Teachers Asking for Salary Should Come Forward and Present their Case in the Court: Delhi High Court

The Delhi government had filed an affidavit in the High Court, stating that more than 50 percent of private schools in the capital are not giving salary and allowances to their teachers and employees as per the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission.
Teachers Asking for Salary Should Come Forward and Present their Case in the Court: Delhi High Court

According to the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission, the Delhi High Court asked the teachers seeking salary and allowance that they themselves should come forward and present their case in the court. A bench of Chief Justice DN Patel and Justice C Harishankar said that the teachers are educated and can file a petition in the court regarding their demands. The Bench also disposed of the petition of Social Jurist, an organization seeking to direct salary and allowances to teachers of private schools.

The Delhi government had filed an affidavit in the High Court, stating that more than 50 per cent of private schools in the capital were not giving salary and allowance to their teachers and employees as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. However, action has been initiated against the schools. Show cause notices are being sent to private schools which do not implement the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. Appropriate legal action will be taken after their response.

The government had said that out of a total of 1766 private schools, 976 private schools have not implemented the recommendation of the Seventh Pay Commission till April, 2019. So far only 790 schools have implemented it. The petitioner's advocate Ashok Aggarwal had said that teachers and employees of private schools should be directed to pay salary and allowances as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. Because Delhi government and corporation are giving this salary to teachers and employees.

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