Staff of Guru Harkrishan Public School demands implementation of 6th Pay Commission
New Delhi [India], Feb 22 (ANI-NewsVoir): 'Guru Harkrishan Public School (GHPS) Staff Welfare Association' today decided to intensify their efforts for implementation of 6th Pay Commission of the Guru Harkrishan Public School staff by the Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC).
Jaswant Kaur, General Secretary of Guru Harkrishan Public School Staff Welfare Association said, "They are misleading by stating the truth. Many a times they have stated that they had implemented 6th pay commission in letter and spirit and have released all the arrears to all the employees of GHPS. They are telling that they had implemented according to the RTI Act, but our case is still pending in Delhi High Court and they are still not giving the information in spite of the court order. They have misused around Rs. 20 crore funds which were actually allocated towards the arrears of 6th pay commission for the staff of Guru Harkrishan Public School, Loni Road. The fund was illegally transferred to GHPS Society/Delhi Sikh Gurudwara Management Committee (DSGMC). In lieu of this, Badal Group offered Vice Chairmanship of State Industrial Development Corporation and a petrol pump in Punjab to Kulwant Singh Baath – Chairman of GHPS Loni Road.
The transfer of fund and centralized fees account is totally a gross violation of rule 172 of DSEAR 1972."
According to the GHPS spokesperson Rajni Naik, "This is a part of GHPS staff's ongoing efforts for obtaining our Constitution and Fundamental Right of 'right to equal pay'. The High Court of Delhi in its judgments and orders has concurred with our rightful demands and more astoundingly the Supreme Court of India has stamped the legal validity of section 10(i) of the DSEAR 1973 as the most sacrosanct legal tenet in this context and has ratified all the Delhi High Court judgments as justifiable and unequivocal in letter and spirit. Unfortunately, DSGMC on its part is dithering to comply with the High Court orders on an admitted liability in full measure and has resorted to oppressive measures to quell any rightful demand for justice."
The DSEAR 1973, an act of Parliament, guarantees a 'parity' of wages for
the private unaided and government schools, including minority unaided schools to abide by the Act in letter and spirit. (ANI-NewsVoir)