I work with an Indian University. The notice period for resignation is three months as mentioned in the faculty handbook. Their rule also mentions,
"Faculty wishing to be released earlier than the notice period, for extraneous circumstances will be required to pay equivalent of salary and benefits for the notice period not served."
I resigned on 31st March and mentioned the three month notice period clearly in my resignation email. The dean then made the last working day, 30th April, since teaching for the semester ended that day. I did not worked for the university in May and June. Also it seems they changed the notice period forcibly to one month. Can they do so?
So should I be paid for May and June too? Shouldn't labour laws and hence the notice period be the same for both the employee and the employer?