I have signed an Employment Agreement for a sum of Rs. 50,000/- towards training cost, if I left the company before the six months, and that too with serving a notice perid of 30 days. But, the current position is, that I have resigned after a service of 3 months, by serving a notice period of 7 days due to unavoidable circumstances concerning my health issues. And the same was approved and accepted by the HR department of the company. Now, the company has sent me a notice for the recovery of Rs.26000/-, calculated on prorata basis, for leaving the service before 6 months.
1- Is it valid as per the law?
2- Am I liable to pay the amount, so claimed?
3- Could I have been prosecuted on the terms of such an adverse agreement? 25th August 2012 From India, Delhi