Maternity leave in educational institute
Institute is offering maternity leaves to students without any deduction in their scholarship. However, we are forced to pay mess and hostel fees for this entire leave period. Is this not breach of maternity law? How can students forced to pay mess and hostel fees during maternity leave period? Is this legal?
Asked in Constitutional Law from Rupnagar, Punjab
make representation to institute that during your maternity leave period you should not be charged with mess and hostel fees . also please check the rules framed by your institute for grant of maternity leave
What do the rules say with respect to the charging of mess and hostel fees during the maternity period? If the rules are silent then the institute cannot charge the students. Make a representation to it and if it does not produce the desired result then you may move to High Court.
Thanks Sir. Following rule is regarding maternity leave mentioned in the institute "Married Research Scholars admitted to the Research program of the Institute shall, in addition to
casual leave and medical leave prescribed by foregoing sub-Para, be entitled to maternity/paternity
leave as per Government of India rules if the request for the leave is supported by a medical certificate
from a Registered Medical Practitioner. The Head of the Department/School will be the sanctioning
authority in such cases." However, no any clear cut rule or guideline is given by Institute regarding mess and hostel fees during maternity leave period.
Asked 3 years ago
then you can refuse to pay mess and hostel fees during maternity period . if institute takes action against you move court for necessary reliefs
Since the rule is silent on the payment of mess and hostel fees during the maternity period may refuse to pay it. In the event of any action being taken against you may challenge it in High Court.