Delhi High Court: Employees working in non government aided schools have a right to receive remuneration similar to their counterparts working in government schools

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In ‘Dharam Vir & Ors Vs BGS International Public School  & Anr.’, Justice Valmiki J Mehta ruled that, employees working in non government aided schools are eligible to receive salaries similar to their counterparts working at government aided schools, as stipulated under the sixth pay commission. 

In the present case the plaintiffs were engaged as drivers in the school run by the respondent before the termination of their services. The present suit was filed by the plaintiffs claiming same pay against the respondents before their termination.
The court placed reliance on clause 10 of the Delhi School Education Act, 1973 and ruled that non government aided schools are required to provide a similar compensation package as provided to employees working in government aided schools.

The court observed that ‘The petitioners are entitled to relief of being paid their salaries in terms of the Sixth Pay Commission report as made applicable to schools as per the order of the Director of Education dated 11.2.2009’. The court ruled in favor of the petitioners and directed them to appear before the Directorate of Education on the 21st of February, 2017 for determining the quantum of relief that would be required to be paid to the petitioners for their services rendered.

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