Rejecting the plea of the school that the teacher was working in an unrecognized school, a Division Bench of Delhi High Court consisting of Justice S. Ravindra Bhat and Justice Najmi Waziri on January 9, 2015 directed the management of Kulachi Hansraj Model School to pay to its teacher Smt. Pramod Popli arrears of 6th pay commission salary amounting to Rupees 5, 90,557.00 for the period from January 2006 to July 2012 along with 9% interest thereupon within four weeks.
The High Court was hearing a review petition filed by the school management against the Division Bench order dated 09.09.2013 dismissing the school’s appeal against the Single Judge Order dated 29.04.2013. The Single Judge had held that Smt. Pramod Popli was entitled to the benefits of 6th pay commission report till she retired on 31.07.2012.
Lawyer Ashok Agarwal appearing for the teacher Smt. Pramod Popli had opposed the review petition of the school arguing that her client was working in a recognized school, namely, Kulachi Hansraj Model School and was therefore, entitled to salary in terms of 6th pay commission.
The High Court has directed the school to file a compliance report and listed the matter for 28.03.2015.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate