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Indian National Science Academy (INSA); Child Care Leave (CCL);
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August 14, 2019

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Issues related to Health & Education

  • Male service personnel to get Child Care Leave

Science & Technology

  • Indian National Science Academy gets first woman president

 

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Issues related to Health & Education

Male service personnel to get Child Care Leave

Defence Minister has approved the extension of benefits of Child Care Leave (CCL) to single male service personnel and certain relaxations of CCL provisions in case of women officers of defence forces.

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CHANGES MADE IN CCL PROVISION

  • Single male service personnel and women officers of defence forces will be able to avail CCL in respect of child with 40% disability without any restriction of age limit of the child. Earlier, age limit was 22 years.
  • The minimum period of CCL that can be availed in each spell has been reduced to 5 days from the earlier limit of 15 days.

WHAT IS CHILD CARE LEAVE?

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  • Child Care Leave can be granted to women employees having minor children below the age of 18 years, for a maximum period of 2 years (i.e. 730 days) during their entire service, for taking care of up to two children whether for rearing or to look after any of their needs like examination, sickness etc.
  • It was introduced by Sixth Central Pay Commission.
  • In the first two years of its implementation, the experience was that women employees tended to treat this as Casual Leave, and the resultant frequent absences caused disruptions at work.
  • To address this, in September 2010, a clarification was issued stipulating that CCL may not be granted in more than three spells in a calendar year and also that it may not be granted for less than 15 days at a time.
  • However, the government decided to remove the requirement of minimum period of 15 days CCL in 2014.

CHANGES MADE IN CCL BY DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL & TRAINING (DOPT) IN 2018

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  • In 2018, Government announced that the Male personnel in the central government who are single parents to dependent children can also avail CCL for 730 days during their entire period of service.
  • A ‘single’ male government employee has been defined as an unmarried or widower or divorcee government servant.
  • However, The DoPT introduced a cut in salary drawn for the latter half of the 730-day period. While the earlier rule required the beneficiary to be paid leave salary equal to the pay drawn immediately before proceeding on leave, the amended rule entitles such a beneficiary to 100% salary for the first 365 days and 80% for the next 365.
  • Apart from CCL, women can avail paid maternity leave of 180 days and male parents can claim 15 days.
  • The DoPT also allowed a concession to women government employees who are single parents. As per the amended Rule 43(C) of the Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972, a single female parent can avail CCL over six instead of just three spells in a year.
[Ref: PIB, The Hindu]

 

Science & Technology

Indian National Science Academy gets first woman president

Former director of the National Institute of Immunology Chandrima Shaha has been elected as the first woman president of the reputed Indian National Science Academy (INSA).

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ABOUT INDIAN NATIONAL SCIENCE ACADEMY (INSA)

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  • The Indian National Science Academy was established in 1935 to promote science in India and harnessing scientific knowledge for the cause of humanity and national welfare.
  • It was earlier known as the National Institute of Sciences of India (NISI).
  • The Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) played a leading role in the formation of INSA.
  • It is headquartered at New Delhi.
  • It was designated as the adhering organization in India to the International Council for Science (ICSU) on behalf of the Government of India in January 1968.
  • The Indian National Young Academy of Science (INYAS), established in 2014, is an initiative of the INSA.

OBJECTIVES

  • Promotion of scientific knowledge in India
  • Coordination among Scientific Academies, Societies, Institutions, Government Scientific Departments and Services.
  • To act as a body of scientists of eminence and to present internationally the scientific work done in the country.
  • To act through properly constituted National Committees for undertaking scientific work of national and international importance
  • To promote and maintain liaison between Science and Humanities.
  • To secure and manage funds and endowments for the promotion of Science.
[Ref: PIB, Indian Express]

 

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