High Court allows paternity leave in private schools

It has been officially announced that men working in private schools in the capital are entitled to paternity leave. The Delhi Government filed its reply before the Delhi High Court stating that all unaided recognized schools are under the purview of the Directorate of Education and the rules applicable to them are same as those applicable to government schools.

Six months ago Chandramohan Jain, a private school teacher moved the High Court, as he challenged deduction from his salary for the period when he was on paternity leave. He submitted that the Delhi Education Act and rules provided that the staff of unaided public schools would be eligible to salary, allowances, leave and other benefits equivalent to their counterparts in government schools.

Justice Sunil Gaur allowing his petition declared that the male employees of unaided recognized private schools were entitled to paternity leave.



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