She wouldn't have resigned, if they hadn't took two weeks to approve a Loss of pay leaves. Even after producing a doctors certificate, the company took almost two weeks to approve her leave. :(
17th January 2011 From India , Bangalore
There is absolutely no reason to worry. Your wife should simply refuse to pay what is being demanded. At the most, she will have to pay Rs 17000/ which is her actual pay for the month. Please check how "pay"has been defined in the appointment letter. The employer cannot ask you to pay any thing more than one month pay.
Your wife should also serve a legal notice to the employer for un-necessary harassment and causing her mental strain.
18th January 2011 From India , Nagpur
First you need to confirm if your wife's resignation is accepted by the company and she has received acceptance letter for the same with relieving dates. If you have got this document then this will help you to fight out the case. Also I will suggest that you first look at the terms of the appointment which your wife has entered with that organisation. There must be a termination clause in the same. If it is 3 months then the amount claimed by the organisation comes very close to what they are asking. and if the same is less then you need to have full calculation how they arrived at this figure. This will help you to determine the exact amount you need to pay. Also check if there was any bond filled by your wife at the time of appointment. If there is no such documentation then her company has no right to ask any addnl amount.
I am sure this will help you to some extent. Please feel free to revert in case you need any more advise.
5th February 2011 From India , Mumbai