The Supreme Court has issued a notice to the education officials of Rajasthan government asking why contempt proceedings should not be initiated against them for not complying with its order of 2019. The apex court had ordered that 70 percent of the salary paid to the teachers by a government-aided school closed in 2011, be paid to the institute concerned. A bench of Justice RF Nariman, Justice BR Gavai and Justice Hrishikesh Roy said, “They (officials) have done nothing”.
The Bishwambhar Lal Maheshwari Education Foundation’s school was a government-aided educational institution, which closed in 2011, with the institute receiving 70 per cent assistance from the government. On May 6, the bench issued a notice to the education officials of the Rajasthan government on a contempt petition filed by the school trust and sought a reply within four weeks.
Advocate Dushyant Parashar, appearing for the petitioner, argued that the Rajasthan government has not complied with the apex court’s order of 30 September 2019.
The apex court passed the order on 30 September 2019, exercising its powers conferred under Article 142 of the Constitution, and said, “We are of the opinion that 70 percent of the amount should be paid to the institution which is our order dated 10 May 2016 Was given in compliance with. ”
The court had also taken cognizance of the affidavit of the trust. The court had directed the trust to pay all the teachers of the school as per the Sixth Pay Commission and then ask the state government to compensate it.
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