Tuesday, January 12, 2010

HC directs school to revise payscale

Over a decade after legal struggle by the teachers of a private school for pay parity, the Delhi High Court directed the institute on Monday to fix and revise the salary in accordance with the recommendation of the Fifth Pay Commission.
Justice Kailash Gambhir directed the Directorate of Education, NCT Delhi, to ensure the managing committee of Rukmini Devi Jaipuria Public School complied with the government’s September 1997 notification to pay the salary according to the recommendation of pay panel with effect from January 1996.
The court’s direction came after the Directorate of Education filed an affidavit stating 11 private schools in the city failed to comply with the government notification.
Filing a petition through counsel Ashok Aggarwal, a group of teachers alleged that the school management had decided to pay the staff salary with effect from April 1997 instead of January 1996 in violation of the Delhi government’s notification.
The counsel argued that as per the September 1997 notification, the schools were directed to strictly follow the rules otherwise the Directorate of Education can take action, including de-affiliation.
Despite repeated representations, the Education department has failed to act against the Rukimini Devi Jaipuria Public School, forcing the teachers to approach court, the lawyer also argued.
By Press Trust of India Posted: Tuesday , Jan 12, 2010 at 0055 hrs New Delhi:

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