Notices to DoE, pvt school to pay salaries as per 6th pay panel

The directorate of education and Virmani Public School authorities have been sent notices by the High Court in response to a petition filed by nine teachers, demanding salaries as per the 6th Pay Commission.

Teachers alleged that the school authorities have not payed the full benefits and allowances such as grade pay, dearness allowance, travel allowance, health reimbursement accounts and other allowances.

They alleged that the authorities have also not given arrears of such allowances under terms of the 5th and 6th Pay Commissions, which is required under Section 10 of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973.

Benefit not enough

“We have been working in this school for several years at permanent posts, but we are not given any benefit, “ said a teacher.

We have made verbal and written complaints to the management, yet nothing has been done,” the teacher added.

Teachers say they got a letter on June 30 this year, through which the school management stated that the matter would be taken up in the third week of July for discussion.

But teachers have not been given any update on this meeting.

Teachers have submitted in their petition that each one of them is entitled to approximately Rs 14 to Rs 15 lakh in arrears as salary.

The school is funded by Dhanpatmal Virmani Education Trust and the management committee. School authorities were not available for comment.

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