NOIDA- A request to render the advantage of paid maternity leave to the contractual and ad-hoc teachers in Delhi University has been made by an executive council member and Professor Rajesh Jha to the Vice Chancellor of the university through a written letter.
The Governing Body of Aditi Mahavidyalaya had taken an oath in July for providing the benefits of paid maternity leave to contractual and ad-hoc teachers of the college which is not there at present, as stated by Jha.
He added that this resolution citing of the Governing Body mentioning the relevant legal clause had been given to VC for the required action.
On November 20, the chairman of GB has written to Jha to take the case to the EC and get it approved. That is why Jha has now sent the letter to the VC of DU requesting him to speed up the matter.
He quoted, “There are over thousands of ad-hoc teachers that have been tolerating the impact of ‘no-maternity-policy’ for non-permanent women employees. In most of the cases, the female employees had to come to the work place the very next day post child-birth which is quite unjustifiable and inhuman.”
As per the demand made by Jha, there must be relevant statutory laws to give the female employees like ad-hoc and contractual teachers in the university the advantage of paid maternity leave with immediate effect.
Jha further stated that the interactions can be made with Executive Councils and the Academic to discourse about the matter as it is the high time to understand the suffering of thousands of female teachers in the university due to the effect of unpaid maternity leaves.
On November 1, The Regulation Amendment Committee of the university had also extended the recommendations that ad-hoc teachers must be provided paid maternity leaves. The panel had promised to send the suggestions of the committee to the Executive Councils and the Academic of the varsity. Once they give their consent for the same, it would act as an ordinance.