Maternity and Child Care Leave: Alternative Arrangement

Alternative Arrangement in Place of Employees on Child Care Leave 

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA 
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS 
LOK SABHA 

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 3587 
ANSWERED ON: 08.08.2018 

Alternative Arrangement in Place of Employees on Child Care Leave 
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NAGARAJAN P.  Will the Minister of

PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS be pleased to state:- 

(a) whether the Union Government is aware of the fact that the office work is being totally disrupted due to absence of women employees on account of the long paid maternity leave and child care leave; 


(b) if so, the details thereof; 

(c) whether the Government has calculated days and assessed working during maternity/child care leave for making provisions of staff to overcome the shortage or cope up with the work in the absence of women employees who are on maternity and child care leave; 
(d) if so, the details thereof; and 

(e) if not, the reasons therefor? 


ANSWER 
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL, PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS AND MINISTER OF STATE IN THE PRIME MINISTER’S OFFICE 
(DR. JITENDRA SINGH) 

(a) to (e) : Disruption in the office work due to absence of women employees on account of the long paid Maternity Leave and Child Care Leave has not come to the notice of the Government. Ministries/Departments are authorized to make suitable leave arrangements to cope up the loss of work hours when an employee proceeds on any kind of leave including Maternity and Child Care Leave. There is also provision for creation of leave reserve posts to cover the leave vacancies. No centralized data is maintained in this regard. 


Source : LokSabha

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