Delhi HC Directs North Delhi Municipal Corporation To Clear Salaries Of Teachers Within One Week

On Thursday,Delhi High Court has directed North Delhi Municipal Corporation to clear the arrears of the salaries of teachers teaching in the schools run by it within a period of 1 week.

Justice Hima Kohli andcwere hearing a petition filed by Akhil Dilli Prathmik Shikshak Sangh and ors, who are working as teachers in the schools of North Delhi Municipal Corporation challenging the order passed by learned single judge dismissing a writ petition filed by them seeking directions to the NDMC to release their salaries, that have not been paid since March,2020

Single judge declined to entertain the petition on the ground that it being a service matter, the remedy of the petitioners lies before the Central Administrative Tribunal in terms of Section 14(1) of the Administrative Tribunals Act, 1985.

The petitioner has submitted that the Central Administrative Tribunal has not been functioning during the lockdown period.  The bench has listed the matter for next hearing on june 26.

By Sonika bisht of LCD