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Delhi HC flays Delhi govt on non-payment of salary/pension to school teachers


New Delhi, Jun 28 (ILNS) The Delhi High Court today flayed the Delhi government for not paying salary and pension to teachers and pensioners working in a Delhi Cantonment Board-aided school since September, 2020, stating that the state government is taking a ‘lackadaisical’ approach in the matter.

Adjourning the petition to July 5, the Vacation Bench led by Justice Subramonium Prasad said, “You are taking it too lightly.”

The Bench said the Court, vide order dated June 2, directed the respondents to file their counter affidavit, and the same has not been filed as yet. 

Mr Rizwan, appearing on behalf of the Delhi Government, submitted that the government has released fund to the Delhi Cantonment and that there is no fault from their end.

The Counsel for Delhi Cantonment, on the other hand, submitted that money has to be paid by the government. To this, the Court remarked that the Government and the Delhi Cantonment are playing ‘passing the parcel’.

The Bench directed the Delhi Government, as also the Delhi Cantonment Board, to file their counter-affidavit before the next date of hearing.

The petition has been filed by various working/retired teachers and pensioners of the Air Force Primary School, a Delhi Cantonment Board-aided school, whose salary/pension and family pension have not been released since September, 2020. 

The Delhi Cantonment Board stated that it has not received grant-in-aid from Delhi Government. It contended that denial of pension and salary on the ground of lack of funds was arbitrary and unjustified. ILNS/BG/RJ


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