Ad hoc staff at Aditi College seek maternity leave
New Delhi: At a time when the government has extended the maternity leave from 12 weeks to 26 weeks, the teachers and staff working on ad hoc basis at Aditi College of Delhi University (DU) claim that they are told to report for work very next day of child-births or quit the job.
Executive Council Member wrote to DU V-C after receiving a communication from the chairperson of governing body (GB) of Aditi College. He informed about adopting the resolution by the GB for extending the benefits of maternity leave to adhoc female teachers and contractual female staff of the college, which is presently not available to them. This GB resolution citing the relevant legal provisions has been submitted to V-C for the necessary action.
EC Member Dr Rajesh Jha has been consistently raising the issue of maternity leave for adhoc female teachers and contractual female employees in the meetings.
"Thousands of adhoc teachers have been suffering on account of no-maternity-policy for non-permanent female employees. Many careers have been jeopardised because of this policy. In many cases, women employees had to report for the work very next day of child-births," Jha said.
He demanded to make suitable statutory provisions to extend the benefits of maternity leave to adhoc female teachers and contractual female employees without any further delay.