Grant of Maternity Leave in case of Surrogacy: DoPT OM in pursuance of Delhi High Court Order
Government of India
Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions
Department of Personnel & Training
JNU Old Campus, New Delhi
Dated 29 January, 2018
Subject: Writ Petition No.844/2014 in the High Court of Delhi filed by Ms. Rama Pandey, Teacher, Kendriya Vidyalaya V/s Uol & Others — reg.
The undersigned is directed to enclose herewith Hon' ble High Court of Delhi's order dated 17th July, 2015 in the Writ Petition No.844/2014 in the High Court of Delhi filed by Ms. Rama Pandey, Teacher, Kendriya Vidyalaya V/s UoI & Others.
2. All Ministries/Departments are advised to give wide publicity of its contents to the concerned officers.
3. This issues with the approval of Secretary (P).
Under Secretary to the Govt. of India
Delhi High Court
Rama Pandey vs Union Of India & Ors. on 17 July, 2015
Author: Rajiv Shakdher
* IN THE HIGH COURT OF DELHI AT NEW DELHI
Judgment reserved on: 12.12.2014
Judgment delivered on: 17.07.2015
WP(C) No. 844/2014
UNION OF INDIA & ORS.
Advocates who appeared in this case:
For the Petitioner: Mr Sunil Kumar and Mr Rahul Sharma, Advocates
For the Respondents: Mr Jasmeet Singh, CGSC with Ms Kritika Mehra, Adv. for R-1.
Mr S. Rajappa & Dr. Puran Chand, Advs. for R- 2 & 3.
HON'BLE MR. JUSTICE RAJIV SHAKDHER
RAJIV SHAKDHER, J
1 A synthesis of science and divinity (at least for those who believe in it), led to the culmination of the petitioner's desire for a child. Married, on 18.01.1998, to one Sh. Atul Pandey, the petitioner's, wish to have a child was fulfilled on 09.02.2013, albeit via the surrogacy route. Her bundle of joy comprised of twins, who were born on the aforementioned date, at a city hospital.