WB cabinet okays 730 days CCL for working mothers

Last Updated: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 22:56

Kolkata: West Bengal Government on Thursday
declared 730 days Child Care Leave (CCL) for working mothers
employed by the state government, apart from their scheduled
maternity leaves, during their entire service career.

"This revolutionary decision has been taken in the
state cabinet meeting today. The entire holiday will be with
pay", state`s Industry and Commerce Minister Partha Chatterjee
told reporters.

With this decision, working mothers employed by the
state government would be able to take care of their children
in a better way, he said.

Welcoming the decision, United State Government
Employees` Federation today described it as a `Historic
Decision`.

"We had a demand on this issue which the state
government responded positively", the Federation officials
said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, January 19, 2012 - 22:56
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