Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected an appeal against a Delhi High Court Order which reinstated an ad-hoc Assistant Professor. She had been removed from service by DU college during her maternity leave and ratify a cost of 50000.
Bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and Indira Banerjee expressed grave reservations against the procedure of the college. The bench asserted that maternity leave is not a valid reason for termination.
The Court accordingly, rejected the Appeal and maintained the cost of Rs. 50,000 which had been imposed on the college while noting that the professor might have spent enough money on the case.
The Respondent had been specializing as an ad-hoc Assistant Professor in Sri Aurobindo College (Evening) on a contractual appointment which got updated every four months.
The last renewal of the agreement took place in November 2018 and in January 2019, the Respondent strived leave of four months. The college terminated her from March.