UP's women civil servants criticise Modi gov't 'sexist' childcare leave policy

Sixty women officers have slammed govt move to include only single men in childcare leave policy as being “against the spirit of equality”.

New Delhi: A group of 60 women civil servants has questioned a recent union government order that restricts childcare leave to female and “single male” civil servants, saying it virtually stripped fathers in two-parent households of rearing responsibilities.
The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) had issued its amended childcare leave policy for civil servants on 11 December, after tweaking it to make concessions for single male employees, that is, unmarried men, divorcees or widowers.