Of the three declarations, one states, 'That I am bachelor/widower/virgin'. Photograph: (ANI)
Patna's Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) has asked its employees to specify whether they are "virgins" and the "number of wives" they have in a form to declare their marital status.
In the marital declaration form, employees have been asked to "declare as under: That I am bachelor/widower/virgin; that I am married and have only one wife living; that I am married to a person who has no other wife living; that I am married and have more than one wife; that I am married to a person who has another wife living..."
IGIMS medical superintendent Manish Mandal said the institute was following the "All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) which in turn was following the Central Services Rules".
"Rules are made by the government and the Constitution. If they change the word, we will change it too," Manish Mandal, Medical Superintendent IGIMS told ANI.
"IGIMS follows AIIMS which in turn following Central Services Rules. Form is according to prescribed rules," he added.
IGIMS follows AIIMS which in turn follows CCS rules. Form is according to prescribed rules: Manish Mandal, Medical Superintendent, IGIMS pic.twitter.com/9i8gl4J0Ck— ANI (@ANI_news) August 2, 2017
Virgin doesn't have anything to do with virginity but marital status. If a person joins in&then dies who would be claimant?: Manish Mandal— ANI (@ANI_news) August 2, 2017
Rules are made by govt&Constitution. If they change the word, we will change it too: Manish Mandal, Medical Superintendent, IGIMS— ANI (@ANI_news) August 2, 2017
The IGIMS was recently been in the news after it allegedly refused to provide an ambulance to the parents of a five-year-old who died battling cancer in the institute. The father had to carry his child's dead body on his shoulder.