Rajasthan high court: Grade – 3 teachers to get minimum pay from day of appointment
Order came on a petition filed by 11 people.
Jaipur: Rajasthan high court has asked the state government to pay grade three teachers who were appointed in 2012 the minimum regular salary (at par with the minimum of the pay-scale) from the day of their appointment. The court asked the government to deposit the remainder of the salary in the next three months. In case the government fails to do so, it would have to pay interest, the court said.
The order came on a petition filed by 11 people. The petition said that the grade – 3 teachers were not getting the benefit of pay scale despite the fact that there was a Supreme Court ruling in this regard.
The high court had already rejected the rules regarding fixed salary during probation period, so it was unlawful not to give teachers minimum basic salary, the petition stated.
The government had recruited 37,000 grade-III teachers in 2012.
The state government argued in the court that the case of Gopal Kumawat on the same issue was pending in the Supereme Court. Besides, another case with regard to recruitment of grade three teachers was also pending. The case could have a bearing on the merit list, so it was not possible to give teachers regular salary.
The court, however, directed the government to provide regular salary with immediate effect.