SC: Govt has to pay salary and other wages to teacher’s appointed in colleges

Published on: 31 Jan, 2015
Published under: General Kerala News

January 30. The order of Kerala High Court that the government has to pay for the salaries and other perks of teachers appointed for graduation and post-graduation courses in the aided colleges. was favoured by the Supreme Court yesterday.

When the state government approved the new courses on November 9, 1998 after the delinking of pre-degree courses from the universities, it had made it clear that it would not shoulder any extra burden from the new courses. The Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam had also taken a similar stand when it authorised new courses in 1998-99. The government approved the affiliation of new courses on December 6, 1999, committing no more funds than what was allotted in the budget.

The college managements approached the university for appointment of teachers to the new courses but the requests were turned down on May 31, 2002. The managements were given staff fixation orders on December 10, 2003. The managements then went to the high court, which ruled that the government was responsible for the wages of newly appointed teachers.



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