7th Pay Commission Latest News Today: The Delhi High Court on Monday issued notices to Delhi government, MCDs and Unaided Schools Association on a Public Information Litigation (PIL) seeking the implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendations for the benefit of around two lakh teaching and non-teaching staff. These are employees working in over 2000 unaided private schools of Delhi.
The Delhi high court has asked these authorities to submit the status report on the matter within six weeks, news agency ANI reports. The staff of private unaided schools in the national capital have been demanding 7th CPC benefits for a long time.
An NGO – Social Jurist – had filed a flea on May 18 in the court seeking the court’s direction to the Delhi government and three municipal corporations to ensure implementation of 7th Pay Commission recommendation for over two lakh teaching and non-teaching staff.
The plea sought HC direction to authorities for appropriate action as per the provisions of the Delhi School Education Act against erring private schools, PTI had reported
In its plea, the NGO had asserted the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission be implemented to bring the pay, allowances and other benefits of staff of private unaided schools at par with those working schools run by the government, and three municipal corporations.
According to the plea, the salaries of staff of unaided private schools were revised with effect from January 1 as recommended by the 7th Pay Commission. The staff were also not paid their arrears.
The plea by NGO Social Jurist read: “Not only the unaided private schools are blatantly flouting the statutory mandate prescribed under the DSE Act, the authorities by not taking any action against the erring schools, appear to be absolutely apathetic towards the plight of over two lakh teaching and non-teaching employees working in the unaided private schools of Delhi.”
The plea also alleged that inequality in pay was baseless, arbitrary and discriminatory and in violation of fundamental rights of the staff.