Women have to face different problems mentally and physically during menstruation or periods as compared to other days. On such days women have abdominal pain and weakness.
Period Leave In UP: Demand for women teachers of UP, three days leave in a month.
Women teachers have demanded three days leave every month. The recently formed Women Teachers Association of Uttar Pradesh has put this demand in front of the government. Women teachers say that they face problems during periods. The condition of toilets in government schools is not good. Problems have to be faced due to bad toilets.
There is no concrete provision regarding leave during menstruation or periods for working women in India. From time to time, women have been raising the demand regarding this. Now a similar demand has been raised by women teachers from Uttar Pradesh. Delegation of Uttar Pradesh Mahila Teachers Association reached the residence of cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya in Yogi government and informed him about the problems faced by schools during menstruation and demanded that women teachers should be given leave for three days in a month.
Teachers of Uttar Pradesh Mahila Shikshak Sangh met Swami Prasad Maurya Actually, women have to face different problems mentally and physically during menstruation or periods as compared to other days. On such days women have abdominal pain and weakness. Under medical advice, women are advised not to run during periods. However, working women have to work continuously even during periods. The absence of any provision of leave instigates them to work even on such days.
Uttar Pradesh Period Leave: Women teachers demanded additional leave for three days in a month.
Regarding the same problem, a 5-member delegation of teachers of Uttar Pradesh Mahila Teachers’ Union met the Minister of Basic Education and Swami Prasad Maurya, a minister in the Yogi cabinet. Women teachers requested the Minister of Labor and Employment Department that a mandate should be issued to all women teachers and employees in service to give period and menstruation for 3 days in a month. What are the problems during period (Period Ke Dauran Samasya Kya Hoti Hai) Women teachers requested that the physical and mental condition of women during period is different and painful than other days. There is weakness and abdominal pain these days. Not taking periods seriously can lead to serious health problems. There is also an effect on the uterus of women.
Association president Sulochana Maurya said, “Most government schools have to share toilets with 400 children. There is also a lack of cleanliness here. In such a situation, most women teachers have to face problems.
The teachers’ union, citing Articles 15 and 45 of the Constitution, said that under this the state can make special provisions for the welfare of women. The Bihar government had made a provision to provide special leave during the periods to all the serving women teachers and employees of their state 30 years ago i.e. in 1992, which was a commendable initiative.
The president of the association said, many times women teachers do not drink water so that they do not have to go to the toilet again and again. In such a situation, the problem of women increases when they have a period. This association has been formed for the concern of women teachers because most of the teachers’ associations are run by men in which women’s problems are not discussed.
The cabinet minister listened to his words seriously and after taking information about the situation in India and other states at present, he assured that the government will definitely consider the demand of AAP seriously.
Senior Vice President of State Executive Mohini Tripathi, State Vice President Jyoti Singh, Senior Organization Minister of the State Indu Srivastava and State Media Spokesperson Alka Mishra were present during this. State President of Women Teachers Association Sulochana Maurya also submitted a memorandum to the Basic Education Minister in this regard. In which a request was made to issue a mandate to give special leave on menstruation.