GOVERNMENT DRAGS ITS FEET AFTER ISSUING ORDERS FOR CHILD CARE LEAVE
REVISED ORDERS CONTRARY TO THE PAY COMMISSION'S CONCEPT
AFTER ISSUING ORDERS PRESSURE FROM BUREACRATS MADE THE GOVERNMENT REVISE ITS OWN ORDERS
PRO-WOMEN EMPLOYEES MASK OF THE GOVERNMENT STANDS EXPOSED BY THE LATEST ORDER DATED 18.11.2008.
Dear Comrades! COC appreciated the recommendation of the 6th CPC as well as its acceptance by the Government of CHILD CARE LEAVE for 2 Years. The Government orders granting this leave including the proforma to be maintained were promptly issued. All of us in general and the women employees in particular were double happy. But after the issue of orders granting Child Care Leave, tremendous pressure from various level of bureaucrats appear to have been mounted on the Government and the latter ha apparently succumbed to the pressure.
Suddenly the DOPT issued another dated 18.11.2008 virtually cancelling its earlier orders of grant of Child Care Leave by putting a stringent condition that the Child Care Leave is permissible only to those women employees who have completely exhausted her EL and no EL is at credit of her leave account. This is very retrograde stand taken by the Government in the name of not allowing disruption of the functioning of offices.
The net effect of this revised order is that no women employee will be able to avail this leave if they have any EL at credit. Pompous announcements to show the Government as 'women employees' friendly' was over! There is no need for granting the ordered Child Care Leave to women employees anymore! This is the approach of the Government. We shall protest strongly against this game of the Government.