The Central Civil Services (Leave) Rules, 1972 provides with paternity leave. But such a welfare measure is not provided by the various states in India, including the state of Tamil Nadu. This case marks the need for paternity leave legislation in India.
The biological parents first decided to give their child in adoption due to the financial crisis during COVID-19 pandemic but decided to take their son back after discussion with their respective families.
“If the prayers of the petitioners in the present petition are not considered favorably, it would create a situation where the respondent already having given up any claims towards the minor child, she would be deprived of the right to be taken care of and maintained by the petitioners, who are more than willing to take care of her needs, being the biological parents of the minor child.”
Karnataka High Court: Hemant Chandangoudar, J., allowed the petition and quashed the impugned proceedings initiated against alleged offence under Section 80 of
Delhi High Court: V. Kameswar Rao, J., addressed a matter wherein a minor child was not able to apply for a passport
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