SECONDARY TEACHERS on their retirement are entitled to full pension benefits and the Education Department cannot withhold their dues on the pretext of wrong fixation of salaries.
Quoting an October 13, 2003 high court order, which was passed by Justice AK Yog and Justice KN Ojha, president of the UP Madhaymik Shikshak Sangh MLC Om Prakash Sharma have informed teachers leaders of all district that an employee’s pension benefits could not be curtailed because at any stage of his service the pay fixation was wrongly done. Sharma said the teacher could not be punished for a mistake on the part of an Education Department official.
Sharma, who conveyed the stand on August 20 through a letter, had stated that many of the apex court had in several cases ruled that any payment made earlier could not be recovered at a later date.
The court also said the issue, which had been settled at any stage, should not be disturbed at a later stage.
The letter further stated that the court also mentioned that “Purani kabren naa ukhadi jai, jo dafna diya gaya hai, use dafan hi rahne diya jai.”
Talking to Hindustan Times, Kanpur convenor of the Sangh, Prem Mohan Mishra, said about 30 teachers of the district would benefit from the ruling.
He said these teachers were not given full pension benefits on the plea of wrong pay fixation at some stage of their service.
Divisional secretary of the Sangh Hemraj Singh Gaur said a delegation of teachers’ leaders had met deputy director of education Shashi Dubey and handed over a copy of the judgment along with the letter of Sharma.
Gaur said the education authorities assured to pay full attention to the court orders while deciding on the pension benefits of retiring teachers.
Booklets distributed: Members of the Samajwadi Party on Thursday distributed booklets containing the achievements of Mulayam Singh Yadav-led government here at Lalimli Mill gate on Thursday.
About 1,400 booklets were distributed from the camp office held at the Mill gate. These booklets contained major decisions taken by the SP Government during its three years rule in the State.
Party leaders like Raju Thakur, Pappu Hassan, Heera Lal, Kailash Kanojia, Swatantra Kumar, Rajkumar and Lakshmi Awashthi were present at the camp.