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Thursday, December 26, 2013

Child Care Leave – No Parent Care Leave for Men Employees

Child Care Leave – No Parent Care Leave for Men Employees


GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF PERSONNEL,PUBLIC GRIEVANCES AND PENSIONS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-849
ANSWERED ON-12.12.2013

Countrys rank in Global Age Watch Index

849 . SHRI ALOK TIWARI
PRABHAT JHA
KUSUM RAI
ARVIND KUMAR SINGH

(a) whether as per the data of Global Age Watch Index, India ranks at 73rd position in elderly care out of 91 countries sampled; and

(b) if so, whether Government would provide for parents care leave on line of child care leave to Central Government employees in view of above, if so, the details thereof, 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 (SHRI V. NARAYANASAMY)

(a): Global Age Watch Index is a measure of quality of life and well-being of older people around the world. It measures the economic, social and political elements. India is ranked 73rd out of 91 countries selected for the index.

(b): The Government has no proposal to provide for Parent Care Leave on the lines of Child Care Leave (CCL). CCL is allowed to female Central Government employees with a specific purpose of improving participation of more females in Government service. The Central Government employees are already entitled to various kinds of leave which can be availed for appropriate purposes.

Source: http://www.govtempdiary.com/2013/12/child-care-leave-no-parent-care-leave-for-men-employees/

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