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SC refuses to regularise 3.5 lakh Bihar teachers

DNMUM436203 | 5/11/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :351 | Education & Careers

Court feared move would have put tremendous financial strain on state govt

Concerned over the financial strain that the state will face, the Supreme Court on Friday refused to regularise over 3.5 lakh teachers working on contractual basis in Bihar. The teachers lost out their chance to get salaries on par with permanent teachers in the state since the SC held that such a step would put tremendous financial strain on the state’s resources.
The decision by a bench of Justices AM Sapre and UU Lalit came on an appeal filed by Bihar government against the decision by the Patna High Court on October 31, 2017 which brought the contractual (Niyojit) teachers at par with the Government teachers on the principle of equal pay for equal work. By this scheme, they would earn a minimum of Rs 27000 based on their exper
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