CCL Extended to Single Male Service Personnel

Published on August 12, 2019
Current context: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh has approved the extension of benefits of Child Care Leave (CCL) to single male service personnel.
CCL Extended to Single Male Service Personnel
  • CCL is being granted only to the woman officers in defence forces currently.
  • DoPT has made certain amendments regarding the grant of CCL to civilian employees, whereby the CCL has been extended to single male government servants.
  • Earlier, the age limit of 22 years was prescribed in the case of a child with 40 % disability has been removed for the purpose of availing CCL and now there is no age restriction of the child.
  • The minimum period of CCL that can be availed at a time has been reduced to 5 days from 15 days earlier.

Question: 

Q.1 The Defence Ministry provides Child Care Leave (CCL) to?
a. Woman officers in defence forces
b. Single male service personnel in defence
c. only a
d. only b
e. both a & b

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