No Attendance Relaxation For Pregnancy During LLB Course: Delhi HC [Read Judgment]

The Delhi High Court on Tuesday refused to grant attendance leisure to a 2nd yr scholar of the LL.B process Faculty of Law, University of Delhi (DU) who had overlooked school because of her being pregnant.

While Justice Rekha Palli famous that “there may be justification for the petitioner’s inability to attend regular classes”, she dominated that the relaxation can’t be granted in gentle of the Rules of Legal Education of the Bar Council of India in addition to previous choices of the High Court.

The Petitioner, Ms. Ankita Meena had sought a path to DU to allow her to look within the IV semester LL.B Examination. She may just now not meet the considered necessary 70% attendance standards, having overlooked nearly 2 months of the semester because of her being pregnant.

She had now sought leisure depending on Rule 2 (nine) (d) of Ordinance VII of Chapter III of Delhi University which states, “In the case of a married woman student who is granted maternity leave, in calculating the total number of lectures delivered in the College or in the University, as the case may be, for her course of study in each academic year, the number of lectures in each subject delivered during the period of her maternity leave shall not be taken into account.”

The Court, on the other hand, famous that the location have been settled by means of a choice by means of the Division Bench of the Court when it comes to University of Delhi & Anr. v. Vandana Kandari & Anr., in which the Court had held that maternity depart can’t be installed a unique compartment for the needs of leisure of attendance.

The Court additional highlighted the truth that LL.B. is a “a special professional course where no relaxation can be granted contrary to the Bar Council of India Rules, which specifically governs the field.”

It then disregarded the Petition, watching, “In my thought to be view, as soon as Rule 12 of Rules of Legal Education of the Bar Council of India prescribes a compulsory attendance of 70% in each and every semester of LLB, no reliance can also be put on Rule 2 (nine) (d) of Ordinance VII of Chapter III of Delhi University, which is a normal provision that doesn’t maintain a qualified direction like LLB. “

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Updated: May 16, 2018 — 3:05 pm
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