Delhi High Court has stayed the suspension of a public school teacher who was suspended from the position of TGT English allegedly for demanding payment of salaries to teachers and other school staff.
While staying the suspension, the Single Bench of Justice Jyoti Singh has also issued notices to the Ravindra Public School as well as to the Directorate of Education.
The order has come in a plea moved by a Public School teacher challenging his suspension from the post of TGT English for allegedly demanding payment of salaries to the school staff.
The Petitioner has moved the present writ petition challenging his suspension claiming that he had been removed for raising the concerns of the teachers and other staff members of the school.
The Petitioner submitted that as a President of the Teacher's Association he has been raising demands with the management of the school regarding non-payment of salary and other benefits, from March 2020 onwards, to the teachers and other staff members.
He also pointed out that another writ petition was filed before this court by some staff members of the School, including the Petitioner herein, seeking benefits of 6th & 7th Pay Commissions, in terms of Section 10 of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973.
Therefore, the Petitioner submits that since he had led the staff from the front and voiced their demands, he has been illegally suspended by Suspension Letter dated 17.06.2020, for a period of four weeks upto 16.07.2020.
The Petitioner has further argued that Suspension Order is not only malafide, but also goes against Section 8 (4) of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 read with Rule 115 of the Delhi School Education Rules, 1973, under which a private unaided school cannot suspend an employee without prior approval of the Directorate of Education.
The court will next take up this matter on September 07.
Petitioner in the case was represented by Mr Anuj Aggarwal.
Case Title: SS Tyagi v. Ravindra Public School