Rajnath OKays Child Care Leave for Women Soldiers of All Ranks

NEW DELHI: Defense Minister Rajnath Singh has approved grant of Child Care Leave (CCL) to women officers of all ranks in the Indian Army for childcare up to two years, the Army said on Saturday. Till now, CCL was granted only to women officers of the rank of Lieutenant Colonel and above. The move was welcomed by serving and retired women officers, with many saying that it would go a long way in ensuring gender equality in the force. The Army, in a statement, said, .

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