HIGH COURT NOTICE TO SCHOOL ON TEACHER’S PLEA FOR 6 PAY COMMISSION SALARY
Delhi High Court (Justice Valmiki J Mehta) has today issued notices to Rukmini Devi Public School and Director of Education on a petition filed by a teacher Deepika Jain through Advocate Ashok Agarwal claiming arrears of salary for the period from 01.01.2006 to 11.10.2007 arising out 6th pay commission recommendations. Ms. Deepika joined as PGT Chemistry in the school on 23.07.2001 and left the school after giving her resignation on 11.10.2007. However, she was not given the arrears of salary for 21 months due to her on account of 6th pay commission despite her repeated requests.
“The school has taken an illegal stand that it has not paid arrears of salary to Ms. Deepika Jain as it had no funds on account of non-recovery of fees from the students. The recent Delhi High Court judgment has held that non-recovery of fees from the students cannot be a legal ground to deny to an employee of an unaided private school pay and arrears of salary arising from the pay commission recommendations,” submitted Mr. Agarwal.
The High Court has sought reply from the school and DOE by 04.04.2013 when the case will come up for hearing.
Ashok Agarwal, Advocate