Teachers’ body moves HC, seeks minimum ₹17,000 salary for TGTs
A teachers’ body moved the Delhi High Court on Wednesday seeking direction to the city government to grant minimum pay of over Rs 17,000 to all trained graduate teachers (TGT) in government schools as per the 6th pay commission recommendations.
The court asked the Delhi government counsel to take instructions on the matter and inform it before January 17 next year.
The petition filed by teachers’ body, Adhyapak Shakti Manch, said the TGTs are entitled to a minimum pay of ₹17,140 but the government has interpreted the schedule of pay-fixation rules, 2008, to mean that those teachers who were appointed on or after January 1, 2006 were entitled to this pay. It said the Delhi government’s DoE has not granted the minimum pay of ₹17,140 to all TGTs as on January 1, 2006 as per the recommendations of the pay panel.