Kerala Menstrual Leave: The Kerala government has decided that period leave will be provided to girl students studying in all state universities under the Department of Higher Education. Firstly, the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) had decided to give periods leave to its girl students. Learning from this, Higher Education Minister R Bindu said that the government has decided to implement it in all state universities under the purview of the department.
Higher Education Minister R Bindu said, “The period leave in CUSAT was approved following the demands of the SFI-led student unions. Now the government is considering the mental and physical difficulties faced by girl students during their periods. It is also considering starting it in universities.
Appreciation of Cochin University’s decision
It may be noted that recently the famous Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT) of Kerala has approved an additional two per cent relaxation for the shortfall in attendance of girl students in each semester. An autonomous university, CUSAT has more than 8,000 students in various streams and more than half of them are girls. Appreciating the Cochin University, now the Kerala government has taken this decision for all the universities.
What did the Higher Education Minister say?
State Higher Education Minister R Bindu said in a Facebook post, “Considering the mental and physical difficulties faced by girl students during menstruation, necessary steps will be taken to implement menstrual leave in all universities.” .”
such a decision was taken for the first time
Appreciating the recent decision of Cochin University, he said that this is the first time in Kerala that an educational center has given menstrual leave to girl students. Now 73% attendance has been made mandatory for girl students. Girl students have been given a relaxation of 2 per cent.