Jalna, November 11 (Language) The Aurangabad bench of the Bombay High Court has given relief to seven teachers dismissed by the management of an English medium school in Jalna.
A bench of Justices Ravindra Ghuge and Y.G. Khobragade, in its order issued on Friday, directed the reinstatement of seven teachers who were dismissed by M.S. English School, Jalna.
These teachers are among the 42 teachers who had filed a writ petition through advocate Talhar Ajay over their dismissal and meager and irregular salaries being paid to them by the school management.
The teachers, with service tenure ranging from six to 26 years, claimed that despite receiving annual temporary appointment orders, they were dismissed by the school without any prior notice or reason.
He claimed that his salary was being paid irregularly and amounts ranging from Rs 12,000 to Rs 30,000 were released in instalments.
Expressing concern over the situation, the bench said, “If the teachers are working between six years to 26 years, as claimed by the petitioners, then it would be an exaggeration to say that they are temporary, because every year they are issued temporary appointment orders.” And salary has been released.
“The graduates trained in such schools have to be regularized after completion of the probation period,” the court said. If all the arguments of these petitioners are true, then we cannot turn a blind eye to the ill-treatment they have been subjected to.”
The court also rejected the school management’s plea, which had argued that the matter fell within the jurisdiction of the school tribunal under the MPEPS Act.
In a temporary order, the court stayed the dismissal order and directed the school management to deposit the outstanding wages and salaries till November 2023 in the court.
The court also directed the Divisional Education Deputy Director of Aurangabad division to collect detailed information about the functioning of the school and submit a report.
The court directed the school management to file its reply in the case before December 6.
Language Dheeraj Dilip