A penalty of Rs 4 lakh has been imposed by the Delhi School Tribunal on the city’s prestigious Army Public School for sacking four of its employees, including a teacher, without any valid reason. It has also asked the school to reinstate them with full wages since their ouster.
“It is not the case of the school that the four employees lacked devotion, integrity, efficiency, intelligence or in the field of performance. It shows that the employer had adopted a policy of hire and fire,” tribunal’s presiding officer NP Kaushik said.
The four employees had first approached the Delhi High Court in 2010 alleging that they had been sacked without any rhyme or reason on August 21 that year. The court had referred their petitions to the Tribunal.