Using teachers for non-academic work unconstitutional: SC

The Supreme Court of India on Wednesday informed that indulging school teachers and university professors for non-academic work is against the constitution of India.

SC ordered that the 32 teachers who are employed as the private assistant to the legislators in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh shall be relieved of their present duties.

Justice C. Nagappan and Dipak Misra told government of the two states to provide them with their posting orders in a week and gave the teachers three week time to get to their new posting in schools.

The apex court rejected the petition by the teachers which stated them to continue with their present position till the end of the current academic year. The plea holds that their transfer will affect the education of their children and employment of their other-half.

The bench in its order said that, “They could not have been deputed in their current positions. Though they are not at fault but being bound by the law (Right to Education Act), we can’t pass an order to allow the teachers to continue till June 2017. If we do so, it would be express violation of legislative command.”

With the above order, the bench rejected the plea by the teachers. Expressing confidence that this kind of situation would not arise in the future, the bench directed the state governments to admit their children in mid-session. “We command that children are given mid-term admission.”

The court order came on a petition by the Parent Teachers Federation which drew the attention of the court towards teachers being posted as personal assistant of the lawmakers while there was shortage of teachers in the schools.

While there was less number of teachers in the School and despite that the teachers were appointed as the PAs of the lawmakers. A petition by Parent Teachers Federation drew the attention of SC on the matter.

Wefornews Bureau

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