7th pay commission teachers salary: Is good news on way? Find out where things stand
7th pay commission: High school and other teachers have been feeling the pinch as their salaries have not received the expected boost that they had hoped for and on top of that there is constant inflation that is eating away silently at their money
7th pay commission: High school and other teachers have been feeling the pinch as their salaries have not received the expected boost that they had hoped for and on top of that there is constant inflation that is eating away silently at their money. And now, add to it petrol, diesel prices, which have been rocketing non-stop for months now with no end in sight. However, a very pertinent question was asked today by the Delhi High Court which was, "How would private unaided schools implement the 7th Pay Commission recommendations without hiking their fees." The question was put to the AAP government in Delhi today by the court. Private unaided school teachers have been asking for a hike in their pay for quite some time now that is based on the recommendations of the 7th CPC. The hearing in court related to a PIL filed by NGO Social Jurist that sought the giving of directions to the government and the three municipal corporations to implement the recommendations regarding the teaching and non-teaching staff of private unaided schools.
The bench, composed of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar, posed this question while asking the Delhi government to file a status report on the implementation of the 7th pay panel's recommendations. Calling for steps to be taken, the court went to the extent of saying that the government should not wait for teachers' complaints to take any action and that it will have to monitor the implementation of the recommendations fully.
On its part, Delhi government said that it had taken all the requisite action including issuing an order in August last year asking all private unaided schools to implement the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission. It also said that no complaints from teachers was received that indiacted this was not being done. The court then said, "Why should you wait for complaints? You have to monitor the implementation of your order. Here you cannot take the excuse that the central government is not giving you funds."
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Court ordered the Delhi government to file a status report and gave it 8 weeks to do so and listed the matter for further hearing on September 25.
In what would concern the relevant authorities, the petition also sought appropriate action against the erring private schools.
The demand is for allowances and other benefits of private school staff should be the same as the employees of corresponding status in the schools run by the government and the three municipal corporations of Delhi. And this could only happen if the 7th pay commission report was implemented. The NGO added that not ony have pay scales not been revised with effect from January 1, 2016 as per the 7th pay commission, even the payment of arrears is pending. As many as 200,000 teachers are waiting for some good news for the concerned authorities about their pay. The NGO called this attitude of the schools "recalcitrant".
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