Published On : Thu, Dec 18th, 2014

Give increments for award winning teachers: Nagpur HC

Nagpur: The Bombay High Court’s Nagpur Bench has ordered the state government to implement its decision of giving two advance pay increments to award winning teachers in the state.

Giving details of the issue, Maharashtra State Private Primary Teachers-servant Organization President Bharat Rasale said, “Justice Ms Vasanti Naik and Justice CV Bhadang of the Bombay HC Nagpur Bench, after hearing the state’s answer, has ordered it to give two advance pay increments to award winning teachers in the state within six months.”

The state government had earlier announced that it would give two advance pay increments to award winning teachers, but later stopped after implementing recommendations of the 6th Pay Commission to teachers in the state, Rasale said.

Teachers organizations had thus appealed against this decision in the Nagpur HC Bench.

During the hearing, the government in its reply on Dec 16 said that it could not give the advance pay increments as there was no provision for it in the 6th pay Commission and offered to instead give each of the award winning teachers Rs 1 lakh.

However, the Bench dismissed the reply and offer and ordered the state to implement its earlier decision and make financial provisions for the same within the next six months.

“A total of 1,028 award winning teachers in the state will receive the benefit of the two advance pay increments due to this order,” Rasale added.