

The special leave to women employees can be availed by them anytime and in spells during their entire service, a state government spokesman said here Thursday.

‘The Haryana government has decided to allow child care leave (CCL) to women government employees to take care of their children at the time of need, whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc,’ the spokesman added.

The CCL leave account will be maintained in a proforma and kept in the service book of the concerned employee, he added.

Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda said that the CCL may be granted for a maximum period of two years (730 days) during the entire service to women government employees for taking care of her two eldest surviving children below the age of 18 years.

Like in case of earned leave, Saturdays and Sundays will be counted as part of the CCL.

Hooda said that the CCL can be combined with any other leave due to the women employees.

No CCL would be given for the third or subsequent child, irrespective of age.

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